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Anything For A Kiss

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Thank God there are a lot of different cultures in this world. And that those cultures have their own unique standards, sense of humor and style of advertising. Otherwise, we wouldn't have this oddity from Japan in which a love struck boy fantasizes about kissing his dream girl.

by Steve Hall    Jan-21-09    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Crayons Attack 500 Computer Monitors at BBDO

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If you arrived at work in the morning to find your computer monitor scribbled all over with crayon would you:

A.) Call HR and tell them Alev Biuky has gone insane and is roaming the hallways of random ad agencies at night?

B.) Call IT and tell them Photoshop had an orgasm last night and left the remains all over the screen?

C.) Call maintenance and tell them some kind of technicolor worm crawled all over your monitor?

D.) Bring your kid to work cuz, ya know, the crayon's not really on your computer, it's on an acetate created to promote Bring Your Kids to Work Day. At BBDO New York?

by Steve Hall    Jan-21-09    
Topic: Agencies, Desktop, Guerilla



Coke Brings Strange Love to Library

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OK. Let's analyze this new Coke commercial, part of the new Wieden + Kennedy-created Open Happiness campaign. Two teens. Sitting in a library. Flirting. Drawing images of Coke bottles, ice and a glass on their skin.

They touch. And there's fluid transfer! Yes, fluid transfer. Right in the middle of the library.

Strange love, indeed. Oh the multiple meanings that emanate from this!

This, along with several other spots including a new Happiness commercial, will debut tonight on American Idol. Some of these commercial will also air during the Super Bowl.

by Steve Hall    Jan-21-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Commercials, Strange, Super Bowl 2009



Strange. Illogical. Fun. Introducing New Minnesota Lottery Ads

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Bizarre and obtuse. Two words that aptly describe these new commercial from Colle+McVoy for the Minnesota State Lottery. Even weirder is the fact the same actors play differing parts in the six commercials. But it's nice to see the familar face of the convenience store clerk from the original campaign.

Quirky. Weird. Odd.

Give them a watch.

by Steve Hall    Jan-21-09    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Radio Station Hires Prostitutes For Promotion

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Following a stunt in which the homeless were paid to carry signs which read, "Should panhandling be legal?", Toronto-based talk radio station CFRB, with help from zig, paid prostitutes to carry signs which read, "Should prostitution be legal?"

While the campiagn was developed to hype discussion controversial topics on the station, Bad Date Coalition of Toronto's Wendy Babcock didn't like the approach, saying, "It's to give that radio station attention. It has nothing to do with helping out the sex worker ... It's using them. If we wanted to have an actual discussion ... have the sex workers come in and have it in a place where it's safe and where people can call in and respectfully ask questions."

True that. But what fun would that be as a radio promotion? After all, Opie and Anthony resorted to encourage a couple to have sex in a church. This is radio's playground. It's what they do.

by Steve Hall    Jan-20-09    
Topic: Radio



Ooo! Ooo! You Gotta See This Awesomely Cool Video!

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"hi there!
thanks for a great site!
thought u might like this, an awsome video with skateboarding tv
cool stuff.think you' d love it!!"

"Came over this link while surfing the net. It's a new ad from director Daniel Eskils and KesselsKramer. It's really cool, and I have no idea how it's done!"

Well it must be pretty f'ing good then right? Can't you guys just come out and say you are working for the brand? The agency? The seeding company? Instead of telling us you just randomly "came over" (which is actually pretty gross when you think about it) an "awesome video" that's "really cool" and that we're going to "love it!"?

by Steve Hall    Jan-20-09    
Topic: Commercials, Opinion, Video, Viral



Diet Pepsi Brings Back Joy (Horror) of Sleepover and Recess

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Want your childhood back? Sleepovers? Recess? Courtesy of BBDO Toronto, all you have to do is grab a Diet Pepsi and reminisce. That is until, for some, the realization childhood wasn't actually so great after all slaps you upside the head.

by Steve Hall    Jan-20-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Commercials, Good



Move Over Diesel. It's Time For Movie Boy

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Ooo! Ooo! It's like Diesels' The Heides...but not. Check out Movie Boy from glue London for The Sun. There's DVD/s Lots and lot of DVDs. All to be watched 24/7 over the course of six and a half days.

The dets?

more »

by Steve Hall    Jan-20-09    
Topic: Online, Promotions



We Love Billboard Extensions!

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Like hair extensions, we love billboard extensions. Wait, what? OK, yea, that was a freakishly strange analogy but still. We like billboard extensiosn. Well executed, they add a lot the the creative element of the board.

To hype the fun having that can be had at Mammoth Mountain, David and Goliath created this simple billboard with a boarder rockin' the billboard like it's a half pipe. It's simple. It conveys the excitement of boarding. And it employs a jell of a lot of our favorite thing: white space.

by Steve Hall    Jan-20-09    
Topic: Good, Outdoor



American Apparel Hooks Up With Chictopia Bloggers

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American Apparel has teamed with fashion blog social network Chictopia to feature the site's member's in a new advertising campaign. The campaigns will run on Chictopia's website as well as the member's individual fashion blogs. The models will wear a combination of American Apparel and the company's vintage line California Select.

by Steve Hall    Jan-20-09    
Topic: Brands, Promotions, Weblogs



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