For its latest zany effort to call attention to its causes, PETA is out with an anti-fur ad featuring a rather bushy Joanna Krupa and the headline, "Fir Trim: Unattractive. Don't Ruin Your Look With Fur Trim" Oh yes, people. We're gonna get some trim tonight but no bush because, well, bush is bad. No, that's not a political statement. It's just the latest bit of sensationalism from a brand who has so fully bought into the sex sells approach to marketing, they have no problem blatantly acknowledging it.
Of the campaign, PETA Associate DIrector of Campaigns Lindsay Rajit said, "Years ago, it was disgraceful for women to show their knees and we all laugh at that today. And I think that some day, nudity will stop being interesting...and when that happens, we will stop using that tactic. But right now, it's a really fun way to grab attention, and get people on the site. And that's why we do it."
PETA. Brining the Muff back to the Dive.
In an ad that caused on one YouTube commenter to wonder whether or not "PETA is secretly run by the American beef industry as part of a conspiracy to scare people away from vegetarianism," we are graced with a collective of delicious (or scary depending upon your viewpoint) vegetables dangling as if epic manhood ripe with veggie-fueled stamina which cause a chorus of women to sing, "Give it. I want it. I take it. I got it."
This is, perhaps the funniest and, at the same time, most horrifying work we have ever seen from PETA.
- Joanna Krupa would rather go naked than wear fur. OK, fine.
- Darigold brought a Farmalicious "Fun Fridge" event to Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The event featured a giant 16-foot fridge and several smaller ones, each with their own unique design and function.
- Draftfcb in London has created a new ad for sported., the charity which supports community and volunteer sports organizations to help vulnerable youths avoid street crime.
- To launch the new generation Hyundai i30 iLogic Agency created a real-time interactive virtual test drive game that required people to interact with and use the features of the car to play the game.
Over at BuzzFeed, Copyranter makes a great point about a recent breast cancer awareness ad from Lowe Porta, Santiago writing, "So, the spot is targeting men. Fine. What do you think the number of male viewers who jerk off to the ad will be compared to the number of male viewers who actually ask a woman to get a breast exam?"
Here's some inspiring work from john st. for War Child, an organization that provides the education, opportunity and justice children in areas of conflict need to break the cycle of poverty and violence. The work shows us a few examples of violence which magically transform into moments of childhood bliss. If only the world really was like this, Well, we can only try and that's what this War Child effort does.
Since he once worked on the Coke business while at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, one could argue Alex Bogusky is being hypocritical in creating an anti-soft drink video for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The four minute video, which features Coke-like polar bears, is a litany of facts and figures about how sugar is wreaking havoc on humans.
Or, one could argue he's simply providing awareness to the other side of the story; the story told by various cause groups that don't have enough clout to counter the billions spent on messaging by soft drink brands.
Well this would certainly be a surprise. At several Belgian schools, Duval Guillaume pranked the girls into thinking they would be doing something special for the day while the boys headed to class. Well after thinking they'd be doing something fun, the girls were informed they'd be peeling potatoes, washing floors and cleaning toilets. Of course, they hated it.
When asked why they were being made to do these tasks, they were told, "Because you are girls." And when the boys wondered where the girls were, they were told, "The girls do girl things and the boys do boy things."
Water Is Life, with help from DDB New York, is out with a new PSA that llustrates just how entitled and lame most of us in the first world are as compared to those in the third. And now that we're mentioning the first and the third world, why doesn't anyone ever talk about the second world? Is there one? If so, who lives in it and, for that matter, where is it?
Anyway, we like this PSA. Watch it and you'll feel like an idiot the next time you bitch about getting pickles on your burger when you asked for no pickles or when your phone charger cord isn't long enough to reach your bed.
- Pretty girls (and guys) test new JWT Amsterdam website.
- Here's an interesting Sun-Maid spoof.
- Tribal DDB created a site for VW to which people can link their Facebook profile and end up with a customized, personalized story.
- Yet another commercial that portrays fathers as irresponsible blithering idiot.
- Not an ad but worth the 14 minutes you will need to watch this short called Plurality which deals with privacy, surveillance...and time travel.
The One Love Foundation, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Michael and Kim Ward Foundation, have launched "Be 1 For Change," a new campaign to combat relationship violence among 16 - 24 year olds. Created by Renegade Communications, the campaign is in honor of Yeardley Love, the University of Virginia Student who was murdered by her boyfriend.