The Friend Coke Campaign

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If any of you have recently bought a case of Coke in preparation for the upcoming holiday. You might have found synonyms for the word “Friend” on the back of the cans. Well, a couple of the words are synonyms for the word, anyway. Once I made the discovery, I realized that if the cans were properly positioned and can be part of a great print ad design. So above is my first attempt at creating creative work for a big name brand. My hope is to create a series of ads with a similar theme that can become a part of my friend campaign.

I would appreciate your feedback on the ad design in the comments below.

Type Art by PhreshSoldier

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I saw this beautiful piece of art on and I just had to have it on IT A. The art was created completely using different fonts and text sizes. Of course, the attention grabbing piece of art had to be my sports hero, Micheal Jordan which is what grabbed my attention first. see more of PhreshSoldier‘s art on his gallery.

Ronald Getting new Threads

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Apparently, the most famous McDonald’s character is getting some new threads. The fashion upgrade will be done with the assistance of Tony award-winning costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, famous for designing for Broadway shows such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Into the Woods,” according to Creativity.

I wonder what the reason is behind the new fashion statement? Ronald, where you starting to scare the kids with all the brightly colored clothes? Let me know what you think in the comments down below.

Mad Men: Final Season Underway

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Hello World,

I realize that Inside That Ad has been off-line for a while but I really do have good reason, last August I began Pepperdine University’s full-time MBA program. Anyway, onto the most important topic, at least on this blog, “Advertising.” The final season of Mad Men began about two weeks ago and the psychedelic looking poster was a real attention grabber for me.


The psychedelic poster is courtesy of Milton Glaser, a graphic designer who also created the I  NY logo. you all should roll on over to his site and check out some of his work, he’s at least got my approval. Back to the poster, supposedly it is a visual depiction of Don Draper’s mind.

It’s good to be back everybody. Please come back and read Inside That Ad.

The Corporate States of America: A Map That Shows Each State’s Most Famous Brand

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brand-map-hed-2013This map seems like the perfect way to kickoff the holiday weekend.

Steve Lovelace is getting some buzz for his “Corporate States of America” map, showing the most famous brand (as of 2012) that originated in each of the 50 states.

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Snowden Named Dropped for Ads

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German lingerie company Blush Berlin uses the Edward Snowden scandal to its marketing advantage by using playful promotional slogans including “Dear Edward Snowden, there’s still a lot to uncover,” and “Dear NSA, intimates—don’t spy them, buy them,” as Mashable originally reported regarding Blush’s advertising campaign.

The Snowden ads are brought to you courtesy of Berlin-based Glow.

Droga5’s ‘Recalling 1993′ Project Turns NYC Pay Phones Into Geo-Located Time Capsules

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Agency and client have launched “Recalling 1993,” offering a raw, unfiltered listen to what was going on around New York City 20 years ago. The campaign turns pay phones into geo-located time capsules—dial (855) FOR-1993 from any pay phone in Manhattan, and you will hear a personal account of what was going down in that particular area in 1993, a pivotal year in the city’s history. The recordings offer memories of everything from the World Trade Center bombing in the Financial District to the club culture at Limelight in Chelsea to the opening of Angels in America in Midtown.

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Story Behind “Keep Calm and Carry On”

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Apparently, there is an amazing story behind the “Keep Calm and Carry On” campaign. And that’s what I want the stories on Inside That Ad to be. To give you, the reader, the background story behind the campaign, advertisement, and/or agency.

The image below is courtesy of Adverblog.

Check out the video below for the full details.

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