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Lowe Tackles India's View of Widowed and Divorced Women

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To those of us in America, this ad seems sweet and innocuous. To those in India, it raises eyebrows. The ad, created by Lowe Lintas for Tanishq jeweler, takes on the historical belief in India widowed or divorced women are somehow less than acceptable to mainstream society.

Of the work, Lowe Lintas Creative Director Arun Iyer said,"It had to look like a marriage of equals, not something that was done out of pity." And Lowe accomplished that beautifully. The ad does take on the issue but not in a way that throws it in people's faces.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-30-13    
Topic: Commercials



Sadly, No Kids Puke in This Halloween-Themed AT&T Ad

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Everyone seems to love the AT&T Not Complicated campaign. We're indifferent. But that's not going to stop us from sharing with you (like you haven't seen it already), BBDO's latest entry to the campaign. It, of course, is Halloween-themed and is all about candy. Sadly, there is no Crest/Oral B-style puking.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-30-13    
Topic: Commercials



Ole Smoky Moonshine. Born From Good People And Shared With the Same

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In a way, this Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine commercial makes you feel as if you're with Burt Reynolds in Deliverance...except without all the hillbilly stereotypes and, oh yea, rape.

The ad, created by Austin-based Blackboard Co., is just all about good people sharing good times together...with a little help from some moonshine.

Entitled "Born From," the commercials mark the brand's return for the third season on Discovery Channel's popular series "Moonshiners." In all, there will be four ads.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-30-13    
Topic: Commercials



5 Business Branding Lessons Inspired by Halloween Characters

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Happy Halloween! It's a time for costumes, spooks, candy, and branding lessons for small businesses. That's right, a time to take a look at what business branding lessons we can learn from Halloween characters. Take a guess at which character best represents an issue your brand is facing.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-30-13    
Topic: Brands, Opinion



BFG 9000's 'High 85' So Awesome It Will Make You Do the 'High 85'

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We love the quirkiness of Barton F. Graf 9000's work for Little Caesar. BFG just has a wonderful way of capturing the mundane and turning it into something really interesting. The High 85? WTF? Like how do you even begin to think in a way that allows you to arrive at oddball hilarity like the High 85? Brilliant.

A second spot takes the simple expression of "Ohhh" and turns it into a cavalcade of silliness that's just this side of stupid.

The agency has done a fantastic job bringing to life the oddity of the brand's Little Caesars "pizza pizza" character. And they've made pizza ads fun to watch again.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-30-13    
Topic: Strange



Swedish Models Tell Men to Stop Wearing Underwear

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Global fashion brand RevolutionWear has launched a new campaign in which beautiful Swedish models urge men to stop wearing underwear. Well, at least all types of underwear except for RevolutionWear's FRIGO brand underwear which is being introduced to America.

The campaign will include outdoor, events, digital promotions and retail merchandising in New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami. To coincide with the outdoor teaser campaign, 1,000 pairs of underwear will be given away in online sweepstakes.

Of the campaign's approach, RevolutionWear CEO Mathias Ingvarsson said,"Our goal in this campaign is to underscore that traditional underwear is dead and the conversation about a highly engineered new class of men's underwear needs to be started."

FRIGO's claim to fame? The FRIGO Zone; a perfectly formed mesh pouch to more effectively support men's packages.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-13    
Topic: Racy



Atlanta Agency Teases...Something With Scary Halloween-Themed Merger-ish Video

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We have no idea what this is all about but it's Halloween-themed and it's almost Halloween and it's called Merger Part 3 and so that intrigues us and because it's called Part 3, it makes us wonder what happened to Part 1 and Part 2 and it promises to be almost two minutes long so we think we'll have no problem fitting it into our day.

And...we're done.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-13    
Topic: Agencies



Bold Ogilvy Needs to Get Laid

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OK so here's a commercial that lays on the sexual double entendre like a steady stream of verbal diarrhea spewing from the mouth of a sexually frustrated copywriter who hasn't been laid in a month.

I take it slow but I like it fast. The game is hard but I take it easy. Lights are fascinating but I'm having more fun in the dark. Soft is good but rough is even better.

It's like Axe for Greeks. Oh wait. That's exactly what it is! OK, well, sort of.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-13    
Topic: Racy



Celebrities Tell Holiday Stories For Best Buy

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It's hard work making a price and item commercial interesting. But we think Crispin Porter + Bogusky may have done it with their Best Buy holiday campaigns which employs celebrities who read customized holiday stories. In all, there will be 11 spots featuring Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, LL Cool J and Jason Schwartzman. The spots were directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon (The Switch, Blades of Glory, Cavemen) and three-time Academy Award-winning director of photography Bob Richardson (Django Unchained, Hugo, Kill Bill, Shutter Island, Casino, Platoon).

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-13    
Topic: Commercials



Cats Can Sell Anything!

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As cat videos go, this one's not interesting, not funny, not entertaining. In fact, it's just plain boring. But 854,674 have watched it since October 21 which just goes to prove that, yes, cats can, in fact, sell anything. Or at least be used to sell anything. Or at least trick 854,674 people into watching a video. Anyway. In this case, these cats have been corralled to help sell Vileda house cleaning tools in Italy.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-13    
Topic: Video



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