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Scouting for a UK Vacay? BMI Gives You Wings!

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Red Bull isn't the only thing that gives you wings. Now, Visit Britain and UK airline BMI do too. (Funny how an airline isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you phrase the words "It gives you wings!")

Check out The Perfect Flight, an advergame composed by CherryandCake. Draw your own BMI-based flight route, then try coming closest to the real-life flight duration. Winnings include all-paid stays in London, Yorkshire, Scotland and the East Midlands.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-27-07    
Topic: Games, Online



World AIDS Day Celebrated With Beautiful Agony-Style Orgasm

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Taking a cue from orgasm site Beautiful Agony, French condom company King of the Condom has released its final two minute video of a woman in the throes of a lengthy orgasm (real or fake, you decide) in support of World AIDS Day.

King of Condoms will offer a lifetime five percent discount to anyone who buys condoms on World AIDS Day, December 1, and will donate the proceeds from the day to AIDS group Association Sida Info Service.

by Steve Hall    Nov-27-07    
Topic: Cause, Racy, Video



'Teeth' Horror Film Adds Briars to Places They Shouldn't Be

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We're not really sure what to say about this movie trailer for Teeth, aside from that it involves a gynecology appointment gone horribly awry and an INSATIABLE VAGINA FULL OF TEETH.

And really grotesque punning involving roses.

Imagination is a seriously fucked-up place. Props out to Candace from DC, who sent it to us.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-26-07    
Topic: Commercials, Strange, Television



Dancing Elf Makes Scroogey New Friend

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After the success of last year's Elf Yourself campaign, Toy New York and EVB have revived it for this year's OfficeMax holiday effort. (The URL is, helpfully, the same.)

Apparently it generated over 11 million self-made elves and -- get this -- "kept users glued to the site for the equivalent of over 600 years," says the pressie.

This year we get more elves (up to four self-made dancing elves at a time; make stunted green-garbed children out of your whole family!) -- and a grizzled, miserable man, too. Check out Scrooge Yourself. Pretty self-explanatory, that.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-26-07    
Topic: Campaigns, Online



Facebook, Facebook, Facebook!

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We can't wait until Facebook, web two-dot-oh's Marsha Brady, gets dropped by fawning advertisers like a bad habit. In the meantime, here's the story on a new Digg-style feature they added to the Stalker Feed while we were all gorging ourselves for a tryptophan high.

Freezing Hot also posted statistics on Facebook's users. Age, edu level, gender and political affiliation are also thoughtfully graphed. Big users are mostly liberal, mostly college-educated and mostly women. The majority is also single and between ages 18 and 24.

We can almost hear the chops-licking in the 'netosphere. Guess Marsha won't be going out of style anytime soon.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-26-07    
Topic: Online, Research, Trends and Culture



Infiniti Caters to Latin Community By Enlisting Their Artistes

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Call it lame, but we like those "anything you can do, I can do better" ads that juxtapose two different arts and two different genders in order to suggest a playful, sometimes elegant harmony of design. You know, kind of like those old Jordan and Hamm ads.

For the Infiniti G, FX and QX, Vitamin, Chicago and ad agency Marca Hispanic brought Colombian artist Federico Uribe in contrast with Mexican alternative pop musician Ely Guerra. The spot is directed by Vincent Haycock of Vitamin. We dig it.

This ad, and others that include Latin artists of varying ilk, will air in Miami, New York and LA.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-26-07    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Good



Barbie Leaded, Ads Humanized, Jenny Switches, Planes Logoed

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- Can't we just enjoy a happy Barbie and Ken Christmas without depressing PSAs? Apparently not.

- Writing on Advertising for Peanuts, Jim Morris thinks the best ads are the ones that capture "the quiet power of a genuinely human moment." He might be right.

- Y&R has scooped up the $55 million Jenny Craig Account. Direct response and celebrity management factored heavily in the decision. JWT handled previously.

- Black Friday's online spending was up 22 percent to $531 million. Cyber Monday is expected to surpass $700 million.

more »

by Steve Hall    Nov-26-07    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Cause, Opinion, Research



Mom Talks...And Talks And Talks And Talks And Talks And Talks...

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As long as they're fairly decent, we like promotions that really do nothing, stand alone by themselves and could be used for just about anything. In fact, unless someone told you, you'd have no idea these things actually promoted anything. Thankfully, we have PR people to inform us of these things.

This two minute video features Mom aka John Roberts. Last year, he blathered on and on about a Christmas tree. This year he's blathering on and on about, well, nothing at all...other than to promote the HBO Comedy Festival...which we would never have known unless said PR person informed us. Thanks for that.

by Steve Hall    Nov-26-07    
Topic: Video



DILDOS ATTACK OUR INTERNETS! Oh Wait, It's Just a Led Zep Campaign

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We weren't really sure what we were expecting when we clicked on this link to check out the new campaign for Led Zeppellin's Mothership. But suddenly we heard some kinky Zep music and saw our personalized Google page get invaded by black and red dildos, which seemed to be growing.

With time we realized they were just Mothership dirigibles, which proceeded to blow holes through our portal. Uh, thanks, Zep.

NetDisaster.com is helping Led Zeppellin fans take over the 'net, one site at a time. According to the pressie, "Over 100,000 sites have been Zeppelised so far." Well, that's only mildly disturbing.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-26-07    
Topic: Online, Promotions, Strange



Philips Norelco Introduces Us to Second Puberty

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Not cute. You mean we have to go through it twice? And apparently the second time around yields less pleasant fruit than the first time -- which generously bestowed us with about an inch in a half of boobage.

This is part of Philips' ongoing Shave Everywhere campaign.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-26-07    
Topic: Commercials, Online, Strange, Video



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