Thursday, October 18, 2007

lets go bilingual...

A new era starts for ad2date! Since I'm leaving New York City soon (I don't want to say "for good" yet) and going back to Greece, I decided that is a good reason to start writing some posts in Greek. So starting from today-maybe tomorrow-the next post will be in Greek, focusing a little bit more on Greek adverting and marketing industry too. I am one of those people who believe Greek advertising is trapped in the past, but with boundless potentials for impovement - and seems that new creative and innovating things are about to happen...stay tuned...

now thats an idea...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Life Takes Visa

This is my last month in NYC, so I'm trying to see everything from a different point of view, observe and appreciate all those things that I was passing by without even noticing them. That wasn't the case with the following ads though and the reason is can't pass by them without stopping to take a closer look!!!

Agency: TBWA/Chiat/Day, Los Angeles, USA
Creative Directors: Patrick O'neill, Joe Shands
Art Director: John Dwight
Copywriter: Steve Zumwinkel
Photographers: Staudinger+Franke, Zachary Scott
Retouching: Magic Group, Saddington+Baynes, Gloss, Primary Color

Invest in the Wind

This morning I was reading an old post at adsurd with the following hilarious spot that made me laugh like the first time I watched it, so here you are the all time classic "wind"...enjoy!

They couldn't find a better guy for the wind role...LOOOL

Monday, October 15, 2007

Political television advertising to reach $3 billion

I read a very interesting article on this morning and I though it's a good answer to those who still believe that advertising is pure art. The cost to try to influence the 2008 election could exceed $3 billion, according to TNS Media Intelligence/Campaign Media Analysis Group, CNN's consultant on political television advertising. This is nearly twice as much than what was spent in 2004 when political and issue-advocacy television advertising rang in at $1.7 billion. In other words the political TELEVISION advertising this year will be 11 times the total budget of Afghanistan!
Dear American're gonna be bombarded and brainwashed like never before...good luck with that!!!

here is a sneak peek.

Fight for Kisses

There was a time when the babies had a great life, the softness of their skin got all their mom's attention! Then one day fathers discovered a special weapon to take revenge and win back their wives...Wilkinson Quattro Titanium!
From now on fathers and sons can fight on equal terms!!!

JWT Paris uses the simple concept "skin as soft as a baby's" and evolves it into a cool video and a website with a lot of goodies to keep you "busy".

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Blog Action Day

Today, October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.

Blog Action Day is about MASS participation. That means we need you! Here are 3 ways to participate:

Post on your blog relating to the environment on Blog Action Day
Donate your day’s earnings to an environmental charity
Promote Blog Action Day around the web

Ad2date is proud to be one of the fifteen thousand registered blogs supporting the Blog Action Day. Friends register your blog and support the Blog Action Day. At my very first post at this blog I was writing for a party that will start a revolution and this is one of our chances to unite under the most important issue -the environment- and bring the revolution into reality!

Things to DO...

Today is a day for actions...stand up, leave your comfortable couch and you favorite brain-burning TV show! It's hard for me too, I know...but if we dont want to be remembered as the generation that knew about Global Warming and didn't take any actions to save the plannet we should WAKE UP!!!
These are 10 things we can all do (starting from today) to reduce the Global Warming:

1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (one recycled bottle equals the energy consumed to watch a 3hrs movie on your tv)
2. Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning
3. Replace regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFL)
4. Drive Less and Drive Smart
5. Buy Energy-Efficient Products
6. Use Less Hot Water
7. Use the "Off" Switch (its there for a reason-Mac users)
8. Plant a Tree (even at your balcony)
9. Get a Report Card from Your Utility Company
10. Encourage Others to Conserve

For a full Global Warming Survival Guide visit the following link

Greeks do it better

Ogilvy One Athens after the huge buzz with the Vodafone account and the trapped girl, they hit again with Piraeus Bank and Afoi Paradakis. "Lefta sto Lepto" (Money in a minute)is the new internet and phone banking service of the Piraeus Bank that did a step forward with creative internet advertising. The videos are hilarious - if you can understand Greek- watch all of them at and choose your favorite...

SfendEx2000 (my favorite)
OlmoWallet K1 or
ManaMoney X200

Kudos to Ogilvy One! Bravo to Piraeus Bank for making the step ahead and trusting internet!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

in the air tonight...

The first time I saw this ad I remember myself with the question "what is the point of this?"
Anyways, every time I watch this "gorilla ad" I like it more and more with no particular reason... maybe because the music selection is so good and familiar, maybe because of the creative explanation of CK who talk me into the ad, maybe just the image of a gorilla playing the drums and be so fucking good!
Whatever it is...this ad has a way to somehow captivate you and create a buzz...what else do you want?

recipe to turn you on...

1 oz of Modernista, Boston.
3/4 oz of Kate Walsh (from Greys Anatomy) to pump some erotic excitement.
1 oz of 2008 redesigned CTS.
1 GM's decision for turning the Cadillac brand around from white-belted retirees cars to the mark of wealth.

Poor all ingredients into a shaker,
Shake well and strain into a Martini glass...


*it doesn't match as well with Leo Burnett or show ups in "Matrix Reloaded"