- Sexy red dress and YouTube on a horse. Short dress and "more coverage" in the same ad an oxymoron?
- There are a lot of "issues" with flying but Virgin Atlantic thinks it has the answer with its Upper Class service.
- Denny's has apologized for its potato famine ad. There's even a facebook outcry over the ad.
- How not to pitch media. ("I'll honor the fucking embargo")
- Are you an agency in Chicago? Then why aren't you taking part in the Chicago portfolio School's Real Life Ad Contest?
- TokyoGlow is a short film created by Citizen Jones and Industry Films for Los Angeles shoe designer The Generic Man.
- Cathay Pacific wants you to meet the team.
- Here's a couple of commercial from Boston-based MMB for Subway. Bollywood and Egypt. Brand New School produced.
- DC's Gymkhana Two won a One Show Entertainment Award in the Online Branded Entertainment category for its viral videos.
Extending the original Fiesta Movement, Ford has signed on 40 people in 16 cities and paired them in teams of two to complete a series of missions and challenges locally. As before, Fiesta Agents will record their every move and upload it for the rest of the world to consume and, from the release, "redefine the way Fiesta is brought to market by interacting with consumers online and offline, while bringing Fiesta to their communities."
"This was a natural progression from the first phase of the Fiesta Movement," said Connie Fontaine, Ford Brand Content and Alliances manager. "Chapter 2 will still be rooted in social media, but this time the content will also live offline and find its way into new mediums. Fiesta needs to clearly be the star now as the agents share their work within their communities and beyond."
You see? It's all about the car now and not the social media personalities. Or so it is hoped.
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It seems Americans really are a bunch of hypocrites. It's OK to be gay in movies and on TV. In fact, it's OK to have a gay character on almost every single show and movie. So much so that you'd think everyone in America was gay. Except if you watch American advertising.
When it come to advertising, as Bill Green points out, American advertising is still in the closet. He points to a Hyundai commercial which allows us to observe a potential rendezvous between two women. There's no sex. There's no kissing. There's no touching. The two woman aren't even in a scene together. But...the implication is they will, of course, be together in, perhaps, the biblical sense later on.
How do you sell Xbox to teenage boys? By dressing an incredibly hot chick with an unbelievably amazing, ravishingly bootylicious ass of stunningly epic proportion in a drool-inducing thong and just film her sitting there playing the game. No need for pointless copy or lame narration. Just a hot ass and a camera. Simple, really.
PleaseRobMe aside, we all love Foursquare, right? Come on admit it. You know you do. You obsess over telling everyone where you are. You invent places just to get points. You covet badges. Admit it. It's a disease. But it's nothing new. It's just an extension of the Twitter disease which made us all think people actually give a shit what we're doing every single second of the day.
Enter Badges Like Us, a fairly lame rap rendition of the location-based game. Check it. Catch the lyrics on the video's YouTube page.
While this looks totally unreal, this guy can, apparently, turn water-filled glasses into a full orchestral masterpiece. For automaker Skoda, Hamburg-based Leagas Delany tapped glass harp guy Peter Spatina to squeak out the musical background for a new commercial touting Skoda's new SUV.
We wish we could have unearthed this ourselves but credit goes to AdWeek's Barbara Lippert...or whomever sent it to her...for finding this semi-hilarious spoof of the Old Spice I'm on a Horse commercial. Folk singers Emily and Matt set the copy of the commercial to John Denver's You Fill Up My Senses.
This is just one of the many spoofs out there paying homage to this Wieden + Kennedy-created commercial. When a commercial - yea, a lowly commercial - spawns this sort of viral love, you know you've got a hit on your hands.