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Gary Busey Laughs Up Saints Row 2

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AdFreak says the pairing of Gary Busey and the game Saint's Row 2 is perfect. They are right. Both are whacked. Besides, what else has Busey got to do these days besides taunt Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet?

by Steve Hall    Apr- 4-08    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Strange



Seven Reasons Why Twitter is a Great Social Media Resource

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One of the students who attended our Social Media panel at Boston's Emerson College Tuesday, April 2, Pamela Sieple wrote a wonderfully concise article about Twitter and why it's a great resource. She's right. Twitter goes far beyond its "What are you doing?" roots as anyone who uses it will tell you.

Pamela says Twitter is a great resource for the latest news, feedback on immediate thoughts or needs, a basis for networking, a channel through which live news coverage can be had and, of course, a bit of self-promotion. Give it a read and forward it to everyone you know who's jaded about the purpose and benefits of Twitter.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 4-08    
Topic: Good, Opinion, Social



Here is an Ad About Struggle

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"Soul Soldiers" is a reminder about the black guys who fought for America in Vietnam, even as they struggled against racist beliefs at home.

The ad is for the Senator John Heinz History Center and it ran through '07. It got an award for cultural awareness at the ADDYs last month.

by Angela Natividad    Apr- 4-08    
Topic: Campaigns, Cause, Good



New Balance Gets Running

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Here's something we can identify with: the love/hate relationship with running. "Every day with running is a question of your commitment," this New Balance ad observes. "And running is not afraid to ask."

It's cheesy in some respects, but on the whole it reads like a motivating anthem for those that do tear themselves out of Sleepy Time Station to wrestle concrete, icy air and reluctant limbs. The work/play, love/hate balance is played up to make way for the tagline: This is the New Balance. Gotta love a well-situated pun.

Put together by BBDO/NY. Much cooler than the desperate-to-please NB Zips thing that New Balance did last year.

by Angela Natividad    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Good



Suspicions Confirmed: London's Old People are in Storage

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There's a reason why storage companies don't let you live in or work from your unit. This is that reason.

He doesn't even give Gram the flowers! Those cold-hearted Brits: crusading against hair care ads while nana knits doilies under lock and key.

The tagline: Safestore. For those things you just can't throw away. Brought to you by the geriatric sadists at Team Rubber.

by Angela Natividad    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Commercials, Strange, Television



Voyeurism, Vodka and Nudity Wave the Flag for High Art

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Over 21? Neato. That means you can see Christi naked, or at least flashes of nakedness while Christiania -- a vodka company that digs nudity -- walks you through its 2008 NEW CLASSIC NUDE ART competition rules and regs.

What a tease.

In case you weren't clear, we're not talking Christi the supermodel. Christi (short for Christiania) is a vodka, and nudity's its gimmick. That chick at left with the tube-hair? That's a work of art by bobbykro from Christi's 2007 NEW CLASSIC NUDE ART competition.

by Angela Natividad    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Consumer Created, Online



Big Boobs Encourage Recycling

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Hey, at Adrants we don't create this stuff, we just report it so don't judge us when you see a preponderance of pendulous breasts bouncing up and down here from time to time. So once again, the power of the female breast is put to use, this time as a reason to be earth-friendly as it were.

And guys, you know you've done this. You've meticulously planned down to the last minute detail how you will methodically manage to cross paths at the perfect moment with that beauty of your dreams so you capture that crucial mental image you'll later retrieve for a certain activity.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Only in Japan Can Penis Envy Be Sated with a Console

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Not a dildo. Not a diaper. It's a strap-on jimmy for Super Pii Pii Brothers!

This has jack to do with advertising, but if you don't feel thankful for having learned about the existence of Super Pii Pii, you are lying to yourself. Strap on the harness, pop in your Wiimote and play the game that men have been playing in public toilets for, well, ever.

No word on whether a Glory Hole series is in the making but somebody's gotta be working on one.

UPDATE: It was an April Fool's joke. That's a lightweight bummer.

by Angela Natividad    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Brands, Games, Strange



Next Cockroach You See, Shake the Raid and Think Zoo York

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Ugh. Watch some street hoods spray paint Zoo York's logo on roaches, then shower them onto people in the Manhattan business district.

And here, in a concept slightly more benign, one roach calls another a "no-good cocksucking piece of shit asshole douche."

Nice one. Gotta use it some time, possibly on one of the bustier interns. And in other news, what the fucking-fuck-FUCK?

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by Angela Natividad    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Commercials, Television, Video, Worst



Cash Sweepstakes Promotes Fantasy Stock Speculation

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Tomorrow The Street relaunches its Beat the Street stock game, which is essentially fantasy stocks with prize money. The game is geared to Wall Street newbs that want to learn how to "navigate the stock market and make strong trading picks."

Any one person can win $5K/week, up to $60,000. The game lasts 12 weeks.

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by Angela Natividad    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Bad, Games, Online, Promotions



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