Author Archive | David Edgar

quickquid

It’s so effing simple

2356% APR – It’s so effing simple. Quite apart from the shameful wrongness of this type of finance, how did anyone at QuickQuid or their ‘advertising’ agency allow the F word in this ad? When, where, what?!I hear you say. Head straight to here to listen. You what…? She says quick and simple, not the
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Nice old biddy likes her gin not her tea. Something we all suspect of our grandma’s is going on here. Instead of promoting the traditional drink of the elderly, our loveable old gran here is forthright and honest about her favourite tipple – gin. Well done marketing person at Aldi. Nice dry humour (geddit? dry
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Not one for bigging up this sort of lifestyle ad but this one was on during the UEFA Cup final yesterday and had me captivated. I absolutely love the build up to the best tricks, followed by the huge white graphic ‘YES’ when it comes off. Exactly what I said too at the time. Talk
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Fat People Have Families too, says KFC

The scene is set. It’s a sunshiney avo in urban Britain. We should go outside say the people. Let’s gather seating say the people. Anything that can be sat on is removed from its place and dragged over hedges, down stair wells, and out windows. Chuck us a cushion say the people. I am too
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Bloke Kicks Over Bowl of Glitter in Living Room … wins ad of year. Sussex Safe Roads campaign was named 2010 ‘Ad of the Year’ on Youtube. Embrace life is wishy washy, lovey dovey nonsense, filmed in slo-mo with lots of plinky-plonky piano going on and a vacuous family in it. You’ll probably love it
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Air NZ – Happy Hour (via airnewzealand) All we need now is a nice Kiwi Bitch. This bizarre russian squirrel / dog thing is now the spokesperson for the airline from home. It’s funny in a ‘don’t foreigners speak funny’ kind of way. Part of the whole revamp of Air New Zealand that is about
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Every time you make a bad ad, a unicorn dies. Nice sentiment – produced in a particularly bogun style for the Eagle Awards in South Africa.

The Gap disaster is rolling on. Two days later and the blogosphere / twitterverse is full of it. Can’t help but wonder if they’re engineering the whole thing to make us just keep talking about them..? Anyway, couple of cool things have emerged from all this. Firstly, create your own Crap logo at craplogo.me You
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Dear Gap You have been sold the logo of a pharmaceutical company. More here. This is not the logo of a company of seemingly friendly chaps that had a dream of clothing the world in the 1990s in chinos and bright shirts. Stop taking the drugs. Dave