OK so the whole honking hooters thing is nothing knew but we find the application of the joke in this video urging women to get a mammogram to be both humorous and compelling. You see, breasts are fun. They're fun to have, fun to play with, fun to look at, fun to make jokes about.
But it's no laughing matter when it comes to breast cancer. No laughing matter at all. The video was made by Alexandra Askot and Rafael Donato.
Having viewed yet another truth interview commercial and made the decision not to bore you with it, we decided, instead, to share a different take on quitting smoking. And it has to do with readjusting to a life without smoking.
From GSD&M Idea City (wasn't plain old GSD&M good enough?) comes this Ad Council campaign for Legacy called EX. Along with two television commercials (see below), there's a website on which those who hope to quit an share their successes and challenges.
There's also radio, posters and branded air fresheners. See all the campaign elements here.
- Tim Tebow now has a Foundation.
- Even medicinal marijuana shops need ad campaigns.
- P&G and Walmart love moms. The same way. In similar commercials.
- Who cares about your best ad. We want to see your first ad. And so does Freshman Ads, a new blog that highlights the first efforts of creatives the world over.
- Face it. Guys are assholes.
- Good God! Is there enough business babble speak in this Beet.tv interview with MediaVest's Amanda Richman?
- Tums tames overactive chicken. Saves guy from getting a a wing to the face.
This very beautiful spot about very beautiful women calls attention to the horrific practice of female genital mutilation. While our culture can't conceive of such a practice, there are cultures out there where this is the norm. A decidedly unbeautiful thing to do/
Earlier this month we shared with you the work virtual agency was doing for Network for Animals. It was a series of videos on YouTube that took us through the process of selecting a spokesperson to appear in a commercial for the cause group. Well, gig has found their man. And we can say man because, well, it is a man. His name is Owen Miller and if Morgan Freeman had a brother (does he?), this guy would be him.
So here's the finished product. And here's all the lead up videos to the finished product.
Poking fun at the amount of misinformation that flits between kids who think they know everything, Sharpe Blackmore Euro RSCG have put together a video and a website which illustrate what advice might look like if it didn't have the aid of parental involvement. From gems like "you can't get a girl pregnant if you have sex in a condominium" to "cigarettes aren't cool unless they're methanol," this work, entitled Early Bloomers, is for Big Brother and Big Sisters.
Here's another human trafficking campaign which shocks. In one commercial, we see a girl grabbed and dragged out of a classroom while the students ignore the situation and the teacher prattles on. In another, we see a boy pulled from the dinner table, kicked, punched and taken out all while his parents are oblivious to what's happening.
The message is clear. Don't be oblivious to the dangers of human trafficking. Get off your ass and do something about it. The work, for UK-based Stop the Traffik, comes from Leagues Delany. The ads will debut in cinemas February 12
So...heads as boobs? Sure, why not? This advertising industry will do anything to slip a pair of hooters into a ad campaign. And why not? They make men look. They make women look. They make everyone look. They make everyone talk. They attract. They distract.
Speaking of, what the hell was this campaign for? Ask Y&R Lima. They created the ad.
Yup. It was predictable. A cause group has, in a way, thanked Denny's for bringing the plight of chickens to the forefront of the public's mind. As you recall, Denny's poked fun at what chickens would have to go through to lay all the eggs needed for the company's Grand Slam breakast promotion.
Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur said, "In a surprise move, Denny's, home of the Grand Slam breakfast, inadvertently delivered a powerful animal protection message to millions of Super Bowl fans during Sunday's game between the Saints and the Colts. I say 'surprise' because it's not every day that a major restaurant chain makes a public acknowledgment (and during the Super Bowl no less) of the animal suffering that goes into the creation of their menu items, but that is precisely what Denny's did with their 'Chicken Warning' ads."
Baur added, "Denny's (however unintentionally) made the connection between animal suffering and the food on their menu, giving viewers a glimpse at the nasty truth behind eggs."
Will anyone think twice the next time they order scrambled eggs? We think not.
While the concept could be a bit more dramatic, this commercial from DDB Toronto for Canada's Smoker's Helpline does an adequate job making the point cigarettes can take years off your life. With each puff of the cancer stick, another wrinkle may appear.
It's not as dramatic as, say, images of a man who's entire face is falling off (which we will spare you the sight of), but it does deliver the message.