Dude Perfect Makes Another Shot For GMC

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OK, this Leo Burnett Detroit-created 1:30 GMC-sponsored "stunt" video which celebrates tonight's NBA finals game is a minute longer than it needs to be. No one cares about the set up. All we want to see is the "stunt." So Texas-based Dude Perfect is at it again for GMC. This time, in an Action Figure-produced video, they make a 40 foot long distance shot to a hoop on a floating dock while cliff diving.

The Dude Perfect crew holds the world record for the world's longest distance basketball shot. Their previous video, "Plane shot," in which they successfully land a shot while riding in a moving plane, was featured during this week's third game of the NBA finals.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-10-10    
Topic: Guerilla



What Do Nudity and Flowers Have in Common?

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"What happens when you mix high fashion, Chelsea Flower Show and naked models? You get the BrandAlley's Chelsea Flower Show Flashwalk."

And that precisely explains this new work from BrandAlley for the 2010 Chelsea Flower Show.

Paint and nudity. What's not to love?

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 7-10    
Topic: Guerilla, Racy, Video



King Kong Messes With Santa Monica Pier

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After messing with Dodger Stadium, it seems King Kong headed to Santa Monica Pier to leave his mark. Giant footprints were spotted on the beach Wednesday morning by a local fisherman who is reported to have seen the giant creature making its way across the beach., "Everything started shaking. Then I saw this thing. Bigger than any whale...eyes dark and menacing, teeth as big as the poles under the pier here."

Of course the creature is just making its way to its new home at Universal Studios Hollywood where it will become the main attraction for the studio's King Kong 3-D attraction.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-10    
Topic: Guerilla



World Cup-Themed Rube Goldberg Machine Pimps Men's Deodorant

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SureMen has launched a football (soccer) sweepstake promotion, SureMen Last 8 Sweepstake, which offers football fans the chance to win cash if their chosen team reaches the World Cup finals in South Africa.

Touting the product, SureMen teamed with model maker Andy Gent to create yet another Rube Goldberg-style machine. The machine follows a football which makes a journey past a host of landmarks, representing some of the 32 nations competing in South Africa. References from previous tournaments make appearances throughout the video, as the football knocks over the leaning tower of Pisa, dodges Spanish bulls, and sets Godzilla trampling down a series of skyscrapers.

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by Steve Hall    May-28-10    
Topic: Good, Guerilla, Video



Greenpeace Employs Flashmob Stratregy For Anti-Nuclear Campaign

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Greenpeace Switzerland launched a national campaign against nuclear plants.Part of the campaign includes posters and direct. The other part was well-staged, nationwide flashmobs which illustrated how a nuclear cloud could affect a country if there were a problem.

Summing up the whole nuclear issue, one commenter wrote, "Save the planet, punch a NIMBY. Coal plants pump out poisons by nature of their design throughout their entire operational lifetime. Nuclear power plants pump out poisons only when something goes very wrong or Russian standards of safety are involved. Oh and the Chernoybyl site, is basically a nature preserve now, the "environment" is doing fine. The areas affected by oil spills will never fully recover."

So is nuclear energy really that bad? What is the perfect solution to the world's energy needs? Is it even possible to generate any form of energy without affecting the environment in some way?

by Steve Hall    May-28-10    
Topic: Cause, Guerilla



King Kong Messes With Dodger Stadium

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Catastrophe stuck at Dodger stadium early yesterday morning when giant ape footprints were found lining the baseball field, tracking from home plate through to center field. Further investigations revealed that the footprints belonged to none other than King Kong, who had decided to monkey around in the famous stadium on his way to headlining a new attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, King Kong 360 3-D.

Kong will be making his way through various parts of Los Angeles in the next few weeks as he makes his way back to his new home at the theme park.

The ape will star in King Kong 360 3-D, an interactive theme park designed by Peter Jackson. It is scheduled to open by the Fourth of July holiday.

by Steve Hall    May-26-10    
Topic: Guerilla



Source Says Cornelius Trunchpole is Saatchi's Gerry Graf

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A tipster tells us "I have it on good authority that the Facebook character Cornelius Trunchpole [who also has a blog] is, in fact, none other than Saatchi & Saatchi Chief Creative Director Gerry Graf. And that the whole thing is a publicity stunt for his new agency. Apparently everyone at Saatchi's has known about this for weeks,"

Hmm. Perhaps Graf got tired of waiting around for everyone to figure this out and wanted to drop a clue. Well, here it is, people. We've contacted Saatchi for confirmation and will share their response as soon as we have it.

UPDATE: During a chat with Cornelius after friending him on Facebook, he denies he is Gerry Graf:

Cornelius: Delighted to make your acquaintance dear boy.
6:47pm

Steve Hall: Are you Gerry Graf? I'm told this is a stunt to promote a new ad agency
6:48pm

Cornelius: Gerry Graf? Of course I'm not. I'm Cornelius Trunchpole! Though I am launching a new ad agency, that much is true. Trunchpole & Trunchpole. It will follow a most unorthodox model.

by Steve Hall    May-26-10    
Topic: Agencies, Guerilla



Royal Guard Goes Nude For PETA

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Oh look. PETA does nudity again. but this time they painted the models so they can actually appear nude in public without it being called indecent. At least that's our take on it. So now the cause group wants us all to know that even England's famed bearskin hats are off limits.

Former Lara Croft model Lucy Clarkson, along with several other curvaceous beauties, donned painted Royal Guard uniforms and paraded across Westminster Bridge to call attention to the urgent issue.

We love PETA. Oh wait.

by Steve Hall    May-26-10    
Topic: Guerilla, Racy



CNN Commercializes Historic Event For Own Gain

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Why they're telling us about this four months after the fact is beyond us. And also besides the point. The important thought to take away from this Heimat Berlin-created CNN Go Beyond Borders project which celebrated...no, wait...usurped the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is this: Must every historic event be marred by commercialism? Must every brand deface important events and landmarks just for its own commercial gain? Can any historic event take place without a dollar sign affixed to it?

Apparently not.

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by Steve Hall    May-19-10    
Topic: Guerilla, Outdoor, Worst



Vancouver Attacked by Giant Plastic Six Pack Rings

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Those pesky plastic six pack holders are wreaking havoc in Vancouver courtesy of Rethink which has placed giant versions of the single use plastic six pack rings atop sculptures across the city for the Plastic Pollution Coalition.

Won't the Sacred Society for Sculpture Safety have something to say about this?

by Steve Hall    May-10-10    
Topic: Guerilla










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