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Do Not Eat This If You Don't Want to Be A Doofus


If ever there were a commercial which made us not want to be associated in any way with the product being advertised, it would be this Clemenger BBDO-created commercial for Campbell's Chunky Fully Loaded soup.

Seriously. It's like a bunch of Darwin Award winners crossed with Evil Knievel wannabes in search of McGuyver.

by Steve Hall    May-12-09    
Topic: Commercials, Strange, Worst

Stop Soot, Non-Biodegradable Barbie, Comment Troll Etiquette


- Stop soot (by Underground Advertising of San Francisco).

- Big reveal on YouTube HD Camera Trick (kinda neat if you're an optical illusions kinda chap, plus lots of YouTube users got called out). The original video was an effort for Samsung.

- Create your own ville courtesy of Johnsonville, the creators of their own ... sausage.

- When to delete a nasty blog comment.

- Pretty paper dioramas.

- Who'd've guessed: "you guys shoulndt even put something about the barbies... they are NOT earth friendly.."

by Angela Natividad    May-12-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Cause, Online, Opinion, Trends and Culture, Video

Lost Tribe Craves Fry; Five-Second Rule Blocks Bounty


Two guys are in a car. The passenger, who's inconsiderately grubbing, mistakenly drops a McDonald's french fry between the seats, compelling the driver to turn to him with a short, harsh "Dude" -- shorthand for "You better pick that shit up and fast."

If you've ever wondered what happens to the stuff lost in motor vehicle ether, here's your chance. Spare change, ballpen caps and -- yes, mislaid fries -- become window trimmings in a universe composed of lost souls, toiling for the pleasure of a crazed, invisible god.

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by Angela Natividad    May-12-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Commercials, Good, Strange, Television

3G Prius Brings Munchkins to the Fore


Saatchi & Saatchi/LA busts out with "Harmony," a wee bit of weirdness in which a Toyota Prius drives leisurely through a dormant landscape and sets it blooming -- not just with flowers and and trees, but with what appear to be Munchkins.

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by Angela Natividad    May-12-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Commercials, Television

Coke Gremlins Revealed, Ideas Stolen, Tube Sox Made Sexy


- Those adorable/scary furry things in Coke's new Organ Player commercial? Find everything out about them on their Facebook page and their Flickr page.

- Tired of being original? Want to get lazy and just jump on the homage express? Head over to Steal Our Ideas where on and Adam are happy to concept so you don't have to.

- Bud Spencer punches people for no apparent reason in Bancaja commercial.

- Love this Wildfox photoset. Tube sox and car washes never looked so sexy.

by Steve Hall    May-12-09    
Topic: Weblogs

VW Digitally Does GM's Disneyworld Test Track


Ever been to Disneyworld? Ever been on the GM Test Track ride? Then you know exactly what you're getting into with this Tribal DDB London-created online game, The GTI Project. It's to hype the launch of Volkswagon's new Golf GTI Mk VI.

While the work is inspired by the Golf's invention back in the seventies when VW engineers sequestered themselves in a secret room in their spare time to design the first generation Golf...it's a digital version of GM's Test Track Disney ride.


Not knocking the work and we are a VW fan having owned three but if we had to choose the best ride, we'd have to go with GM's real world version. Of course, not everyone can go to Disney all the time so let's just thank Tribal DDB London for providing us a digital alternative.

by Steve Hall    May-12-09    
Topic: Games, Online

The Foot Fetish Folks are Gonna LOVE This.


Shoe firm TerraPlana has this new technology called Vivo Barefoot, which gives shoes the power to stimulate your sensory perception "every time you touch the ground."

Not sure what exactly that means, but it sounds suspiciously like broken shock absorbers.

Anywho, to show how free and awesome your feet are gonna feel, the company's disseminating a video called "Pian-Toe."

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by Angela Natividad    May-12-09    
Topic: Brands, Promotions, Strange, Video

Doritos Digs Dodgeball


Remember when dodgeball was just a stupid game you played in gym class when the teacher didn't feel like teaching you anything that actually had to do with physical education? Well those were the days. Thanks to a movie and a bunch of people not interested in playing "real" sports, it's now become a popular sport. Which, of course, means it's now part of an ad campaign.

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by Steve Hall    May-12-09    
Topic: Games, Good, Online

New Coke Cans Celebrate Summertime


Coca-Cola kicks off barbeque season with a set of fresh and festive Coke cans. Each is red with the silver silhouette of something summery -- sunglasses, a grill, a beach ball -- and the logo, either peeking out of the image or interacting with it some other way.

The one at left looks kind of like Diet Coke masquerading as Coca-Cola Classic. (We'll leave you to make the aspartame-laced-wolf-in-sheep's-clothing jokes.) But this is infinitely less gauche than the limited-edition Ramadan cans.

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by Angela Natividad    May-12-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Packaging

French's Comes with 40% More Happy.


Provided your definition of "happy" is yellow and zesty.

With help from Euro RSCG/NY, French's -- which is apparently over a hundred years old -- kicks off its latest campaign with "Happy Starts Here" -- a tribute to how each bottle of French's now comes with 40% MORE FREE!.

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by Angela Natividad    May-12-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Commercials, Television

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