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Catch A Glimpse of Jessica Simpson In New Campiagn

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AdPunch has a few photos of Jessica Simpson in the new ad campaign for her line of footwear and handbags. We'll agree with AdPunch here and say she does look pretty good in these ads.

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity, Good



Honda Element Crab Wants Job Back, Starts Petition

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We have no idea how long this has been around but Adrants reader Steve Poland tells us he saw a text ad on Google which read, "Help save the crab. Gil the MySpace crab lost his job. Sign the petition to get him back." The ad linked to SavetheCrab, a site that pleads for people to sign a petition so Gil can get his job back after having been fired for apparently saying "I pinch" too many times in Honda Element commercial which can. of course, be viewed on the accompanying MySpace page. Eesh.

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-06    
Topic: Good, Online, Television, Viral



Banner, Silverstein Call Attention to Canada's 'Stupid' Anti-Smoking Campaign

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Glossy's Shannon Stephaniuk tells us, "A big banner was unveiled yesterday on MTV Headquarters Toronto. The 50 foot banner was part of The Ministry of Health's Stupid.ca campaign to prevent teens from smoking. Canadian band Silverstein joined in and did a performance on MTV Live. Youthography, Toronto conceived and executed all logistics...and MTV's & Silverstein's involvement."

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-06    
Topic: Events, Outdoor



Google Alerts Used to Promote Celebrity Fantasy League to Ryan Seacrrest

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Hoping to maximize Ryan Seacreast's apparent addiction to reviewing daily Google Alerts about himself, Kaitlyn Wilkins tells us online celebrity fantasy league Fafarazzi has posted it's desire on it's blog. Through the wonders of the blogoshpere link-fest and Google's documenting of it, Fafarazzi hopes Seacreast, when reading his Google Alerts, will see the Fafarazzi plea and mention it on any one of his many shows from America Idol to his morning show on KISS to his varios interviews on Extra and other media outlets. Stranger things have happened.

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Good, Online, Weblogs



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Cig Egret Urges Californians to Jioin Coastal Cleanup Day

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Created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners and produced by Stardust Studios, this PSA for the California Coastal Commission, an extension of a previously created poster campaign, demonstrates, through the animated birth of a Cig Egret, the cigarette, along with other trash is not native to the California coast. The spot urges people to participate in the California Coastal Cleanup Day September 16.

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good



'Gangs of London' Gets Pissed On

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Instead of display of anger and the slashing tires in this promotion for the Gangs of London game, we get a literal version of what the English like to says when they're mad, "piss off." SO that's it. Watch it. That's all there is to it. The video was created by Maverick Media.

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-06    
Topic: Games, Online



Five Alive Makes You Feel Alive

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This spot for Five Alive, a drink we haven't seen on the shelves in years, is just goofy enough to merit mention. The spot is an animated collection of cultural nods that apparently illustrates how Five Alive makes you feel alive. The work was done by Leo Burnett Toronto. Animation was done by Geah Gear Animation.

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Nicky Hilton Gets It On With E!, Doesn't Film It

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The Hilton sister who didn't film herself having sex for the world to see, otherwise known as Nicky, has signed a deal with E! which, in return for promoting the hotels on it's networks, will place network programming throughout Hilton's Nicky O hotels. Elevators will be equipped with an E! news ticker and the networks Live from the Red Carpet will air in the hotels bars and restaurants. Computers will be infested with the E! Online homepage and the network will, of course, be available in all guest rooms.

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-06    
Topic: Cable, Celebrity, Online, Promotions



Jewish Social Network Launched With...Yup...Bikinied Hottie

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From our Israeli friends Keta Keta who brought us Make Love, Not Terror; Make Love, Not War; Holy Virals (Hetro and Gay) and more (all of which you can view on their site), comes this video promoting the word's first Jewish social network., Koolanoo. In the video, there's the usual ogling men do when a woman drops her robe and struts alongside a pool in a bikini but when one guy realizes she's wearing the star of David as he is, he feels obliged to enage in some protective action.

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-06    
Topic: Online, Video



'The Black Dahlia' Movie Promoted With Old School Newsreel

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Just breaking on YouTube is this classic newsreel-style video promoting the upcoming movie, The Black Dahlia, about 22 year-old actress Elizabeth Short who was found dead on a vacant Hollywood lot in January of 1947. While many people confessed to the crime, it was never solved. Shot newsreel-style, the video chronicles the many crimes that occurred in that city from the Chinese Massacre of 1871 to the LA Times Bombing to the Parker Kidnapping to the "Zoot Suit" Riots and more. The work was created by Exopolis.

by Steve Hall    Aug-30-06    
Topic: Good, Video



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