Monthly Archives: Apr 2016

Liberty Human Rights | Show Me Yours…

Ad agency Don’t Panic stages a scenario in an amusing video for Liberty Human Rights where a complete stranger who walks up to pedestrians on the street, asking to access to all the personal data on their phones.

The PSA is designed to raise awareness of the sweeping nature of Britain’s Investigatory Powers Bill. Derisively known as the Snoopers’ Charter, the controversial legislation would allow the government to intercept all manner of digital communications and information.

I love this kind of campaign – I’ve always had an interest in how people react differently when faced with circumstances/problems in real life. Sort of like face-to-face pranking to make people question themselves/their actions.

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EU: Yes or No? What has the ECHR ever done for us?

After Theresa May says Britain should leave the European convention on human rights, Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough and Sarah Solemani expose the problems in the Conservative plan for a UK bill of rights. Hilarious satire video:

May said the influence of the European Court of Human Rights made Britain “less secure” as she described how it had delayed the deportation of hate preachers and terror suspects, as well as denying MPs the power to ban prisoners from having the vote. May has now been ridiculed after being told Britain can’t quit the ECHR as long as it remains a member of the EU. The EU is bound by the ECHR.

The shadow justice secretary, Charles Falconer, accused May of “sacrificing Britain’s 68-year-old commitment to human rights for her own miserable Tory leadership ambitions”.

So, as someone who is wanting to take part in this vote, whilst being a human rights activist, the safety if ECHR is concerning. Shouldn’t the UK lead not retreat on human rights?

Theresa May has claimed “we can protect human rights ourselves”, which is a terrifying statement, particularly in the wake of the US presidential election, where Human Rights groups are looking for allies and support from other countries. How can we criticise Donald Trump’s views on human rights and equality if we are unable to set an example ourselves? How will this impact those wanting to have a better life in the UK after living in abhorrent, dangerous conditions?

I’m spending some time researching and thinking about which way my vote should go. I will also be considering the impact of Animal Rights laws (I’ll probably do a post on that too), as the recent changes in laws have had a hugely positive impact on EU animal cruelty regarding the barbaric testing of products etc. What will happen with China and their animal testing policy? Will we still obtain the same Animal Rights laws if we leave the EU?…

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Pantone Eggs | Lucy Litman

Easter season is nearly over, so I’m just in time to post about this project by Lucy Litman. Naturally-coloured eggs from different breeds of hen have been given the Pantone treatment. I’d paint my walls with these…

Eggs from an Aracaunas chicken. This chicken is funky and lays eggs that can be blue or green. #pantoneposts 🐣

A photo posted by lucy litman (@lucialitman) on Apr 5, 2016 at 7:38am PDT



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HelloFlo | Aunt Flo

After “Camp Gyno” and “First Moon Party”, HelloFlo have done it again! These campaigns always stand out from the other female hygiene, pouring blue liquid (why blue, shouldn’t it be red?….) onto a sanitary towel ads.

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Snakebite | Adobe Marketing Cloud

“This new spot reminds us that we can’t just look at data in a silo. Everything we do as marketers culminates in an experience for our customers. Even if some of the numbers look good, the overall experience may still be poor. We want to help marketers think in terms of experience, not just performance.”

– Alex Amado, VP of experience marketing at Adobe

This ad explores the consequences of not managing marketing properly, and encourages marketers to look at the data; know their audiences; understand the performance of their marketing efforts; look more broadly in marketing.

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Burger King’s King signs for American Sign Language Day (Whopper Sign)


Completely silent ad featuring Burger King’s King asking deaf customers to help sign the Whopper.

Visually the logo and copy change to sign language is a nice idea, but deaf people can read… confusing?!

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Apple TV — The Kiss


New ad for Apple TV – polar opposite to the usual ‘inspirational music’ vibe they usually go for in Apple campaigns.

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Allstate – Dean Winters


Another classic! My favourite is definitely the ‘Teenage Girl’.

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Inter-LGBT / The Obstacle Course

An ad is great when there is no need for spoken words because the narrative speaks for itself.

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GIECO’s Caveman

“So easy, even a caveman can do it.”

Just throwing it back to this gem of a campaign. Caveman will definitely make a re-appearance at some point, I’m certain of it…


The Martin Agency, 2004

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