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Spoof Ad: What Would Jesus Drink?

Robert Loch from Up2Speed sent me these two spoof ads done by PinkyPoos, a U.K. based live music troupe. The troupe has put together two humorous ad spoofs for Pinky Vodka from Seriously. Yes, that is the name of the vodka and the name of the company. In the spoofs, the ads borrow from the "What Would Jesus Drive?" tagline originally used by the Evangelical Environmental Network in an ad campaign against gas guzzling SUVs and subsequently altered and used by The Sport Utility Vehicle Owners of America in an ad campaign supporting SUVs.

The spoof ads, done with finger puppetry, carry the tagline, "What Would Jesus Drink?" There are two version. You can view one here and the other here.


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by Steve Hall    Jul-19-03    




Nissan's Graffiti Campaign: Electric Moyo

Nissan has launched an ad campaign that tries to blend with street art in cities across the nation. The campaign, along with its own web site, seeks to find an alternative way to brand Nissan and tries to come off as all cool and insider-ish. Some street artists think it's cool. Some think it's just another attempt by corporations to leverage street cred in support of their brand.

What do you think?
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by Steve Hall    Jul-18-03    




Redneck World Magazine Sees Growth

Yes, there is a magazine called Redneck World. It was started three years ago by Frank Fraser a former stockbroker raised in Cuba. Fraser launched the magazine because he felt there are far too many "snooty" publications out thare that do not cater to a vast audience of rednecks.

�People have a misconception of rednecks,� he says. �I call them the salt of the earth. It�s an uphill climb, but I�m trying to make rednecks respectable.�

He further describes his readers saying, �The RWR [Redneck World Redneck] likes fried foods, barbecues, cold beer, sweet tea, thick tasty gravies and wholesome country cooking. He also enjoys outdoor events like hunting, fishing, auto racing, arts & crafts and country fairs.�

He's seeing interest from advertisers in the North as well as the South indicating that Rednecks are not just a Southern thing. Rednecks buy stuff too, says Fraser. �Rednecks buy expensive doublewide mobile trailers, they buy ATVs, they buy motorcycles, hunting and fishing equipment. There is a lucrative marketplace out there.�

This goes to show there's a whole world out there once you get past J.Lo and Ben, Britney, fiddy' cent, Reality TV, and Gawker.
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by Steve Hall    Jul-18-03    




American Models Appear in Latvian Escort Service Ads

It's always amusing to see well known actors and models in strange commercials like the ones in Japan which you can view here on Japander. Of course, the stars do that knowingly and hope we in America will never see them.

In Latvia, apparently it is commonplace to simply use a photo of an good looking American model in ads with or without permission. That seems to be what's happening in 'Riga, This Week', a tourist guide for the Latvian capital city. Eden Escorts is running an ad featuring an old picture of Brooke Shields and promoting their "erotic massage" service. Page Six also found ads for other call girl services featuring Carmen Electra, Megan Ewing, and Daniela Pestova.


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by Steve Hall    Jul-17-03    




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More New Ad Campaigns for the Week

I like Amy Corr's weekly round up of new ad campaigns because she doesn't focus exclusively on television like Ad Age usually does. She, and Mediapost, seem to realize there's a world outside of television and that's a good thing because the thirty second spot is in danger of extinction.

This week, Amy reviews campaigns from Playboy, Ecko Unlimited. The Humane Society, AAA, Kellogs, Trix, The Discovery Channel, Hummer, and a Volkswagen and Apple co-op.
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by Steve Hall    Jul-17-03    




A Very Cool New Car

I visited Adville today and saw a link to this television commercial for Smart car. The car is cool. The commercial is cool. It's not cool that you can't buy this car in America.
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by Steve Hall    Jul-17-03    




Nude Models Promote Cell Phones in Russian Penthouse

Megafon, the number three cell phone provider in Russia is using nude models with cell phones hanging around their necks in an ad campaign appearing in Penthouse.

Interesting how the cell phone hangs just to the right level so you can innocently say, "Hey, I'm only staring at the phone!"
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by Steve Hall    Jul-17-03    




Another Reason Why People Blog

People blog for all kinds of reasons. Here's one that actually matters.
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by Steve Hall    Jul-17-03    




More Apple Switch Spoofs

Yes, Apple's Switch campaign is long finished but I stumbled across this site called Olde English. It's full of all kinds of video parodies including spoofs on Subway and Pregnancy kits. Check out these Apple spoofs and all kinds of other weird video spoofery.

Maybe you Olde English dudes could make me some ad spoofs?
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by Steve Hall    Jul-16-03    




Bravertising

There's advertorials, invertising, advergaming, dogvertising, adverblogging, blogvertising, and the list goes on. Now there's another one to add to the list. I'd like to call it "Bravertising".

Women's lingerie maker, Triumph International has what they call the Hanshin Tigers Bra, made in honor of the Japenese baseball team of the same name. So for all the Japanese women out there who are avid supporters of the team, they can now support themselves with a bra that integrates Truckee, the Tiger's mascot. It comes with matching shorts and a little tiger tail as well. Very cute.

Those Asians know how to have fun. Remember the SARS masks? Thanks to Tony Pierce for pointing me in this direction.


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by Steve Hall    Jul-16-03    




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