Morgan Freeman Voices Marriage Equality Ad

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Familiar baritone Morgan Freeman has lent his voice to a Human Rights Campaign marriage equality spot which debuted November 25. In the spot, entitled Dawn of a New Day for Marriage Equality, Freeman intones, "America stands at the dawn of a new day. Freedom, justice and human dignity have always guided our journey towards a more perfect union. Now, across our country, we are standing together for the right of gay and lesbian Americans to marry the person they love. With historic victories for marriage, we've delivered a mandate for full equality. The wind is at our back but our journey has just begun."

Just recently, Maine, Maryland and Washington joined Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and District of Columbia as states that allow same-sex marriage.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-26-12    
Topic: Cause, Celebrity



Kate Upton to Play 'Object of Desire' in Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl Ad

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In a role that is quite apropos, model of the moment, Kate Upton, will appear in a Mercerdes-Benz Super Bowl commercial as an "object of desire." Upton, who does not have a license of her own, won't be driving in the ad but is said to represent just how far a person might go to attain their heart's desire.

Heart's desire might be a bit of a highbrow description for the kind of desire most people experience when they think of Upton but we won't quibble.

by Steve Hall    Nov-22-12    
Topic: Celebrity, Racy, Super Bowl 2013



William Shatner's Deep-Fried Turkey PSA Gets Auto-Tuned

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Now this is funny. Remember last year when William Shatner did a PSA for State Farm which shared safety tips for those planning to deep-fry their turkeys? Well, Shatner's back and this time his PSA has been auto-tuned by John Boswell and the results are quite amusing. Give it a watch.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-21-12    
Topic: Cause, Celebrity



Tom Brady's Slipper Tradition Central to New UGG Campaign

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Inspired by Tom Brady's tradition of giving UGG footwear to fellow players as a way to say thanks, UGG Australia has launched Pink Slip, a new ad, created by M&C Saatchi LA, which features Tom Brady offering a pair of UGG Ascot slippers to a rookie player.

The Pink Slip TV spot premiered on November 19 on ESPN, ESPN2 and NFL Network. On the day of launch, consumers received a dedicated e-mail directing them to view the commercial and behind the scenes video for Pink Slip on the UGG Australia web site and other social media platforms.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-21-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity



Cast of 'The Hobbit' to Appear in WIndows Phone Campaign

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Working with Wunderman, Microsoft has signed a deal with Warner Bros. to license characters from the upcoming Peter Jackson movie, The Hobbit, to appear in an ad campaign for Windows Phone 8. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) and other characters will appear in UK, France, Germany and US-based campaigns for the new phone.

Previously, the Windows Phone 8 campaign has tapped Gwen Stefani, Cam Newton, Adam Samberg, Jay-Z and Jessica Alba. Campaign elements will include digital, magazine, TV and outdoor,

by Steve Hall    Nov-20-12    
Topic: Agencies, Campaigns, Celebrity



Oh My! George Takei Touts Old Navy's Cheermageddon

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Already a sensation because he was a member of the original Star Trek crew. Already a sensation because of his prominence in social media. And now a sensation for belting out a version of Aerosmith's Armageddon theme, I Don't Want to Miss A Thing during last night's American Music Awards, George Takei touts Old Navy's Cheermageddon, a holiday sale of epic proportion.

Takei appears in two spots, created by CP+B, for the brand; a special :60 which aired once during the awards and a :30 which will air throughout the holiday season. Each spot touts the brand's Black Friday offerings.

As George would say, Oh my!

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by Steve Hall    Nov-19-12    
Topic: Celebrity



Gap Celebrates True Love in Holiday Campaign

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With a campaign that touches upon the various forms of love and diverse family life, Gap is out with work that features Michael J, Fox and Tracy Pollan, musician Rufus Wainright and artist Jorn Weisbrodt, rapper Nas and his dad, the Atomics, Gia Coppola and Nathalie Love and others.

Created by Minneapolis-based Peterson Mills Hooks, the work aims to tout the brand's "love comes in every shade" campaign. The colorful and upbeat delivery is decidedly more low key and less in your face than, perhaps, Bennetton might approach the topic but that's Gap; non-controversial clothing for everyone.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-16-12    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity



Lebron James Shares His Day With Samsung Galaxy Note II

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Courtesy of 72andSunny and Samsung, we've been given a snapshot, day-in-the-life of Miami Heat star LeBrom James. We are treated to LeBron having breakfast with his family, a text message interchange with Magic Johnson, a trip to the barber shop, an encounter with screaming fans and game prep all while LeBron totes the Samsung Galaxy Note II along for the ride.

The 1:30 was directed by Mark Romanek of Anonymous Content.

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by Steve Hall    Nov- 1-12    
Topic: Celebrity, Video



Megan Fox Leaves Booty at Home in Brainy Acer Ad

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Seemingly uninterested in the prospect of playing yet another hottie with a hot body - this time a character who wears her underwear in space - Megan Fox has higher aspirations; marine Biology and the invention of a technology with which to speak to dolphins.

Yes, as a follow up to the brand's wacky outing with Kiefer Sutherland, Acer is out with another Mother London-created spectacle which focuses on Fox's desire to become a "brilliant" scientist with, of course, help from Acer's Aspire S7 laptop.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-30-12    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Racy



Joana Krupa Gets Naked. Thankfully, Joan Rivers Doesn't

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- 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.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-12    
Topic: Cause, Celebrity, Commercials










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