Apple New York Store Opening Crashed By Animal Magazine

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Ever the intrepid reporter, Bucky Turco weaseled his way into the exclusive Apple store opening at 58th and 5th in New York Friday night. Apparently, a snatched press pass did the trick. While inside, Turco took a bunch of pictures of the opening and of the elite crowd allowed into the store which included James Woods, Kevin Bacon, Julianne Moore and Jobs himself. If it weren't enough to worm oneself into the event, Turco, after gaining early entry, switched the homepages of as many of the computers in the store as hew could to his publication's website, Animal. Bucky knows his guerrilla marketing.

by Steve Hall    May-22-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Good, Guerilla, Point of Purchase



Paris Hilton Lookalike Gets Ocean Spray Colonic

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While Paris Hilton suddenly appears to have grown boobs, she's still waif thin and perhaps this Australian commercial for Ocean Spray explains why. In the ad a friend tells a Paris Hilton look-a-like that colonics are good but Ocean Spray is better. Hilton sort of gets the message but doesn't quite know through which orifice the Ocean Spray should be consumed. Also, the spoof was apparently created before Paris switched her catch phrase to "that's sexy."

by Steve Hall    May-17-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Good, Spoofs, Television



Diane Keaton Signs With L'Oreal

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In a shockingly age appropriate move for any entity remotely related to the youth obsessed advertising industry, L'Oreal has signed a deal with movie actress Diane Keaton to front the company's Age-Perfect line of facial creams and makeup. The campaign, breaking late summer and created by McCann Erikson, will consist of television and print. In a statement, Keaton gushed as only Keaton can stacatto-style, "I love that L'Oreal is a company known for empowering women. I also like how L'Oreal is very involved in charity work. I love that L'Oreal is found all over the world and is made for women of all ages, and for women of all skin and hair colors."

by Steve Hall    May-15-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity, Good, Magazine, Television



Go Yellow Dumps Paris Hilton For Partying Too Much

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Feeling that her endless partying and appearances in celebrity gossip media are a hinderance to their brand, German online yellow pages directory GoYellow has terminated its three year contract with Paris Hilton after just one year because she hasn't matured. Go Yellow CEO Dr Klaus Harisch said, "Paris helped us a lot last year to make our product known. But within the last months she hasn't moved on from being a party girl to become a businesswoman, as it was agreed." Hmm. We think just about anyone could have informed Harisch that would be the case from the outset.

by Steve Hall    May-15-06    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity



Paris Hilton Makes Pointless E3 Appearance

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Sarah Gim who writes for Joystiq attended the gaming conference E3 this week and caught Paris Hilton's appearance to promote her new Gameloft Paris Hilton Jewel Jam mobile game. Gim gives us the story on clueless PR reps, uninformed press, Hilton's need for 100 feet of clear space around her, the LAPD and Hilton's bubble-headed intelligence expressed by simple "Hello's" and Thank you's." Not to mention her screwing up the name of her own product during her intro. Anyway...

by Steve Hall    May-12-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Events, Games



Howard Stern Is Not Returning to Terrestrial Radio

First Howard Stern did terrestrial radio. Then satellite. Then, apparently, he was offered a major deal to return to terrestrial. Over the past two days, the media has been abuzz about Stern, Opie & Anthony and a rumor Stern would return to terrestrial radio after being offered a deal. Radio trade publication FMBQ debunks and sets straight mainstream media's overwrought antics regarding the move. And, no, he's not moving back to terrestrial. He hates it and he's sticking with Sirius.

by Steve Hall    May-11-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Radio, Strange



Jessica Alba Appears In Korean Skin Care Ad

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Here's Jessica Alba doing the Asian commercial thing. Like all kinds of other celebs who go to Japan and other far away (from America) places to make a little extra cash without suffering overexposure in America, Alba, her handlers and the handlers of other celebs seem to have forgotten about these things called the Internet and YouTube where geography is a non-issue. Sure, a commercial airing on TV is still more glamorous and far reaching than a commercial on the web but that won't be the case for much longer. The practice of celebrities "hiding" while making money won't last. If you want to see more American celebrities doing the foreign commercial thing, you should go visit Japander, a site whose sole purpose is to catalog American celebrities appearing in Japanese commercials. Some are hilariously goofy.

by Steve Hall    May- 7-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials



Kate Moss Gets Hot For Nikon Coolpix Camera

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We just love when new commercials "mysteriously" land in our inbox and no one else's, particularly when it's a hot, sexy commercial featuring Kate Moss. Yes, a while back, we reported Kate Moss had moved past the cocaine thing and signed with Nikon to promote the company's new Coolpix S6 camera line.well, we've got :35 of the :60 cinema ad Moss will appear in beginning this Friday in theaters across the country as people flock to see Tom Cruise do his M:i:III thing. On Monday, a director's cut of the spot will appear on the Stunning Nikon site for those who need more Kate Moss.

by Steve Hall    May- 4-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Good



Mischa Barton in Bebe Ad Campaign

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Jenny over at Wiregirl features some of the images of Mischa Barton in here new role as bebe spokesmodel. Perhaps Marisa should become a bit more like Barton is portrayed here. See the rest of the images here.

by Steve Hall    May- 3-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity, Good, Magazine



Tom Cruise Runs For Nike

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Out since March 1, perhaps you've seen this already but we haven't so, while Bert Fields might not like it, we thought we'd share since sneaker man Al Cabino sent it our way. Inspired by the Nike Awake commercial in which people wake up, grab their Nike Air Max 360 trainers and hit the day running, this spoof by Curiousfury pays homage to the Tom Cruise running trend. The spot weaves together the many Tom Cruise movie scenes in which he's always running with some pained look on his face. Curious fury promises another clip called "Tomarathon." It's supposed to be a longer, 26 minute version of this spoof crafted as an exercise video.

by Steve Hall    Apr-26-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Good, Spoofs










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