Magazines and tissues | How About Orange

January 30, 2009

Magazines and tissues

Speaking of magazines, the current issue of CS Brides has an ad I put together for Bliss Weddings and Events. Which reminded me of another promotional project I worked on last year featuring Bliss: an entry for AdPack USA's annual tissue pack contest, in which copywriter Diane Landsman and I won the top prize: $6,000, which was not too shabby.

AdPack USA manufactures pocket-sized tissue packs printed with your company's graphics. Super popular in Japan, they're starting to catch on in the U.S. as a creative way to get your name into the hands of potential customers. Maybe your business could benefit from this new medium? To read more about the campaign we designed, go to AdPack USA, choose Applications, and then click the Contest link. And if you're in need of an outstanding event planner, check out Bliss and get inspired by Renny Pedersen's gorgeous work.

(Did this post sound like an infomercial? Sorry. Maybe my next post will be about Snuggies, which crack me up.)

32 comments:

Kristine said...

I just wanted to tell you I really enjoy your blog. I am so inspired by the things you post.

Jess said...

Aw, thanks, Kristine.

Tamera said...

congrats on that win - nice ad! Snuggies - those things are hilarious, in a cultish sorta way

Grandma G said...

I see they (Bliss) finally corrected their typos. ;-)

Charlene said...

Congrats on the ad win! Snuggies--would that be a backwards robe by chance? Don't they just make you laugh! Have a great weekend.

Jess said...

Oh yes indeed. Everyone needs a backwards robe, especially to wear to sporting events like in the commercial.

Diane, chief verbalist said...

I'm "blissed" out that you designed an ad for Renny. Nice work. Just don't dis my Snuggie. I'm wrapped up in mine right now -- cozy as can be and my hands are free!

Collette said...

That's a great ad. And I love the postage stamp idea--thanks for passing that on. Except now it's turned into a giant time suck. (Don't feel too bad--I'd have found something else!)

Amber said...

I remember that ad...nicely done!

Christina Hill said...

That Bliss add was perfect. Not a wonder that it won. It was absolutely gorgeous. Well done!

Sun O said...

double congrats on winning the contest and to being featured in a mag. nice picture too :D i'm totally checking out bliss :D (although i'm in LA)

Tina said...

That's great! Love your blog! Have you heard anything about Domino magazine folding? I figured youi might know something!

traci said...

Snuggies? The outfits for modern monks? We love that commercial.

Joyce said...

We saw those snuggies on the tube today, and my bf commented on the backward robe. I said, you'd should have thought of it..4 mil sold. Wow. Stupid is as stupid does!

kelly said...

You should contact the snuggie people and see if they would print your patterns on their products. Because I would totally buy one then.

Nice work as always, your blog is one of my faves!

samsmash said...

I must guiltily admit, that I laugh along with my friends about how ridiculous the Snuggies are; when secretly I want one. Of course not even my mother would know I owned it, but once I am home alone I would break it out of closet for sheer enjoyment. My Snuggie dream.

Liesel's House & Garden Party said...

How exctiting to see your art/design work in a magazine! Gorgeous!

Ann Ferguson said...

HI, love your blog. I saw the name on another Blog and had to visit because I love orange. It's been my favourite colour for as long as I can remember. Lots of orange and Inspirational content too! Thanks,
Ann.

Liz said...

My husband so wants me to make him a snuggie that is lined with silk!!!

Doris said...

LOL, those Snuggies commercial crack me up too! I keep joking with my boyfriend that I'm going to buy him one next Christmas.

Catalina said...

wao!!!! Congratulations! and great site!

Thank you for the inspiration wonderful blog!

Larissa Holland said...

what a clever concept! congratulations and $6000 will buy a whole lot o' snuggies. Yeah come on.

mare said...

well if it's a infomercial i just can't see it.
always love your blog

gina said...

LOL. That's so funny- my four year old JUST said in the car the other dya she wants a green(but red if they don't have green)snuggie for her birthday- in JULY! I had no idea what she was talking about, she had to describe it. I had seen the commercial but didn't remember the name.

Brie said...

When I first read the headline on your post I thought it was going to be about how Domino Magazine was going away and you were sniffling. :( I'm so distraught! First Blueprint and now Domino. *dies*

Jess said...

I know! I'm bummed, too. Now that you mention it, that does sound like what this post was going to be about! But since every other blogger everywhere commented on that, I opted not to. But I'm a little sad. Even though Domino's featured products are so very out of my price range, it was still fun to look at.

creativitae said...

i have wanted a snuggie for about a month now...really! congrats on the win!

Cheryl A said...

Great marketing ploy! We made our own, in orange and pink, for our wedding. Not quite as fancy or pretty as yours.

Candis said...

Wow, Congrats. Nice work, I love the design.

Priscilla said...

I studied abroad in Japan last year and you're right - these tissues are quite popular for the reasons that: 1) It comes in handy in the summer time when its super humid there! 2)When you're stuck in a packed subway. It'd be rude if you didn't wipe that sweat off your forehead and it got on a stranger. hehe. 3)You're walking around everywhere you go, so most likely you're hot and sweating profusely and need something to wipe yourself with. And more importantly, 4) you need it for the eastern style bathrooms there that does not always have toilet paper. =) I don't think we'll run into that last problem here in the states though. =D Just thought I'd share why its popular in Japan!

Jess said...

Thanks! Excellent. Most of the ones I got in Tokyo were advertising strip clubs. :(

juliekintaiwan said...

They're popular over here too. Not only for business but politicians hand them out too. My friends and I call them politissues.

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