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Losing Fuel, Teddy's dead legs and Mad Women

- Fuel loses fuel.

- MCD gives those hardworking kids a day off in the city.

- Well, that didn't take long. Long live Teddy's dead legs.

- Fake WWF campaign lands just in time for 9/11!

- Where the white women at?

by Bill Green    Sep- 1-09    
Topic: Cause, Creative Commentary, Opinion, Political, Specialty



Apparently Naomi Would Rather Wear Fur

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From the People For the Ethical Cashing of Checks files...

Looks like Naomi won't be invited for that PETA calendar shoot in 2010. Hey man, long as that shit clears. (Via.)

by Bill Green    Sep- 1-09    
Topic: Cause, Celebrity



You Say You Want a Chevolution, Well, You Know

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We all want to sell the world. A new doc out takes a look at the iconic "Guerilla Heroico" y'all know and love, Che Guevara for the new kids, and, which most of advertising has exploited quite nicely. With takes from people like Antonio Banderas, director Trisha Ziff takes a look at the origins of the initially copyright free image that now sells everything from Hope to coffee mugs. (Below.)

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by Bill Green    Sep- 1-09    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Political



Spays Not Strays

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Cat, nipped? Unwanted teen cat pregnancies are nothing to joke about. The shame of having to raise a litter as a single mom can be overwhelming, and kitten mittens* is not enough. Won't you please help? Agency Erwin-Penland is with a new integrated Humane Society campaign that incorporates traditional media with digital and extensive out-of-home initiatives (cut-outs of cats throughout downtown Greenville, etc). So where's the work you say? We wanna show you, but they didn't send us** anything except the website with animated kitty page takeover.***

*Shameless attempt to work this clip in. **Shameless attempt to work in a mention re: the ongoing problem with PR releases and basic shit like including the ad agency's url. Hard to give a shop love when you't include a link. ***Kitty Page Takeover plays two shows this week in Greenvilee btw. I KID.

by Bill Green    Sep- 1-09    
Topic: Campaigns, Cause



An Agency Spot For... An Agency

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Well, you never heard of Danish agency We Love People until now but they've done one thing nobody in the industry has that we know of: Run a TV spot for themselves on national TV. Desperate move or why didn't I think of that headslap? It's not that the spot is memorable (below). At most, it's thoroughly generic, safe and disposable, like the majority of consumer advertising here. But it is notable for the self-promo move, something that raises another issue with the industry here.

How long before American shops start advertising themselves that directly? The unwritten rule is/was that the work you do is your calling card. No agency would've left any type of signature on the work. But, times be changing and all, and maybe this is what small - mid shops have to start doing. An earlier tourist campaign by Red Tettemer included their name in the credits. Small move to test the waters perhaps.

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by Bill Green    Sep- 1-09    
Topic: Agencies, Commercials, Television



Aspen Channels Great Depression For Skiers

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Hey, I'm trying to sex this stuff up, gimmee a break. It may not be as thrilling as Steve's AdTech booth babe pics, but this new campaign for the Aspen Skiing Co. that got sent in here seems to have an identity crisis. Maybe because the article is full of target-rich marketing speak. (Maybe because I'm also killing time until Steve's pics get posted.) Is it geared towards locals, or, everyone looking for a great ski vacation, or, people who are feeling the crunch, or... I'm not sure. "The new ads strive to get across the idea that people need to "reward" themselves during the recession" Hmmm.

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by Bill Green    Sep- 1-09    
Topic: Magazine



Serious Sam's WTF of the Week, Maybe of The Year

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Polygons per krundle people. Pick a sterotype and it's all her, here. Texas' own Beef and Sage created this trailer for the soon to be released gaming title Serious Sam HD from Croatia's own Croteam. They also have another version of this spot which will be released when this thread hits 100 comments. Won't you please help? (Below.) If you need to cleanse the palette, there's this real trailer too.

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by Bill Green    Sep- 1-09    
Topic: Commercials, Games



3... 2... 1... We Have a Reignited America

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Who says your local government-funded automaker doesn't know how to blow your cash. Sure the economy affects everyone in time like these, but I suppose Cadillac is one of those brands that never gave a shit about how the economy was doing. Nor their drivers. Like any other high-end brand, if you can afford to drive one, you 're probably doing okay anyway. Which is a long way of saying I always hated car companies who run extravagant spots... in times like these. But I really like this one. (Below.) Taking a few cues from Colonel Steve Austin (YouTube it, youngins), Cadillac CTS Coupé mimics a NASA launch on the ground with some slick slickness and a nice space > Earth contour night vision inspired finish. Oh, the song? Lemon Jelly's "Space Walk."

Now, let's all go help Chrysler grab strife and do something as cool.

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by Bill Green    Sep- 1-09    
Topic: Commercials



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