Agent Provocateur Debuts 'Tied Up at the Office'

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Perhaps living up to the notion the trailer's better than the actual movie or, perhaps, we've just been teased so much by the trailer we've detached ourselves from the intended effect, the full length version of Mike Figgis' film for Agent Provocateur, released today, seems to fall short - just an extended version of the trailer. That said, if you haven't seen it yet, find a private, secluded spot and be prepared to be very aroused. The film features two women, shot in a tantalizing black and white noir style (well, we call it that but we don't speak "movie review" very well), having a sultry, sexual encounter in the basement of a lingerie store. Suffice to say, there's lots of soft sexual whimpers, moaning, sexy lingerie, nudity, sliding of fingers over erogenous zones, longing stares and trench coated women as the camera lustfully slobbers over the women quick cut-style. Sadly, there's no real climax.

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 9-06    
Topic: Good, Online, Viral



Forum Provides Outlet For Super Bowl Ad Obsessed

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If you simply can't get enough Super Bowl advertising post-analysis and can't stop bugging your non-advertising friends about it, slide over to the Adrants Forum on Soflow where kooks like us can't help ourselves from discussing Super Bowl commercials ad nauseam. Just call it therapy. After all, we have the Olympics to get to and then the Oscars so purge yourself of the Super Bowl so you can get ready to obsess about other upcoming advertising orgasms.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 8-06    
Topic: Online, Super Bowl 2006



Quiz Tests Super Bowl Ad Recall

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Joe Jaffe has posted a ten question Super Bowl ad recall quiz to test how well we can remember what some of the ads were about . It's a quick, fun little quiz. We took it but, frustratingly, don't think we got them all right. You try.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 8-06    
Topic: Online, Research, Super Bowl 2006



FHM Goes Digital, Charges, Loses

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As if the magazine's own website wasn't enough nor the 345 billion barely-dressed pictures of hot women freely available on the Internet weren't enough for the male species, FHM magazine is making a digital version of the print magazine available online via Zinio for $4.99 per issue. Now FHM's pictures will get stolen and distributed even more then they are now with a simple screen shot.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 8-06    
Topic: Magazine, Online



Israel Is Holy And Hot

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Unfortunately lumped together with all the other political crap about the Middle East, Israel gets a bum wrap. But the bums in this viral promotion for the country are completely apolitical and just plain hot in that sexy female human sort of way. With the two mesmerized guys in the video helplessly uttering, "Holy Shit, Man," "Holy Fuck," "Holy Jesus" and "Holy Mother of God," the ad's tagline, "Israel. No Wonder They Call it the Holy Land," makes perfect sense.

Keta Keta, creators of the "Make Love, Not War" and "People's Voice," created this video which can be viewed here as well as other pro-Israel wotk they've done.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 6-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Online, Viral



Juicy Carolina Helps Juicy Couture

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While Flickr user Juicy Carolina, tells us she's not employed by fashion label Juicy Couture or Agent Provocateur, after viewing her pose, enticingly, in hundreds of images of each of the labels' fashions, one might think the labels should, in fact, be paying the sexy Carolina to pose. The photographer, her boyfriend, is, no doubt, very appreciative of Carolina's propensity to pose.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 6-06    
Topic: Consumer Created, Online



Nvidia Caught Hiring Forum Shills

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Boing Boing links to a story on the Consumerist that digs into graphic chip manufacturer Nvidia having possibly hired a group of people through Arbuthnot Entertainment Group to visit Internet forums, build up trust and then use that trust to shill Nvidia products. The Consumerist has attempted several times to speak with Nvidia Public Relations Director Derek Perez to obtain confirmation but has not had its calls returned.

While there may be nothing wrong with unleashing a torrent of paid shills to promote a brand online, doing so without disclosing that fact is likely to backfire and hurt Nvidia more then it every could have possibly helped. Bad move. Wake up. Smell the honesty.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 6-06    
Topic: Guerilla, Online, Worst



Progresso Launches Soup Opera

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To help promote its microwavable soup bowls, Progresso has launched Home Sweet Cube, an episodic collection of interconnected videos that form a soap opera of sorts. It's done up in a goofy style that stereotypically depicts office workers displaying odd behavior, The site, created by Publicis Dialog New York and to be virally seeded by Asa Bailey Advertising, features three episodes, each with three acts.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 4-06    
Topic: Online, Promotions



Pizza Hut Promotes Cheesy Bites With Jessica Simpson Remix

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As if Jessica Simpson and Miss Piggy weren't enough to convince you to buy a Pizza Hut Cheesy Bites pizza, Atmosphere BBDO developed an extension of Pizza Hut's Super Bowl promotion with Jessica Simpson creating a site that allows consumers to literally play with their food. The Pizza Hut Cheesy Bites site allows visitors to remix their own version of the Jessica Simpson Pizza Hut song, "These Bites Are Made for Poppin'". With 28 musical tracks and 40 sound effects to choose from, people can watch and share their version of the song played along with the television commercial and see Jessica singing along to their creation.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 4-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Online, Super Bowl 2006



'Brokeback Mountain' Gets New Trailer

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Someone's had a bit of fun making the old Michael J. Fox Back to the Future movies look very gay with this Brokeback to the Future movie trailer.

UPDATE: And...Brokeback Heat

by Steve Hall    Feb- 3-06    
Topic: Consumer Created, Online, Spoofs








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