Google Alerts Used to Promote Celebrity Fantasy League to Ryan Seacrrest


Hoping to maximize Ryan Seacreast's apparent addiction to reviewing daily Google Alerts about himself, Kaitlyn Wilkins tells us online celebrity fantasy league Fafarazzi has posted it's desire on it's blog. Through the wonders of the blogoshpere link-fest and Google's documenting of it, Fafarazzi hopes Seacreast, when reading his Google Alerts, will see the Fafarazzi plea and mention it on any one of his many shows from America Idol to his morning show on KISS to his varios interviews on Extra and other media outlets. Stranger things have happened.

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Good, Online, Weblogs

Cig Egret Urges Californians to Jioin Coastal Cleanup Day


Created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners and produced by Stardust Studios, this PSA for the California Coastal Commission, an extension of a previously created poster campaign, demonstrates, through the animated birth of a Cig Egret, the cigarette, along with other trash is not native to the California coast. The spot urges people to participate in the California Coastal Cleanup Day September 16.

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good

Five Alive Makes You Feel Alive


This spot for Five Alive, a drink we haven't seen on the shelves in years, is just goofy enough to merit mention. The spot is an animated collection of cultural nods that apparently illustrates how Five Alive makes you feel alive. The work was done by Leo Burnett Toronto. Animation was done by Geah Gear Animation.

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good

'The Black Dahlia' Movie Promoted With Old School Newsreel


Just breaking on YouTube is this classic newsreel-style video promoting the upcoming movie, The Black Dahlia, about 22 year-old actress Elizabeth Short who was found dead on a vacant Hollywood lot in January of 1947. While many people confessed to the crime, it was never solved. Shot newsreel-style, the video chronicles the many crimes that occurred in that city from the Chinese Massacre of 1871 to the LA Times Bombing to the Parker Kidnapping to the "Zoot Suit" Riots and more. The work was created by Exopolis.

by Steve Hall    Aug-30-06    
Topic: Good, Video

Doctor Says He Can Get Guys the Girl


The old double standard is alive and well in this campaign. If a guy and think it's perfectly fine for you to be a little overweight but the woman at the bar you're trying to pick up better be hotter than an army of supermodels wearing thongs, then this series of commercials for a male pattern baldness is just right for you.

by Steve Hall    Aug-30-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Good, Online, Video

Philips Provides 'Strippers' to Console FIFA World Cup Losers


Of course there are some things - but not many many - more intriguing than watching a collection of school girlie girls who strip down and show their appreciation for your hard work. Alright, so they don't strip completely and they're not actually school girls but Phillips thought it would be a good idea to provide these models to console those fans whose teams didn't do so well at the FIFA World Cup 2006. OK, so that was a while ago but this is still fun. What you we do without friends like Brent?

by Steve Hall    Aug-30-06    
Topic: Good, Online

Moving Child Abuse PSA Accompanied by Johnny Cash's 'Hurt'


Brent points us to this impressive Australian child abuse PSA which features Johhny Cash singing the Nine Inch Nails song Hurt while images of a creepy old dude makes his way towards a sleeping child's room. The spot urges viewers to become a childhood hero since it's not so easy for an abused child to do so on their own.

by Steve Hall    Aug-30-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good

Amsterdam Celebrates Cross Media Week In Weird Ad


As if in a nod to the finer things about life in Amsterdam, this commercial promoting the city's Cross Media Week features such pass times as naked women, puking, bondage, marijuana and pigeon excrement.

by Steve Hall    Aug-30-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange, Video

Kellogg Special K Saves Advertising Space


Now this is good. At first we looked at this ad and we're like, "huh?" Then we realized, "duh!" It's eye catching and it makes its point very clearly. But, the name of this ad has the word "spec" in it leading us to believe it's only a twinkle in a creative's eye. Come on, Kellogg. Approve this ad! Oh wait, this is probably too insider for our cereal eating friends to appreciate.

by Steve Hall    Aug-28-06    
Topic: Good, Magazine

Kaboom Advertising Wants to Be Your Friend


Yes, they do. They really do. They asked us. Maybe they'll ask you. Yup, Kaboom Advertising has a MySpace page and they invited us to be their friend. Cool. We're not sure how much awareness or business a MySpace page for an ad agency will generate given that the average MySpace member is, oh, 16 and nowhere in need of an ad agency but, thankfully, Kaboom's page looks nothing like a MySpace page.

by Steve Hall    Aug-28-06    
Topic: Agencies, Good, Online

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