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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



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



Ford Goes Social Again With Fusion 41

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Following its Fiesta Movemant, Ford is seeking 2010 Fusion and Fusion Hybrid owners to participate in Fusion 41, an automotive relay race which aims to build awareness and excitement around the new Fusion. The Fusion owner of the winning team will have their vehicle paid off, and team members will win free gas for one year.

Eight participants will be chosen based on "their passion for Fusion and their ability to share compelling information about the vehicle on the internet." Think hot chicks with tens of thousands of followers.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-21-09    
Topic: Consumer Created, Social



Babes Battle in Slow Motion For Tekken 6

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Is it just us or are trailers for video games getting better than trailers for movies? After viewing a couple for Tekken 6, we're inclined to think so. Both videos point to What Will You Fight For. The game is out October 30. There's also a Twitter game.

You can view one of the videos here.

by Steve Hall    Oct-21-09    
Topic: Video



The Ad Industry Needs Pull Its Head Out of its Ass and Grow a Pair

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As follow up to a post he wrote on his blog about the good old days of advertising, George Parker followed up writing, "Apart from a stroll down memory lane and reminisces about great bars and restaurants, many of which no longer exist, the big question raised was, was the work better, and did we have more fun doing it? Yes, I think the work was better, and I know that will raise a shitstorm from young fucktards who think creating stuff for digital, viral, WOM, CGC, and whatever else is flavor of the month is harder and requires a greater range of skills. To which I answer, you are probably right, but that's not the fucking point."

Parker continues, "It's still all about ideas and great content... Not fucking execution. There seems to be a great deal of confusion on this. Do it on the back of an envelope (or better yet, a cocktail napkin) before you spend fucking hours tarting it up in Photoshop and Illustrator, or whatever you create incredibly finished layouts in these days. If it doesn't work on the cocktail napkin, it certainly wont work on your 42 inch monitor. So, order another drink and start over."

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by Steve Hall    Oct-21-09    
Topic: Opinion



All Kinds of People Eat at McDonald's

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We'd have to agree with AdFreak's assessment of a recent Leo Burnett-created McDonald's commercial currently running in the U.K. With rhyming, almost Beatnik-style poetry, the kind of people who frequent McDonald's are highlighted to illustrate the place is for people from all walks of life.

It's really quite well done and a welcome change from the run of the mill McDonald's commercial which, for the most part, is about price and item or some stupid promotion.

by Steve Hall    Oct-21-09    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Creative Commentary, Good



Carnie Wilson Wants to Know What You Sound Like in Bed

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For those of you who always wanted to ask your boss a personal question or two, this isn't the way to do it. For everybody else that loves a double entendre or three, these Filter Advertising-created ads (one, two, three) for Carnie Wilson's The Newlywed Game are for you. Hoping to bring back the original show's bedroom humor in full force a la Bob "making whoopee" Eubanks, Wilson will ask young, newly married, babes in the woods questions that will make their mother-in-law's toes curl.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-20-09    
Topic: Cable, Celebrity, Commercials, Good



We're All Wiping Our Ass Wrong According to Charmin

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Step aside Mr. Whipple. Apparently, we are no longer embarrassed by or nervous about discussing the act of wiping our butts after we take a dump. Nope. We now can have frank and open discussions about the act and the products which can help us do a better job at cleaning our rear ends.


This video's
been out for two months but, if we are to believe YouTube counter information, not many people have seen it. It's a product demonstration for Charmin freshmates. Basically, baby wipes for grownups. Using toothpaste as a stand in for, well, the brown stuff, a spokesman shows us why dry bath tissue doesn't completely accomplish the job. Nope. We need wet wipes to completely rid our ass of the annoying brown stuff.

by Steve Hall    Oct-20-09    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Strange



Media All Star Named, Pixar Lamp Gets Electric Chair

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- Matt Seiler, Global CEO of Universal McCann, has been named the MediaWeek's 2009 Media All Star "Executive of the Year."

- Want to see the world's largest dog biscuit? One was created for the launch of Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins on DVD. It's now listed ass the largest by Guinness.

- The PIxar lamp gets the electric chair for killing the I.

by Steve Hall    Oct-20-09    
Topic: Industry Events, Video



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