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…Ads are easy?

Fake Ad Generator

Looking for that next great business idea that’s going to take you to the top and make you millions? Let the Ad Generator run wild for a few minutes, and inspiration is sure to follow. “Words and semantic structures from real corporate slogans are remixed and randomized to generate invented slogans. These slogans are then paired with related images from Flickr” and a complete advertisement is created. The results are surprisingly accurate and creative for such an automated process, and it does make you wonder about the language of advertising that is both “deeply meaningful, in that it represents real cultural values and desires, and yet utterly meaningless in that these ideas have no relationship to the products being sold”. I’ll take two.

[The Ad Generator]

[Via: Digg]

…Mini makes custom billboards?

Mini Billboard

Mini is known for being small, but their advertising definitely goes big. Their latest creation is Motorby, a program where interactive billboards will welcome select Mini owners with a personalized greeting. Users of the Motorby program submit information about themselves to Mini, and receive a special key fob in return. Then, when they drive under specially equipped billboards in Chicago, New York, Miami and San Francisco, a message lights up saying things like “Nice Hair Harrold!” or “New Shoes Suze?”. The program ought to be fun until someone hits a pole trying to take a picture of their personalized message or someone hacks it to say something a little less family oriented. Given the choice though, I’d gladly take one that put up the words “Get Off Your Damn Cell Phone” every time I drove by.

[MotoringFile]

[Via: Autoblog]

…Cabs make great cows?

Bull Cab

How do you get the attention of a New Yorker? Cover their ubiquitous taxi in fake brown and white cowhide and put a set of bull horns on top of it. The cabs were created to advertise for a two-day Invitational Bull Riders event, and I’m guessing they served their purpose. Though the fares were cheap, most cab rides only lasted about six seconds.

[Via: Trend Hunter]

…God is a DJ?

I love this commercial for the Eclectic Breaks Pro X Fade crossfader, but every time I see it, I wish he was remixing the song “God Is A DJ” by Pink.

[Pro X Fade]

[Via: Uber-Review]