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HoneyShed Gets Weird Again in New Video Series

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HoneyShed, that Droga5-created, brand-as-content site has some new videos out that are floating around YouTube. As whacky as the originals, these videos feature iPod silhouette-like female figures gyrating while HoneyShed voice mails are played, a woman in her underwear frolicking on a carpet with puppies, that weird Filipino martial arts dude Weng Weng and two women doing...well, we have no idea...in front of a skyline. Some truly drug-induced creativity we must say.

by Steve Hall    Jan-10-08    
Topic: Good, Strange, Video



Wendy's May Dump Saatchi

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Wendy's, apparently not pleased with its red wig campaign, may be leaving Saatchi & Saatchi, AdScam's George Parker reports. A Saatchi source tells Parker production has ceased on all work. George didn't like the red wig campaign citing its lack of relevance to the brand and its lack of message content.

We're not sure we agree. Following the death of iconic Dave Thomas, Wendy's work hit a low point. We think the red wig campaign succeeded in eliciting a "whoa, that's pretty good in a weird sort of whacked way" reaction. Whether it sold any hamburgers we know not.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-10-08    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Campaigns



Airplane Meets Twin Towers in Old Pakistani Airlines Ad

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Adland has unearthed an old 1979 ad for Pakistani Airlines promoting its flights to New York City using an ominous plane shadow cast upon the Twin Towers. Certainly in the seventies, everyone was enamored with the stature and size of the the then amazing looking towers but unless you were Irwin Allen, even in your most imaginative moments you weren't envisioning this ad's imagery would foretell the horror that occurred September 11, 2001.

Barring that horrific day in 2001 and placing oneself in 1979, it's actually a good ad. The Towers were the premiere iconic image of New York city and they retained their iconic status through three decades until they fell that fateful day. No one in 1979 could seriously have believed an image like this would become reality. Sadly, it did. Similar images from the past will continue to pop up from time to time in old magazines, in old ads, in old movies and we'll wince a bit each time we see them remembering our connection to that day. Sally Martin.

by Steve Hall    Jan-10-08    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Newspaper, Opinion, Trends and Culture



Nudity Doesn't Always Equal Sexy in Advertising

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Wow. Could this potentially sexy ad be any less sexy and more pedestrian that it is? To promote its full body blow dryer, Triton created a video featuring a nude model in her bathroom taking a shower and then drying off. While all this imagery is happening (nude and possibly NSFW), an announcer drones on about how the product saves on towel usage, doesn't spread germs, makes for less laundry, reduces harmful humidity, warms you on a cold winter morning and makes drying the kids and pets fun.

Hmm, apparently every ad doesn't have to be innuendo-laden and over the top objectifying of women to actually convey a commercial message. Who knew?

by Steve Hall    Jan-10-08    
Topic: Good, Racy, Video



Hair Club and Playboy Frolic Together With Before/After Game

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When the vanity that is Hair Club for Men Hooks up with the vanity that is Playboy, it's clear we've entered a new chapter in the book of cultural vanity. When otherwise perfectly good looking but folically challenged men are paired with perfectly airbrushed (oh wait. that's so 70's. Photoshopped) Playboy Playmates, well, you have an online game, of course. Yes, really. After all, it's likely the only time you'll see a balding guy with a hot chic.

The game, Photo Hunt was created by Cowboy, an agency George Parker recently riffed asking, "Cowboy!!! Fucking Cowboy!!! They have to be kidding, right?"

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by Steve Hall    Jan-10-08    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Games, Good, Online, Racy



Spoiled Kid Upset Wee Box Doesn't Contain Wii

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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

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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

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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

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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



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

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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.

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



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