Good enough to share: The all-visual edition ~ Brand Mix

Friday, September 12, 2008

Good enough to share: The all-visual edition

Here's my weekly summary of interesting and entertaining posts and articles. All about pix and video this week. More posts at the bottom of the page in "Martin's Shared Items:"

1) Dermitage "Results not Typical": The Raw Feed calls this "the worst anti-aging cream ad ever posted online." That would seem like a highly competitive category but this "before and after" is truly incredible and may be worthy of this (dis)honor.

Photo: The Raw Feed

2) Microsoft's new ads: The blogosphere is alive with comments for and against the new Microsoft ad campaign featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates. Here's a link to the first ad. Will you ever be able to think about Microsoft the same way again? And is that or is that not the point? Here's the second ad in the series:

3) The 3M Post-It kerfuffle: A backlash is brewing against 3M for its alleged appropriation of the Post-It Note Jaguar. The story that's being circulated says that, when 3M could not reach agreement with the originator of the original photograph (below), it went ahead created its own version.

Photo: Scott Ableman

4) The McDonalds kids: McDonalds is refusing to take the blame for the fact that Australia has become the world's fattest nation. Brand Strategy reports that: "Peter Bush, the Australian head of the fast-food chain, told the Australian federal parliament that there’s no mystery surrounding childhood obesity: “kids are fat because they don’t exercise as much as they used to”." Scott White also picked up the story and gave his perspective.


5) The McCain speech: A non-political deconstruction from Presentation Zen of John McCain's acceptance speech focusing on the strange use of background visuals.

Photo from: Presentation Zen

See you next week for more branding stories.

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