CHILD OF THE 90’s (Aoibhínn)
The 90’s…a time of tamagotchi’s, pogs and dreadful bowl cuts. In Microsoft’s latest advert to promote the changing face of Internet Explorer, the nostalgic clip takes a look back on fashion faux pas, floppy discs and walkmans. The ‘Child of the 90’s’ ad takes us back to a land of innocence, before iPods, social media madness and constant communication were available at the click of a button. It seems that Generation Y has been swept up in a nostalgic frenzy with almost 10 million views since the clip was posted on YouTube. The conclusion of the ad makes me wish it had stopped if even just 15 seconds earlier with the phrase “You grew up, so did we”. Bubble well and truly burst.
Don’t you just hate it when you are wearing an outfit and you don’t have pockets for your phone? Well, don’t all panic at once. An eco-friendly artist, Sean Miles, has come up with the ingenious idea of embedding your mobile into your favourite shoes.Whether its your designer Louboutin heels, Nike trainers or Hunter Wellies, if you have £2,500 to splash, you can wear your phone in your soles. But don’t worry about the heavy price-tag, O2 will provide the fully-functional handsets under a recycling scheme so you can be green and look great in your new shoe-biles. (Please note: “shoe-bile” does not sounds pretty and will not catch on).
AD-TASTIC SUPERBOWL (Sarah)
For those of you dedicated enough to stay up to watch the Superbowl last night I salute you, while simultaneously shaking my head at your foolishness. Personally, the game of American Football seems stilted and over the top, however the half time entertainment and histrionic advertising does make for amusing viewing. So, if you, like me, are only interested in the dressing rather than the main event, I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but you could have got yourself an early night and merely caught up with the fab ads on mashable.com. If you would like to see what you missed, which includes a rather steamy clinch between a supermodel and a geek, or catch up on what you couldn’t focus on at 2 in the morning, check out the link below.
GRANDMA GRAFITTI (Aoibhínn)
Move over photo bomber’s there’s a new trend in town! Yarn Bombing aka guerrilla knitting, yarnstorming, graffiti knitting and even grandma graffiti was first spotted in Holland back in 2004 and has since spread globally. Knitters have covered street signs, lamp posts, trees, cars and even tanks in these colourful blankets, often in the cover of darkness. Certain to put a smile on your face check out the newest version of street art here:
COMPARE THE MARKET AXES MEERCATS (Sian)
Despite being voted one of the most popular adverts of 2012, insurance comparison website Compare the Market has taken the bold step to drop it’s famous meerkats. Brace yourselves for an onslaught of Facebook campaigns to bring back Alexander and his buddies as they are replaced with peep show star Robert Webb. It looks like Compare the Market has played a marketing masterstroke. Simples.