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'Snakes On A Plne' Get Bono-Like Spoof Treatment

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AdFreak points to yet another homage to the buzz-o-meter busting Snakes on a Plane in which DC Luigi portrays U2's Bono and sings, "Someone Tell Sam Jackson He's My Bro." Funny, funny and more funny.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 6-06    
Topic: Good, Spoofs



Scion Animation Campaign Makes Debut

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ATTIK SF and LA have, today, launched an in-cinema and broadcast animation-fest for their client, Scion. There are three :30's in the campaign, xA Shadow, xB Swarm and tC Shark. Each was directed by ATTIK Creative Director Simon Needham with animation help from Shilo Design, Stardust Studios and Blind. It's something we wouldn't mind watching prior to a movie.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 6-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Good, Television



Snickers Hip Hop Heroes Defend Old School

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We're not a teen and we're not going to try to pretend we know who will.i.am, Fergie, Taboo and apl.de.ap are because, well, we're already only almost sorta hip and we don't want to slide over into the tragically un-hip column. So we're just going to tell you that Atmosphere BBDO has created teen-focused Instantdef.com, a video series site for Snickers in which pits old school hip hop against new (or bad?) hip hop.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 6-06    
Topic: Good, Online, Trends and Culture



Site Tests Lung Capacity, Outcome Other Than Expected

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Appearing to be some sort of lung capacity test for cancer prevention, an officious sounding woman instructs visitors to Lungster how to conduct an online lung capacity test using a microphone or headset. The test calls for the visitor to blow as hard as they can into their microphone or headset to determine lung capacity. But, midway through the test, visitors are interrupted and told, well, just take the test yourself to find out. It's worth it.

The site was created by McCann Norway.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 6-06    
Topic: Good, Online, Strange, Viral



New Holland Tractor Campaign Gets Farmer Hip

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Now if you don't know a farmer, as we do, you simply won't understand this new ad campaign for New Holland farm equipment. But, that won't matter because New Holland doesn't care about you. The yonly car about people with "farmer tans." The campaign was created by Colle+McVoy. See the other three ads here, here>/a> and here.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 6-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Good, Magazine



Car Dealer Ads Are Stupid But They Usually Sell

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Copyranter wants to make sure we appreciate the "pure stupidity" of local car dealership advertising by highlighting this print campaign from Massachusetts car dealer Ernie "Come on Down" Boch. in which Boch mimics the famous Coppertone bare butt kid ad. Yes, having worked on a few car dealer accounts, we can attest the segment is rife with stupidity, fat egos and illogical thinking. However, car dealers, more than any other, care only about what sells. If your campaign doesn't do it for them, you're out on your ass faster than a car salesmen can say, "What can I do to make this deal happen today?" We're not sure this Coppertone ad will sell much so we're going to file it under the ego ad category. And, in the auto dealership business, there's no shortage of those.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 6-06    
Topic: Bad, Magazine



Bob Garfield Hates New BMW Campaign, We Have to Like It

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Bob Garfield hates the new BMW campaign from GSD&M which, of course, means we have to like it. Bob thinks GSD&M's use of the bureaucracy-kills-ideas concept with images of old, retro boardroom dudes portrayed as pompous fools without a good idea left in their bones reflected against BMW's refreshingly idea-centric, independent approach is really, really bad. He goes on to explain how that concept is old are tired and how it mirrors a creative process he claims had something to do with killing what could have been a good concept. All potentially true.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 6-06    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Creative Commentary, Good, Opinion, Television



Country Folk Need Stuff Too

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Contrary to popular belief in the ad industry, everyone does not live in the city. In fact, there's a lot more people living in the flyover states than on the coasts. All those people need stuff and they need a place to buy it. OK, they do have a few stores on the coasts but you get the point. Anyway, Tractor Supply Company is the place to get all your country needs and, while we think we've seen these before, Carmichael Lynch along with Bent Image Lab have created a new campaign to let people now about it. The spots are great. See one of them here. See the rest here.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 5-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Good, Television



See Windows Vista Site Explains Features

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Seattle-based Worktank created the See Windows Vista site for Microsoft to illustrate how companies are using Vista to develop applications. The site is full of videos and is hosted by Tom Skerritt (where's he been lately?). It's pretty good. Does the job and seems to make good use of video.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 5-06    
Topic: Brands, Good, Online, Tools



Get Ready with James Ready 5.5 - Monkey Generator

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Here's a whacked, little microsite for James Ready beer that involves monkeys, an image of your face and lots of monkey noises. It's all promoting cases of James Ready 5.5 which are available for $24. Cundari created the work.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 5-06    
Topic: Consumer Created, Good, Online, Strange, Viral



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