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Do You Know What Bears Do in There?

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Don't you love how much bottled water and beer companies love to tout how great they are because they come from crystal clear springs that cascade down from snow-capped mountaintops? Don't you love how they never mention what the wildlife does in that crystal clear water?

Well Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado cares and they make a point of reminding us what bears do in the wild. The work comes from Cultivator Advertising & Design and will break in January on the Cotton Bowl and/or the Orange Bowl as well as Fox sports programming.

by Steve Hall    Dec-14-09    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials



Dude, Where Are the Holes?

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So you're out with your friends and you find yourself at the bowling alley. You go to pick up a ball and...WTF...there's no holes on the ball for your fingers. Surely, you must be mistaken and you turn the ball around in your hands until you realize there are words where the holes are supposed to be. The read, "Helps Prevent" and "Cavities and "Elmex." You shake your head and realized you've been adver-balled.

You then read on Adrants that this is the work of Israeli agency Shalomar Avnon Amichy and realize yet another surface has been usurped for commercial purposes. Then you ask yourself. Should you be angered or should you slap SAA on the back for furthering the adver-anywhere trend?

by Steve Hall    Dec-14-09    
Topic: Specialty



Some Mad Men Live in A Mad Men World

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In the "it's been done to death" category comes this holiday season card from Denver-based Cultivator Advertising & Design. Tired as Mad Men themed efforts have become, it's interesting to note the house in which the photoshoot took place - Cultivator Creative Director Monte Mead - is permanently tricked out Mad Men style. That's how the dude lives 24/7/365.

by Steve Hall    Dec-11-09    
Topic: Agencies



Nokia Saves the World With Responsiveness

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Nokia is humanizing itself with a series of videos which highlight people using technology for the greater good of people around the world. There are three vidoes up with more to follow. You can view the videos here, here and here.

by Steve Hall    Dec-11-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Cause



Do You Need A Hand Job?

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You can have two for five dollars. Isn't that a great deal? There's really nothing else to say about this commercial so we're just going to keep writing until there are enough words to properly wrap around the image to the left or at least fill enough space so it doesn't look like we're in a rush because the relatives are coming over and we need to clean the bathroom but first run to the store to buy some scrubbing bubbles because...oh wait...we wouldn't want to surprise the relatives when they take a shower because, ya know, the bubbles might tell them to "use the loofa."

by Steve Hall    Dec-11-09    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Fireworks to the Face is Never A Good Thing

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We don't understand a word of this Dutch commercial but the end will have you on the floor laughing. Well, that is if you actually have a sense of humor. Which seems to be in short supply for some these days.

by Steve Hall    Dec-11-09    
Topic: Strange



You Will Cry if You Watch This Safe Driving PSA

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Wow. Wow. Wow. We thought we'd seen the most intense driving safety commercial when Northern Ireland's Road Safety Authority came out with its The Faster the Speed the Bigger the Mess PSA But, hands down, this compilation of Australia's Victoria Transport Commission commercials from over the years now tops our list of the most horrifically intense and moving PSA we've ever seen. Wow.

by Steve Hall    Dec-11-09    
Topic: Cause



Bikini-Clad Shower Babe Sings For Burger King Breakfast

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What is is with women in showers these days? Burger King in the UK has launched Singing in the Shower, "the world's first guilt free showercam." Created by Cow and Pancentric Digital, visitors can "watch our shower babe shake her bits to the hits at 9:30 every morning." And they can vote for the outfit she will wear and the song she will sing the next day.

Targeting men (over 18...the site is age-protected) to get them to buy breakfast, the site also offers the chance to win a date with the shower babe who, presumably, could shake her bits in private for the winner. That or slap the boy silly for even thinking such degrading thoughts.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-10-09    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Opinion, Promotions, Racy



Need A Cheap Jingle? Love Harnell Has It For You

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Not sure about this one but we haven't had a Million Dollar Homepage/IWearYourShirt thing in a while so let's check this out. Love Harnell (yes, that's his name) has launched Love Jingles. He offers to cover, write and perform jingles for brands and promote them on the web. Similar to IWearYourShirt, Harnell is using calendar-based pricing.

On January 1, 2010 the cost of a jingle will be $1. Each day the price will go up $1 until December 31 when Harnell will either be rich, bored or the laughing stock of the ad industry and his friends. But it's an admirable effort and a cheap one too for those who get in early.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 9-09    
Topic: Social



Need A Tramp Stamp? Look in the Mirror

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Who doesn't love a well-placed tattoo? Or some ink that shows how much you love someone? Or a tat that announces your political affiliations?

If you're not quite sure yet what kind of message you want to permanently apply to yourself, Dermagraphic Tattoo can help. They've placed stickers on mirrors in and around Auckland, New Zealand to give people a chance to try a tatto on for size.

Or maybe it's just another excuse to check out your own ass.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 9-09    




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