Nudity Doesn't Always Equal Sexy in Advertising

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Wow. Could this potentially sexy ad be any less sexy and more pedestrian that it is? To promote its full body blow dryer, Triton created a video featuring a nude model in her bathroom taking a shower and then drying off. While all this imagery is happening (nude and possibly NSFW), an announcer drones on about how the product saves on towel usage, doesn't spread germs, makes for less laundry, reduces harmful humidity, warms you on a cold winter morning and makes drying the kids and pets fun.

Hmm, apparently every ad doesn't have to be innuendo-laden and over the top objectifying of women to actually convey a commercial message. Who knew?

by Steve Hall    Jan-10-08    
Topic: Good, Racy, Video



Hair Club and Playboy Frolic Together With Before/After Game

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When the vanity that is Hair Club for Men Hooks up with the vanity that is Playboy, it's clear we've entered a new chapter in the book of cultural vanity. When otherwise perfectly good looking but folically challenged men are paired with perfectly airbrushed (oh wait. that's so 70's. Photoshopped) Playboy Playmates, well, you have an online game, of course. Yes, really. After all, it's likely the only time you'll see a balding guy with a hot chic.

The game, Photo Hunt was created by Cowboy, an agency George Parker recently riffed asking, "Cowboy!!! Fucking Cowboy!!! They have to be kidding, right?"

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by Steve Hall    Jan-10-08    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Games, Good, Online, Racy



Spoiled Kid Upset Wee Box Doesn't Contain Wii

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OK. Apart from the fact it's sickening this kid is so materialistic, rude and un-thankful for the gift her grandparents got for her, this video for Reevoo is actually pretty hilarious. Though it's hard to believe anyone would confuse a Wii box with a wee box, it's always fun to see grandparents completely out of step with their grand children who, to them, might as well be from another planet.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Good, Video



Jet's Pizza Lets You Have Your Cake With Just Deserts

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Ever had that annoying co-worker or that pompous boss of yours walk into the lunch room and ask you for a slice of your pizza without the smallest hint of thanks or appreciation? You know you have and while you'd love to stand up and punch the crap out of these insensitive losers, you'd also like to keep your job. Thanks to Jet's Bold Fold Pizza, now you can have your cake (pizza) and eat it too. And leave the lunch room knowing these idiots will get their just deserts.

By the way, just what the hell does "you can't have your cake and eat it too" really mean? If you have a cake, of course you're going to eat it. And what the fuck is up with "just deserts" taking on the meaning of getting what one deserves? Just who makes up these wacky phrases?

by Steve Hall    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Specialty, Strange



Car Traverses Playboy Model's Mountain Tops on Cover

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So you're going to accuse us of covering this news item simply because of our apparent penchant for all things racy? Please, please, please. Have more confidence in us that that! There isn't even any nudity in this work. Well at least not the real kind.

Anyway, in Germany, they let brands take over the covers of Playboy and car maker SEAT, with help from Barcelona-based Atletico International Advertising, has one of its cars climbing the mountainous regions of a woman illustrated in the form of an elevation map.

The special edition of the magazine was distributed as a giveaway and was placed in the waiting rooms of German SEAT dealers. Not so subtly, the tagline translates to English as, "SEAT Altea Freetrack. Access All Areas."

See. No nudity.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Good, Magazine, Racy



Sergeant, Referee, Sexy Teacher Go Boneless For Thursdays

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If you want to have some fun with your cube mates, check this Boneless Thursdays Wild Messages promotion for Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar. Click the sergeant. Click the referee. Click the stern looking, S&M-ish school teacher. See what they say. Go on. Try it.

Then you can create invitations using these characters, send then to your friends and enjoy a BWW Boneless Thursday.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Good, Online



For '08 Olympics, Adidas is the People's Nike

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With help from Stink and TBWA\China, Psyop put together "Together" for Adidas and the '08 Olympics. Tagline: "Impossible is nothing." It's very Nike, with a little power-to-the-people in concentrate.

Victory, meet China.

by Angela Natividad    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Direct, Good



'Best Ad Ever' is for ... Volvo? Guess So.

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Dave and Eddy claim they've found THE GREATEST AD EVER. (And it's not that damn Volkswagen ad.) In an attic!

Visual fetishists, prepare to be disappointed. It lacks color, imagery or music to boost its emotional cred -- just 1,033 words to paint its picture. It's compelling, clever and persuasive, if you bother to read it. And it's for the Volvo! See the ad, sandwiched somewhere amidst Dave and Eddy's gushy storytelling, right here.

by Angela Natividad    Jan- 9-08    
Topic: Brands, Good, Magazine, Packaging



iPod Central in Teen Pedestrian Death Campiagn

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While Apple certainly isn't going to like this campaign, Sydney's police department felt it necessary to call attention the the apparent epidemic of teenagers dying while crossing the street, unable to hear oncoming cars because they were using an iPod.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 8-08    
Topic: Campaigns, Cause, Good, Magazine



Hair the New Currency for McDonald's NHL Hockey Cards

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Ew. I mean really. Hair swapping? That's just gross! But it's funny too. In this quirky McDonald's spot created by Toronto's Cossette and directed by OPC's Brian Lee Hughes, two guys negotiate for an NHL hokey card in s way that isn't normally done...at a McDonald's...or in a sports bar...or anywhere for that matter. Oh what men will do for their sons and for their vanity.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 8-08    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange








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