Please enjoy another mind blowing news release from The Onion…
Around this time of year I tend to get pretty sentimental. The holidays, my birthday, and then in early February the anniversary of my father’s death all make me crave some positive memories to keep him fresh in my mind. For those of you who don’t know me personally my father was my best friend, my #1 business adviser, and my mentor. He had a full life when he passed away, but that does not mean I still don’t miss him like crazy and think about it him every day.
This week a gentleman named Robert Chandler (who owns the agency General Levitation) reached out to me to introduce himself and ask if he could tell me a story about my father. To the best of my memory it’s the only story I’ve ever heard about my father directly interacting with advertising thus it has extra special meaning to me. I hope you enjoy it in Robert’s words (since he is a copywriter after all)….
The gory/comic spot for Evil Dead the Musical, by Saatchi & Saatchi in Toronto won the title of AdFreak’s Freakiest Ad of 2008, after collecting 49 percent of the votes at AdFreak… check out all the ads in alphabetical order… which one is your favorite? read more
Rob and I will be taking a break for the next couple of weeks. We’ll be back in full force on January 5th, but for now we’re going to enjoy a well earned rest.
We’re happy that you came along for the ride in 2008 and we hope you enjoyed reading TMTYL as much as we enjoyed writing it.
We wish you the best this holiday season. Have a wonderful and safe New Year’s Eve celebration as well!
For now we’ll fly off in our odd sci-fi advertising space wagon and dream of odd new things to tell in the new year.
Freddie and Rob
When I came back from Singapore I had the pleasure of finally flying an Airbus A380 – the largest commercial airliner in the world.
I was deeply impressed with the aircraft. It flew gracefully. It was incredibly quiet. The cabin was amazing and spacious.
All these things withstanding, probably because I’m a massive nerd, I was most impressed with the in-flight entertainment system.