Archive for the ‘advertising’ Category

San Francisco Says NOPE to E-Cigarettes, You Know, Officially

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Apparently, we, as the second largest town in the bay area, are all saying NOPE to e-cigs and we’re spending money to send that message all the way to North Carolina:

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Ok fine.

So, Instead of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Our Big Green Official SFGov News Racks Now Offer the Sexy AFTERDARKSF?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Sure looks that way today:

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Or should I say afterdarkSF.com? Except that URL isn’t attached to a working website these days.

Vol. 1 of 2015 is 12 pages of ads for San Francisco strip clubs plus a bit of editorial content from people like “Sidney Morsels.”

This one’s new on me.

Sponsored Link: Your Honda Story Could Be In Honda NorCal’s Next Short Film!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

I know all about Honda, the Founder, ’cause I read this book back in the 1980’s. I’ll tell you, Mr Honda was obsessed with the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorcycle races – that was a big part of the biography, IIRC. As you can see by the prices of used copies, that book is now a collector’s item.

Speaking of which, if you’re among those people who’ve enthusiastically held on to your Honda over the years and decades, this offer is definitely for you:

The Northern California Honda Dealers Advertising Association is giving Honda owners an opportunity for their Honda “special moments” to be included in a short film produced and distributed online.

Your Honda “special moments” can include almost anything where a Honda vehicle has played a special role in your life, like:

 Driving you to the hospital for the birth of a child

 Your first vehicle owned as a married couple

 A memorable road trip taken in a Honda

 A Honda that’s been in the family for generations

 Any unique modifications done to a Honda that display your personality

 Why you chose Honda over another car brand

The key is to tell your story the best way you can. Be emotional, factual, exciting, entertaining…whatever works best for you.

It’s really easy to enter, just upload your entry to http://bit.ly/11t0nrv

by Jan 31, 2015 at 11pm Pacific Standard Time. Your story must be 1,500 characters or less, and should include a photo showing you (or the owner) and the vehicle. Winning submissions will be featured in Honda’s #NorCalGetsIt campaign as short films.

If you’re selected as a winner your story will be re-imagined as a short film in Honda’s #NorCalGetsIt campaign. A little tip…be sure to read the rules before you enter to make sure you do everything possible to chosen. And, don’t forget to Follow NorCal Honda Dealers on Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/norcalhondadealers

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This is a sponsored post. Consideration will be paid to this website by The Northern California Honda Dealers Advertising Association.

OMG, It’s Bigger Than the Tri-Wizard Tournament, It’s THE HEMPCON CUP! Jan 23-25 in San Jose

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

All you Harry Pot-ters should head on down…

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Ocean Beach Graffiti Whale, 1919 – Apparently, Painting Ads on Whale Carcasses was a Thing in the 20th Century

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

I cry foul:

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Know Your Giant 400-Foot Tall Windmills of Solano County: Presenting Bud and Bud Light

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

These things are huge.

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First there was just one giant billboard extolling the virtues of Budweiser, and now there are two.

Well played, Budweiser.

The Most Garish Electronic Sign You Could Put Atop Your Car

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

I’m speechless:

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I cry foul

San Mateo Update: Is YOUR Doctor Recommended by a Famous Masked Mexican Wrestler? – “El Chiropractico y Amigo de Blue Demon!”

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Man, Redwood City looks just like the pre-Zuckerberg-era Mission District.

IMO

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Nonsensical Billboard Message of the Day: “It Takes The Hood To Save The Hood”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

So therefore what, is the message “Give Us More Money?”

Sure seems that way:

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My Small Beef with Nike’s Very Expensive, Very Stylized San Francisco Photo Shoot from Summer 2014

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Now when I say stylized I mean non-naturalistic, ala Soviet Realism or some old propaganda poster series.

But instead of selling The Revolution, Comrade, we’re selling shoes (and the Nike Lifestyle) to women.

Man, I can just see the crew coming up from Los Angeles* County, scouting out the locations, hiring the fitness models (not just models, fitness models, who don’t look very 415 at all), checking the weather forecast and then heading out all over the City, and then it’s clickety clickety at 11 frames per second on a full-frame SLR camera* (Canon or Nikon, one or the other) after telling the fitness bunnies to hop ever higher, and to pose this way and that way until it’s time for post, when some other crew picks out the “perfect shot” out of thousands and thousands and then we end up with this series of “aspirational” shots.

Who runs like this? Not anyone IRL

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Who runs like this? Not anyone IRL

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I can see Photoshop being pushed to its limits here, not that it’s bad or anything. The model on the right almost looks like a cartoon, almost like a female Jumpman

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Does Nike really “run” SF? Mmmm… I’m thinking these shots are from some other photo shoot. Very stylized, nevertheless:

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Who runs like this? Not anyone IRL

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More of the same

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N’sync! Did somebody have a clapper metronome to keep all the models in sync?

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What’s this?

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Don’t real people look straight ahead or down when they’re jogging? Yep, but not in the Nike Motherland, Comrade. We’re Looking Forward, Towards The Future!

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Very SF, but not a real runner

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Very SF, but not a real runner

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Not SF

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And here we go again, in triangle formation, to fulfill some dude‘s vision

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IDK, perhaps this aspirational fantasyland looks great Down South en LA or Up North in Oregon, but it looks a bit funny, stylized, over the top to somebody from the 415.

Why not use real women from San Francisco next time, Nike?

*One assumes. Prove me wrong!