Make the Logo Bigger's Bill Green takes a long look at that "gun reference" Nike ad featuring Kobe Bryant and Lebron James. Some are offended Nike would allow such a reference. Some, such as Lebron (in a hilarious contradiction), defend the ad claiming the notion it's a gun reference is ridiculous. Some, like us, don't give a shit and think people should move on and not read so much into stuff. Not you, Bill. All those other conspiracy theorists and cause group kooks.
Of course NBA players bringing their guns into the locker room isn't so smart either.
But seriously, give it a rest. Move on. There's nothing to see here. Go live your life and appreciate it. Don't waste it whining about advertising. Oh wait...
Yes, indeed. Some combinations are very funny. Others not to much. In this new campaign from Sydney-based Three Drunk Monkeys for radio station Nova 969, a new morning team is promoted by highlighting odd combinations. Like a cow and a man on a tennis court, a woman with balloon hands performing a vasectomy and hot twins having a barbecue with a cannibal.
It's up to you to decide whether or not these combinations are, in fact, funny or just strange.
We're home. We're sick. We can't work. So we're just going to take easy pot shots at ad campaigns today. Philadelphia? Never been there. Have no right to comment on the relevance of the ad campaign of the actual place it promotes but that's what we do here so just for fun we're gonna say we hate this campaign. Why? Because we're sick and can't think of anything witty to write. So forgive us, Philadelphia. Your press release just arrived at the wrong time.
We're sure the cheesesteaks are great, the family life amazing, the bars are fun, the art beautiful, the ladies pretty and the legs hot. But we can't really vet any of what this campaign claims. Guess we'll have to make it to Philadelphia someday to find out. Until then, the campaign sucks.
Where in the world would you expect to see Darth Vadar and the Stormtroopers hanging out with Snoop Dogg, David Beckham Calle 13 and Neil Armstrong? In a new Sid Lee-created commercial for adidas, of course. The new spot celebrates the launch of the brand's Star Wars sneakers and apparel. It's culture clash-licious.
With four new commercial which, as past campaigns have, illustrate the not so pleasant effects of methamphetamine, the Montana Meth Projects asks kids to say something when their friends say they are going to try meth.
Directed by three-time Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Wally Pfister, the ads can be seen here.
Those eyes! That waist! Those hips! Those lips! The Come Hither-ness! Yes, we're talking about Transformers hottie Megan Fox. The actress, replacing Victoria Beckham, is the new underwear model for Emporio Armani's Spring/Summer collection. Admire her beauty here.
Fox will also appear in the designer's Armani Jeans campaign.
With the tone of a 42Below commercial and the logic of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, this new commercial from the BBC which promotes its Knowledge program is a panoply of random facts such as the fact pencils can dram a line 56 kilometers long, a full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon and a snail can sleep for three years. Who knew?
The campaign comes from the appropriately named Three Drunk Monkeys
Ashley Green, who plays the part of Alice Cullen in the Twilight movie series, recently donned painted swimwear for a photoshoot which will make its way to a new SoBe LifeWater campaign. Reportedly, the ad will appear in the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. The campaign is said to mirror the concept of the issue which will have the models in bodypainted swimwear.
A video of the photoshoot can be seen here and a gallery of photos is here.
We really, really like the new Census 2010 campiagn from Draft/FCB. Five commercials tell the story of Americans from different backgrounds, how they view life in America, their dreams and aspirations and how the Census can help them realize those dreams.
The campaign is the furthest thing you'd expect from a government agency, no less one that's supposed to be all about numbers, facts, figures and other boring and mundane stuff like that.
The spots were directed by Uber Content's Jason Kohn and can be viewed here.
Yes. Emma Watson, darling of the Harry Potter movie franchise, is making her way into the world of advertising. Except, she's left one of her body parts behind. In a new Burberry ad, her right leg seems to be missing. Was she recently attacked by a shark? Or did a designer, once again, get a bit overzealous with PhotoChop?
It's beyond comprehension how such an egregious error could go unnoticed by all of the eyes that most certainly saw this campaign before it went out the door. Unless...which is a much more likely scenario...it was released on purpose by Burberry which knew full well the press would eat it up. If that's the case, big points for the marketers behind the brand. If not, someone's getting fired. Or at least sent back to PhotoChop...uh...Shop training.
Update: There's a video of the photoshoot which appears to reveal this ad may not have been a Photoshop Disaster. In the video her leg can be seen behind her brother's leg. Whether or not it's the same pose is up for debate but this seems to confirm our assumption Burberry did this on purpose knowing they'd get press. Watch and decide.