Tag Archives: affection

Attempting New Experiences

It can sometimes seem difficult to take time from your regular routine and try something new, adventurous, or maybe even frightening. It has been a mandate of mine to always try new things, say “YES!’, and not be fearful. This has often … Continue reading

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Mobile Technology Rocks!

Did you say you’re HUNGRY or BORED? . . . . . Two routes: 1. Hungry? Location-based groupons let you brows through all the relevant restaurant and bar options. Yes! No longer do we need to hit that “1000 bought” … Continue reading

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Zuckerberg’s Dishing Out Dimes

When surfing the internet and a pop up ad appears do you frantically scramble with the mouse to close it as quickly as possible? Well now Facebook may have you thinking twice as they have started paying users to watch … 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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Rule 47: Avoid Having to Explain Your Super Bowl Ad

On Tuesday, Groupon founder Andrew Mason took to his company's blog and explained their series of Super Bowl ads. That's never a good thing… You can brag. You can apologize. But you should never have to explain. In 3 spots … Continue reading

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With Love, From Advertising.

Whether you like it or not, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Besides the absence of martyrdom and quill pens, the basic traditions have pretty much stayed the same since the holiday’s early beginnings in 270 AD: Buy Card. … Continue reading

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Documentaries in Advertising: True or False?

Documentaries are well respected in the film industry for capturing an aspect of truth or reality. In advertising, however, telling the truth is like swapping “morbidly obese” with “round-ish”. So how well can a documentary-style ad tell the truth without … Continue reading

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Cannes comes to town

Last night NABS West (@NABSWest) held a fundraising event and showcased the 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival Awards Reel for the ad folk of Vancouver to enjoy. Although the crab cakes (I use that term lightly…more like yucky fishy … Continue reading

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A Very Corporate Christmas

Christmas wasn’t invented in a boardroom. But what if it was?

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The Curse of the Mondo-Money World Cup Ad Campaign

Well here we are, into the final week of the World Cup. We’ve laughed (mon dieu, Les Bleus), we’ve cried (but not for Argentina) and we’ve all got tinnitus (thanks vuvuzelas). It’s been a bit of a crazy, unpredictable World … Continue reading

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