Video ad network VideoEgg, tomorrow, will announce it has acquired blogging platform Six Apart. The new entity will be known as Say Media and will combine "VideoEgg's engagement technologies with Six Apart's social publishing platform to power advertising campaigns that are more conversational and interactive."
Say Media claims it will have reach to a global audience of 345 million. A platitude filled video on the site (currently password-protected) explains the offering which, in a nutshell, delivers the scale advertisers need from the individual voices of independent publishers.
Much like McDonald's used to do, Pizza Hut, for its new Your Favorites Your Pizza Hut campaign is bringing out its fresh-faced talent to front the new campaign.
"With our new brand campaign we really wanted to hone in on what sets Pizza Hut apart," said Kurt Kane, Vice-President of Marketing at Pizza Hut. "Pizza Hut customers know that they'll get great tasting pizza, pasta or wings from us. But what keeps them loyal to the brand is a connection between our food and the special moments in their daily lives. Whether it's family pizza night or a get together with friends; at Pizza Hut we believe every moment deserves to be a favorite moment."
What Kane meant to say was young, good-looking people are much more enjoyable to look at and a more effective advertising strategy than stalking celebrities' children, abandoning babies or unleashing a sexed-up Jessica Simpson on a horny kid. OK, a sexed-up Jessica Simpson is never a bad thing but that particular scenario was a bit creey.
While we're not all that excited about it - which is odd because, well, we're usually very easy to excite - the new Megan Fox commercial for Armani is out and the internet is slathering all over it. Which, of course, is totally understandable given the unbelievable hotness of Fox.
Called The Tip, we see Fox open a hotel room door to let a handsome waiter in who proceeds to set her dinner up while Fox changes out of her robe and into her jeans...in full site of the waiter...who does all he can to take as long as he can to set up her dinner so he can admire Fox as she changes.
When she finishes changing, perfectly time with when the waiter finishes setting up the table, Fox presents the man with a tip. Of course, he turns it down because, well, he's already received the best tip any waiter could have received.
That said, we hate her tattoos.
A Craigslist ad reads, "Seeking fit girls under 25 for lingerie vignettes similar to what you now see on Agent Provocateur's site archives. Each little video has a particular style or theme from a police line up to a dinner party. These will be used on the client site as well as large video displays in a guerrilla shop in October. www.Phunxion.com."
If you're young and hot ladies and you live near LA, you could get $500 for the gig.
BBDO is out with some new work for FedEx. Four commercials highlight...wait a minute. What the hell is there to explain about FedEx that everyone doesn't already know? Nothing. Why does the brand still advertise? We have no idea. Oh wait, yea, we do. Because people are so fickle that if you don't slap them upside the head with your message 3,000 times a day, they'll defect to your competition.
Now that we have that out of the way, our favorite spot is called Airport Security. While the PowerPoint joke has been done to death, this one still gets a laugh. "I'm yawning. I'm still yawning. ZZZZZ." Hey, it's pretty basic but, much like a fart joke, some things just stay funny.
So remember that Shards O' Glass Truth commercial that came out back in June? It's the one where a company makes freeze pops with shards of glass in them and says they're for adults only. Well according to kat62296 on YouTube the approach may have backfired a bit.
In a video, she takes a look at the commercial and comes to the conclusion that, with a little adjustment, those freeze pops could be really tasty. Hmm. Not exactly the message Truth was going for.
A woman and child with congenital heart disease. An inner city parking lot in need of a community overhaul. A city garden in need of attention. Kia Canada, as part of it's new David & Goliath-created Drive Change campaign rose to these challenges and lent a helping hand.
The brand donated time, money and product to meet these challenges and help people and communities that really needed it. The campaign tells these stories.
Explaining the approach to the campaign, David & Goliath ECD Israel Diaz said,
"Naturally, if 'Drive Change' is what we are preaching, our approach to how we advertised Kia vehicles had to change as well. This thinking took us down a different road and, when we thought about the changes Kia is making to their vehicles, it made sense to use them as 'vehicles of change'. Our aim is to always bring the new positioning to life of 'Drive Change' (in a tangible and real way) to consumers."
View the work below.
- Philips has released a romantic comedy called Nigel & Victoria. The first three episodes are on YouTube.
- Ladies with iPhones, want bigger boobs? Check out the iAugment app from Dr. Kinsley. Upload your photo and then choose your implant size to see what you'll look like.
- The Lingerie Football League is coming to MTV2.
- Intimate Interactive is now following us on Twitter. Intimate Interactive? Seriously? Is that like an interactive agency for lingerie clients?
- Well here's an interesting way to sell cars.
Teased in early July, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York is out with its latest short film for Absolut. This one's called Lemon Drop and it stars Ali larter whom we've loved since she first starred in Varsity Blues. Playing a character named Lemon Drop, the movie's plot, which never takes itself too seriously, revolves around Larter using both sides of her personality to solve a caper involving missing kittens, an evil crooner, and a set of mysterious vials.
Directed by Traktor, the ten minute video can be seen here and also on YouTube and can be seen at where it is accompanied by a downloadable movie poster and wallpaper.
So Summer's Eve runs an ad in Woman's Day offering women eight steps to take when asking for a raise and all hell breaks loose. Why? Because the first step is to make sure you use Summer's Eve Feminine Wash before you make the request.
Oh yes, people. We can't talk about "down there." On no. That area is strictly taboo. It's OK to tell people to take a shower, use good soap, style your hair properly, wear the right jewelery, be sure your skirt isn't too short, your heels too high, your cleavage overexposed. To be sure your shoes are properly polished, your deodorant appropriately scented, your posture professional, your handshake firm and your breath as fresh as a rose.
But to inform a woman, who may very well need what a feminine wash can provide, she might want to consider making sure THAT area is as fresh as all her others is a travesty. A blight against women. A disgrace. And an objectification of the entire female species as nothing more than a sweet smelling receptacle for the urgency of men.
Hey, did you expect anything other than a contrarian point of view from us?