Volkswagen Leverages Love For Safety-Focused Campaign

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With a new safety-focused Volkswagen campaign, Deutsch has taken a bit of a different approach than Crispin Porter + Bogusky did with the brand several years ago. Two new commercials focus on people's mindsets as it relates to automotive safety.

In one commercial, a mother would rather drive her daughter's boyfriend's tricked out lowrider and have her daughter ensconced within the safe confines of a Tiguan. In another, a man obsessed with speed changes his viewpoint as he grows older.

So the shift in approach begs the question. Is focusing less on the shockvertising and more on the importance of loved ones a better strategy for the brand?

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by Steve Hall    Feb-22-12    
Topic: Campaigns



How the World Would Look if Two Year Contracts And Bandwidth Limits Were Applied

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Imagine if cell phone company two year contracts and bandwidth limits were applied to everyday situations. Well to tout just how great 4G internet service provider CLEAR is, that's exactly what Venables Bell & Partners did in a new campaign.

The campaign, which will included TV, radio and POS, includes two commercials, Shirts and Magician. In Shirts, a guy is relegated to giving a presentation shirtless because he's...reached his shirt limit. In Magician, a wife wonders why a magician is sitting at the breakfast table only to find out her husband had to sign a two year contract.

Crazy, right? Well so is having to lock yourself into a two year contract or be throttled by your cell phone company.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-22-12    
Topic: Campaigns



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



I Love Sex. And I Don't Like Condoms

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I love sex. And I don't like condoms. But these condoms are made differently. Don't ask me details. Frankly I don't care. All I know is they felt different than anything I've tried before. I've heard 97 percent of people who've tried it, recommend it. Worth trying if you like sex. You do like sex don't you?

Now picture a toothy blond rolling around her bed wearing lingerie as she says that in an ever-so-sexy mousey voice. Much better than me saying it, right?

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by Steve Hall    Feb-14-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Racy



Kate Upton's Cleavage Sells MLB 2K12

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Good God Kate Upton is hot!! OK, now that we have that out of our system we can tell you about Kate Upton's "perfect pitch." The campaign is all about pitching a perfect game and what better representation of perfection is there than than Upton herself?

The 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl is helping 2K Sports promote MLB 2K12. Along for the ride are Justin Verlander, CJ Wilson, Jay Bruce and David Price all of whom could care less about the game but would love to have Upton and her bulging cleavage wrapped around them.

"Go up...and then around. Up...and then around." Anything you say, Kate. Anything you say.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-14-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity, Racy



Breckenridge Brewery Gives Us The Least Interesting Man

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What took so long? After all, Dos Equis Most Interesting Man has been out there for quite some time. But it seems it's taken a couple of years for the campaign to get spoofed...by another brewer. Check out Breckenridge Brewery's Least Interesting Man created by Cultivator Advertising and Design. He will bore you to death. But he does drink good beer.

Will Dos Equis have anything to say about this homage?

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by Steve Hall    Feb-13-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Spoofs



Infographic: Top Ten Ad Campaigns

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There's an infographic for everything, right? Why not for the Best Ad Campaigns of All Time? Wonder no more. College Online has put one together. Nifty how the infographic has become simple link bait for entities that really have nothing at all whatsoever to do with the subject of said infographic.

But...who really care? It's all about pageviews, retweets, likes, plusses, etc., right? So who can really blame anyone?

by Steve Hall    Feb- 9-12    
Topic: Campaigns



Mitsubishi Rides the Storm

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Following up on its Live Drive and helping Mitsubushi set new Guinness world Records, 180LA is out with another project for the car maker called Ride the Storm. For five days, a team of drivers chased storms across six states in three cars. Shot documentary-style by Emmet and Brendan Malloy and guided by Weather underground, the team traversed treacherous winter weather all to prove Mitsibushi's can handle the bad weather.

Check out a video summary of the adventure below.

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 9-12    
Topic: Campaigns



James Franco Films Hot Hipsters For Jeans Campaign

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In what seems mildly akin to a bunch of 60's hipsters frolicking in LSD-infused splendor while hippy dippy music with shades of The Good, The Bad and the Ugly plays in the background, James Franco films his first ad campaign. Shooting for 7 For All Mankind Jeans, Franco, along with ad agency Lipman have released a teaser that will ultimately end with a full feature length film to debut in May.

The campaign will feature print and digital and will culminate with the full-length feature film. The campaign will feature Henry Hopper (son of the late actor Dennis Hopper), Lily Donaldson, and Nathalie Love (daughter of Teen Vogue's editor Lisa Love).

So go grab your favorite mild-altering substance and give this thing a view. You might actually feel yourself right there on the beach with birds flying overhead.

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 8-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity, Commercials










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