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Politically Incorrect Coffee Lady Touts Continental Soup

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This Continental Soup commercial is a cause group hat trick trashing the bespectacled, the bald and the short, among others. But it's oddly amusing so let's all keep it a secret from the Board of Bespectacled Bitches, the Bureau of Bald Boys and the Support Society for the Small. K?

The spot was directed by Hungry Man's Tim Bullock.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 9-10    
Topic: Good, Strange



Bantam Live Remakes Eighties Apple Versus Microsoft Ad

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Highlighting the simplicity of its CRM software in comparison to Salesforce, Bantam Live remade an Apple versus Microsoft commercial from the eighties. It's the classic Gold Standard versus Nimble Upstart approach. If anything, it's just fun to see how things have changed in the last 20 years. And how much they haven't.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 9-10    
Topic: Brands, Good



Bikinis and Speedos Win Applicants Bahamas Internship

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Wait, What?

Bahama Fridays is up to its bikini-clad antics again. this time with prank intern interviews. Part of a Bahamas promotion, the Bahama Fridays thing has included random Grand Central Station bikini appearances and other random public stunts.

This promotion has a collection of potential interns appearing for interviews. The office staff are dressed in beach wear and go about their duties as if they were dressed normally. The interns, who don't want to appear as if anything is wrong, go about their interviews as normally as they can. Until things go a bit over the top and some of the interns themselves don beachwear and join the party.

The TRUTH campiagn could take a lesson or two from this and spice up their lame fake interview approach.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 9-10    
Topic: Promotions, Racy, Strange



The Tiger Woods Spoof Ads Roll In. And They Are Bad

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If you're going to make a spoof, at last try to make it funny. This one from Landline is lame. In act, it's beyond lame. And it's embarrassing. These guys can do much, much better. We've seen it. This is just beyond bad. The Jimmy Kimmel spoof makes this one look like the work of a kindergartner.

And this one from Someecards is equaly as bad.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 8-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Video, Worst



Effen is F'ing With Us

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Oh lets just come right out and say it, Effen. There's nothing more satisfying than fucking on a plane. Nothing warms me up like fucking by the fire. Everyone enjoys fucking in the penthouse.

But, hmm. The literal approach kinda ruins your attempt at witticism, right?

It would make your new Euro RSCG Chicago-created "Provocatively Premium" campaign "Perfunctorily Prosaic," right?

So go with the wit. Have fun with your wordplay. We'll pretend to enjoy the wink and the nod. And then we'll go hang with the fembots and drink Svedka.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 8-10    
Topic: Bad, Brands, Campaigns



The Internet Has Ruined Our Lives

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If this campaign from TBWA\Vancouver is to be believed, we are headed for disaster. We don't go outside. We play games but not sports. We east fast and together less. We let our kids online and don't let them walk to school. We listen to our headphones and not to each other.

Well, the YMCA want to to get off your ass, go outside, stop playing video games, eat right and get the hell off the internet.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 8-10    
Topic: Campaigns



Samsung Puts A Party in Your Microwave

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Who knew cooking could be so entertaining? So dramatic? So...American Idol-ish? And who knew a live, dancing chicken would find pleasure in being microwaved to death? In a macabre mix of humor and frog-in-the-microwave prankishness, Samgsung wants us to know its OmniPro delivers effortless cooking with delicious results.

Disclaimer: No actual live chickens were microwaved to death in the creatio of this commercial.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 8-10    
Topic: Strange



Antonio Banderas the New Face of Iberostar Hotels

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Antonio Banderas? He still has a career? We thought he went the way of Fabio. Hmm. It seems there is life after a mediocre Hollywood career. And that life is usually to become the spokesperson of some brand we've never heard of.

But it all makes sense. Because the hotel we've never heard of is in Mexico. And we don't live in Mexico. And, apparently, Banderas is still big in Mexico. So we guess it's all good.

The man will front the Iberostar Hotels & Resorts marketing campaign for the next three years. Developed by the Mrs. Rushmore Agency, the campaign will focus on the concept, "On Vacation Everyone is a Star."

That's kind of funny.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 8-10    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity



Stripper Sues, Man Boobs Bounce, Ass Gratuitously Shot

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- Former Penthouse Club stripper Nicole Hughes has sued Penthouse for putting her in a Scores ad without her consent.

- Mini goes big with Man Boobs

- When Philips asks directors to create a few short movies from the same script, you know it's going to have a gratuitous ass shot.

- Ten rebranding disasters and what you should learn from them.

- Justin Long says Get A Mac campaign might be over.

- Want to make one of those consumer-generated Doritos commercial? Check out this tutorial from David Shane.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 8-10    
Topic: Brands, Policy, Racy, Strange



Bristol Palin Says 'Pause Before You Play'

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In a pro-abstinence PSA for Candie's Bristol Palin wonders what teen pregnancy would be like if she didn't come from a famous family, have all their support or have a lot of opportunities, In the end, she say, "It wouldn't be pretty." Which is a bit of a mixed message.

It's as if she's saying teen pregnancy is OK if you are famous, have support and opportunity. But if your an average person with limited resources and not much of a future, it would be very wise to "pause before you play."

Which is it, Bristol?

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 8-10    
Topic: Cause, Celebrity



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