Favourite ad campaigns this month…

Two of my favourite ad campaigns at the moment are for the National Lottery and Ikea.

The National Lottery ads created by Abbot Mead Vickers, feature Piers Morgan and Katie Price sending themselves up with what they’d do if they won the lottery, along with with the hash-tag #pleasenotthem

Piers Morgan gives a nightmarish theme pier with everything branded as him whereas Katie Price offers us a TV channel with nothing but her as the star. Though they are both quite dislikeable, I do like the way they are happy to rip the p*ss out of themselves. Could be worse though, good job Katie Hopkins wasn’t available! See links below…

Pier’s Pier

#pleasenotthem Pier’s Pier


#pleasenotthem KTV

The other ad that just make me chuckle and just wonder how on earth they did it is Ikea’s new one featuring lots of mischievous monkeys rifling through an Ikea kitchen. Part of the Ikea ‘Wonderful Everyday’ campaign, the ad was filmed in the Jaguar Rescue Centre in Costa Rica. Created by Mother London, it’s all about rediscovering the joy that can be had in the kitchen. I just love the expressions on the cheeky monkey’s faces when they are up to mischief…

Ikea – The Joy of Kitchens

#Ikea wonderful everyday

Ogilvy’s new campaign for Expedia

Courtesy of : It’s Nice That :
Ogilvy’s new campaign for Expedia makes great use of airport luggage tags

Love this clever little campaign for Expedia by Oglivy. Uses airport codes from luggage tags to portray different holiday themed messages. Such a simple idea but really effective.

Creative Review Advertising picks of the year…

Creative Review Magazine has picked it’s advertising choices of 2011. I personally love the VW advert best with ‘mini’ Darth Vader. The kid in that costume just captured the inner Jedi in him perfectly (or lack of)! His expression at the end is priceless 🙂

Creative Review Advertising Picks of the Year

VW - May the Force Be With you
VW - May the Force Be With you (My personal favourite)

New York, New York

I had a flight of fancy last week and booked a holiday to NYC for myself and friend in October. I cannot wait as its my first time in the Big Apple. In the past few days I have been adding lots of sites I’ve come across relating to New York.

Comments welcome on sights to see, things to do. I want to experience as much of the ‘real’ New York as I can in 5 days!

The Jane Hotel NYC
The Jane Hotel NYC

However one of the main things I am really looking forward to is the unique, historic – budget, yet chic hotel we will be staying in. I saw it, loved it and set my heart on staying there. It’s truly inspirational! Will definately be memorable! Its got a really funky little website too which is really retro.

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