Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Future/Past/Present Ads

Moma Propaganda have recently released the following ads as part of an 'Everything Ages Fast' campaign. They show how social media will age quickly and might appear dated in the future...

"The sublime, mighty community with just 140 letters!"

"The fabulous voice system able to put your family together"

"Striking, miraculous social team-up!"

"Your films will last forever on YOU TUBE, the champion address on the internet!"

I love these ads, they're topical and a bit funny. They really make me wonder what the next big social devices after Facebook and Twitter will be... Maybe we'll all have a computereised commentator constantly updates others on our mood and actions. I can really see privacy going out the window...

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Cheap Flights

Wonderful song by 'Fascinating Aida' inspired by the stresses of booking a cheap flight to Ireland...

Advertising the benefits of stable and clearly priced flights, take note airlines.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

A little update

I (Charlotte) am still guarding reception at The Big Kick in Hatfield. However, I seem to be picking up more and more interesting tasks. For example, today I'm creating a moodboard for a pitch (can't tell you who) we have next week. Not the most creative task I could be doing, but still a bit more exciting than answering a phone.

I've also been ordering fun things like novelty phones and fancy light boxes for the creative department. If I wasn't so set on following the path to advertising creativity I could definately be persuaded to do this kind of job permanently

Also managed to get our portfolio looked at by one of the two Creative Directors who said something along the lines of, "Your book is really nice and simple, I'm probably going to steal that Robinsons idea". So that's positive. I'm still trying to corner the other Creative Director as everyone is so busy for the upcoming pitch (still not telling who the client).

In other news we have reworked our book a wee bit and given it in to The Cream Awards 2010 at The Talent Business, so fingers crossed for that. As far as I'm aware, the chosen few are given the chance to take part in a New Bloodesque show that is seen by industry types.

I also won a t-shirt from the wonderful Hello You Creatives. This was after a pun competition. My winning entry was:

Two peanuts walk into a bar. One was a salted.

Here is the offending article. It is very comfortable and so far I have been wearing it to watch telly and play Angry Birds. If you're not already following HYC on Facebook or Twitter then I suggest you do so. They're always posting interesting portfolios and opportunities.

And now for the exciting news:

Vicky and I have been selected for a 2 week work placement at Muirhoward. This was fantastic news as we really liked the Creative Director and loved some of Muirhoward's previous work. We don't start until the 13th of September, so the excitement will gradually become unbearable while we wait a whole month.


Here is another classic piece of Spam for us all to enjoy:

Telephone; +27 76 047 6608.
contact E-mail: johnsfizo@gmail.com

Dear Sir/Madam,

I know that this massage will come as a surprise to you since we don't know each other, but for the purpose of introduction, I am Mr John Sfizo,THE CHIEF AUDITOR of First National Bank of South Africa (F.N.B). There is an account opened in this bank in 1998 and since 2004, nobody has operated on this account again. After going through some files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money urgently, it would be returned to the treasury.

The owner of the account is Mr. Smith Andreas, a foreigner and miner at Kruger Gold Co., a geologist by profession and he died. Since 2003, no other person knows about this account or anything concerning it. The account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that his company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is US$18,500,000.00 (Eighteen million, five hundred thousand united states dollars).

I am only contacting you as a foreigner because the money cannot be approved to a local bank here but can only be approved to any foreign account because the money is in United States dollars and the former owner of the account Mr. Smith Andreas also a foreigner.

Please reply urgently so that I can inform you of the process and procedure to actualize this transaction. Send also your private phone numbers, email address including details of the account to be used for the deposit. I want us to meet face to face or sign a binding agreement to bind us together so that you can receive this money into a foreign account or any account of your choice where the funds will be safe. I will fly to your country for withdrawal and sharing and other investments. I need your full co-operation to make this project succeed because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this account, which I will give to you later immediately if you are capable and willing to handle such amount in strict confidence and trust according to my instructions and advice for our mutual benefit because this opportunity may never come again in my life. I need a truthful person in this business because I don't want to make mistakes. I need your strong assurance.

With my position now in my office, I will get the necessary approvals for the transfer of this money to any reliable account that you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending my physical arrival in your country for sharing. Transfer will be completed through a corresponding bank and I will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place. You can also come to discuss with me face to face after which I will make this remittance in your presence and two of us will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money going into your account.

I will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately I hear from you that you are ready to receive this fund in your account. I will use my position and influence to effect legal approvals and onward transfer of this money to your account via a coresponding bank with appropriate clearance forms of the ministries and foreign exchange departments. At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 25% of the total amount, 70% will be for me while 5% will be for expenses that will be incurred during the process of transferring. I look forward to your earliest reply through my e-mail address:

Mr John Sfizo
Telephone; +27 76 047 6608.

How very lucky that I should be selected to share in these millions...

Here's another funny one:

Hi, I am a "FOREX GENIUS", and I would like to show you how I work for just a minutes per day and let my robots make me thousands of dollars per year while I do whatever I want.

It's so amazing, and simple....I am SHOCKED that not everyone is doing what I am doing...there really is no competition, and everyone could be rich if they want to be. It's crazy that I just have to work a few minutes per day.

Press here and I'll show you how my robot makes me rich:

I wish I had robots that made me rich...

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Meechan & Taylor

One of The Big Kick's creative directors recieved a rather amusing postcard today:

What a good idea for a creative team mailer. I asked Danny if I could put a picture of it up on the blog and he revealed a stash of other great letters from the same team (Meechan & Taylor). Here are a few of my faves:

The text at the bottome simply reads:

"Fingers worn to the bone

Names of consultants: Meechan & Taylor

Caution: Frequent exposure to long hours can damage you digits. Seek freelance creative help if symptoms persist. Call for an imediate appointment"

This fake Kit Kat reads "Break - When did you last have one?"

And on the reverse:
"Your holiday's booked but so is the pitch. Your creative team's off but the client presentation is on. Now's the time to have a fast, knowledgeable and expierenced team on your side..."

And here are a couple from their Flickr page:

Really creative ideas, only wish they had a website I could oggle. Although they do have some nice ideas on their Flickr page.

Monday, 2 August 2010


Here is a couple of funny spam emails I've collected:


We would like to show you why you may be "fat" and why you're unable to lose weight no matter how hard you try.

First off, please always know that it's not your fault...

Press here to see why you're fat:...

And here's another:

Melissa has a message to give you.....

Hi there, my name is Melissa and I'm a 31 year old married woman. My friends at The Married Wives Affairs Club wanted me to send a personal message to a few people who have visited dating communities in the past, and we understand that you have. I hope that I am not bothering you in any way, and I'm POSITIVE that you are going to LOVE what I have to say!!!

Before I start, I want to tell you that married women like me are not sluts, we love our husbands, but you only live once, and we have needs and want to have fun.

Okay, I'm a little nervous, but here I go...

I have been a member of the The Married Wives Affairs Club for almost 1 year now, and I must admit that I am addicted to this site. I love my husband, but he travels A LOT for work, and I have needs that I just can't control. I'm not looking for love, just for no strings attached love making with men that I will only see one or two times in my life.

My husband is also very conservative when it comes to making love, so the guys that I meet at the The Married Wives Affairs Club have to want to pleasure me everywhere, and when I say "everywhere", I mean in every spot.

Here's what I want to do, I want to invite you to check out this AMAZING affairs community...please check it out, you will see very beautiful married women that are lonely, and you can be the one to make them feel so much better...and the LOVE MAKING that you will have may be the BEST of your entire life!

Come on...you know you're a little curious right?

If i get anymore funnys I'll post them up.