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"Mom, I Pooped in the Tub" And Other Dirty Fetishes

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We were so busy enjoying Golden Kiss Mayo on Friday (OK, not really), we didn't have a chance to share these radio jingle outtakes with you. Progressively more salacious, each take gets raunchier and raunchier and the directors becomes more and more, well, just give it a listen. But not near anyone who might be grossed out by some rather disgusting fetishes.

by Steve Hall    Oct-26-09    
Topic: Racy, Spoofs



Universal Healthcare is Hot, Blond and Curvaceous

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When Heather Graham hit the scene in Drugstore Cowboy and then again on Twin Peaks, we were, well, peaked. While we're not quite sure what appearing in a MoveOn commercial hyping a public health insurance option will do for her career, we are very sure she - and all of her hot, blond curvaceousness - has caught the eye of the very bloated, for-profit insurance companies.

As they all stand at the starting line of a race in which they don't need to compete (after all, why exert any energy when complacency works just fine), Heather, and all of her hot, blond curvaceousness, approaches the starting line as a representative of the public health insurance option and gets set to beat the crap out of all the other bloated insurance companies.

All while Peter Coyote (President on Flash Forward!) pleads for us all to contact congress and tell our representatives we need that public health insurance option.

by Steve Hall    Oct-26-09    
Topic: Cause, Celebrity, Commercials



Make Your Next Social Media Campaign Rock (And Save $50)

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Yes, we're pimping the Audience Conference will which take place in New York November 6 at the Hudson Theater and Millennium Hotel. So do us a favor and go. You won't regret it. Seriously. We're going and you should too. Besides, it's another opportunity to bullshit about advertising and who among us doesn't love to do that?

Speakers include TechCrunch's Mike Arrington, CBS News' Dan Farber, AllThingsD's Peter Kafka, Crayon's Joe Jaffe, MS&L's David Binkowski, Mahalo's Jason Calacanis, Copyblogger's Brian Clark, Shoemoney's Jeremy Shoemaker, Warner Bros. Records' Ethan Kaplan, uber PR dude Jeremy Pepper and many more.

Oh the the $50 part? When you register (which you are going to do, right?), use discount code "adrants" and save $50.

by Steve Hall    Oct-26-09    
Topic: Industry Events, Social



You Can't See the New Volvo. And Neither Can The Blind Artist

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When you close your eyes and imagine what your perfect car (or anything for that matter) would look like, what do you come up with? For those of us who can see, it's just a temporary diversion. For blind artist Esref Armagan, it's how he's envisioned everything since birth.

Volvo has invited Armagan to Sweden to paint his vision of the yet to be launched S60 which will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Here's a short documentary on the project. A longer version will be available Monday.

It's truly fascinating to see how a person who's never seen a car in his life render it. Sure, Esref can touch all the cars he wants to get a sense of what they look like and he's likely touched many. But his finished product could be pretty interesting.

That or it will turn out to be yet another lame marketing stunt.

by Steve Hall    Oct-23-09    
Topic: Video



'The Switch' Has John Hodgeman Depressed

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Three new Apple commercials debuted last night and they directly address the launch of Windows 7. In one John Hodgeman humorously breaks his promise over an over again for each previous Windows release. In another, Hodgeman pretends to be a news anchor interviewing people making the switch but it's not the switch he'd hoped for. In the third, a woman decides not to stick with what she knows and hooks up with Justin Long.

You can view the commercial here, here and here.

by Steve Hall    Oct-23-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Commercials



When it Comes to Sexiness, It's What's Underneath That Counts

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The debate about just what sexy is has been going on for as long as the first cave woman modeled the latest woolly mammoth fashions. Some enjoy full on nudity. Others like the teasing tantalization of skimpy clothing (think miniskirt, heels and a tight top). But some want everything left to the imagination.

In this commercial for Liaison Dangerous, we're given a glimpse under the hood of what would otherwise not be considered all that sexy. It's all relative.

by Steve Hall    Oct-23-09    
Topic: Good, Racy



If You Give A Bill to A Stripper...It Won't Have A Happy Ending

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Ever wonder where that $10, $20 or $100 went after you handed it over to to buy some food, get a car wash or tip a stripper? Well, Germany's Heart's Desire Association takes a look at a single bill's travels. It isn't pretty. But the organization promises bills that find their way into the organization will have a much happier ending.

by Steve Hall    Oct-23-09    
Topic: Cause, Good, Racy



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



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