Featured Website: “Ads of the World” for Research/Inspiration

Ads of the World is an active online archive of (you guessed it) the best advertising from all over the world, including print, online, film and outdoor mediums. It’s a great place to peruse cutting-edge, effective and humorous campaigns. The AT&T campaign below has been catching my eye for weeks in the Los Angeles Metro Train stations, for example, so it’s fun to learn about the designers behind these colorful, illustrative ads. The site credits monthly awards to the editors’ favorite picks and (drumroll)… they accept student designs too. Get your browse on here. Below are some of my personal favorites.

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Client: AT&T
Advertising Agency: BBDO, New York, USA
Chief Creative Officer: David Lubars
Executive Creative Directors: Greg Hahn, Ralph Watson
Creative Director / Art Director: James Clunie
Creative Director / Copywriter: Pierre Lipton
Designers: James Clunie, Paul Wagner
Illustrator: Dan Stiles

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florida-cactus

Client: Florida Chewing Gum
Advertising Agency: JWT, Tunis, Tunisia
Executive Creative Director: El Zoghlami Ahmed
Creative Director: El Kik Karim
Art Director: M’timet Racem
Copywriter: Fellah Feriel
Illustrator: Mejri Zied
Account Supervisor : Amira Mimouni
Account Manager : Sabri Zaroui
Planner : Hazem Kaddour
Published: March 2011

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Boutique Guitar Exchange
Advertising Agency: Sweetspot Agency, San Diego, California USA
Creative Directors: Robert Borges, Brad Copeland
Art Director: Brad Copeland
Copywriter: Robert Borges
Photographer: John Trice
Published: November 2010

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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