Urban Outfitters T-Shirts Glorify Drinking

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Urban Outfitters, as they have for years, is once again pushing buttons. This time it's moms who aren't too happy the clothing brand is out with a line of t-shirts that, it would seem, advocates drinking.

Four new t-shirts read, "USA Drinking Team," "Vote for Vodka," "Misery Loves Alcohol" ands one with blurry letters that read "I Drink You're Cute."

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by Steve Hall    Aug-30-12    
Topic: Brands



Parody PSA Introduces New 'Legitimate Rape' Drug

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On the heels of the Todd Akin legitimate rape ad gaffe, a parody from Laura Napoli and Joel Silberman has taken YouTube and, well, the entire internet, by storm. The hilarious 1:30 lambastes the notion of legitimate rape in a brilliantly tongue and cheek fashion. The video's producers have also launched a Facebook page.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-30-12    
Topic: Spoofs



If Only All Smokers Were Hot Redheads

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We've had a few tar and nicotine-filled cancer sticks in our lifetime. We're not proud but, hey, it's just the way it is. A couple years ago when the whole e-cigarette thing debuted, we scoffed at the notion of sucking on a battery-powered piece of plastic to get a nicotine fix.

But after this hot redhead landed in our inbox, we may have to reconsider.

by Steve Hall    Aug-30-12    
Topic: Online



'Da Bears' Fans Help Old Navy Sell NFL Gear

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CP+B is out with its latest for Old Navy. Entitled "Da Bears," the spot features (an unrecognizable...at least to us) George Wendt, Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak and retired Bears and sports announcer Tom Waddle. The spot touts Old Navy's NFL gear. Mike Ditka shows up to give his stamp of approval.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-30-12    
Topic: Commercials



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Carlton Draught Pokes Fun at Hollywood Car Chases

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Clemenger BBDO Melbourne has crafted a with new commercial for Carlton Draught that pokes fun at every car chase cliche you have ever seen. From the cops who always crash to the plate glass window scenario to the hill jump to the waterway chase to the roadblock that never works to the drawbridge jump, the commercial leaves no 80's cop film stone unturned.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-30-12    
Topic: Commercials



Kia Hamsters Return in Epic Period Piece

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The Kia Hamsters have come a long way. In a new, epic 1:30, the Hamsters find themselves on stage in an 18th century opera house livening things up. Entitled "Bringing Down the House" and set to "In My Mind" (remixed by Axwell), the hamsters take over an ornate theater with a shocking (to stuffy 18th century, wig wearing patrons) display of modern music, high-energy dance moves, a laser light show and a balcony stage dive that gets the audience on their feet and digging the futuristic vibe.

The commercial will debut in 18,000 movie theaters inside National CineMedia's FirstLook pre-show program on August 31. Television will follow during the MTV Music Awards on September 6.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-30-12    
Topic: Agencies, Best, Brands, Commercials, Creative Commentary









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