Topic: Self-promotion

This Clever Cannes Badge Hack Helps Young Creatives Show Off Their Best Work

Advertises your advertising skills

CANNES, France—The back of a conference access pass is generally pretty worthless, except as a place for organizers to sell ads. But what if that space could be used to…

Kickstarter Tips From Kawehi, Whose Cover Songs Are Conquering the Internet

Her many successes and one humbling failure

Most startups and creative talents would be proud to pull off one successful Kickstarter. But multi-talented musician Kawehi has just wrapped up her fifth, this time bringing in 10 times…

Is This the Most Comically Blunt Agency Self-Promo Video Ever?

Cypress Entertainment stirs things up

The folks at Cypress Entertainment, a film production and local-advertising shop in Louisiana, produced this digestif of a commercial to convince you to dump that crappy agency you're working with. With…

Photographer Invents Business Card That Lets You Play Tetris

Goal is to sell them for $30

Business cards already seem pretty retro in the world of modern networking, but here's one that manages to be both cutting-edge and vintage at the same time. Portland-based photographer Kevin Bates…

Here's a Colorful, Cryptic Alternative to 'Your Ad Here' Signs on Unsold Billboards

Van Wagner makes it more fun

Van Wagner, the outdoor advertising company, has created billboards to advertise advertising on billboards. Catch that? It's kind of meta. When a billboard doesn't get sold, its owner can keep the…

Marty Weiss Wants to Be Friends With Everyone in Ads for His New Agency

Affable adman on the street

Whether you're a stranger, peer or client, Marty Weiss wants to be your friend. With that spirit in mind, Weiss has shot some short videos on the streets of New…

Agency to Prospective Clients: Call Us or We'll Send a Drunken Zombie After You

An offer they can't refuse?

This self-promotional clip from The Ungar Group, a boutique agency in Chicago, shows what might happen if you crossed Mad Men with The Walking Dead. You'd get a dapper, cigar-smoking,…

Interviewing at BooneOakley Will Leave You Bruised and Battered

Makeup artist will help with a gory excuse

BooneOakley advertises for a senior writer in this cute clip starring creative chief David Oakley, who sympathizes with interviewees who have to make up stories to explain a day's absence…

Another Ad-Agency Music Video That Will Make You Squirm

GCG Marketing raps out a little street poetry

As instruments of self-promotion, ad-agency music videos are almost always a terrible idea. SapientNitro learned this the hard way last year in the scathing response to its Rebecca Black-esque "Idea…

Join Wieden + Kennedy, and Enter a Permanent Psychedelic Dream State

Shanghai office's trippy help-wanted video

Animation remains the easiest way to feature both an octo-shark and a skyscraper rocket in a single advertisement. So clearly, it was the only way to go with this eye-candy-riffic…