October 11, 2011
Mayor Anthony Foxx will be paying a visit to Tattoo Projects this Wednesday from 11am-12pm. No body art involved: Charlotte’s Mayor will meet with us to talk shop about our success as a small advertising agency in Charlotte. More >>
August 25, 2010
For Doug Huber, his interest in Advertising started on a set. After graduating from Gettysburg College with a film degree and spending a year studying abroad at the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film & Television in Melbourne, Australia, he moved to LA to pursue his dreams of working in the film business. More >>
July 27, 2010
I don’t think anyone has changed jobs as many times as Mike Rowe. In fact, he has a different job every single day. As the producer of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Dirty Jobs, Rowe has spent years traveling the country in search of people whose daily job is considered dirty, messy, disgusting, etc. More >>
July 9, 2010
Advertising for a good cause. Who would have thought something as simple as a “DECISION” would bring so much height and craze to sports fans all over the country? LeBron James, the most valuable player of the NBA, will be announcing whether or not he will be staying in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio as a part of the Cleveland Cavaliers or leaving to join another team. More >>
March 22, 2010
As I’m sure (or at least hoping….) that most of you know, President Obama has finally done it: free health care for all American workers! That’s all for now, watch the video! The view count of this, from the White House’s YouTube Channel against Lady Gaga’s new video is really quite sad… :/
November 24, 2009
On November 27th (Black Friday), the biggest shopping day of the year, AdBusters (a not-for-profit, anti-consumerist organization) is calling for millions of people across the globe to put away their cash and credit cards for 24 hours. AdBusters’ purpose for event is to get consumers to bring an end to frivolous spending and transcend the realm of materialism.
Kalle Lasn, Co-founder of Adbusters believes that meaningless spending was one of the factors that caused the finanical meltdown of 2008.
“It’s our culture of excess and meaningless consumption — the glorified spending and borrowing of the past decade that’s at the root of the crisis we now find ourselves in.”
Economic meltdown, together with the ecological crisis of climate change could be the beginning of a major global cultural shift — the dawn of a new age: the age of Post-Materialism.
“A simpler, pared-down lifestyle – one in which we’re not drowning in debt – may well be the answer to this crisis we’re in,” says Lasn. “Living within our means will also make us happier and healthier than we’ve been in years.”
On a side note, its ironic the individuals in the costumes protesting consumerism in the bottom photo probably spent a little bit of money for the makeup, hats and costumes with corporate logos. In a way, they still are contributing to capitalistic monster they sought to fight. Sounds wasteful and hypocritical to me, just saying.
November 3, 2009
Creative Review posted an interesting blog entry about the persuasiveness of bank robbers’ notes. Bank Robbers are quick and concise in their message and know what their target is, much like a copywriter.
Here are a couple of examples:
I have a gun in my bag.
Give me $5,000 please.
Thanks a bunch.
Do exactly what this says,
fill the bag with $100s, $50s and $20s,
a dye pack
will bring me back
for your ass, do it now.
Hand over your money please
Put the money in the bag, now.
It’s interesting to know how polite some of these bank robbers are when threatening the lives of other people. Their parents must have raised them well… sort of.