Spoiled Kid Upset Wee Box Doesn't Contain Wii


OK. Apart from the fact it's sickening this kid is so materialistic, rude and un-thankful for the gift her grandparents got for her, this video for Reevoo is actually pretty hilarious. Though it's hard to believe anyone would confuse a Wii box with a wee box, it's always fun to see grandparents completely out of step with their grand children who, to them, might as well be from another planet.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Good, Video

Jet's Pizza Lets You Have Your Cake With Just Deserts


Ever had that annoying co-worker or that pompous boss of yours walk into the lunch room and ask you for a slice of your pizza without the smallest hint of thanks or appreciation? You know you have and while you'd love to stand up and punch the crap out of these insensitive losers, you'd also like to keep your job. Thanks to Jet's Bold Fold Pizza, now you can have your cake (pizza) and eat it too. And leave the lunch room knowing these idiots will get their just deserts.

By the way, just what the hell does "you can't have your cake and eat it too" really mean? If you have a cake, of course you're going to eat it. And what the fuck is up with "just deserts" taking on the meaning of getting what one deserves? Just who makes up these wacky phrases?

by Steve Hall    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Specialty, Strange

Car Traverses Playboy Model's Mountain Tops on Cover


So you're going to accuse us of covering this news item simply because of our apparent penchant for all things racy? Please, please, please. Have more confidence in us that that! There isn't even any nudity in this work. Well at least not the real kind.

Anyway, in Germany, they let brands take over the covers of Playboy and car maker SEAT, with help from Barcelona-based Atletico International Advertising, has one of its cars climbing the mountainous regions of a woman illustrated in the form of an elevation map.

The special edition of the magazine was distributed as a giveaway and was placed in the waiting rooms of German SEAT dealers. Not so subtly, the tagline translates to English as, "SEAT Altea Freetrack. Access All Areas."

See. No nudity.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Good, Magazine, Racy

Sergeant, Referee, Sexy Teacher Go Boneless For Thursdays


If you want to have some fun with your cube mates, check this Boneless Thursdays Wild Messages promotion for Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar. Click the sergeant. Click the referee. Click the stern looking, S&M-ish school teacher. See what they say. Go on. Try it.

Then you can create invitations using these characters, send then to your friends and enjoy a BWW Boneless Thursday.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Good, Online

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You're into Yoga? Pardon Me While I Cream Myself


Did you ever have that fantasy about looking so hot that other hotties literally pause on the street to look at you? Or make love to themselves against your windows? Or put on period costumes to play kinky games around your body while you complete yoga postures?

We all have. And it's all in this Equinox spot by Fallon.

But wait! There's more.

more »

by Angela Natividad    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Best, Campaigns, Commercials, Magazine, Racy

For '08 Olympics, Adidas is the People's Nike


With help from Stink and TBWA\China, Psyop put together "Together" for Adidas and the '08 Olympics. Tagline: "Impossible is nothing." It's very Nike, with a little power-to-the-people in concentrate.

Victory, meet China.

by Angela Natividad    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Direct, Good

McD's Tears 'Barista' Out of Starbucks Playbook


Brandkeys publishes this thing called the Customer Loyalty Engagement Index. According to this year's index, Starbucks lost serious ground in '07 for forgetting what made it a big name in the first place: the coffee experience.

Who's winning the loyalty of Third Place defectors? McDonald's, which stole ground from Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts last year. To leverage its swell in traffic, the burger-and-clown franchise is opening coffee bars throughout the States, and it'll be pushing lattes, cappuccinos and frappes.

Maybe to prove there's no magic to SBUX that can't be duplicated elsewhere, McD's will be calling its coffee peddlers "baristas" and making coffee machines visible over the bar.

Hrm. We're having trouble picturing ourselves sipping macchiattos over a tile floor that smells like pee. But hey, two apple pies for $0.99? Can't beat that.

by Angela Natividad    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Brands, Packaging

'Best Ad Ever' is for ... Volvo? Guess So.


Dave and Eddy claim they've found THE GREATEST AD EVER. (And it's not that damn Volkswagen ad.) In an attic!

Visual fetishists, prepare to be disappointed. It lacks color, imagery or music to boost its emotional cred -- just 1,033 words to paint its picture. It's compelling, clever and persuasive, if you bother to read it. And it's for the Volvo! See the ad, sandwiched somewhere amidst Dave and Eddy's gushy storytelling, right here.

by Angela Natividad    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Brands, Good, Magazine, Packaging

Sarkozy Proposes Real Cultural Devolution


President Nicolas Sarkozy is proposing a complete ban on public TV commercials in France. To make up for revenue lost, the country will tax the internet and mobile phones.

The IHT calls the move "virtually without precedent." The move is positioned as a means to protect old streams of income.

With that in mind, it's easy to look at the 'net and mobile as the bad guys. But to penalize growing industries for their effect on old technology?

Please be more backward.

Anywho, the Sarkozy government may draft a bill of the proposal, which has to move through both houses of Parliament. If it passes, expect big changes in France by January 1, '09 at the earliest. (Sarkozy is hoping to make it happen before Q4 of '08, but it doesn't look likely.)

Stuff's changing fast over there. Didn't the smoking ban just formalize?

by Angela Natividad    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Bad, Policy, Television

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