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  • Cingular Blackjack

    I am not a Blackberry fan. I never found them the least bit appealing but found one on my desk when...

    Stephen GatesJanuary 4, 2007
  • Audi – designed to thrill

    Saw these new print ads for Audi today for their “designed to thrill” campaign and thought they were well done.

    Stephen GatesOctober 20, 2006
  • Bentley tells it like it is

    I have no idea if this ad is real or not but I saw this ad for Bentley today and loved...

    Stephen GatesOctober 20, 2006
  • Making HP’s "Hands"

    I’m a huge fan of HP’s “The Computer is Personal Again” campaign which features celebrities speaking about their computers using only...

    Stephen GatesOctober 19, 2006
  • Paint the town followup

    Back in the beginning of August I wrote out the new SONY Bravia commercial which looked amazing. They have now completed...

    Stephen GatesOctober 18, 2006
  • Army strong. Verbs dead.

    McCann Worldgroup is going to replace the U.S. Army’s tagline of ‘Army of One’ with “Army Strong” in a new series...

    Stephen GatesOctober 12, 2006
  • Why is Discover Card running with scissors?

    A friend of mine sent me a link today to the new Discover Card campaign that launched recently and asked for...

    Stephen GatesOctober 9, 2006
  • Doritos lets fans create their SuperBowl ad

    Doritos plans to get in on the consumer-generated content movement in a big way by turning over its Super Bowl commercial...

    Stephen GatesSeptember 21, 2006
  • Sony Bravia paints the town

    You probably remember this commercial from Sony for their Bravia TV. The thousands of bouncing super balls going through the streets...

    Stephen GatesAugust 1, 2006
  • Roddick vs Pong

    Ogilvy has created a new American Express campaign with tennis phenom Andy Roddick to promote their brand and the Rogers Cup....

    Stephen GatesJuly 29, 2006
  • Sportslist.ca

    I love how simple and clean the art direction is on these ads for Sportslist.ca. The site a place where the...

    Stephen GatesJuly 18, 2006
  • McTime

    Designed by ad agency Leo Burnett with the input of an engineer, the billboard features a real sundial whose shadow falls...

    Stephen GatesJuly 13, 2006
  • Coffee and a nose job

    DDB Canada did this guerilla advertising for a plastic surgeon in Toronto. It is the first interesting advertising I have ever...

    Stephen GatesJuly 4, 2006
  • Integrated advertising doesn’t mean “printegrated” advertising

    Integration seems to be the hot topic at every ad agency these days. They are all searching for how to create...

    Stephen GatesJune 1, 2006