Inspiration Lab

July 28, 2011, 1:25 pm
Filed under: ADs

I know I don’t blog ads that often but I just have to share this Nike ad which I think is so briliant. Having personal experience with Nike as a client I can definitely say that they are not the easiest of clients, so I was very happy to see them take a chance on something a little more edgy. This definitely makes me wanna strap on those running shoes and get started!

Ben & Jerry
February 14, 2011, 7:58 am
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Even if it’s winter and freeeeezing outside these Ben & Jerry ice cream ads still make me wanna run down to 7-11 for a tub. Aren’t they just so over the top but totally yummy???? These luscious ads won Ogilvy Singapore a silver pencil at the 2010 D&AD.

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February 4, 2011, 12:19 pm
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I’m not a big cheese fan, but I am a fan of calligraphy and handlettering. That’s why I was really happy to find these ads for Wisconsin Cheese by Shine (the lettering was done by Holly Dickens). They’re quite classic but really well-executed so even if the cheese is smelly I like it!

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IKEA by Grabarz & Partner
November 1, 2010, 7:29 am
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Just saw this campaign for IKEA’s assembly service by German agency Grabarz & Partner. I think it’s super funny, but in a way doesn’t it pinpoint what’s wrong with their products? I guess that’s why it’s so good. Beautifully executed!

Visit Grabarz & Partner.

Berocca vs. OK Go
April 23, 2010, 9:39 am
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I’ll end the week with just one more “Ad buster” cause this one pisses me off. I know this isn’t a new ad but it just hit Denmark recently and I really hate it. I guess it’s kind of an homage since it’s so damn obvious, but it just seams like an easy way out of doing a commercial and really unlikable for a big medicin company with lots of money.

I still love Love LOVE the OK Go musicvideo:

…but really hate the Berocca ad:

Nissan vs. Sony Bravia
April 19, 2010, 7:29 am
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So did anyone see the new Nissan ad on TV and have a total Sony Bravia deja-vu? I sure did. Just watch bellow and tell me if the ending isn’t a bit of a rip off.

Nissan ad (2010):

Sony Bravia ad (2006):

Kate Forrester
December 28, 2009, 7:02 am
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Ho ho ho….I trust you all had a merry Christmas and hopefully loads of great presents too, maybe infact the perfect present. If you didn’t don’t worry you can dwell on these Christmas ads from UK department store John Lewis for a bit. The amazing papercut lettering was done by illustrator Kate Forrester.

See more of Kate’s work here.