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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



Worth1000 Puts Vintage Spin on Modern Products

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We love a good throwback ad. To get a feel for how the past can put everyday brands in perspective, we give you "Love Quiz" ("...for married folks only!"), from the days when Lysol was -- wait for it! -- a douche.

Yummy.

But this post is about current products that have been given a dated spin, courtesy of Worth 1000 (thanks, Dario!). Take a guess on what product is behind:

o The color TV-compatible joy machine
o That envy-stirring Hollandaise easy-rider
o Sassy and scandalous women's outtakes -- with wonderful Cole Porter songs!
o How video games benefit your children

Cute.

by Angela Natividad    Mar-19-08    
Topic: Brands, Online, Spoofs



Does Bestiality Put You in Stove-Buying Mode?

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Check out this trio of ads by BLATTNER BRUNNER, Atlanta for Appalachian Stove Co. Campaign name: "Hot and Crusty."

The fact sheet reads, "Concept: Clean burning stoves for people who pretty much don't care. Market: Southeastern US, especially highlands."

You won't absorb the full awesome-osity of that sparing description (and choice of geography) until you see the creative. The one at left says, "A roaring fire. A bottle of wine. A barn full of sheep." (Dude ... ew. But also, HA!)

Text is followed by a solitary image of an old-school stove and the brand name.

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by Angela Natividad    Mar-19-08    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Good, Magazine, Newspaper



Modernista Entrusts Identity to Able Hands of Internet

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For its latest site redesign, Modernista tossed caution to the winds. It did away with elaborate imagery, hype-laced content and the notion of using a website at all.

Now, users that run a search for Modernista -- and that click on the link to Modernista.com -- will be redirected to the search engine they used. In the upper left-hand corner they'll find a funky red nav bar. (Look past the bizarre 'net-speak and spelling; it is so Web 2.0.)

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by Angela Natividad    Mar-19-08    
Topic: Agencies, Best, Online



Orbit Gum Puts the Spritz on Janice Dickinson

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And boy does she need it. (Janice Dickinson fills us with dangerous emotions, mostly of rage and quiet angst.)

The ad was put together by BBDO and presented to us by an agency guy who finds the Orbit Gum campaign un-funny. Don't worry, man. We do too.

by Angela Natividad    Mar-19-08    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity, Commercials, Television



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