Sound of Color Habitat Fails to Work Up a Crowd

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We mentioned recently that we thought Gap's Sound of Color effort was really cool. In response to our call for news and pictures of how Gap is promoting Sound of Color at stores, Adrants reader Chris sent us the following email:

"I walked passed the GAP store on 5th Avenue in NYC this evening and it appears they have set up a Pop Up Store of some sort to promote the Sound of Color promotion. However, when I walked by it was completely empty except for a DJ and a lone employee."

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by Angela Natividad    Feb-20-08    
Topic: Bad, Brands, Campaigns, Outdoor, Promotions



What Ho, It's an STA Travel Campaign

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Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books that served as the gateway to your Lord of the Rings and/or Star Wars fixation?

STA Travel hopes to harness that escapist magnetism to promote the relaunch of STA Travelers, which is jam-packed with friendly thimble-shaped profile placeholders.

Play with Choose Your World Adventure. Don't worry; the website does so little that you'll still be forced to use your imagination. On the cheery up, you'll get lots of crap in your mailbox.

by Angela Natividad    Feb-20-08    
Topic: Online, Promotions



MD Lotto Goes Pearl Diving in Barrel of Stale Jokes

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Courtesy of Anonymous Content, for the Maryland Lotto's Big Bucks Party Pack:

- "Pull my finger."

- "I call it Joga." (Or, Why your friends shouldn't tag along on job interviews.)

Funny but forgettable. What, did Bovine United just not work out?

by Angela Natividad    Feb-20-08    
Topic: Commercials, Television



We Missed it But Bud Light Cut the Cheese

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We missed this one. Perhaps you've all seen it already but at a count of just 20,473 on YouTube since February 5, we're guessing not everyone has. This Bud Light video called "Cut the Cheese" was released just after the Super Bowl. If you ask us, it should have run in the game. It's far better (better meaning funny, not necessarily having anything to do with selling beer) than some of the other spots we saw during the game. Give it a watch. And yes, it's a very, very tired old joke but it works for us.

by Steve Hall    Feb-20-08    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange, Super Bowl 2008



Scion xB Gets Gold Treatment

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We really can't explain it any better so we're just going to let Scion campaign creator, ATTIK Creative Director Simon Needham do it. "For our campaign, we are treating these vehicles as priceless valuables. In selected neighborhoods across the U.S., street teams in security uniforms will appear driving campaign-branded armored transports."

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by Steve Hall    Feb-20-08    
Topic: Campaigns



Come On, Hipster. Do it for the WANDERING FISHPERSONS!

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GSD&M put together Unscrew America to coax Millennials into using eco-friendly lightbulbs without forcing them to forsake their fatalistic sense of ha-ha.

The effort will invade TV and print. To get the point across, Unscrew America pulls the "stark alternative universe" card and infuses it with a shot of Millennial irony.

Watch "Deadly Serious" -- which is funny (OMG Paul REUBENS!!!), but not quite like the print stuff.

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by Angela Natividad    Feb-20-08    
Topic: Campaigns, Cause, Good, Magazine, Online, Television



Delta Highlights 'Force for Global Good' in Video

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It's very easy to sometimes call out and make fun of the sappiness most cause-related marketing efforts are so fond of employing but if you bypass the urge to toss them off as manipulative tear jerkers, you come to realize these efforts are important and do very good things for fellow human beings. That's the case with Delta's Force for Global Good, a humanitarian effort which support Habitat for Humanity, The Conservation Fund and pink ribbon breast cancer efforts.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-20-08    
Topic: Cause, Good, Video



T-Shirts Sold Without 'Advertising BS'

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Um...huh? All of this just to promote a "lame" t-shirt? Seems like a lot of effort to us but when you set an artist and a filmmaker free, unhinged by those nasty account executive types, this is what you get. All to promote a Love is Lame t-shirt.

We're not sure we actually agree that love is, in fact, lame but we do like the quirky effort this piece of creative exudes in a effort to at least get us to buy a t-shirt that argues the point. Of course, because the work is so quirky, it could be flying over our head and, in fact, be endorsing love. More likely, it's reflective of someone's less than successful travels on the path to love.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-20-08    
Topic: Strange, Video



More Obama Musical Speech Mash-Ups!

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Hey, look. It's another one of those Obama speeches flanked by music and enhanced by the magic of grayscale. This one, produced by Tom Dunlap and seeded by Feed Company, is called "Hope Changes Everything."

See the previous Obama-rama pop effort, "Yes We Can."

Think all the jingling will distract from the "iconic phrase" ripping?

by Angela Natividad    Feb-20-08    
Topic: Online, Political, Video



Denver to Remove 'Less' From 'Homeless,' Hopes Reality Will Follow

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The Denver Rescue Mission is in need of $12.5 million to support the needs of 10,000 homeless people who seek shelter each night in the city. To call attention to the need, the Mission asked Cultivator Advertising & Design to develop a campaign. The agency came up with an interesting outdoor and transit campaign which composed the word "Homeless" from photos the agency took of 143 Denver area homeless.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-20-08    
Topic: Cause, Good, Outdoor, Poster









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