As, ahem, hand jobs go, the gig is pretty straight forward. Not much skill is required. Unless, of course, you have the finesses of an elephant operating a bulldozer with a bear trap as a back hoe attachment.
However, when it comes to hands given the job of selling LG Smart TVs, the gig is a little bit more difficult and requires a bit more skill as you will see in these six, hand-powered ads illustrating epic battles for the remote.
Seriously. We've never before seen such skilled hands. The jobs these hands do are simply amazing. It makes regular hand jobs look, well, positively fruitless, limp and entirely unsatisfying.
Ukraine-based Escape created the...ahem...hand jobs.
Long ago two girls on opposite ends of the Earth were born with out full left arms. Their parents connected in the child's early years for support and encouragement. After a time, the girls, themselves, became friends and began conversing over Skype...for eight years.
The girls, Sarah from Nappanee, Indianna and Paige from Aukland, Neew Zealand, formed a strong bond and formed a deep friendship. But they had never met. Until, as part of Skype's Family Portrait Series, the two were able to meet.
Their story, incredibly heartwarming, is beautifully told in a three minute video created by Pereira & O'Dell. In the video, we learn the history of the girls, how their mothers connected the girls and we get top see the two girls meet for the first time. This is when the heart strings are yanked to their fullest but in a decidedly unmanipulative manner. Via.
Hmm. All this just to sell a car. Well, this is advertising after all and not car salesmanship. With car salesmanship the goal is to move metal. With car advertising, well, the goal isn't always so clear. Sure, car brands want the sales needle to move but as with most advertising, there seems to be a lot of shenanigans on the way to that sale.
Yes, it's dumb. But somehow it almost manages to be funny. In the style of the late night infomercial, this EmpireCovers ad pulls out all the cheesy stops. Cheesy dialog. Cheesy sound effects. Cheesy lighting. Cheesy acting.
Go ahead. Give it a watch. It will make you feel much better about what you're working on right at this moment.
It's not as if we haven't seen an ad that brings tears to the eyes before but this one is so basic, so human and, in all likelihood, a representation of something that happens more often then we know. While the media love to celebrate the tragedy of life, in hidden corners of the world -- and right here at home under our noses -- acts of kindness happen every day. This work from Thai communications brand TrueMove H captures that that very basic human spirit.
When a refined young lady with a British accent sits on a toilet and lets you know she just "birthed a creamy behemoth from her cavernous bowels," you know you're in for a treat. And this Harmon Brothers-created video for Poo-Pourri, a spray you apply to the toilet bowl before you lay a brick, delivers on all fronts. The copywriting is superb. The timing and delivery excellent. And the selection of Bethany Woodruff as spokesperson brilliant.
Fully supporting the tagline, "add power to your life," this Jung Von Matt/Alster-created, RadicalMedia-directed Vodafone commercial realizes the power and beauty of one's own imagination and the brand's high speed network.
Crazy as this ad may be, it nails the notion one can do anything they set their mind to if they have the right tools to help them succeed.
The guy in this ad ponders what might happen if he sticks a Vodafone sim card into an egg. Well, a whole hell of a lot is what happens. The message? If you have access to a great network, anything is possible.
This BBR Saatchi & Saatchi Israel-created commercial for drugstore chain Super-Pharm features women dressed as lobsters, a guy who dances with the sun...and eats it along with Blue Man Group-like dancers who stand in for ocean waves. All of this activity is set to a very Charlie Chaplin-like silent film.
It's weird for sure but it's also a breath of fresh air. After all, how many more CVS-style price and item ads can you stand to watch? This is the third of a planned six ads for the chain.
OK so perhaps it's not really possible to turn your cat into a dog and, after all, why would you? Cats are perfectly docile, friendly and fluffy just the way they are. For some reason, UK-based mobile company O2 thinks cats should "be more dog."
Dog food ads. Usually silly stupid things with pets and their owners acting dumb and doing idiotic things. Not this UK-based commercial for Cesar dog food. Perhaps one of the best dog food commercial we have ever (and will ever) see.
Entitled, Love Them Back, the commercial's emotional appeal is fueled by Tom Hodge's Walk Through The Village.
The ad is a testament to the loving bond that can form between animal and human even in the face of devastating loss.