Top Three Reasons Skittles is the Freakiest Candy Brand

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With a trio of new work from DDB, Skittles is continuing its mission to become the weirdest candy on the planet. In one spot, we have a dude dispensing skittles from his stomach. In another a school administrator admonishes a girl for running around with the wrong crowd and for letting them take advantage of her. And in a third, a boy explains to a girl he has Skittles-pox.

The third one is kind of lame but the other two do a nice job perpetuating the brand as the wackiest out there.

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by Steve Hall    Mar- 6-12    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Commercials



The Oscars: Brought to You by Kate Upton's Cleavage and J. Lo's Nipple

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So the Oscars happened last night. And, yes, Twitter was all...um...a twitter about the event. From Angelina Jolie's right leg to Billy Crystal's performance to the annoying sound quality to J. Lo's nipple, there was much to talk about last night other than the actual awards.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-26-12    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Commercials, Racy, Television



Liv Tyler Re-Imagines 'Need You Tonight' For Givenchy

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If you're a fan of Liv Tyler (we are and have been since we saw her in Empire Records with then-unknown Rene Zellweger), you're going to love this new video she did for Givenchy Electric Rose. It's a reinterpretation of Need You Tonight and was shot by Johan Renck.

The work is quite stunning and will captivate you until the end. Well, it least it captivated us. To each their own. We love Liv. And we're proud to say it.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-23-12    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Video



Sonic's Two Guys Are Back!

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The "Two Guys" who were Sonic Drive In's spokesmen a few years ago are back. It's the culmination of a social meda campaign to bring them back. They were on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. Goodby Silverstein and Partners are behind the campaign and they've just released a video chronicling the pair's return.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-22-12    
Topic: Brands



Kate Upton Gives Young Hungry Guys What They Want

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Earlier this month we noted new "it girl" Kate Upton would be front and center in a new Carl's Jr. commercial. Well, here's a two minute, behind-the-scenes look at the shoot. Kate talks about how she "brings the lingerie" and 72andSunny CCO Glenn Cole talks about how Kate Upton and Carl's Jr. gives young hungry guys what they want. What we want to know is just exactly what these young guys are hungry for.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-17-12    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity, Commercials, Racy



Ford 'Sponsors' Dalena Henriques' Appearance in SI Swimsuit Issue

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Yes. It is that time of year. The time of year when the quintessential sports publication, Sports Illustrated, drops all pretense and gives men what they really want; incredibly hot women dressed in tiny little bikinis.

But we're talking about advertising here, not incredibly hot women in tiny little bikinis so stick with us. Acknowledging men's desire to see as many incredibly hot women in tiny little bikinis as they possibly can, Ford placed an ad for the 2013 Mustang in the Swimsuit issue that showed the vehicle and a bikini-clad model who is only partially shown.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Best, Brands, Campaigns, Magazine, Racy



Agora Social Visualizer Delivers Social Media Insight to Nokia Employees

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What if you were able to walk into the lobby of your company and get an instant snapshot of what people were saying about your brand across social channels? It'd be worth standing there for five minutes and taking it all in with a cup of coffee, right?

That was Nokia's goal when they created Agora, a six screen social visualizer that brings together all the social conversations, good and bad, about the brand.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-14-12    
Topic: Brands, Social, Tools



Ladies, We Have the Perfect Valentine's Day Gift For Your Man

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Ladies, stumped for ideas on what to get your man for Valentine's Day? Yea, yea, yea. We know it's really your day and us guys are supposed to shower you with flowers, chocolates, dinner and the best sex you've had all year but the man in your life deserves something too, right?

Well, if you're feeling so inclined, check out Kirin's Beer Bro-Quet, a bouquet of, yes, beer. Created by Y&R Singapore for Kirin Mini Beer, this lovely bouquet will ceetainly put your man in good spirits and, perhaps, actually give you the best sex you've had all year rather than just phoning it in.

by Steve Hall    Feb-13-12    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Online, Specialty, Strange



Ford Asks Chevy to Pull Super Bowl Ad

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Ford is demanding that rival General Motors pull a Super Bowl commercial that implies the Chevrolet Silverado pickup is more dependable than the Ford F-Series. But GM stands by the ad and says it will run during Sunday's game.

In the ad, a driver in a Silverado navigates a post-apocalyptic scene. When he meets up with some friends, he notices one is missing. It turns out that friend was driving a Ford.

GM says R.L. Polk data shows Silverados remain on the road longer than other pickups. But Ford says it has the most pickups with 250,000 miles on them.

Ford may have the last laugh. The F-Series has been the best-selling truck in the U.S. for 35 years, and outsold the Silverado by nearly 70,000 trucks last year.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 5-12    
Topic: Brands, Policy, Super Bowl 2012



Kate Upton to Front Next Carl's Jr. Commercial

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LA-based agency 72andSunny is hard at work on the next Carl's Jr. commercial. The ad will feature Sports Illustrated Rookie of the Year model Kate Upton. Of the selection of Kate, 72andSunny Creative Director Justin Hooper said, "Kate's probably the hottest girl we've ever worked with. We love each of the women we've worked with, but there's something about Kate that's so All-American, so beautiful and very classic."

And of her participation in the campaign, Upton said, "It's the Southwest Patty Melt, and it's one of their classics, but now they're adding a little spice. Adding some jalapeños and making it a little bit hotter. I'm a '50s girl with a little cardigan on, a really sweet kind of a girl. But then I take a bite and all of a sudden, I'm sweating, and I'm taking off all of my clothes and I'm in my lingerie!"

Hmm. Can't wait to see that. But we'll have to. The spot is lated to air in late February.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 1-12    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity, Racy










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