So back in the day, we had AOL chat rooms. Then Yahoo chat rooms. And, youngsters, this was before it was easy to see or send a picture of whomever you were chatting with. You had to use your imagination! Actually, that was usually a much better experience.
Remember back in 2009 when BETC came out with Roller Babies for Evian? Well you should. The video, which featured a bunch of babies rocking out on roller skates, garnered upwards of 90 million views.
Now, BETC, along with help from We Are From LA, is out with a bit of a reprise. This time, it's all about getting down with your inner baby and how it's not really a bad thing to "live young" every once in a while.
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On Monday, Dove released a video entitled Dove Real Beauty Sketches. In the video, several women sit behind a curtain and describe themselves to former San Jose police forensic artist Gil Zamora who creates a sketch of them. They are then introduced to other people who in turn, describe the person to Zamora. Zamora then sketches a version based on that description.
The women are then shown the two versions of the sketches. The exercise was designed to combat Dove's claim that only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful along with the fact they are their own harshest critics.
The findings are quite interesting. Give it a watch
Men will do anything for a beer. In America, it's usually something stupid like hiding it in a giant fake swiss cheese so the ladies won't find it. But when it comes to Belgian beer Jupiler, men don't pussy foot around. No they team up for some macho, Chuck Norris-like action to get what they feel they rightfully deserve. Even if what happens in this ad amounts to stealing.
But let's not quibble, the ad is a welcome detour from what has become America's embarrassingly pansy ass male beer drinker -- or at least the pansy ass picture of men painted by American advertising agencies.
In an advertising coup like none we've seen in a while -- and a bold move for a conservative brand -- GE hooked up with Hugo Weaving who once again donned his shades and Agent Smith suit from the Matrix movies.
The ad, which debuted this past weekend, has Agent Smith walking the hallways of a hospital touting the brilliance of GE software which allows it to "be in many places at the same time" -- all while Agent Smith, himself, appears in many places at once.