Category Archives: Cool Stuff

THE BEST DRUG IS A WHOLE LOTTA HUG

The phrase, “Am I nuts?” was the first thing that came out of my mouth at 6:00 am yesterday morning. This advertising business contains a lot of idealism. Sure that client will approve the ad with a happy Hitler holding … Continue reading

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Be Afraid of What Isn’t Scary

A little while ago a couple from Whistler came to see us about doing some package design and branding for a line of premium priced, high quality organic baby food. They had a name for it. It was OK. But … Continue reading

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Child of the 90s

The 90s were a time of economic prosperity and unbridled excess. So naturally, there were some really great commercials. Here is a selection of my personal favourites: MENTOS Before Mentos was dropped into Coke Bottles to make mild explosives, it … Continue reading

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Ads That Save Lives

My mom loves to tell me the story about the time I almost died. I was 3 years old and eating apples when I started choking (I don’t remember any of this, of course). She said I just went silent … Continue reading

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Time Machine Needed

There have been many times as a parent when a time machine would have come in handy, to go back and do something better. And now that our client, Nooks & Nannies have launched this great new service, I want … Continue reading

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Recharging your iPhone more and more? Well, just shut down those background apps!

Have you found that your iPhone battery life seems to be getting shorter and shorter very quickly? Here’s why – and what you can do about it Anyone running IOS 4 on their iPhone also gained the ability to multi-task … Continue reading

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When you least expect it…

Working in advertising, we like to think our industry is pretty fun and exciting. One of the best parts is coming across unique and creative ideas in unexpected places or industries. House Painting For instance, 'watching paint dry' takes on … Continue reading

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Dine out Vancouver: Customers 2 Restaurants 1

What a brilliant idea Dine out Vancouver is!  It’s hard to see how anyone can lose.  Customers  get a deal, and have a great incentive to try out new places – and restaurants get to put bums on seats at … Continue reading

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Think Outside the Atmosphere

Armed with only a weather balloon, an iPhone, and a make-shift carrier with a parachute; a father ventured out to show his son the wonders of space. Pure inspiration. This video is a perfect example of what you can accomplish … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone

I’ve been wanting to go for years and last Sunday I finally went to the Science Centre and saw the ever so famous and controversial Body Worlds Exhibit. I knew what to expect but I didn’t know how it would … Continue reading

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