What’s the message here?
This Procter & Gamble commercial purports to celebrate moms, showing how they nurture us from infancy to achieve greatness. But it seems to me that these three vignettes are more about the kids being coerced (however gently) into the pursuit of parental aspirations, rather than being allowed to discover their own. Have a look at the spot. Am I off base here? What do you think?
Apple’s new ad
Poetry is the theme for Apple’s newest commercial for its iPad Air. I’ve never been much of a poetry fan, but I find this ad does a good job of showing iPad capabilities. Still, is it a bit on the pretentious side? What do you think?
Teens leaving Facebook while 25+ folks sign up
This takes you to a very interesting graphic that shows how Facebook use has declined with teens, even as it rises among people 25 and older, with the largest percentage rise coming with those 55 and older.
Cell phone ambushing
This article in Time includes a video that demonstrates how one man has decided to combat what he considers to be rude cell phone usage in public spaces. What do you think?
This post is for everyone who likes a good, stiff eggnog during the holidays! President Dwight Eisenhower knew his way around a kitchen, and this eggnog recipe is proof positive of that fact. With a quart of liquor as a prime ingredient it’s proof plus! Enjoy!
Creativity is NOT preferred
This link takes you to an article in Slate online that cites recent research on the subject of creativity. On finding: Creativity is actively resisted by decision-makers in positions of authority. This has big implications for media-intense industries like film-making and advertising. See what you think.