The Hills Have More Than Just Eyes

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Whatevs.org gets pitched by Fox Searchlight for its upcoming horror flick, The Hills Have Eyes, with a styrofoam-encased delicacy most, other than horror movie fans, would rather not see. See what's inside here.

by Steve Hall    Feb-24-06    
Topic: Direct, Good, Guerilla, Promotions, Specialty



VW Un-Pimps Your Ride

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As a follow up to its GTI Fast commercials, VW has unleashed another set called Un-Pimp Your Auto which, as the title eludes does just that with three spots bringing three pimped pimped out cars and their owners back to reality all while highlighting the new VW GTI Mk5. As a bonus, the ads feature that long haired dude from FOX's Prison Break who got offed last year. He needed a new gig anyway and he got one.

by Steve Hall    Feb-24-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Television



HP Commercial Explains Where Deleted Images Go

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Advertising for Peanuts points us to an insightful commercial from HP which openly wonders where delted images go once they leave the camera. This commercial answers the question. View it here.

by Steve Hall    Feb-23-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Australia Asks 'Where the Hell Are You?'

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AdFreak tips us to a new tourism campaign from Australia in which the country has done everything it possibly can to prepare itself for an onslaught of American tourists and tops the whole thing off by asking and only an Australian can, Where the bloody hell are you? Two things we love about this campaign. It's spot on selling of the "brand" and it's use of, as many other Australian advertisers have, the Vividas video player which brings fast, full resolution, full screen glory to online video. Why every other advertiser in the world trying to highlight their work online hasn't dumped Windows Media Player, Quicktime, Real and all those other tiny-screened players in favor of Vividas simply makes no sense to us.

by Steve Hall    Feb-23-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Moving Billboard, Stationary Sticker Demonstrate Easy Money Transfer

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For its Portugal client Credito Agricola, Leo Burnett Lisboa made interesting use of a moving billboard to promote the client's online money transfer service. The board alternates between images of a woman in Italy and a man in Paris but an image of a money transfer receipt remains immovable, glued to the front of the board, illustrating how easy it is to transfer money. See it in action here.

by Steve Hall    Feb-23-06    
Topic: Good, Outdoor



Bubbleheads Promote Bubblicious

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This is just freakish but we love it. It's a campaign for Bubblicious created by Duval Guillaume in Brussells. See the other ad here.

by Steve Hall    Feb-21-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Good, Magazine



Magazine Ad Illustrates Wonderbra's Cleavage-Enhancing Qualities

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Adverbox highlights a pretty inventive magazine ad for Wonderbra that interactively illustrates ehat a good bra can do for a woman's cleavage. See all the images here.

by Steve Hall    Feb-20-06    
Topic: Good, Magazine



Mr Happy Crack Cracks Crack Joke

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Flickr user Monkey River Town spotted this billboard on Highway 35 in White Bear lake, Minnesota. Crack masters The Crack Team, headed by Mr. Happy Crack claim "A dry crack is a happy crack." That's actually not true in every instance. See the full image here.

by Steve Hall    Feb-20-06    
Topic: Good, Outdoor



Park Pisser Pleads For Privy's

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Proving there's a cause group for every single topic in the world, The Privy Group, with help from Saatchi & Saatchi has created an outdoor campaign which consists of a life-sized cut out of a guy taking a piss in various parks throughout New York City. Advergirl has the story.

by Steve Hall    Feb-20-06    
Topic: Good, Guerilla, Outdoor



Babies Come From Ladies According to 'Snuff Box' Promo

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Rapping about babies and quirky coffee moments are the subject matter in two hilarious promotional commercials (1, 2) for BBC Three's new comedy sketch series Snuff Box. The series is written and performed by Matt Berry and Rick Fulcher. Since we don't live in England, we have no idea who these guys are but if their show is as funny as their promos, we're sure it'll get a few viewers.

by Steve Hall    Feb-20-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Online, Promotions, Television








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