44 Club | Nike x Wieden+Kennedy

44 Club | Nike x Wieden + Kennedy

44 Club drops another video, this time highlighting the client-agent relationship between Nike and creative agency Wieden+Kennedy out of Portland. The two companies have been working together for nearly 30 years through public relations and advertising effort. Nike’s Ed Elworthy and Nic Owen of Wieden+Kennedy are captured here talking about the longstanding relationship and what it’s meant to their respective firms.

Nigel Barker Photography

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Former model and current photographer, Nigel Barker started on runways from Milan to New York to being behind the lens. He started StudioNB in 1996, as he left his British roots and opted for Manhattan’s Meat Packing District to be his work’s permanent home. Nigel’s done photography for GQ, Lucky, People and Interview. StudioNB’s advertising clients include Pierre Cardin, Ted Baker, Bentley and Frederick’s of Hollywood.

More of Nigel Barker’s work after the jump.

New York Street Advertising Takeover: Art to NYC’s illegal billboards

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The “New York Street Advertising Takeover” by Jordan Seiler went live on Saturday, when over 120 illegal billboards were white washed by dozens of volunteers throughout the city. 

The project was organized as a reaction to the hundreds of billboards that are not registered with the city, and therefore are illegal. While illegal, these violations are not being prosecuted by the City of New York, allowing the billboard companies to garner huge profits by cluttering our outdoor space with intrusive and ugly ads.

After the illegal spots were white washed, late in the day yesterday over eighty artists transformed these spaces into personal pieces of art. 

More images after the jump.  

Audi and BMW play chess in billboard battle

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Things sure are beginning to heat up in the auto industry. Well, sort of. There’s a marketing war abrewing in California between Audi and BMW and it’s an entertaining one. On the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Beverly Glen Blvd Audi has put up some billboards showing the all new Audi A4 along with the headline: “Your move, BMW”. And Santa Monica BMW had just one thing to say to its rival – “Checkmate.”