So THAT'S Why the Jack Always Feels Sticky.


Forget about cows, celebrities and good health. After watching this video for BC Dairy, you will never see poker the same way again.

"I have longed for your heart."

"I have longed for your spade!"

The online video debuted in tangent with Teen Power Team, a TV spot that parodies Team America: World Police and crime-fighting dolls in general. (I dig how there's a token Spanish-speaker. Those saucy Canadians!)

Expect more where those came from. All ads, however random, conclude with the same tidy moral: must drink more milk. Dot com.

And you probably expect this by now, but I'll say it anyway: the website lets you UPLOAD VIDEOS and WIN STUFF.

Put together by Bent Images Labs for DDB Canada in Vancouver and Tribal DDB Canada (for the digital stuff).

by Angela Natividad    Jun-18-08    
Topic: Commercials, Online, Spoofs, Strange, Television

Royal Enfield Attacks Indian 'Mama's Boy' Mentality


Having previously exploited the latent tripper and pastel-lover in unlikely motorcycle buyers, Royal Enfield finally hits 'em where it hurts: love of mother.

From the pressie: "The campaign is based on a big social truth that most Indian men are 'mama's boy'."

The campaign: "Leave Home" for the Thunderbird Twinspark, by Wieden+Kennedy.

The prints:

o Revolution. One man's trajectory from baby to slacker to biker.

o Kid. This is supposed to be a man in the womb, but at first it just looked like a naked guy doing sit-ups in the dark. Which I guess might be another reason to "leave home."

Mama's boys can expect to be outed this month in all major Indian auto and lad mags. Retailers are advised to keep tissues and milk out of reach.

by Angela Natividad    Jun-18-08    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Good, Magazine

Lame-Ass Headline Comes From Sixth-Grade Diary


As only Copyranter can, a new SmartWater billboard featuring Jennifer Aniston gets a well-deserved lashing from Jennifer herself -- as written by Copyranter, of course.

A taste of the venom: "Wait, where did this fucking lame-ass headline come from? Jesus, sounds like an entry from my sixth-grade diary."

by Steve Hall    Jun-18-08    
Topic: Bad, Outdoor

MySpace Redesign Rides Flaming Wings of Batman


Looks like Batman film The Dark Knight is the sponsor for Phase I of MySpace's redesign, which went live today.

The homepage features a movie trailer, which is thankfully quiet unless you push the volume icon. And things do seem cleaner and faster.

It struck me as funny that under the heading "New to MySpace?" are buttons marked "Take a Tour" and "Latino." I indulged myself and pushed "Latino," and now I can't seem to get my ass back out in English-speaking MySpace. Curse you, AJAX, curse you!

Wait. I sorted it out. Just had to scroll to the bottom of the page and pick a new country. That definitely spiced up my day.

by Angela Natividad    Jun-18-08    
Topic: Online, Sponsorship

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Technorati Does Blog Ads, Facebook Ties MySpace, Sly Does VW

- Technorati has launched its blog ad network.

- In April, Facebook caught up to MySpace and is now reaching 115 million people each month according to Comscore. It's not like we didn't see this coming years ago. Though MySpace still beats Facebook in the U.S. with 72 million monthly uniques as compared to Facebook's 36 million.

- Ew...just ew.

- Cyber Lions and Design Lions Cannes shortlists have been announced.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-18-08    
Topic: Celebrity, Research, Social, Tools, Weblogs

Giant Naked Ass Ruins Family Trip Into City


So you're talking a nice drive into the city with your grandparents (or parents, or kids...choose appropriate scenario) to show them where you work and hang out or maybe to go to the park or even to Ground Zero for a visit. As you drive along, you look to your left and...OMG...ASS! A giant, arched ass is staring you in the face and it's all you can do to hope no one else in the car is seeing what you're seeing. Though the size of the ass and the mobile billboard truck its mounted on is far, far too big to go unnoticed. (Yes, I know the picture has palm trees in it and is probably LA but just go with it.)

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by Steve Hall    Jun-18-08    
Topic: Outdoor, Racy

Oops! There Goes The Decade


Who, whoa, whoa! It's only 2008 and we're already celebrating the decade as if we're done with it? Damn. I know Christmas is now in November but can we please finish a decade before we start trashing it on VH1 specials using trashy pictures of Britney Spears "dropping" her baby?

Ooops, wait.Yea, the headline, "Oops! There Goes the Decade," says goodbye to the 00's but the name of the special, iLove The New Millenium speaks to the fact we're still in it. Hmm, this would never make its way through a good approval process;)

by Steve Hall    Jun-18-08    
Topic: Cable

Ladies, Wonderbra Wants Your Boobs. But Only If They're Big


To promote its new collection of D to G cup sized bras, Wonderbra is looking for 1,000 women to take part in a photoshoot on June 28 and has created a video to build interest. The video consists of a collection of metaphors for breasts such as watermelons, coconuts, puppies, pillows, knockers, cupcakes and more. The video will be distributed with hopes it will spread like this one's beginning to.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-18-08    
Topic: Good, Outdoor, Promotions, Video

Brazil Takes Home Cannes Young Cyber Lion


Adland tips us to the winners of the Cannes Young Cyber Lions. The site reports, "Gold in the Cyber Lion category goes to Fabiano de Queiroz Silva and Marcela Mariano Dias. Silver goes to Korea and Joong Sik Choi and Seok Jin Shin. Bronze goes to Lithuania and Raimonds Platacis and Märcis Mikelsons." More to follow.

by Steve Hall    Jun-18-08    
Topic: Industry Events, Online

Saatchi & Saatchi China CEO Predicts Double Digit Growth


Continuing his coverage of Cannes, Asa Bailey from CannesFringe sat down with Saatchi & Saatchi China CEO Pully Chau to discuss the Chinese advertising market and how it has grown since it's "birth" in 1989 with the launch of some Procter & Gamble hair care products. China currently boasts the world's third largest ad spend and Chau expects growth to continue at a rate of 15 to 18 percent per year. Check out the three minute video for more on the growing Chinese market and advertising's role in that growth.

by Steve Hall    Jun-18-08    
Topic: Industry Events, Video

Orangina Makes with the Dancing Handplay


With the debut of "Handmade," Orangina joins a stockpile of brands that've already used wiggly fingers (and that wildcard of a thumb!) to further their agendas: HP, Guinness, Bye Helmets, Phaeton, Nokia and Elle Macpherson, among others.

In the spot, wild animals sing, play and rumba to I Like It Like That. It's like being in the Amazon, except the animals are fake and the real jungle has better taste in music. Sort of like how drinking Orangina is like having orange juice, except the juice is actually soda, and it's never as sweet as you expect it to be.

PS. Did that spot really need to be two minutes long? I vote NO.

Hat-tip to AdFreak.

by Angela Natividad    Jun-18-08    
Topic: Brands, Commercials

'Get Smart' Whored, Mommy Scolds McCain, Man Conceives Soda, Jack Hits the Track


- matrixx pulls a fast one: to score coverage for a cross-promotion between Vespa, Subway and Get Smart, it produced a write-up for us. "Please do feel free to use or rewrite the whole thing," the matrixx rep said generously. What a nifty guy. And here we were thinking we had jobs to do.

- David and Goliath put together Jack's Track, a racing game that makes the most of Jack Daniel's NASCAR sponsorship.

- MoveOn says this anti-McCain ad is its most effective ad EVAR. It involves a baby. Meh.

- Bun in the oven? Learn how to troubleshoot.

- What a strange way to market a cola. I'm disgusted. But also sold.

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