AMP Energy Drink Turns Office Into Crazed Insane Asylum

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I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream. Oh...sorry. Actually, no one's screaming in this Proximity-created commercial for AMP Energy. Well, maybe they are. It's just that we can't hear them as they run through the office in slow motion like crazed zombies as an ice cream wielding robot dispenses the frozen stuff as if its lost bladder control.

The office workers, who clearly need something to spice up their Monday morning, engage in some kind of ritualistic group foodgasm while the stunned boss wonders who the hell he's employed.

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by Steve Hall    May-11-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Porn Network Promises Bad Acting Delivered by Big Breasted Bimbos

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OK, so there's no redeeming value to these ads for Canadian adult entertainment network Amour apart from reveling in the irony of actresses doing a good job acting poorly. Created by Cossette, we see a trio of bimbettes doing their best work. Which is to say, really bad acting. Which, of course, is what good porn is all about. Which, as we all know, people don't watch for the acting. Which, as it turns out, is why this is such a great campaign.

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by Steve Hall    May-11-10    
Topic: Bad, Cable, Commercials, Good



Adify Media Helps Ad Buyers Reach Freaks

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Adify Media, an advertising network that places ads on niche sites, wants us to know just how niche some people can be. With two new videos that introduce us to Cheryl, a fan of "accidental toast portraiture, and Wally, a three-time world champion cat shaver, Adify Media wants online ad buyers to know they hold the keys to the World Wide Weirdo Web.

Which is a very good thing because God knows the web is chock full of lunatics with freakishly strange behaviors in search of products to support those freakishly strange behaviors.

by Steve Hall    May- 4-10    
Topic: Good, Video



Flirt Vodka Offers Ladies Free Knee Condoms

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Ladies? Your man got you down? Then Flirt vodka has the solution. Return a case of empty Flirt vodka bottles to a liquor store and receive a free pair of knee pads. So the next time you man's got you done, your knees won't end up looking like the ladies knees in this ad.

And if it weren't already clear, this ad was dubbed one of the 100 Sexist Advertisements on Adme.ru, many of which we've happily covered here on Adrants over the years.

by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Bad, Good, Racy



Human Musical Puppets Illustrate Lipton-Powered Creative Process

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If you appreciate the skill of digitally removing stunt gear, you'll love this new Lipton Yellow Label commercial from DDB Paris and Biscuit Filmworks. And if you appreciate the process of scoring a popular orchestral piece such as Lalo Schifrin's Mission Impossible theme, then you'll love this visualization of the creative process. Or if you just love the notion of people being controlled as if they were puppets, you'll love this commercial as well.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good



If You Want to Live in Alabama, You Had Better Learn English

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Well here's a political commercial the politically correct won't like. Of course, since we're not at all politically correct around here, we love this new ad for Tim James who's running for Governor in Alabama...where, as James makes very clear, English is the spoken language.

James wants the state's driver's license exams to be administered only in English. Currently, the test is given in 12 languages and James claims that's just too costly. If elected, he'd give the test only in English.

The best (most contentious to some) line in the ad? "This is Alabama. We speak English. If you want to live here, learn it."

This is not going to get this man elected. Oh wait. Yes it will. This is Alabama. We're rednecks. If you want to live here, ditch your ethnic ways and become an American like the rest of us.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Bad, Good, Opinion, Political



Puke-Worthy Music Wins Girl, Sickens Puppy Dogged Suitor

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There's one at every party. Some slacker/hipster dude who uses his "musical skills" to cock-block his way into the pants of the party's sweetheart...much to the chagrin of the guy who really should get the girl. The clean shaven one. The one without unkempt hair and goofy glasses. The one without the cheesy pick up moves. The one who has actual musical taste. Or at least the kind of musical taste French music magazine Trax touts.

Witness the pain our cock-blocked one must endure as his girl is wooed by this hipsteresque horror and his brand of emo lust.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Netherlands Schooled in Art of Assisting in Violent Situations

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Apparently, there's a lot of violence against public service Employees in the Netherlands. So much so, they needed an ad campaign to call attention to it and to illustrate the inactivity of onlookers in violent situations.

Created by Amsterdam-based N=5, an interactive billboard was created that showed a green screen film scene of violence which was then coupled with live shots of the people looking at the billboard. The net results out passersby in the middle of a violent situation. Once the scene played out on the billboard, four tips where then provided to educate onlookers how to assist public service employees if they witness a violent situation.

Here's a video showing how it was created and how it was received.

by Steve Hall    Apr-27-10    
Topic: Good, Outdoor, Video



Politically Incorrect Coffee Lady Touts Continental Soup

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This Continental Soup commercial is a cause group hat trick trashing the bespectacled, the bald and the short, among others. But it's oddly amusing so let's all keep it a secret from the Board of Bespectacled Bitches, the Bureau of Bald Boys and the Support Society for the Small. K?

The spot was directed by Hungry Man's Tim Bullock.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 9-10    
Topic: Good, Strange



Bantam Live Remakes Eighties Apple Versus Microsoft Ad

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Highlighting the simplicity of its CRM software in comparison to Salesforce, Bantam Live remade an Apple versus Microsoft commercial from the eighties. It's the classic Gold Standard versus Nimble Upstart approach. If anything, it's just fun to see how things have changed in the last 20 years. And how much they haven't.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 9-10    
Topic: Brands, Good










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