Visa Invites You to Cheer For Your Olympic Hopeful

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Today Visa, with help from TBWA\Chiat\Day, has launched a new campaign that invites people around the world to cheer for their favorite Olympic athlete. Well, as long as they're one of the brand's Team Visa Olympic hopefuls. Fans can create and submit a "cheer" in the form of a post, photo or video on Visa's Facebook page.

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-12    
Topic: Brands



Pepsi Lets You Stop Time And Teleport to A Nicki Minaj Concert

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As pundits and critics argue whether or not social media is reason Pepsi recently lost market share, the brand is out with a new, global campaign that, well, leads one to believe Pepsi now causes hallucinations, stops time, allows for teleportation or just plain fucks with your mind. What other conclusion could one come to after viewing this :90 from TBWA\Chiat\Day?

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-12    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Strange



Zales Helps People Pin Mother's Day Gifts on Pinterest

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This Mother's Day, Zales is launching "Celebrate Your SuperMom" campaign. Through Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, TV, in-store and catalog efforts, Zales, with help from GSD&M, will invite users to share why their mom is a SuperMom for the opportunity to win a $2,500 Zales shopping spree.

Using a Pinterest board, the campaign will ask users to pin SuperMom - worthy gift ideas as well as other cool things to celebrate SuperMoms everywhere.

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-12    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Promotions, Social, Video



Stolen Concept Syndrome Still Alive And Well

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And here we go with yet another copycat scenario. This time it comes from Anna Echiverri who, when a student at SVA, created some work for Nike which you can see here. It's a bench without a seat to encourage runners to keep running.

Now we see work from F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi for Nike displayed on Creativity Online that's, well, identical in concept to Echiverri's original work. Her work may have been noticed by the agency as it won a Bronze student award at CLIO 2009 and an ANDY Gold in 2009.

Of course it's entirely possible this same idea originated separately, on its own at two separate times. After all, it's not a stretch to conceptualize the removal of a place to sit as a motivator to keep running.

by Steve Hall    May- 8-12    
Topic: Brands



Women's Privates 'Locked,' Dior Meets Depeche Mode

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- Paddy Power protects the English mens soccer team from feminine distraction by outfitting Polish and Ukrainian women with "goal line technology" for their vaginas.

- The top 100 digital marketing-related boards on Pinterest.

- Dior meets Depeche Mode. 11,649,743 views since May 3. Impressive.

- B-Reel created the game Battle For Everything for Coke Zero as part of its sponsorship of the movie Battleship.

- Marks & Spencer signs Rosie Huntington-Whitley...and undresses her just as Burberry did last year.

- The Swedish Armed Forces looked for recruits...by locking a guy in a box. Interesting story.

by Steve Hall    May- 7-12    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Games, Guerilla, Racy, Social



RIM Admits It Was Behind 'Wake Up' Stunt

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Last Thursday we reported on a stunt held at an Apple store in Sydney. Protesters hopped off a bus and stood in front of an Apple store with placards which read, "Wake Up." Samsung was thought to be behind the stunt as the date the Wake Up site was counting down to aligned with an upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3. Turns out, the date differed and actually aligned with the launch of a new OS for Blackberry.

In a statement, RIM said, "We can confirm that the Australian 'Wake Up' campaign, which involves a series of experiential activities taking place across Sydney and Melbourne, was created by RIM Australia."

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by Steve Hall    May- 1-12    
Topic: Brands, Guerilla



Xerox Makes Life Simpler (So Says Their Corporate Video)

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Here's a nice piece of work from Y&R New York along with Psyop and Blacklist for Xerox. It's a corporate video of sorts that highlights some of the more interesting accomplishments of Xerox. The production was shot in one room and includes an interesting use of printed paper, stop-motion and a little CG. Give it a watch.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-30-12    
Topic: Brands



River Island Asks 'What's So Funny A Cucumber?'

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Fashion brand River Island is out with yet another one of its kooky videos featuring their famed voice over guy who speaks to models as they figure out what do do with various props including a sock, a pineapple, a cucumber, a toilet seat, a lollipop and other random items.

Somehow this sells clothes.

by Steve Hall    Apr-30-12    
Topic: Brands, Strange, Video



Tennis Pro Mardy Fish, Bumble Bee Team to Promote Healthy Living

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Tennis pro Mardy Fish teamed with Bumble Bee to create a a video documentary chronicling his quest for a healthy lifestyle and how, through his Mardy Fish Foundation, he helps influence children to adopt a healthy liefstyle at an early age.

The work is part of Bumble Bee's Be Well For Life program which is all about promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles.

His video encourages kids to get outside and engage in sports as well as to eat well.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-27-12    
Topic: Brands



Kraft Thanks Facebook Fans With 'Likeapella'

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After receiving 4,632 Likes on a recent Facebook post, Kraft Mac & Cheese, with help from Crispin Porter + Bogusky, created a video to than every fan. The brand hired acapella group YellowJackets to whip together a thank you tune naming and listin all 4,632 fans,.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-27-12    
Topic: Brands, Social, Video










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