StrawberryFrog's 'Ask Movement' Helps Launch Electric Car in India

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StrawberryFrog India has crafted the "Ask" movement for the e2o - an electric car by India's leading auto company, Mahindra. The movement was launched on Monday with a digital film and social media campaign. It portrays 'asking questions' as a way of ushering in a better future. "Ask" resonates with India's increasingly bold, assertive and demanding youth. It reflects Mahindra's commitment to ask tough questions and enable higher standards.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-27-13    
Topic: Campaigns



Never Wear A Speedo in A Hot Tub

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Apart from the fact a Speedo just isn't built to properly support or contain a real man, wearing one in a hottub full of bikini-clad babes and acting like your dad is, well, just not a good way to roll.

That scenario, along with two others, is the latest effort from Mentos and tells guys, "Don't Become Your Dad." So yea, don't snap your Speedo and slap baby powder on yourself when leaving the huttub, don't refuse a ride with two hot chicks and don't ever be that idiot who exclaims in the middle of a quiet library, "how about a phone that just makes phone calls?"

Yea, Don't become your Dad.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-22-13    
Topic: Campaigns



Carlton Beer Helps Men Avoid Dreaded Romantic Getaway

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Ladies, ever look forward to a wonderful getaway with your man so the two of you can spend some alone time together? Ever wonder why your best laid plans to create such a scenario often times fail? Look no further than this latest Carlton campaign created by Clemenger.

No, really, it really is a coincidence!

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by Steve Hall    Feb-28-13    
Topic: Campaigns



Optical Illusions Highlight Hospital's Space Needs

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The British Columbia Children's Hospital Foundation teamed with Dare to create a campaign to raise funds for the construction of new hospital. The chief need was more space to take care of children and the agency used an interesting optical illusion approach to conveying the message.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-20-13    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials



Grey Poupon Revitis Iconic 'Pardon Me' Campaign

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Thirty-two years after the original spot aired, Grey Poupon Mustard is bringing back the iconic "Pardon Me" campaign. A new TV spot, which will air during The Oscars, picks up right where the original 1981 commercial left off, showing what happened after the Grey Poupon was shared with the other distinguished gentleman.

The :30, titled The Chase, was created by CP+B and features a collection of craziness including a car chases, flying champagne corks and caviar car slicks, which ensue after the Grey Poupon jar is shared. The spot itself is a teaser for an extended version which will be available online at GreyPoupon.com following the teaser's premiere during The Oscars.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-20-13    
Topic: Campaigns



Bugles Are Back And They're More Fun Than Ever!

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Remember Bugles? Bugles is that weird, odd shaped snack from General Mills that's been around since 1966. The snack you used to stick on your fingers like a thimble or nails.

Toronto-based Cossette created a campaign to revitalize the nostalgic brand and make it fun and top of mind again. Playing off this insight it was a novelty snack for many kids, the concept was to advertise Bugles as a game, rather than a snack. And so the snack has become The Game That You Can Eat!

Six quirky web videos take a look at the snack and just how much fin it can be.

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 6-13    
Topic: Campaigns



Peanut Butter Like You've Never Seen It Before

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Peanut Butter & Co. is airing a series of three TV commercials, its first ever national ad campaign, that encourage consumers to go beyond smooth and crunchy and step into the exciting world of flavored peanut butter with Dark Chocolate Dreams, White Chocolate Wonderful and Cinnamon Raisin Swirl.

The 15-second spots will air nationally on Cooking Channel and in select markets on a variety of cable networks such as ABC Family, Food Network, E!, and TLC.

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 6-13    
Topic: Campaigns



Barbasol Urges Men to Quit Fooling Around on Twitter

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Not quite as funny as it could be, this new campaign for Barbasol urges men to stop fooling around with silly things like Twitter, juice cleanses, hashtags and LOLing.

The work, created by GSD&M, carries the tagline, "Shave Like A Man" and aims to restore manliness in America. Wait, wasn't that Old Spice's schtick?

Anyway, the campaign will include three spots, two of which can be viewed below.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-29-13    
Topic: Campaigns



Astronauts Trump Firemen in Axe Space Promotion

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A new campaign from perennial purveyor of deodorant for prurient-minded middle school boys, Axe, is recruiting 22 people for its Axe Apollo Space Academy. The brand even hired Buzz Aldrin to announce the campaign in a video.

An additional ad in the BBH London-created campaign, which illustrates just how preferable an astronaut is to a fireman, snubs a fireman who, after saving a woman from a fire, gets dumped for an astronaut because, well, according to the campaign, "nothing beats an astronaut, ever."

The campaign's no Red Bull Stratos but the appearance of Aldrin does lend some seriousness to the silliness of whether or not an astronaut is, indeed, more desirable than a fireman...who risked his life to save this foolishly fickle woman.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-11-13    
Topic: Campaigns



Airport Bag Tags Form Expedia Campaign

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Some ad campaigns are developed based on sound insight and detailed research. Others rely on "the big idea." Both approaches have merit. Sitting squarely in the "big idea" category is this brilliant new campaign from Ogilvy for Expedia which combined airport IATA codes (the three letter tags they put on your checked bags) into words and phrases.

Of the campaign's genesis, creative team members Jon Morgan and Mike Watson told Creative Review "It all started when we saw a woman walking through Heathrow with the word FUK hanging from her suitcase. Turned out she'd just flown in from Fukuoka in Japan. That got us thinking, 'maybe there are more'."

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by Steve Hall    Jan- 7-13    
Topic: Campaigns, Magazine








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