Santa Takes A Vacation From Coke With Pepsi


TBWA\Chiat\Day is out with a new campaign for Pepsi which calls attention to Santa's supposed deal with Coke - you know, the one where Coke (re)invented him. So Santa's on vacation in the tropics. He's dancing with Mrs. Claus when he says, I'm going to go get a soda."

The bartender presents him with two Coks but Sants says, "Make it a Pepsi." Bewildetred, the bartender says, ""But Mr Claus, I thought you had a deal with, you know" to which Santa replies, "I'm on vacation. Gonna have a little fun."

Well done, TBWA\Chiat\Day.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-30-11    
Topic: Commercials

MasterCard's Priceless Theme Used in WikiLeaks Bank Blockage Ad


Believe what you will about WikiLeaks but this new ad for the site, which riffs on MasterCard's Priceless theme, is quite good. The ad calls attention to the six month old banking blockage against WikiLeaks. One of the banks blocking WikiLeaks is MasterCard.

Give it a watch. We like.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-30-11    
Topic: Cause

Children's Group Claims Justin Bieber Movie Ad Misleads


An ad for Justin Bieber's upcoming Paramount film, Never Say Never, is misleading to kids according to the Children's Advertising Review Unit. In the ad, which shows a theater full of screaming fans, Bieber shows up and says, "This could happen in your theater. CARU claims kids could be misled into thinking Bieber might randomly show up in a hometown theater.

Paramount disagrees with CARU's assumptions but has, nonetheless, pulled the the ad stating it will not run again. Just another blemish on the use of fantasy in advertising.

by Steve Hall    Jun-30-11    
Topic: Celebrity, Policy

Lingerie Sold Like Used Cars


There's a lot of ways to sell lingerie. Wait. No there isn't. Basically you dress a hot woman - the bigger the breasts, the better - in the most revealing lingerie the particular brand carries, have her prance around in a bedroom and stare into the camera as if she's about to explode with desire for you. Batting the eyelashes is a plus too.

Lingerie is all about sex, right? After all, what woman in their right mind would wear tiny little underthings that offer no support, create dangerous risk of nipple slippage and don't do well in the washing machine unless all she wanted to make every guy nearby squirm with embarrassment as they try to conceal the growing urgency in their pants?

So when we viewed this commercial for Baltimore-based Accentuate Lingerie which hypes lingerie as if it were the latest 1994 Dodge, we were sadly, ahem, deflated and had to go running to the latest Victoria's Secret to set thing straight.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-30-11    
Topic: Commercials, Racy, Strange

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