Ever since working abroad in Ireland six years ago (REALLY?!), I’ve had a major, major love affair with any and all things Irish. Though I never realized this love affair had started much earlier after seeing Waking Ned Devine with a friend and her Mom. I’m not sure what prompted us to see this film, but we did. And I loved it and more importantly, the soundtrack. In particular, the song “The Parting Glass” was something I found myself continually listening to, and still do today (Meryl Streep’s singing at amFAR is sublime).
While I find myself clicking on any and all advertisements and creative work that has any Ireland connection, this ad for Tullamore Dew Whiskey made my morning. Using that song I oh so love, the scenery that’s simply divine, a rainy day and some lads.
From: Opperman Weiss and RSA Films
Absolutely loving this ad from YMCA Vancouver. It’s simple, full of facts and causes you to wonder what will happen if we continue ignoring. Via I Believe in Advertising
To spice up today’s Ad of the Day, picked out a video and a print one. Both are stellar and will get a little chuckle out of you.
First up, LOVEFiLM’s ad on Harry Potter characters for their “Love in all shapes and sizes” campaign. Really like the lightning bolt under Harry’s name. And Hagrid’s scrawl. Other ones included in the campaign include character run downs of Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. via I Believe in Advertising
My second ad find is from a Cincinnati designer Adam Ladd and his daughter. He sat her down and had her analyze famous brand logos. Her answers are spot on, totally off mark and pretty funny. Though her voice sounds suspiciously like Marcel the Shell… The song in the background quickly grabbed my attention, thought it was an Augustana song I’ve never heard of, it’s Phil Wickham’s “Eden.” via AdFreak
This is the best movie poster I’ve seen in a long, long while.
“Life Less Serious” campaign from Chupa Chups. Set in the business district of Amsterdam, people stopped by to chalk it up throughout their day. Young and old just couldn’t resist.
Such an easy concept, pretty cheap (I mean, how much does chalk go for these days?), great brand awareness and more importantly, a feel good message.