Joana Krupa Gets Naked. Thankfully, Joan Rivers Doesn't


- Joanna Krupa would rather go naked than wear fur. OK, fine.

- Darigold brought a Farmalicious "Fun Fridge" event to Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The event featured a giant 16-foot fridge and several smaller ones, each with their own unique design and function.

- Draftfcb in London has created a new ad for sported., the charity which supports community and volunteer sports organizations to help vulnerable youths avoid street crime.

- To launch the new generation Hyundai i30 iLogic Agency created a real-time interactive virtual test drive game that required people to interact with and use the features of the car to play the game.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-12    
Topic: Cause, Celebrity, Commercials

'Ghostbombing' Revealed by AT&T and HTC One X


In a nice Halloween-themed outing, AT&T, with help from BBDO, has discovered ghostbombing. Previously escaping discovery, it seems ghosts have been photo bombing our mobile device pictures for, well, ever. With the HTC One X's ability to take pictures from a video, we can now see that ghosts having been having the time of their long lives toying with us as we mug for the camera.

In the video below, fictional PhD Leslie Enlow lets us in on ghosts' devious behavior and how, with the HTC One X, we, too, can see if ghosts are photobombing us.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-12    
Topic: Commercials

H&M Continues Hoity Toity Highbrow Histrionics


Continuing its foray in to the surreal world of mystique, intrigue, noir and the just plain ridiculously highbrow, H&M is out with another branded film starring models Heidi Mount and Matt Clunan who bring a hipsteresque noirism to the dropped glove scenario which, for no apparent reason, ends with Mount naked on a couch.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-12    
Topic: Brands, Strange, Video

Dry, Flaky Billboard Promotes Product That Eliminates Dry, Flaky Skin


Well this billboard certainly wouldn't have lasted long in the middle of Sandy. Thankfully, it's far from her path in Minneapolis. Created by Baldwin& for Burt's Bees' Intense Hydration moisturizing cream, the 11 ' X 6' billboard was covered by 1,300 $30 sticky note coupons created a "dray and flaky" look that, once removed, revealed a woman whose skin was smooth and youthful.

Check out the time lapse video of the project which was posted on the brand's Facebook page and on YouTube.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-12    
Topic: Outdoor

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Jeff Goodby Enlists Kids For Pro-Obama Effort


Jeff Goodby along with Rich Silverstein has leveraged one of the strongest motivators in advertising, children, to advocate for President Obama. The project, which is not official GS&P work, gathers together a selection of kids to render a bleak outlook of the future. But a future that doesn't have to be so bleak if these kids' parents would just cast a vote for Obama.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-12    
Topic: Agencies, Political

Robert Downey Jr., iJustine Amp Up Call of Duty Black Ops II


Activision, with help from 72andSunny, has unfurled a new campaign for'Call of Duty: Black Ops II with a :60 live action trailer (that features Robert Downey Jr. and our favorite video star, iJustine), integration into Action Movie FX and an out-of-home campaign.

72andSunny worked with Guy Ritchie and jumP to develop a :60 live action trailer that hypes the game experience by following a litany of explosive attacks. In addition to Downey and iJustine, the clip featurtes French actor Omar Sy.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-12    
Topic: Celebrity, Video

Do These Holding Company Numbers Indicate Global Recession in 2013?


It's been long understood that the advertising business is a leading indicator of an oncoming recession (and a lagging indicator of it's end). Business Insider has gathered together the Q3 numbers from the four largest agency holding companies and the outlook isn't pretty. Having barely recovered from the last recession, if these numbers are to be believed, we may be headed for another in 2013.

Taking a look at WPP Group, Omnicom, Interpublic and Publicis, Business Insider compiled a graph that tracks the ups and downs of the four holding companies and recent numbers all indicate we may be headed for the crapper again very soon.

It's not all doom and gloom, though. While IPG sees a 2.7% drop in U.S. revenue for the nine month period ending September 30, Publicis sees U.S. growth of 2.4%. Much of the declines across the four holding companies are seen in Europe with healthier indicators for Asia and the UK.

Check out their full analysis here.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-12    
Topic: Research

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