Delightfully toying with the ridiculousness of multi-tasking that has devoured the lives of "mainlanders," Kona Brewing is out with a new spot, Dear Mainland, featuring two Hawaiian brothers who think sitting in a meeting sending texts about another meeting where you'll send emails about the first meeting is, well, not so great.
Aiming, perhaps, to save to lowly ad banner or maybe to coin a new buzzword, MIT SLoan School of Management Professors Glen Urban and John Hauser are out with a new study which finds morphing ads, banners that change based on known characteristics, result in 83% higher click throughs.
In a product placement/integration stunt that should have felt forced but didn't, the first several minutes of last Thursday's Jimmy Kimmel show didn't begin with his monologue, rather, it began with a Nespresso ad featuring spokeswoman Penelope Cruz.
Hamburg-based MAYD has created a haunting commercial, entitled Hide, for fashion brand Paisley which makes interesting use of the burqa. For over a minute, we get a David Lynch-like vibe as cuts of a woman's face and a burka-clad figure are intercut with other delightfully odd shots like a turbin-clad man toasting a polar bear.
Then...with full flair fashion ad dramatics, the woman pulls off the burqa to reveal...a very GQ-ish man dressed in a suit. That's followed by the tagline, Better Hide Your Man, which, we suppose, is meant to turn the table on the whole hiding of Muslim women thing.
Last we saw Nicki Minaj, at least in the ad world, she was in psychedelic Pepsi commercial in which a guy and a girl somehow teleport to one of her concerts. This week, she's back in a new campaign promoting her own brand of wine, Myx Fusions Moscato. And you'd hardly know it was her without all that cartoonish makeup she usually wears.