Advertising In Vegas And Bail Bonds

So I’m watching Sunday Night Football – yes I have a severe food hangover – and I saw this awesome spot for Goodfellas Bail Bonds. Don’t know if they have an agency, but this is “brilliant”. I couldn’t catch all the lyrics though.

And their spot ran right before game start.

Timing is everything.

This spot is simply memorable - isn't that what we're going for in advertising?

If I get arrested for too many links per post, they’ll be my first phone call.

And speaking of advertising, if I see another Lexus Holiday spot I’m gonna need those guys.

By the way, should you be visiting my hometown and get caught doing something stupid (it happens), you should call Goodfellas. 

Where else can you get a Free Ride Home, a Free T-shirt, and a Free Hug? 

Goodfellas, in Vegas!

Wishing I Weren't Here

I used to feel that way.

So I love the new (and brilliant) campaign for British Airways – it just rings true for me. Digital billboards where a little boy points out the (real) plane flying overhead, and the destination with fares are displayed.

The premise (of course you know) is that we (well some of us) look up and wonder where that plane is headed.

I used to do a lot of that.

I lived in Portland, Oregon – where there are a lot of cloudy, dark, rainy days.

Yeah I know it’s a cool, hip place – full of creativity, great bands, awesome food, big trees, a terrific transit system, The Best Micro Brews, friends and family, and rain. It just didn’t provide me enough sunny days to survive. Really.

So I moved to the desert.

Way back, when I lived in Bonny Slope (which is now mostly homes squished together), I cherished summer. I spent the sunny days outside working in the yard, fixing some weird thing on the house (which always seemed to need something done), or my favorite thing: sitting in the sun reading.

Then

Then

Now

Now

I was located on a flight path – don’t know where the planes were going to, or coming from – but I always looked up and wondered if they were on their way to some wonderful, perennially sunny destination.

So, yeah. I did look at planes in the sky and wonder where they’d been and where they were going.

These days, I’m on a flight path that heads out of town. People on planes leaving Vegas.

But now, I just look up and think, ‘thank you for leaving your money.’

When an economy depends on others who need their time in the sun I am thankful. Oh yeah, and that gambling thing helps too.

I Guess It's English As A Second Language. Thank God It Prevents Myopia.

It's Friday, so I must share...

This Prevent Myopia Screen Guard Protector Film can protect your eyes. [Need I say more?]  

This Prevent Myopia Screen Guard Protector Film can protect your eyes. [Need I say more?] 

I bought a lovely new Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

Okay for all you Mac folks, yes I use a pc, and yes I bought a Windows 8 machine, which is working quite well thank you.  (It takes a little time to get used to it)

By the way, being someone who loves ink on paper and the art of packaging design, I was impressed with the elegant box it came in. What can I say? I'm a designer at heart. 

So I bought a Lenovo case through Amazon the other day, and they sent me an email this morning recommending a screen guard.

These are the features - and you can read it for yourself here.

Features:

1. Great protection for your laptop and notebook LCD screen

2. Durable, washable, reusable with no residue during removal

3. As same inch, long and wide is different

4. That we will take our dimension for standard

5. This Prevent Myopia Screen Guard Protector Film can protect your eyes

6. With high anti-static performance, this Screen Guard Protector Film can remove glare, improve contrast

7. It is very safe to use and has no adverse affect whatsoever on your equipment

8. This will protect your screen from scratching and normal use damage

Happy Friday!