Two years ago, white out tape brand Tipp-Ex racked up 19 million views with a video about a camper who comes into contact with a bear. The viewer could choose to shoot the bear or not.
The brand is out with another choose your own adventure video series that centers on the viewer choosing a date. Once entered, a video that highlights that era begins to play. You will be very surpised at what you find!
Under the guise of doing a documentary about the monotony and boredom associated with carting kids around to their various events, Sainsbury Bank offers on women a wonderful reprieve in the form of a massage and a makeover. All delivered to her while she's waiting for her children.
Doesn't sound all that exciting but the work draws you in beautifully. Created by AMV BBDO, the work was filmed by Pretzel Films.
As if to imply hot Russian women are idiots, this Kotco Urala bank GreenCard commercial has one dog loving lady looking for a loan to buy a carrier for her dog. Yea. A loan for a dog carrier. Funny how she ends up going to the wrong place to ask for the loan. Her and what appears to be a collection of equally tupid women looking for loans.
This is totally amazing! To launch and hype the intensity of drama that can be found on TNT in Belgium, the cable channel, with help from the ever talented Duval Guillaume, placed a big red push button in a Flemish square in a Flemish town. A sign next to the button read, "Push to add drama." And drama is exactly what button pushers got. Simply a must see. Brilliant work.
Sadly, if a stunt were pulled in America, it's highly likely it would be misunderstood for a terrorist attack and actual (as opposed to staged) drama would occur.
- Denny's is back with the second season of its Always Open with David Koechner. The first episode features Jessica Biel...and a cleavage cam.
- Farmers Insurance just launched a video with Marvel's The Avengers to promote its partnership with the summer movie set to premiere in May.
- B-Reel and B-Reel Films recently teamed up with Google to create a film showcasing Google Maps' new features.
- Casey Neistat's Nike video. Ingenious brand promotion or selfish self promotion?
- Orangina is out with more wacky work here and here.
- In case you missed it, here's Martin Sorrell talking about Male Menopause.
Only in advertising. Yup. Only in advertising do you get stunts like this one from Mountain Dew. With help from BBDO Toronto and production company The Corner Store, Mountain Dew has created a duel between a man and a gigantic balloon filled with Mountain Dew. Like a drunken college stunt, you have a man tethered to one crane and a balloon filled with Mountain Dew tethered to another. You can guess what happens next.
Actually, you don't have too guess. Just watch the video.
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So there's Wexley School for Girls, right? Why can't there be another agency that is good at schooling? Enter San Francisco-based School of Thought. While in San Francisco for ad:tech last week, we stopped by the offices of School of Thought.
Founders Tom Geary and Joseph Newfield have had long and impressive advertising careers. Geary created Microsoft's MsDewey campaign. Newfield, who's done work for Visa, Shutterfly, Del Monte, 9Lives and others, spent ten years at Agency.com. We won't hold that against him. He's a nice guy. And he fed us lunch so we're grateful and we enjoyed sharing old war stories.
The agency is out with a two minute promotional video in which they share their "required reading" in six lessons.
From April 2 to April 15, Maybelline in Russia is inviting Russian women to submit their photos to Facebook and the popular Russian social network Vkontakte. The women's images are then selected (by votes and moderators) to appear on the Clear Channel Spectacolor billboard in Times Square where passersby can vote for their favorite girl on the promo site or Facebook page. The girl with the most likes wins a trip to New York.
At the launch event which took place in Times Square this week, a number of methods were used to get the attention of the crowd - such as a live HD cam that broadcast the crowd on the street to the billboard so passersby could see the contest participants from the billboard which is livestreamed online 24/7 on the project website. Also, street teams were encouraging people in Times Square to vote via iPads.
Alright. So while everyone is obsessing over Jennifer Love Hewitt's digital breast reduction, Scarlett Johansson's equally impressive chest is front and center on the business cards of a California-based sex shop called VIP. On the cards, Johansson can be seen wearing a black bra under an unbuttoned shirt.
TMZ discovered the business card and of the find, Johansson told E! News, "I applaud TMZ's, once again, award winning investigative journalism for securing the knowledge of my legions of Mexican fans."
According to TMZ, the store manager, who has no idea who Scarlett Johansson is, said the store owner ordered cards from a company, told the company he wanted a girl on the card and the company snagged the image of Johansson.