Jessica Alba Appears In Korean Skin Care Ad


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


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


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


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

In Satellite Radio, All Celebrities Are Not Created Equal

It seems not all celebrities are created equal nor are all satellite radio services equal in their celebrity appeal either. While both XM and Sirius have signed celebrities in a bid to win listeners, recent research from celebrity appeal research company E-Poll shows dramatic differences in public opinion for each company's celebrity talent. According to recent E-Score celebrity ratings , XM's talent has far more universal appeal, while the talent at Sirius is much more polarizing.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-21-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Radio, Research

AdWeek Ranks Top Celebrity Advertising Earners


AdWeek has taken on the task of rounding up the top ten celebrity endorsement deals. For those who wish to wallow in the industry's obsession with celebrity, AdWeek will have a full report on Monday but, for now, you can admire how a single celeb can, in one day, make more money than you will see in your entire life.

1. Catherine Zeta-Jones, T-Mobile: $20 million
2. Angelina Jolie, St. John: $12+ million
3. Nicole Kidman, Chanel No. 5: $12 million
4. Jessica Simpson, Guthy-Renker: $7.5 million
5. Gwyneth Paltrow, Estèe Lauder: $6+ million
6. Charlize Theron, Dior: $6 million
7. Julia Roberts, Gianfranco Ferrè: $5 million
8. Brad Pitt, Heineken: $4 million
9. Scarlett Johansson, L'Oreal: $4 million
10. Penelope Cruz, L'Oreal: $4 million

by Steve Hall    Apr-21-06    
Topic: Celebrity

Clooney to Hawk Nestle Expresso


Can we just stop with the celebrity endorsements already? George Clooney. along with being seen in just about every movie made in the last six months will soon be seen in commercials for Nestle Expresso Nespresso, a drink that is sure to taste like some horrific combination of day old coffee and cheap hot chocolate mix. Oddly, Clooney's doing it because he belives it will be a classy endeavor. Explaining his decision, Clooney said, "It's really classy. You don't want to do ones that aren't classy. Thats the truth. Thats the secret to it. You want to have a product you are proud of and not embarrassed by." Good luck, George.

by Steve Hall    Apr-12-06    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity

Maria Sharapova Climbs Aboard Land Rover


It seems to be celebrity week here in the ad business. not that that's anything new but in just the past few days, Mariah Carey signed with Elizabeth Arden and Kate Moss signed with both Calvin Klein and Nikon. Now Maria Sharapova has signed with Land Rover to front the SUV-maker's marketing. As part of the deal, Sharapova will get an land Rover for her own use and she'll participate in retail promotions and events. As ApeChild predicted 2.5 years ago, Sharapova would become one of The New babes of Tennis.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-12-06    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity

Nikon Hires Kate Moss, Leaves Cocaine Behind


It seems everyone's over the whole Kate Moss cocaine addiction thing. After all, it's not surprising given how fickle we are as an industry and how we love our celebs. Kate Moss, hot off returning to Calvin Klein, has signed with Nikon to help promote the company's new Coolpix S6 camera line. Moss will appear in print, TV and cinema ads as well as a promotional website which teases visitors to come back May 8 when "all will be revealed" even though the promotional site progresses to the Nikon site that tells you about the camera. MWW worked on the project concept. McCann-Erikson created the spots.

by Steve Hall    Apr-12-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity, Good, Online, Television

Major League Baseball Star Creates Own Fragrance


It's not only vacuous Hollywood starlets and super models that are slapping their names on the latest fragrance. It's also Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Gustavo Chacin who's working with Leslie Cosmetics to create one. It was a long running joke among local sportscaster that Chacin's last name sounded like a perfume and that he should create one. Well, the jokesters have had their way and last week, Chacin spent the day at Leslie labs sniffing up the right combination of fragrances to call his own. no word on when this will be marketed.

by Steve Hall    Apr-11-06    
Topic: Celebrity

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