Orbitz Caters to Lazy Vacationers Planners With 'My Ideal Beach'

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We like things simple. We hate a lot of choice. We want someone else to do all the work. We're lazy like that so we were pleased with the amazing simplicity of this new Orbitz beach vacation planner, My Ideal Beach. In just three clicks, your perfect locale is presented with price and details. What's not to love? It's much better than trolling Priceline. That's just way, way too much work.

by Steve Hall    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Good, Online



Giant Tidal Wave of Soap Suds Floods Streets of Miami

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Hmm. Is this tidal wave of soap suds in downtown Miami the beginning of yet another Sony Balls, Paint or Bunnies? Who knows. It could be anything.

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



iJustine Examines 'Cultural Divide' Between Geeks and Music Fans

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This is hilarious. So last week, lots of people were in Austin for SXSW which is is three events in one: an interactive conference, a film festival and a music festival. During the first half of the week the film crowd and the internet geeks descend. After the geeks leave mid-week and the music fans arrive, the city takes on an entirely different vibe.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Industry Events, Strange, Video



Bessies Execute Bad Ads. Yippee.

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Remember when the Elmo Song assassination brought out the inner-child-decimating sociopath in you? The Bessies can help fuel that sleeping fire. Also see their take on crappy multi-blade shaving spots.

Tagline: "Only good TV lives." Courtesy of John St., Toronto.

Yawn. Gratuitous media murder is so freshman year. Right up there with the UC Berkeley Putnam Porno. (Don't ask.)

by Angela Natividad    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Events, Promotions, Spoofs, Video



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'Out of Reach' Stimulates Greed Factor for Scion tC

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Ooh, ooh. More online executional madness for the limited-edition Scion tC in Galactic Gray. (Only 2300 available! Get your booster bait before it's gone.)

The ATTIK effort is a lot like this one for the limited-edition Scion xB Series 5, which is more likely to blind you with its mica sheen.

Outdoor executions will focus on demonstrating to bystanders that the car is just too cool for them. With placement and coordination by malbon Brothers Farms street teams, the car will literally move away when people draw near. (Hence the campaign name "Out of Reach.")

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by Angela Natividad    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Good, Guerilla, Online, Promotions



For Chinese Olympian, Silver's Just a Po' Man's Gold

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More Beijing Olympics/Adidas gorgiosity by TBWA/China and Psyop. This one tells the story of Hu Jia, a competitive diver who in five years won a slew of Olympian silvers before taking the gold in Athens. Great mix of individual determination and community pride in these spots.

See previous efforts for the "Impossible is Nothing" campaign.



Cleavage and Mushrooms Make You Feel Fungtastic!

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We've seen hundreds of ads with hot looking women in them. We've seen hundreds of ads which make us scratch our head and exclaim, "WTF!?!?!" We haven't seen many that mash both together but we're pleased to bring you this ad for Nila Sliced Mushrooms courtesy of Flickr user simonclare.

One part pulchritudinous cleavage. One part Fungtastic headline. One part come hither and stick your throbbing member between my huge breasts until you fill this can with your uncontrollable lust look. And you've got the perfect "WTF was that but it sure felt good" ad.

by Steve Hall    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Good, Outdoor, Racy, Strange



Bottoms Up Ad Messes With Kid's Mind, Frustrates Mom

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"Mommy, why does the lady on that sign have her bottom sticking up and there's like a string tied around it?"

"Well, honey, it gets hot here in Florida and sometimes your bottom can get sweaty. It's just an advertisement for a place where woman can go cool their bottoms off."

"But mommy, it says 'Gentleman's Club.' Why does it say that if only ladies go there? Have you been there? Is your bottom hot?"

"Oh no, no, no, honey. I haven't been there but I think men go there to help the women cool off. I don't know how they do it. Maybe they have to hold the fans or something. Hey, want to go to McDonald's?"

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by Steve Hall    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Outdoor, Policy



One Year of Standby No Good? How About 666 Days?

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Claim the I-Coloured Mobile ZJ268 today for the low price of $128 and your soul.

by Angela Natividad    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless, Promotions, Strange



Friendly Gnome Pours Latte Out of Skull, Among Other Things, for McD's

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Here's a two-page spread called "WAKE UP!!!" by DDB Stockholm.

It's about a gnome who shares coffee with a furry woodland creature. Hijinks ensue: they tumble off cliffs, see flying eggs, befriend a giant pig, and sail away on a sperm whale while and guffawing over old times. By the way, have an extra large latte from your equal-opportunity friends at McDonald's.

by Angela Natividad    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Good, Newspaper



Hey, Ad Guy. Look Much at Escalators?

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Escalator handrail advertising in all its obnoxious splendour.

Nothing you - haven't - seen - before.

This time though, all the radical hype is brought to you by AdRail, which uses patented technology by EHC to help get your brand under the grubby fingers and feet of the masses. What -- you're not convinced? Watch video or preview your design on a handrail.

by Angela Natividad    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Outdoor, Video



JerryTime Celebrates Easter With Nazi Propaganda Spoof

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To celebrate Easter, JerryTime, that goofy video series we discovered years ago, has put together a new video called Triumph of the Peeps which is a spoof of Leni Riefenstahl's famous Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will. In the video, Peeps replace Nazi soldiers and Arian youth.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Spoofs, Video



Because the Hard Way's Just Funner

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Ebert & Gerbert's tapped Colle + McVoy -- less its agency than its partner in crime -- to help blow out the candles on its 20th anniversary.

Maybe because the retainer was so high, C+M decided to give the sandwich guys a run for their money. They built the world's largest air vortex cannon and blew the candles out from 180 feet away. See it all at Candle Cannon.

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by Angela Natividad    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Administrivia, Agencies, Brands, Guerilla









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