Pepsi Zero A Nonenitity, Wind Does Blow, Sky Bursts

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- It seems Pepsi can't quite come to terms with the fact Zero is a nonentity and, in fact, would like us to refer to its product as a nonenitity.

- Yea, yea, yea. Pamela Anderson is in a Virgin Mobile commercial with veiled references to what...penis size? Yawn.

- Nissan's 7 Days in A Sentra bombs according to some.

- Western Wind Energy, which we earlier mentioned was hosting a viral video contest, is nearing completion. As expected, all the submisions suck as much as the original video did. But, hey, at least people are participating, right?

- While we're sure this new Candystand game called Life Savers Splosions Skyburts is a whole lot of fun, the need to install a plugin and confusing directions out us off. Then again, we never play online games so don't listen to us. Check it out for yourselves.

- Liquor advertisers don't like under aged girls as much as FHM readers do.

by Steve Hall    Oct-10-06    
Topic: Consumer Created, Games, Online, Outdoor



Calvin Klein Offers Euphoria to Passersby

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While everyone now walks past these over-sexed billboards shot as if a porn flick but designed by some European fashionista, they're still jarring. Or at least they are to us as we pass them by especially since the product being sold is just some over-priced, over-branded previously created concoction with just an ingredient or two changed and a new name slapped on it.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 8-06    
Topic: Opinion, Outdoor



Bus Trimmed, Game Infomercialed, RFP Analyzed

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- OTO Trimax weight loss product demonstrates its slimming capabilities by wrapping a bus with a very creative, DDB Worldwide-created bus-squeezing wrap.

- The new Ubisoft video game is getting infomercial-style promotion in the form of John Badsky's Fifth Freedom.

- Blogging under the name "Corn Mash Whisky," this "27 year old southern born woman who fled nawth to New Yawk City in search of something new" shares with us a recent RFP she received from a cola brand which, more than most, takes itself way too seriously.

- Pamela Anderson has signed with Virgin Mobile to appear in a RKCR/Y&R-created commercial for the company's mobile TV service.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 4-06    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Commercials, Online, Outdoor, Strange



Billboard Gets 'Chicks With Dicks' Treatment

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Defacing a billboard is a time honored activity practiced by pimple-faced highschool kids, angry cause group members and advertisers themselves. We've seen a lot of various defacements in our time but nothing's funnier than simple bathroom stall humor as seen on this billboard here. Click the image to see the true artistic abilities of these defacers.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 2-06    
Topic: Outdoor, Strange



Paris Promotes Aids Awareness by Catering to French Obsession With Sex

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Gorgeous moon tonight. Makes you want to curl up with someone you love and ... wait, is that a condom? An ad campaign sponsored by the city of Paris encourages its inhabitants to think about AIDs by sticking condoms where they don't belong hoping that you, in turn, will stick them where they do. Interesting work. Check out another ad from the same campaign here. - Contributed by Angela Natividad

by Angela Natividad    Oct- 2-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Good, Outdoor, Strange



Levitra Sponsors Elevator Up Buttons

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While most people may not associate an elevator's up button with an erection, someone in charge of Levitra's advertising in Sao Paulo do. Adrants reader Marcel Cabral tells us the "side effects may include a four hour erection" company has placed little ads on all the up buttons in various office building in the city. Witty

by Steve Hall    Oct- 2-06    
Topic: Good, Outdoor



Lee Cooper Jeans Come to America to Fight With Levi's, Lee

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Eschewing the usual high fa luting style most European brands adopt when marketing their fashions, European denim company Lee Cooper, with help from Gyro Worldwide, is launching its brand in the U.S. with a decidedly more playful, working class approach. Oh yes, the sex and hotness are still there but not in that GQ-like style. Take a look at the print ads here.

by Steve Hall    Sep-28-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Magazine, Outdoor



Giant Carrot Thirsty for Billboard Booty

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We love this stuff. Every time we see it. Either the billboard crew handling the erection of these two billboards was overly distracted by the large breasted female walking by in that tight, short, schoolgirl miniskirt or they couldn't pass up the chance to quench their thirst for hilariously sick humor. The headline on the carrot billboard hits the home run. Click the image for fully engorged viewing pleasure.

by Steve Hall    Sep-27-06    
Topic: Outdoor, Strange



Hood Blimp Crashes, Billboards Vandelized, Bank Blings

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- O&M London is using a pressure washer to write ads on dirty sidewalks and the sides of buildings so as to avoid being labeled as an eco-unfriendly graf artist.

- Hood blimp crashes.

- Is it just us or is the combination of former Kiss bassist Gene Simmons and the elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics AIDS Foundation just a tad strange?

- Catherine Zeta Jones gets the boot from T-Mobile.

- Continuing its My Circle campaign, Alltel has "announced" five of its billboards have been vandalized with the word "Don't" over the headline, "Call anyone on any network for free."

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by Steve Hall    Sep-27-06    
Topic: Guerilla, Online, Outdoor



Give, Play, Win, Discuss, Disclose

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- Ad legend Phil Dusenberry and colleagues Ted Sann and Charlie Meismer created Don't Almost Give. Give for the Ad Council.

- Shawn Waite says Scion scratch off posters are a pain in the ass.

- Sneakerplay is a social networking site for smeakerheads. Who knew? Apparently, it's important because Nike has partnered with the site.

- The Truth campaign has earbed itself an Emmy Award or programming distributed via Advanced Media.

- At the MIXX Conference and Expo this week at Advertising Week, online video company VideoEgg announced its advertising offering which will allow advertisers to place ads within VideoEgg videos on Bebo, Dogster, hi5 and Tagged.

- Here's a little promotion from VitaminWater with Red Sx player David Ortiz called Who's Your Papi in which you can win a trip to the Dominican Republic.

- Tokion magazine is holding its Fourth Annual Creativity Now Conference October 14 and 15 at Cooper Union in New York City.

- This past Friday, Red Robin Restaurants launched a qtags-powered text campaign in all of its Texas area restaurants.

- The Word of Mouth Marketing Association is hosting a telephone briefing on the issues surrouonding social media disclosure as brought to light once again, this time, by the LonelyGirl15 thing.

by Steve Hall    Sep-26-06    
Topic: Industry Events, Outdoor










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