Drooling Baby Satisfied With Breast Milk

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For a truly strange...or over the top disgusting...take on the whole breast feeding thing, be sure to check out the latest from the Ohio state health department which has a drooling baby truly satisfied with his intake of breast milk.

by Steve Hall    Apr-19-10    
Topic: Outdoor, Strange



Film Festival Promises Not to Hold Your Bladder Hostage

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OK so this is gross. Riffing off Hitchcock's statement regarding the proper length of a film when he said, "The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder," Barcelono-based Atletico International has held a bladder hostage in a promotional video for the MECAL Short Film Festival. They're touting it as "the world's first bladder friendly festival." Funny. Gross. Weird. All in one.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-19-10    
Topic: Industry Events, Strange, Video



People Know You Wear Diapers

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My mother would be horrified at what passes for acceptable advertising subject matter today. Erectile dysfunction. Irritable bowel syndrome. And adult incontinence. So it's fair to say she probably wouldn't like this new campaign from Depends which follows the same boring concept of every other "ailment" commercial.

You know the concept. Show average people doing everyday normal things. Present them as if they were your neighbor (well, a normal neighbor). And then, at the end, drop some copy akin to, "People know a lot of things about me but no one needs to know about my condition" followed by the ubiquitous product shot.

That's pretty much what JWT New York did for Depend Underwear. There's print ads too.

by Steve Hall    Apr-19-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials



Affiliate Summit Airs Commercial to Expand Attendance

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It's not often (ever?) you see an industry conference run a commercial on television to promote attendance but that's exactly what Affiliate Summit is doing to promote it's summer conference in New York August 15-17.

Conference Co-Founder Shawn Collins says, "The commercial touches on the uncertainties in the economy, and how folks can control their destiny by working in affiliate marketing and becoming their own boss."

Yes, it's as cheesy as you would think a commercial about an ad conference would be but Affiliate Summit has grown from 200 attendees in 2003 to 4,125 in 2010 so they must be doing something right.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-19-10    
Topic: Commercials, Industry Events



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Coke Gets Stylish with Karl Lagerfeld

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If you can get over the fact, Coke is just unhealthy sugar water to which the entire human race is seemingly addicted, then you might be able to enjoy a modicum of excitement for the new limited edition Coca-Cola Light packaging from Karl Lagerfeld. And if you can get over the insanity of a soda brand pimping itself as if it were DKNY or Dolce and Gabbana then you can come to appreciate the fact a brand as big as Coke can do anything it wants (New Coke, anyone?) and still succeed.

Then again, this all happening in France which makes it completely normal.

by Steve Hall    Apr-19-10    
Topic: Brands, Creative Commentary, Opinion



Ladies, Boyfriend Will Serve Your Every Need

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Ladies, is your life missing something? Are you lonely? Not satisfied in bed? Need help moving the furniture? Help with the household chores? Then you need a Boyfriend. Order now!

by Steve Hall    Apr-19-10    
Topic: Spoofs



Taking Pictures of a Man's Chest is Now Defined As Sexting

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The whole Microsoft sexting thing? A total joke. It wasn't sexting and that wasn't a breast. Relax people. Seriously? If you haven't yet heard, an ad for Microsoft's new Kin shows a guy sticking his phone up his shirt to take a picture. He then sends it to a girl who "marvels" at his seemingly incredible "breasts." So says Consumer Reports writers Mike Gikas and Paul Reynolds.

Once again, dudes. Guys don't have breasts and sending a picture of a guy's chest does not constitute sexting.

The most surprising thing about this non-issue is that Microsoft actually thought what these guys had to say had merit and removed the "offending" scene from the ad. Stupid.

by Steve Hall    Apr-19-10    
Topic: Brands, Policy, Strange, Worst









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