Squid Outs Husband's Cheating

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Some commercials are stranger than others. Most foreign commercials are strange because, well, they're foreign. This commercial's strange because a squid climbs out of a guys mouth and a piece of gum makes it disappear. Yea. Just watch.

by Steve Hall    Oct-22-09    




Where the Hell is Matt...Uh...Oops...Coke?

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Joe Jaffe's Crayon (among other companies including Adam Brown at Coke) is behind a new program for Coke called Expedition 206. Beginning January 1, 2010, Coke will send three ambassadors around the world to visit 206 countries in 365 days. The purpose as Jaffe writes is to "seek out, discover and celebrate the epitome of 'happiness' as it presents itself across different people, places and cultures."

Sounds a bit like a corporate version of Matt Harding's work for Stride but hey, you can never leverage and monetize the power of "world happiness" enough. So it's all good.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-22-09    
Topic: Brands, Guerilla, Podcast, Promotions, Social, Weblogs



P&G Wants You to Take A Dump and Blog About It

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When did we arrive at a point in time when it was OK for a brand to essentially say, "Please take a shit in public and tells us about how it felt, what it looked like and how effective the toilet paper was at wiping it off your ass?"

Thanks to Charmin's Enjoy the Go promotion, we're in that moment right now. The toilet paper brand is seeking five people to spend five weeks in a Charmin-branded bathroom in Manhattan and blog about dropping a log.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-22-09    
Topic: Brands, Promotions, Social, Strange, Weblogs



The Perfect Life. Brought to You by Martini

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Not that anyone really knows but a real martini used to be made with this stuff called vermouth. And it was made with gin. Now it's all about the vodka and olive juice. Well anyway, in the Netherlands, according to this long form commercial, it's all about the vermouth. Namely Martini vermouth.

Yea. The same stuff we wave over a glass of gin so we can prove to ourselves we're not just consuming a shot of gin is the same stuff some people drink alone. Personally, the stuff tastes terrible but after viewing this video, it sure seems to be a catalyst for a wonderful time.

The video, called Martini Moments, is filed with pretty people in search of the next great party. Of course, they find it and life is perfect.

by Steve Hall    Oct-22-09    
Topic: Brands, Video



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Squid Puked, TV Smashed, Babies Crawl

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- If more commercials were like this one, advertising would be a better business and the general public might actually believe what we have to say.

- Not really all that exciting but when a brand decides to throw stuff at a TV in slow motion, it's occasionally worth the watch.

- Can't get people excited about a cause? Bring out the time-tested baby strategy.

by Steve Hall    Oct-22-09    
Topic: Cause, Commercials, Strange



Pooping, Eating Boogers and Screaming All OK With Egg Baby

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The funniest part of this website? The Breaking News section. Just check it out. Anyway, to promote its line of clothing, Egg Baby has launched I Want to be a Baby on which grown ups can leave behind grown up responsibilities and travel back to the days when poop, boogers, burps and crying were all acceptable forms of public behavior, where there were no Blackberrys, no bills to pay and when sleep was plentiful.

On the site you can see humorous videos of adults acting like babies in public, check out your baby astrology, review some off the wall baby names and images of adults getting their baby on.

The site was designed by Marta Ibarrondo.

by Steve Hall    Oct-22-09    
Topic: Good, Online









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