Allison's Inspiration

This is my advertising scrapbook.

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ialreadydontlikeyou:

Understanding Men: Amstel Beer Commercial

If you don’t think about it, on the surface it’s pretty funny. I laughed. But of course you do think about it, and it’s a little irritating. There is definitely a double standard when it comes to portrayal of men in advertising. Showing men like incompetent, simple, useless meat heads who drink nothing but beer, piss outside, and probably cannot function domestically if left alone. The gag just gets a little tiresome, that’s all.

But like I said before: It’s still pretty funny.

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negevrockcity:

Pabst Blue Ribbon, one of the many Western beer brands to hit the Chinese market, is embarking on a massive rebranding effort in order to attract local customers. Fauxhemian hipster beer it ain’t:
P.B.R. has been reborn as “Blue Ribbon 1844” beer in China, advertised in magazines as a “world famous spirit” to be savored from a champagne flute. As a recent advertisement in Window of the South magazine put it: It’s not just Scotch that’s put into wooden casks. There’s also Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer 1844. Many world-famous spirits Are matured in precious wooden casks Scotch whisky, French brandy, Bordeaux wine… They all spend long days inside wooden casks.
(via @jilliancyork)

negevrockcity:

Pabst Blue Ribbon, one of the many Western beer brands to hit the Chinese market, is embarking on a massive rebranding effort in order to attract local customers. Fauxhemian hipster beer it ain’t:

P.B.R. has been reborn as “Blue Ribbon 1844” beer in China, advertised in magazines as a “world famous spirit” to be savored from a champagne flute. As a recent advertisement in Window of the South magazine put it: It’s not just Scotch that’s put into wooden casks. There’s also Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer 1844. Many world-famous spirits Are matured in precious wooden casks Scotch whisky, French brandy, Bordeaux wine… They all spend long days inside wooden casks.
(via @jilliancyork)

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borderlinephil:

In 2001, Daft Punk sold out without selling out when Gap sponsored their ‘Discovery’ tour.  The band wore Gap clothes in all their appearances, Gap sampled ‘Digital Love’ for this ad, and took the sponsorship every which place it made sense to.

Of course, the deal with Gap was signed in this nether period when no one knew how big of a hit ‘Discovery’ was going to be.  It’s also probably why Daft Punk hasn’t done any brand-level promotion on this scale since.

This song is still one of my playlist favorites.  I had forgotten all about this campaign until I began searching for its music video, which was illustrated in anime.  What I’m trying to figure out, is how Gap managed to measure hip.

Sometimes you just have to trust your instincts.  And I want one of those helmets.

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mayaltan:

Ford Fiesta: This is Now

This is one of those commercials where you discover something new every time you watch it. From the little camera tricks they use in perspectives to the hip props and settings, they all create a whimsical world view that Ford is trying to sell you if you buy and drive their cars. I like it!

My first car was a Ford Escort, and for a little car it was a lot of fun to drive.

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misanthropicknave:

Olympus EP1 / EP2 PEN commercial featuring Kevin Spacey


“I don’t wanna take 300,000 same ol same ol pictures that break my hard drive. I wanna take 3, that break my heart.”