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?
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.
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.
- 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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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,.
Isn't story telling a key component of any good advertising effort? Yes, it's ultimately all about selling a product but if you can't keep your viewer at least mildly interested in the channel through which you are passing that sales message then what's the point of even trying?
We'd argue this new work from TBWA Madrid does a beautiful job at story telling and an admirable job at keeping the viewer interested in the storyline. Entitled "Writer," this :90 commercial tells the story of a writer and a boy who works at the MsDonald's she frequents. GIve it a watch and let us know if you think it's effective advertising.