Honking Hooters Are Funny...Until They Don't Honk Any Longer


OK so the whole honking hooters thing is nothing knew but we find the application of the joke in this video urging women to get a mammogram to be both humorous and compelling. You see, breasts are fun. They're fun to have, fun to play with, fun to look at, fun to make jokes about.

But it's no laughing matter when it comes to breast cancer. No laughing matter at all. The video was made by Alexandra Askot and Rafael Donato.

by Steve Hall    Feb-24-10    
Topic: Cause

Ad Council Says Re-Learn Life Without Cigarettes


Having viewed yet another truth interview commercial and made the decision not to bore you with it, we decided, instead, to share a different take on quitting smoking. And it has to do with readjusting to a life without smoking.

From GSD&M Idea City (wasn't plain old GSD&M good enough?) comes this Ad Council campaign for Legacy called EX. Along with two television commercials (see below), there's a website on which those who hope to quit an share their successes and challenges.

There's also radio, posters and branded air fresheners. See all the campaign elements here.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-24-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Cause, Commercials, Poster, Radio

Funny Accents, Golfers Underwear, Copied Ads, Going Dutch


- Golfer John Daly says, "Slix boxer briefs are the most ridiculously comfortable underwear I've ever put on"

- Juggalo gets parodied.

- Wanna hear what people sound like in these here parts? Give a listen to Matt Van Hoven's This Week in Advertising.

- There's nothing like going Dutch to McDonald's By the way, where's the cause group to protect the Dutch from appearing to be cheap?

- Apparently, this commercial is supposed to sell sneakers. it just puts us to sleep.

- Danny Bloom tries to save the old fashioned "snailpaper."

- Is the Bud Light Observatory commercial a riff/copy of an IBM video from a couple of years ago? You decide.

by Steve Hall    Feb-24-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Spoofs

Cleavage Not Allowed in Colorado Springs


Ladies, if you possess the pulchritude necessary to form a significant amount of cleavage, you may not be welcome in Colorado Springs. Well, at least your cleavage isn't. So, cover up, wear an old lady bra or get a breast reduction.

That would appear to be the message Lamar Outdoor has sent the community when it banned a transit poster that showed cleavage. But get this. It was puppet cleavage. Not even human cleavage.

OK so the fact the cleavage belonged to the Muppet-like character Lucy the Slut, star of the Broadway show Avenue Q, might have something to do with the decision but seriously? What's next? No more Smokey the Bear ads because he's not wearing a shirt?

by Steve Hall    Feb-24-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Outdoor, Policy

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