PETA: It's Meat, Not Bountiful Cheap Food, that Gets You Fat

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PETA sent a letter to Ralph Basham, the commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection, to convince him to offset the cost of building a border fence by selling ad space.

Why? Because it's got creative ready to run. The ad at left features svelte Mexicans in their homeland and fat chunky ones on the US side of the fence. It reads, "If the border patrol doesn't get you, the chicken and burgers will -- go vegan." (The premise is that when Mexicans cross the border, they are leaving behind a "far healthier staple diet of vegetables and grains.")

Commenters said the traditional Mexican diet isn't meat-free, and the fence itself actually harms animals because it prevents wildlife from migrating for food.

Well, I'm sure if PETA didn't need the fence for advertising and the US gov didn't need another lost cause to waste tax money on (because people in dire straits are really gonna go, "Hey, a fence" and turn back), everyone would be more than happy to take it down.

by Angela Natividad    Aug-13-08    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Cause, Outdoor



Wonderbra Breaks Glass ... and Suspension of Disbelief

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Breasts break through advertising's fourth wall in this Wonderbra bus shelter ad by Publicis/Frankfurt. Just another way too much "support" makes you a hazard to yourself and others. (Thanks @benkunz for sharing.)

by Angela Natividad    Aug-11-08    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Guerilla, Outdoor



No Promises on a Lap Dance, But It's Better than Breadcrumbs

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Berlin-based lingerie shop Blush left a trail of striptease billboards to guide (throbbing, drooling, cash-in-hand) traffic straight into its velvety interior.

300 meters away from Blush (at a man-tastic construction site!), a model against a lilac backdrop is fully-dressed, hair tied back, breasts pushed up, choker tying it all together. At 100 meters she's in bare essentials, playing with her thigh-highs.

50 meters: toying with her bra strap. Five meters? Topless, back turned. You'll have to step into Blush for the rest of the show. (But I'm not feeling optimistic for you, unless you're in a chemise-buying mood.)

Kinda reminded us of Virgin's Fresh Footwork interactive campaign, where each click forward brought a ballerina closer to carnality.

For scooping this up for us, Adrants reader Dario of Invoke Media gets a virtual fist-bump, and possibly also an awkward hug when we finally meet.

by Angela Natividad    Aug-11-08    
Topic: Guerilla, Outdoor, Racy



Don't Worry, It's Not a Real Ad.

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Probably inspired by the Eva Mendes nipple drama, Adrants reader Brian Guth sent us this billboard idea for the "Got Milk?" campaign.

The text: "You should know that milks [sic] nine essential nutrients make for one irresistible body!"

Before I saw the picture up-close, I thought it was a shot of flowing milk, which would have made for a neat foreground against the clouds in the sky. But nah, it's just another nipple.

by Angela Natividad    Aug- 7-08    
Topic: Outdoor, Spoofs, Strange



Follow the Mobile Cursor to DHL Online Tracking

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The beginning of this video touting the delivery company's online trackingvideo asks, "How best to grab the attention of office workers during their bust day and drive interest online?" This simple answer? Affix a cursor to the side of the DHL truck and drive it around the city. Hey, this is advertising, not brain surgery.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 7-08    
Topic: Outdoor



Samsung Delivers Times Square Olympic Goodness

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Working for Samsung, Tronic created a dynamic looking video for the brand's Times Square video installation announcing the partnership between the brand and the 2008 Olympic Games. After several animated formations, diffusions and re-formations, the video ends with the digital bits forming the Olympic logo.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 6-08    
Topic: Outdoor, Video



Cute Lepers Cure Terminal Boredom. Or Not

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Expectations are high when a press release promises, "Cute Lepers will Cure Your 'Terminal Boredom' This Summer!" But there are no lepers, cute or otherwise. It's just some pop band on tour.

by Angela Natividad    Jul-25-08    
Topic: Events, Online, Outdoor, Promotions



Oreo Turns Elevator Into Milk Dunking Machine

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OK, this is kind of cool. Using a glass elevator with a giant faux Oreo cookie attached to it that dunks into a faux glass of milk when the elevator hits the first floor, Oreo has done a nice job creating interest with the use of alternative media. Hmm. Anyone feel like Oreo cookies and milk now?

by Steve Hall    Jul-22-08    
Topic: Good, Guerilla, Outdoor



Jamba Juice Disses (Promotes) McDonald's McMuffin

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In an apparent effort to illustrate how McDonald's breakfast sandwiches are bad and how Jamba Juice is good, Swirl created a billboard, which it placed directly next to a McDonald's near Penn Station, that shows a McDonald's breakfast sandwich "tied down like a ball & chain...which will obviously make you feel this way after eating" and a Jamba Juice drink with a spring under it. The tagline is "Put the Good in Your Morning."

While there is a "vs." between the two, this billboard seems to say " have a McMuffin and a Jamba Juice in the morning. It's the perfect combination" rather than "have a Jamba Juice instead of a McMuffin."

by Steve Hall    Jul-22-08    
Topic: Outdoor



Men Get Mad in New York Subway

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Yea! Mad Men is returning but if you simply can't wait to wallow in the 1960's ad world, you get do so virtually in a New York city subway car, some of which have been designed on the interior to look like the television show. Too bad you'll never get the full effect what with the hundreds of people filling the cars obscuring the view...which could lead to another problem.

by Steve Hall    Jul-15-08    
Topic: Good, Outdoor








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