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Bill Green

Name a brand or media channel and Bill Green’s probably worked on and in it. Originally an art director and designer by trade, he’s now focused on an overall holistic approach to brand madness that merges the worlds of traditional, digital and social – whatever that means.

Having worked previously with Darryl and Humongo and current AdVerve podcast partner with Angela, he’s currently EVP/Chief of Strategy at Noble Mouse. The ad blog Make The Logo Bigger came about from his experiences in the world of advertising and beyond. It’s currently sleeping in until it gets all woke up.

Angela Natividad

Angela Natividad is a strategist, copywriter and journalist based in Paris. She writes MarketingProfs’ #SocialSkim, is a frequent guest on marketing podcast The Beancast, and co-hosts AdVerve the podcast. Most of her secret thoughts are on her blog, Live and Uncensored. She’s currently overseeing planning goodness for major brands in Europe via a swanky Parisian hideout.

Darryl Ohrt

Darryl Ohrt is a former punk rocker, and former Executive Creative Director at Carrot Creative, in NYC. In addition to his posts here, he also writes for Advertising Age’s Small Agency Diary, as the voice of the small guy in a big, big world.

After founding the legendary agency Humongo, he sold out to the man, left the entrepreneurial life and joined Carrot. Now in Europe, he’s the self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Awesome, tweeting, blogging, and exploring the internets as if it matters. He knows just enough to be dangerous, and is always ready for action.

The resistance is now.


The “American Dream” has not been entirely burned down. Pirate radio has become the voice for the downtrodden. Decentralized and hidden (even from each other), a network of DJs share a single philosophy of rebellion broadcasting hope to keep the memory of a former America alive.


Sound like something that you need right now? This is the package that comes from the Resistance Radio. And it’s not the resistance you thought it was. This is the voice of The Man in the High Castle, kicking off a brand new season on Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video has created a perfectly timed promotion and an expertly produced resistance - complete with secret packages, records hidden in propaganda, underground parties, and tools for listening to the alternate voice. We’re asking our Echo to play it now, cueing up for the new Man in the High Castle series, and wondering if the people behind Amazon’s resistance might just launch an actual resistance…

Physics explained, using a cup of coffee.

This warm cup of enlightenment is brought to you by Charlotte Arene in collaboration with the “Physics Reimagined” and “Interface Liquides” teams from LPS (Université Paris Sud and CNRS). 

Your resistance joy du jour

Because you know we need some.

Today’s lesson in making lemonade.

Young Thug wanted a video for his song, “Wyclef Jean.” He never showed up to help shoot it. These are the magnificent results.

An oral history of Homestar Runner

Something to get your mind off the nonstop bullshit party that the post-election internet has become.

Beer: The Great Democratiser

In addition to making a fine point about our political differences and affinities, this charming collection of baited playdates also reminds us of the major difference between beer and wine: Wine banks on acquired skill, but beer’s bar is set approachably low. 

You can bond over a shared beer with a buddy as easily as you can bond over a shared beer with someone in a completely different socioeconomic class than you. The experience will still be worthwhile, because the act of sharing a beer is—usually—more important than what kind of beer it is, or what you happen to know about it.

Think of it as Coca-Cola for grownups. And with hops.

If this weren’t already Refinery29 content (which, btw, is killing it in content diversification lately), we’d be looking for a beer logo.

Just OK Go, killing it as usual. This time it’s with Morton Salt. More deets here.

That one time Playboy—PLAYBOY!—told you not to catcall.

It’s an oldie but a goodie.

H&M didn’t call this an anthem.

They called it the “New Autumn Collection 2016.” You know why? Because nothing about this ad should feel as revolutionary as it does.

Now excuse me while I spear cheese with a knife.

NEW EPISODE OF ADVERVE: THE DEPARTING ARRIVING EDITIONPlay the show now. Subscribe in iTunes.
But what does that MEAN in this 103rd episode of the best podcast on advertising ever? It’s less about long-ass TSA-inspired lines and more about places we...

NEW EPISODE OF ADVERVE: THE DEPARTING ARRIVING EDITION

Play the show now. Subscribe in iTunes.

But what does that MEAN in this 103rd episode of the best podcast on advertising ever? It’s less about long-ass TSA-inspired lines and more about places we don’t want to ever work again. Along the way, we also take our requisite number of lefts without signaling. Time to board people. Fasten your belt and listen you some.

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German artist creates outfits that match public transport seats

For her 2008 project “Bustour,” German artist Menja Stevenson decided to source the fabrics—called moquette—that bus seats are made of to create weird matching getups. Then she wore them and hung out by the seats she matched to see if anybody would notice.

“I couldn’t believe that many people didn’t realise the connection seeing me and the seats together,” Stevenson says. “Did they think that it was sheer coincidence? Some curious people at least talked to me, and a very few laughed, but most passengers would look shyly at me and quickly look the other way again.” 

Moquette is designed to be spill and stain-proof, and can last for more than a decade. Since it can’t be purchased, Stevenson asked German transport companies to send her some.

“Wearing them, you sweat like crazy, they feel like a knight’s armor and it’s hard to act naturally.”

It’s a wonder no one sat on her.

This Graphic Designer Created Jerseys for Each Pokémon Go Team

Whether you’re Team Valor, Team Instinct or Team Mystic, one graphic designer from La Casaca toiled to give you what you need to catch ‘em all in style. 

The Rise & Fall of the GIF

Originally posted by dailyhappylife

A history of our favourite way to emote.

The Life of a Phone Sex Operator

Its origins date to the 1980s, when American telephone companies introduced dedicated “dial-a-porn” phone numbers. The service complemented other paid phone lines that connected callers with vendors who quoted stock prices, told jokes, or reported sports scores. Dial-a-porn was a hit, attracting 19 million calls during its New York debut. A Supreme Court decision helped it survive the attacks of outraged parents and conservative legislators. 

 

PSOs credit the industry’s continued existence to the aspects that differentiate it from pornography.

Donald Trump’s Been Immortalised!

In a Paris bathroom, anyway.