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Who Says You Can't put A Car in A Shopping Cart?

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Just how easy is it to buy an Alfa Romeo? So easy you can just place it in a shopping cart and be on your way. And that's exactly what Duval Guillaume did in Belgium's shopping centers for the Alfa Romeo MiTo.

by Steve Hall    Jan-13-10    
Topic: Guerilla



Guys: Clean Your Dirty Balls With Axe Detailer

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This double entendre-filled Axe "commercial" illustrates how guys can keep their "balls" clean. There's really nothing else to say about this one other than, damn, those are some seriously dirty balls.

by Steve Hall    Jan-12-10    
Topic: Commercials



Juicy Drop Commercial Labelled 'Candy Porn'

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In Over-Reaction to Potentially Pornographic Children's Advertising news today, we have this analysis of a current Juicy Drop commercial from Media Bites and Liquid Generation.

Noting the copy "hardcore candy that is dripping with attitude" and "get extreme with the deliciously intense flavor of Juicy Drop Pop Sweet," Media Bites dances around the candy facial but Liquid Generation calls the commercial and the brand's website Candy Porn.

If you try hard enough (oops, we said "hard"), you can read sex into everything. But candy porn? Even our horny male ad slut mind doesn't go that far with this one.

by Steve Hall    Jan-12-10    




Google to Debut Street View Billboard Bidding System

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A recently granted patent has given Google the ability to sell ad space on billboards through its Street View map product. Rather than a Street View user seeing the actual billboard image - in many cases months old - captured by the Google Street View vehicle, the person would see a digitally placed image purchased through the new system.

The patent explains how advertisers can replace their old images with digitally created new ones. It also describes a bidding system which could possibly allow for an advertiser who isn't using the board in real life to buy and apply a digital billboard over the advertiser who is using it in real life.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-12-10    
Topic: Online, Outdoor, Policy



Bras Big Enough to Hang From A Building Need A Big Washing Machine

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OK so if a bra was so big it needed to be hung from a 30 story building to dry, wouldn't you want to meet the woman who wore such a bra? OK so that has nothing to do with this new commercial from Young & Rubicam for LG which wants us all to know their new washing machines are HUGE!

But if for some unknown reason you did want to meet the woman who wore a bra this big, she might look something like this.

by Steve Hall    Jan-12-10    
Topic: Commercials, Racy, Strange



Wanna Laugh? Watch These Fart-Fueled Commercials

There's nothing like a good fart joke to break up the seriousness of the day. And there's nothing like a collection of the Most Flatulent Food Commercials to make one break out into laughter in a public cafe while trying to write a piece about the Most Flatulent Food Commercials. Believe us, it's not easy. People must think we're insane.

But go ahead. You try to watch these commercials without snickering. You won't be able to do it. In fact, you'll likely have your co-workers crowding around your cubicle sharing in the farty goodness of it all. At least you hope they do or else they'll all think it's you pumping out the farty goodness.

by Steve Hall    Jan-12-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Acquisition Forms 'First Full-Service Social Media Agency With Scale'

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Austin-based branded community provider Powered has, along with Portland-based StepChange and New York-based Drillteam, aquired Joe Jaffe's social media agency crayon. Jaffe describes the new corporate entity as "the first full-service social media agency with scale.

On his blog, crayon Partner Greg Verdino who will take on the role of vice president, strategy & solutions, wrote of the acquisition, "Together, we can offer everything a CMO needs in order navigate the world of social media and effectively integrating all things social into an overall marketing strategy -- beginning with strategic planning, running through service delivery and execution, capped with a surefire commitment to delivering measurable results, and supported by a program-proven set of technology platforms."

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by Steve Hall    Jan-12-10    
Topic: Agencies, Trends and Culture



BuyYourTweet Wants to Sell You A Tweet

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Stranger things have happened but with just 32 followers, BuyYouTweet, a "viral experiment" that sells tweets to advertisers on eBay, seems like a non-starter.

So far the auction, placed by Ben Cooper, sold its first tweet for $3,24. That's not exactly a business model but, as we said, stranger things have happened like, oh, say, cartoon bubbles being labeled rapists.

by Steve Hall    Jan-12-10    
Topic: Social



Near Naked Twilight Star Ashley Greene Fronts Drool-Worthy SoBe Campaign

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Ashley Green, who plays the part of Alice Cullen in the Twilight movie series, recently donned painted swimwear for a photoshoot which will make its way to a new SoBe LifeWater campaign. Reportedly, the ad will appear in the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. The campaign is said to mirror the concept of the issue which will have the models in bodypainted swimwear.

A video of the photoshoot can be seen here and a gallery of photos is here.

by Steve Hall    Jan-12-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity, Racy



Not All Bartenders Shake the Same Way

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When sending in something like this, the submitter might as well scream, "PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE PUBLISH THIS. WE REALLY NEED IT TO GO VIRAL. PLEASE?"

OK, fine.

But if you want some really amazing bartender action, check this out.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 8-10    
Topic: Video



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