October 18, 2017

Articles by Christopher Michael for Hawkblocker

When Shampoo Brands Go Hitler

Christopher Michael: Now let's never speak of it againRead More

Mannequin Robot, Will You Be My Valentine?

By Christopher Michael for Hawkblocker | February 14th, 2012
Christopher Michael is spending Valentines Day with the most beautiful of non-human forms. (Not!)Read More

Boil Japan!

By Christopher Michael for Hawkblocker | November 24th, 2011
How Cup Noodle commercialised the tsunami ... and wonRead More

Others Must Fail: The Tata Nano Ad Campaign

By Christopher Michael for Hawkblocker | October 13th, 2011
It was supposed to revolutionize personal transport in the developing world but it's not. Here's why.Read More

Steve Jobs is Dead, Mac's 1984 Ad Lives on

In honour of the death of probably the most influential business leader since Henry Ford, it's worth looking back once again at probably the most influential TV ad ever made.Read More

Scramble the PR Jets! Just How Did That Anti-Gay Ad Wind Up in the National Post?

By Christopher Michael for Hawkblocker | September 30th, 2011
While much will be written the newspaper's decision to print this nasty ad, the real embarrassment for the Post isn't that the ad makes it look bigoted. It's that it makes it look desperate.Read More

PC vs. Liberal Ontario Campaign Ads

By Christopher Michael for Hawkblocker | September 14th, 2011
One leader's gone all mud-slingingly positive. The other's gone missing.Read More

The Fearful Symmetry of Anders Breivik and Lacoste

By Christopher Michael for Hawkblocker | September 13th, 2011
The Norwegian mass murderer loves Lacoste. But by deciding to very publicly disassociate their brand from Breivik, Lacoste’s managers are drawing attention to what many of us never noticed in the first place.Read More

Advertising Review

WikiLeaks' infuriating Mastercard parody adRead More
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