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Coke Happiness Machine Gets Naughty

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We're pretty sure Coke isn't going to like this. We're pretty sure this video won't be up for long. We're pretty sure the people who created the video had a lot of fun making it. We're pretty sure all the girls hugging the machine need to go get a real man. And we're pretty sure we really, really like this spoof.

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by Steve Hall    May- 2-12    
Topic: Spoofs



Driving Drunk is Like Shooting Your Friends With A Shotgun

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A new PSA from Coexistence Without Violence graphically depicts what it's like to drive your friends home when you are drunk. The result isn't pretty but the PSA makes a point. It doesn't matter how your friends die but it's most certainly a possibility if you decide to get behind the wheel while drunk.

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by Steve Hall    May- 2-12    
Topic: Cause



Kate Upton Annoys Kevin Durant and James Harden

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Would you like to take a supermodel to work? Are you sure? Are you really sure? You might change your mind after watching this Scullcandy video featuring Kevin Durant, James Harden and "everywhere girl" Kate Upton. As hot as she may be, she's apparently, one of the most annoying people you could ever have alongside you at work.

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by Steve Hall    May- 2-12    
Topic: Celebrity



Domino's Ramon De Leon Discusses Early Days of Social Media

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Domino's Ramon De Leon pioneered engaging with customers using online tools before social media existed. In 1998, his store began using AIM to communicate with customers. After that, he started taking pictures of pizzas as they were being made and sending them to customers. According to De Leon, this pretty much forced customers to share the content across social media. Check out this Future of Publishing episode to learn more about social content creation and see a glimpse into the mind of an early social marketing pioneer.

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by Steve Hall    May- 2-12    
Topic: Social, Video



Jimmie Johnson Trashes Techno Music Lovers

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Following up Kevin Durant's displeasure with Doodle Jump players, Sprint is out with another commercial featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson who, like Durant, doesn't have much patience for those who waste precious bandwidth on questionable entertainment choices.

The campaign, created by Team Sprint (Digitas and Leo Burnett) touts Sprint's unlimited data plan. Oh and is it just me or has anyone else tired of the expression "Really?"

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by Steve Hall    May- 2-12    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials



Nose King of Miami Continues Old Spice Assault

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Dr. Schnoz, the "Nose King of Miami," is at it again with another Old Spice spoof. This one features "the man standing next to the man who could make your man look more like me" reading romantic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

Last week, the good doctor, Dr. Michael Salzhauer, came out with his initial Old Spice parody which, to date, has garnered 205,993 views. Can Salzhauer reclaim the glory this week? We aren't sure. We called the initial work the worst Old Spice parody we have ever seen. Then again Rebecca Black's Friday Friday has achieved over 30 million views to date.

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by Steve Hall    May- 2-12    
Topic: Spoofs, Strange



Ashton Kutcher Looks For Love on Dating Site

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This is beyond hilarious. Popchips, with help from LA-based Zambezi, teamed up with Ashton Kutcher and, in one day, transformed Ashton into four different colorful characters - a flamboyant fashion designer, a sensitive Harley-loving biker, a new age hippie, and a Bollywood film producer.

The campaign promotes faux dating site, World Wide Lovers. The video leads to a Facebook page on which people can choose one of the four Ashton characters and have him deliver a message of love or, if things aren't quite so rosy on the relationship front, a Dear John message.

In addition to the online elements of the campaign, out-of-home will appear in six markets (Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, Boston, Phoenix and Denver).

Be sure to check out additional video below which highlight each individual character.

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by Steve Hall    May- 2-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity, Online, Outdoor, Social



Frolicking Beach Hotties Sell Tires

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This is perhaps the oddest tire commercial we have ever seen. After all, we're talking about tires here and all every tire commercial focuses on is what the tire is made of, how great it grips the road and how affordable it is. It's basic price and item type stuff.

So when we stumbled upon this Kumho Tire commercial over at Who Is That Hot Ad Girl, our first thought was, "Wait, hot girls in a tire commercial? When does that ever happen?"

The ad focuses on a group of finds out having fun at the beach while a droll voiceover intones things about friends, love, life and...the weather before ending with an excitable "Let's go!"

Odd. But, hey, who really wants to see yet another same 'ol tire commercial when you can watch hot girls frolic on the beach?

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by Steve Hall    May- 1-12    
Topic: Commercials, Racy, Strange



Wild Turkey Flips People the Bird

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This Wild Turkey ad, the first in the brand's 157 year history, is as cheesy as the characters who, apparently, drink the stuff. Except, of course, for the hottie with the gigantic breasts that completely distracts for the first few seconds of the commercial.

The ads, debuting today, play up on the brand's name with the tagline, "Give 'Em The Bird." Spots will air on ESPN, Comedy Central, Spike, TNT and TBS.

Believe it or not, the spot, created by Fly Communications, is directed by Bob Giraldi who directed Michael Jackson's Beat It and Jackson's 1984 Pepsi commercials.

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by Steve Hall    May- 1-12    
Topic: Commercials



Why Jumping to Conclusions Can Be Hurtful

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This one will mess with your preconceived notions of things. And your prejudices. And your stereotypes. And your general assumption you have a good handle on most things.

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by Steve Hall    May- 1-12    
Topic: Cause



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