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Anacin Maker Introduces 'Bananacin' With Witty Newsjacking

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Reacting quickly to recent revelations the daily consumption of six Anacin tablets and one banana by 112-year-old Grand Island, New York native Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez are the secret to his longevity, Anacin maker Insight Pharmaceuticals wasted no time newsjacking the report to introduce Bananacin. Sanchez-Blazquez was recently crowned the oldest living man by Guiness World Records following the recent death of 116-year-old Japanese native Jiroemon Kimara.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-30-13    
Topic: Brands



Hardee's Unveils Un-Sexiest Commercial of All Time

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Wait, what? A Carl's Jr. and Hardee's ad without DDD cup cleavage? No ass cheeks in short shorts? No cavorting with a King Kong-sized burger while wearing a string bikini? No oral sex with a burger while riding a mechanical bull? No 40-plus hot supermodels seducing young men Mrs. Robinson-style? No hot Turkish models wearing a bikini emblazoned with miniature images of a charbroiled turkey-burger? No female teachers dancing seductively in front of a classroom?

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by Steve Hall    Jul-30-13    




Japanese Girls Expose Thighs, Sell Stuff to Drooling Guys

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We've seen this Thigh-vertising thing before. But it was more of a one-off (and likely fake) so we thank B.L. Ochman for bringing this latest iteration of Thigh-vertising to our attention.

Japanese PR firm Wit Inc. launched a program allowing brands to place ads on the thighs of Japanese women for $121 per day. Over 3,000 women signed up and agreed to allow horny men to stare at their legs as they go about their day. The program, which rolled out earlier this year, has included promotions for the movie Ted and the band Green Day.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-30-13    
Topic: Human



DISH's Talk Boston Teaches You How to 'Pahk the Cah in Havahd Yahd'

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Having come from Boston myself, the Boston accent is something very familiar to my ears. Though I don't really have a Boston accent (parents weren't from Boston), I have an ear for it and can spot all those fake Boston accents in movies from a mile away.

When DISH launched its recent campaign featuring the Boston Guys talking about the service's Hopper (Hoppa), I was pleasantly thrilled to see the Boston accent done right. The Boston Guys campaign, created by Barton F. Graf 9000 (or Baaahton F. Graaahf 9000 as AdWeek's David Gianatasio once called them), began about a year ago and was so loved the agency kept giving us more and more.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-30-13    
Topic: Campaigns



This Hot Chick Selling Swimwear Is Not Part of the Publicis Omnicom Merger

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Just to be clear, given all the obsessive coverage of the the Publicis Omnicom merger, not everything in the world has been swallowed up by Levy and Wren. And while it might seem that way perusing any news source, industry-related or not, we are here to assure you the world will go on whether or not this merger gets blessed or not.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-30-13    
Topic: Racy



Following Publicis Omnicon Group Merger, Coke and Pepsi, In A Fit of Frustration, Agree to Merge

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In a collective fit of despair and inability to reach an agreement with WPP or IPG, neither of which could guarantee they would not merge in the future, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, this morning, announced they would merge. The new entity will be known as Poke.

Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi spokespeople reached out to Adrants this morning and collectively said, "Fuck it, this shit is ridiculous. How can each of us expect to compete with one another when there will likely be just one advertising agency to choose from in a few years?"

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by Steve Hall    Jul-29-13    
Topic: Agencies, Brands



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