Check out this trio of ads by BLATTNER BRUNNER, Atlanta for Appalachian Stove Co. Campaign name: "Hot and Crusty."
The fact sheet reads, "Concept: Clean burning stoves for people who pretty much don't care. Market: Southeastern US, especially highlands."
You won't absorb the full awesome-osity of that sparing description (and choice of geography) until you see the creative. The one at left says, "A roaring fire. A bottle of wine. A barn full of sheep." (Dude ... ew. But also, HA!)
Text is followed by a solitary image of an old-school stove and the brand name.
Leave it to Copyranter to find the raciest ads out there and leave it to Adrants to share them with you. While there are literally thousands of words (we learned many we'd never heard of while having dinner with the Fleshbot crew at SXSW) to describe that particular area between a woman's legs, "box" remains one of the most popular and one of the most goofed. So, it is without surprise, the headline next to a visual of 2007's Ms. Bikini Universe Marzia Prince with a box of body strength supplement Gaspari Nutrition in front of her, yes, box, reads, "The Most Sought After Box on the Planet."
What more can we say? Sometimes headlines just write themselves, don't they?
Philly is angling for the gay vote. The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation just launched "Get Your History Straight" followed by the tagline, "...and your nightlife gay," which -- in tangent with SouthWest Airlines -- will populate creative with gay locals.
At left is Matthew Izzo of Matthew Izzo Boutiques. See the full "We Your People" ad.
Others will appear on gophila.com/gay and on southwest.com/gaytravel. Check out Philly's other campaign, uwishunu.
- On the outs with Nicole Richie for some time, Pars Hilton wants a new BFF and MTV has launched a new reality show to help her find one.
- DDB Barcelona brings out hand string games to somehow illustrate how its cars are built. We sure hope they're made of something stringer than string.
- Ziff Davis Media, publisher of PC Magazine among others, filed for bankruptcy citing falling print ad revenue and subscriptions as the reason.
"I'm tired of being treated like a number..." laments NY Governor Eliot Spitzer in this print ad for Virgin Mobile in Canada.
The copy goes on to read "At Virgin Mobile, you're more than just a number. When you call us we'll treat you like a person, not a client. Whether you're #9 or #900, you'll get hooked up with somebody who'll finally treat you just how you want to be treated."
How very wicked. But revelations of Spitzer's place in the queue (Client #9) at a busted prostitution service come at an opportune time for Virgin Mobile, which only revealed its preoccupation with American politics this month.
Just another instance of Virgin behaving badly.
The winged creature at left is one of the poster children for Liquidnet's Become Supernatural campaign.
We went on the website to find stuff to make fun of but it turns out we liked clicking on the characters, listening to the "whoosh" and watching the brokers' eyes glint. Oh well.
By the way, not to steal Liquidnet's thunder or anything, but if you actually want to buy and sell stocks online, Zecco doesn't charge brokerage fees for up to 10 trades per month. Huzzah.
Leave it to high fashion and Annie Leibowitz to give us a Louis Vuitton ad featuring Keith Richards. Created by Ogilvy & Mather, Richards appears sitting in a hotel room transformed as only Richards could complete with black scarves and skulls.
Virgin Mobile is so naughty. Check out this political spoof ad that features Hillary Clinton looking into the horizon and thinking, "I wish my bill wasn't so out of control..."
Tagline: "You call the shots." This is for Virgin's new "no-con contracts." (Thanks to Adrants reader Simon for sending it over.)
The ad rings a little like a cheap blow, considering most of Hillary's Bill troubles went down in the mid-'90s and the poor woman is still suffering humiliations galore. Now that PR guy Penn is trying to divorce himself from Camp Clinton, we bet she wishes she could call a few shots right about now.
We just got a ton of creative from a new Royal Enfield campaign in Delhi. It's called "Trip" -- not to be confused with what happens when you ingest too many of the wrong kind of mushrooms.
Pretty standard profile-of-a-user stuff. Each one has a picture of a dude, his name and his motorcycle, followed by a brief timeline of "whoa!" and "damn!" activities. Each timeline ends with "Tripping ever since," which refers to when they started riding Royal Enfields.
Profile campaigns are sort of like the Zodiac. If you add enough variation and disseminate the ads across enough media, you're bound to trigger an irrational "Hey, that's TOTALLY ME!" in anybody curious enough to linger on the copy.
To celebrate 100 years in footwear, Converse is welding new icons to old ones in a campaign called "Connectivity."
According to Complex, "cultural heroes" like James Dean, Hunter S. Thompson and Sid Viscious will fuse feet (neat touch!) with Common, Dwyane Wade and Billie Joe Armstrong. Sort of like paper dolls.
See more here.