Check out this archive for some online ad inspiration

Four years ago, when I first started this blog, one of the first members of the “legitimate” blogging community to pay me notice was James A. Gardner. At the time he was a senior director at Aquent. He also had one of the most ambitious “hobby blogs” I’d ever encountered. It’s, a site that’s still going strong. Its tag line is The World’s Tastiest Collection of Online Advertising.

Tasty and comprehensive!

It was an impressive site when I first checked it out, a constant source of inspiration and competitive intelligence. It has recently gotten better. I especially like the category of Ads By Brand.

The ads are also tagged well. I clicked on the tag “Films” (found in the tag cloud, in the right column) and saw the ad to the right for The Social Network.

It’s hard to believe James is still at this archive site — all while serving as marketing director for the Boston computer hardware start-up Litl. I know from my work as marketing advisor of HarQen how demanding that can be!

Do check out this useful resource, and me know what you think of it.

Note: My first mention of the site in a post was Ads with prancing cowboys may annoy, but they sure do work