AMV BBDO has released a rather epic commercial for Guinness that features a rogue cloud that gains sentience and begins a journey from the sea to the city. On his travels, the cloud becomes witness to human life and, in the end, helps put out a fire with an on-command thunder shower.
Barbarian Group is out with some stellar new GE work that extends its recent work for the brand's GE Flyover work which takes people inside factories where GE technology is used.
In this version, visitors can select from one of three locations for each mission. These locations feature technology GE has placed in action and the goal is to highlight the people and the machines behind GE. Selections will be then voted upon and the GE helicopter will head out on its mission.
The work acts on recent GE and Buzzfeed study findings that indicate shared creative content yields far greater results than simple online paid placements.
Here's a job (probably an easy one) for the guys over at Who Is That Hot Ad Girl. And this girl is an actual ad girl. As in one that makes ads, not just appears in them. This video is Deutsch LA's entry into LA's AdJam 2012 which takes place this Thursday at House of Blues.
In the video, entitled Helvetica, the agency rocks out to KISS's I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night.
- Curvy Kate wants you to guess Laura's bra size.
- Perhaps...the most epic transportation ad ever. If you haven't seen it already.
- Google now predicted to represent 15 percent share of the display ad market by year's end.
- Which creatives have the best agency food. Hungry Creatives aims to find out.
- It's not a MillionDollarHomepage but it's the same idea just with wishes.
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Hubspot is one of our favorite companies. Not just because of the wonderful people who work there but also because of the amazing marketing software they make that helps marketers easily tackle the social media waters and beyond.
Since 2008, the company has been creating parody-style videos, some of which have won awards. Each time they release a video, the up the anti on both talent and and production style.
The company's latest release, is, of course, a parody of PSY's Gangnam Style and it's funny. Give it a watch.
They had us until they mentioned Lovemark. OK, that said, BBR Saatchi & Saatchi Tel Aviv is out with a video that takes a look at integrated advertising as it was in the days of Mad Men and redefines if for the social media age.
While the video is concise, explanatory and makes a lot of sense, it's purpose is to tout what, apparently, is a new position inside Saatchi that aims to set itself apart from the herd, the Brand Navigator. The Brand Navigator is essentially an agency version of the client-side marketing director.
- Extreme Group has launched Karma Gaming and a new executive team with an epic-ish video.
- On Thursday, September 13th, the Art Directors Club launches new series 'CRE8,' an ongoing initiative by the ADC that will showcase creative talent by collaborating with a partners across the advertising, music + art industries.
- To celebrate the arrival of the Spark, Chevrolet is partnering with MTV Iggy, a multiplatform brand elevating global artists and pop culture trends, to launch "Cover the World," a new online music showcase that will bring artists from abroad to North American shores along with the Spark.
- Blazing Dragonfly vodkas say add some vodka to your body. After all, the body is 75% water and only 0.02% alcohol.
Southern California-based Skiver Advertising has launched a tongue-in-cheek (or cheesy, take your pick) new business effort called "Wanna Date Derek?"
The campaign, which features 28-year-old (though in the video he says 20) account executive Derek Hall, began with a billboard and extends to a website on which Derek touts his attributes. The campaign also includes a Twitter account (@WannaDateDerek) on which the 6'1" Derek is described as "vivacious, handsome, smart, ripped" and "a kind-hearted soul."
- There's nothing fake about Katy Perry's...Chips.
- Check out these NSFW ads for Spanish lingerie brand Jane Pain that aren't actually NSFW.
- Paddy Power has enlisted Jesus to help the brand launch in Italy.
- A McDonald's billboard targeting Hmong people in St. Louis got its grammar wrong.
- The Barbarian Group's Benjamin Palmer discusses the internet's biggest changes over the past ten years and what the future holds.
- Not really sure what's being sold here but the video does have three women in lingerie bouncing around on big jumpy balls.
The Kia Hamsters have come a long way. In a new, epic 1:30, the Hamsters find themselves on stage in an 18th century opera house livening things up. Entitled "Bringing Down the House" and set to "In My Mind" (remixed by Axwell), the hamsters take over an ornate theater with a shocking (to stuffy 18th century, wig wearing patrons) display of modern music, high-energy dance moves, a laser light show and a balcony stage dive that gets the audience on their feet and digging the futuristic vibe.
The commercial will debut in 18,000 movie theaters inside National CineMedia's FirstLook pre-show program on August 31. Television will follow during the MTV Music Awards on September 6.