Cobbler's Impure Thoughts Manifested in New Footwear Line

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It seems things are heating up over at Taryn Rose International. The brand is rolling out a new identity and a redesign of their footwear. But calling these shoes footwear doesn't really encapsulate the totality of their allure. These shoes are not soccer mommy footwear. They're so smoking hot they just might burst you into flames.

New ads featuring the most scorch-worthy shoes from the line appear in high end mags such as Elle and Vogue. And the ads do get attention. As well as a strong desire to run out a buy a pair. Sure they have some ballet flats and low rise styles mixed in for practicality. But thanks to Taryn, her blistering boots and sizzling pumps, we imagine an addition to the wardrobe from the brand that can successfully change the "work from home soccer mommy (in her pajamas)" look into the "smoldering temptress" look that turns every man within a 100 yard radius into a drooling, stuttering fool. Heck, these shoes make a girl want to run to the gym so the calves will be worthy of the shoes' fever pitch.

See the other two ads in the campaign here and here.

- Written by...it's a secret.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 8-09    
Topic: Campaigns, Good



Outback Detergent + Infomercial = Subaru Promotion

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So...to sell cars you...promote a detergent? Yes, it's the way of things in this crazy new world of Advertising 2.085736298. And that's exactly what Subaru is doing to promote the new Outback. Complete with a full blown infomercial in which outlandish claims and disclaimers are the norm, Hungry Man has Scott Vincent telling us why wives should no longer worry when their husbands come homes after a day of four wheeling and sit down on the all white couch. That and other sill infomercial stuff. Not bad.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 7-09    
Topic: Good, Video



Dogs Are Pretty Smart But They Do Need Help With Birth Control

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Here's an approach to doggy family planning we haven't seen before. The SPCA in Malaysia is urging pet owners to neuter or spay their dogs. But they've done it in a very interesting "There are some things you can't teach your dog" kind of way.

If only dogs actually were this smart. Then when the moment struck us humans, all we'd have to do would be to send old Butch to the store for us.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 7-09    
Topic: Cause, Good



Beastiality, S&M, Fetishes Encourage Open Mind For Film Festival

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You know those ratings that precede every movie you see in the theater? Well, the Vancouver International Film Festival has a new one. It's "V" and it states, "An Open Mind is Advised." So how do they creatively make people aware of this "new" rating? They employ a collection of sexual proclivities designed to widen our acceptance level of, by association we assume, new and different forms of film making.

The work was created by TBWAVancouver and directed by Tim Godsall. It's all about sexuality. We think.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 7-09    
Topic: Good, Racy, Video



Commerce Parades as Entertainment in Kettle Commercial

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Sometimes you need to call a spade a spade. No wait, you should call a spade a spade all the time. Especially in an industry filled with puffery, bent truths, white, lies and a general disdain for just telling people to "buy my shit." Which is why this Australian Kettle Chips commercial from Sydney-based Bulldozer is so wittiliciuously refreshing.

Surrounded by a bevy of babes who fulfill the sex sells role, a smarmy dude dryly calls out the buffoonery that occurs in most advertising which he refers to as "commerce parading as entertainment."

by Steve Hall    Oct- 6-09    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Fiesta Movement Reaps 50K Potential Buyers on $0 Ad Budget

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Ford evangelist Scott Monty's sent us some stats on the progress of Ford's Fiesta Movement, whereby 100 social "agents" drive around the country in Euro-spec Fiestas and complete appealing monthly missions related to volunteerism, adventure, style and design.

The results of the missions are broadcast on YouTube, flickr, Facebook and Twitter.

According to Monty et al., brand awareness for the Fiesta has risen to the equivalent of models that have been on the market for two to three years.

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by Angela Natividad    Oct- 2-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Good, Trends and Culture



Geek Genes and Victorious Spirit Meld in Nike/Evra Spot

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For Nike, Manchester U soccer player Patrice Evra unzips his AW 77 hoodie and bares a vintage-style tee that reads EVRA THE GAME.

This marks the opening for a pixellated retro-gamer race to the finish, with Evra as Player 1 and each match a daunting new level. You've got the occasional zombies and giant men, but ultimately Evra defeats all and surpasses even the France level, at which point you're met with the campaign heading: THE GAME IS NEVER OVER.

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by Angela Natividad    Oct- 1-09    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity, Good, Social, Video



Robots Educate Clients on Creative Process

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If you don't mind robots swearing at each other while bitching about the creative process you'll love this cheeky-ish video pimping xtranormal Text-to-Movie software. It's a brilliant take on the expectations and misunderstandings more than a few people have regarding what's involved in the proper development of creative

by Steve Hall    Sep-29-09    
Topic: Good, Racy, Strange, Video



Thirty Seconds of Boobs...For A Good Cause

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If you don't mind staring at a quick-cut succession of boobs for 30 seconds on a Monday morning, you'll love this new PSA for Pink Ribbon Magazine which raises money for breast cancer research. Grey Amsterdam created and Chris Palmer from Gorgeous Productions directed.

You see? There's absolutely nothing wrong with boobs. Even on a Monday morning. What? You gonna complain about a little nudity? You better not. That'd be like saying the human body is ugly and you don't care about breast cancer. So watch this thing. Appreciate human beauty. And become ever more aware of the importance of breats cancer research.

Oh OK, breast cancer has it easy. After all, it's boobs we're talking about. No one wants to see a :30 filled with disgusting colons, charred lungs, a scarred pancreas or swollen testicle. But breasts> Everyone wants to see breasts. It's like these breast cancer PSAs write themselves.

by Steve Hall    Sep-28-09    
Topic: Cause, Good



'Generation A' Baits Hook with the Mundane, the Insane, and Shreds of Divine Comedy

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Crush/Toronto, a master at taking a book's soul and turning it into pop art, drew us into the bosom of Douglas Coupland's The Gum Thief in 2007.

This year it's doing the same for Coupland's latest novel, Generation A. The approach is different: more existential, with some Tarantino pulp thrown in.

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by Angela Natividad    Sep-25-09    
Topic: Campaigns, Good, Promotions, Trends and Culture, Video








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