12 responded to this post

mygif
 Kenny Bania - The Freshmaker said on December 8th, 2005

a couple of years ago, tbwavancouver did a billboard ad for electronic arts. all it had was a line of code. it turns out that the line of code translated to ‘now hiring’ or something along those lines.

mygif
 michael said on December 8th, 2005

I wish I could see that question, I wanted to try it out

mygif
 Sharif said on December 8th, 2005

Google has been known to do that too.

mygif
 Kenny Bania - The Freshmaker said on December 8th, 2005

michael, here is the link to the electronic arts billboard:

http://www.tbwa-vancouver.com/portfolio/images/ea_01.jpg

maybe you can translate it for us.

mygif
 Matthew F said on December 8th, 2005

The tag says,
x=24, y=30
Phone:=01.(y²-x).(y²-10²)x10

and the phone number is 01.876.8000

mygif
 Jonathan Snook said on December 8th, 2005

The EA billboard is fairly easy, as is that equation. The EA billboard says “Now Hiring”.

mygif
 Fell said on December 8th, 2005

I love these concepts, élitist advertising. Which really drives home a feeling of self accomplishment if you’re one of a few that get it, let alone can do it!

mygif
 djmaru said on December 9th, 2005

these were in the last CMYK. wonder who was first.

mygif
 Just In said on December 9th, 2005

nice idea, but man, you think they’d pick a more difficult equation :

mygif
 Barry Ritholtz said on December 10th, 2005

McKinsey: The people who helped to bring you Enron

mygif
 Chris said on November 5th, 2009

Are people really so stupid that they find that this advertisement presents a difficult math problem? A quick google makes it seem that way. I feel like I’ve slipped into a parallel universe.

Track & Pingback

Trackback and pingback from other blogger

March 31st, 2006 at 8:32 am Marketallica: Pazarlama trendleri ve yeni iÅŸ fikirleri mention something about this post....

Leave A Reply

Go Back To Home |

 Name (*required)

 Email Address (*private)

 Website (*optional)

Please Note: Comment Moderation Maybe Active So There is No Need To Resubmit Your Comments