Here's a behind-the-scenes video of an upcoming Buick commercial in which Peyton Manning spoofs his tendency to change plays at the line of scrimmage by calling out new signals while driving the Verano. Manning notes that it's alot safer to "call signals" to his Buick's voice activation system rather than get hit by opposing linemen. The commercial debuts Wednesday, July 11.
Manning joins a growing list of celebrities working with Buick in a series of spots, most notably Shaquille O'Neal for Buick LaCrosse, Marisa Miller for Buick Enclave and Ving Rhames for the brand's Experience Buick Lease Program.
Adforum's Angela Natividad sat down with SapientNitro's Freddie Laker and Darren McColl along with Omar Epps, all of whom were on a panel Monday at Cannes Lions and spoke to the topic of who's a better marketer, brands or celebrities. At least in the seminar, it appeared celebrities won out.
The interview on the whole is an insightful look at how the definition of an agency has changed over time and how the different toolsets and partnerships define just how an agency approaches a marketing challenge.
It's been a while since we've seen Kelly Brook in the ad world. Apparently, she's been shoved aside by the latest busty babe of the moment, Kate Upton. The last time we saw Kelly she was writhing with sexual desire as an angel left behind in a Lynx ad.
Now Kelly can be seen in a Philips ad, created by UK-based WDMP, giving a Pete Cashmore look-a-like a shave. It's not your every day barber shop though. Oh no. No fat, graying white men handling the razor. Just Kelly clad in a shiny black leather dress out of which her ample breasts bulge. And this isn't your every day shave either.
Don't worry, Pete. Lisa is way hotter than Kelly!
Remember when Brooke Burke was just the hot chick on E! Network's Wild On!? Of course, she's done a lot since then including winning the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, hosting Rock Star, viral work for Burger King and a Super Bowl ad for Burger King.
Now the the still very hot 40-year-old (my, how time flies!) can be seen in ads for her own line of recently-launched (through BeachMint) lingerie called intiMINT.
Of the campaign, BeachMint CEO Josh Berman said, "We are thrilled to be working with Brooke. She is a like-minded entrepreneur who shares our passion to bring affordable luxury to women and is super passionate about this exciting market."
To promote an upcoming Yoko Ono-exhibition at Sweden's contemporary art museum Moderna Museet in Stockholm, TBWA Stockholm asked Yoko Ono to create an ad called AD PIECE, in her trademark instructional way. The ad ran on page 3 in the Arts section of Sweden's largest newspaper, DN.
TBWA asked Yoko Ono to sign five copies of AD PIECE in the newspaper before it went into distribution. Thus making five subscribers of DN the lucky owners of a signed piece by one of the world's most famous artists.
So earlier last month we shared with you a behind-the-scenes look at Desperate Housewives Star Eva Longoria shooting a new commercial for Sheba. Here's the finished product. Personally, we like the behind-the-scenes footage better than the finished product. At least there was some actual Longoria featured. All we see in the final cut are faceless shots (until the end) of Longoria dancing around her house. For all we know it could be a stunt double.
Continuing what appears to be a current fixation with celebrity, Apple is out with two new Siri commercials featuring John Malkovich created by TBWAMedia Arts Lab. In one, he asks the usual questions such as the weather, what his evening looks like, where he can get linquicia and for Siri to tell him a joke. In another, Malkovich seeks the meaning of life. Siri has a boatload of advice including "don't get fat."
Malkovich follows previous star-studded work with Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel.
Some have debated the "upscaling" of this campaign. We just find it amusing. Seeing celebrities asking Siri things they, in real life, probably just ask their assistants.
So the whole choose who who sit next to on a plane thing has been around for a while. In fact, Peter Shankman (of HARO fame) invented it with AirTroductions back in 2005. Currently, KLM is touting their own version, Meet & Seat, with three videos that feature Dutch celebrities Yfke Sturm, Armin Van Buuren and Ruud Gullit.
In the videos, each of the celebrities swipe their mobile device which causes the seat next to them to spin up like a slot machine. Hilarity, of course, ensues as oddity after oddity flip by until the perfect match is found.
As part of the campaign, travelers can with a trip sitting next to one of six Dutch icons. Who would you choose? For us? Tough choice. Having been a DJ, sharing stories with Armin Van Buuren would be amazing. Having been (and always and forever to be) a fan of hot women, Yfke Sturm would be a solid choice as well.
Always impressive. Always interesting. But we always question just how "real" these videos featuring sports figure doing amazing things really are. The latest comes to us from Cheil USA and features David Beckham playing Beethoven's Ode to Joy by kicking balls at a vertical drum set.
Because this is an ad for the Samsung Galaxy Note, Beckham plans his routine on the phone and then uses it to send his completed feat into the social ether for all to enjoy.
It seems not a day goes by the Kardashian trio isn't in the news for one thing or another. Lately, though, they've been in advertising news quite a bit with their Sears Kardashin Kollection action. And, really, what's not to love? Khloe has deliciously curvaceous hips. Kim has gigantic, mouthwatering breasts. And Kourtney is just mezmerizingly hot beyond belief. It's enough to make a guy want to...oops...sorry...this is a business site. We keep things in our pants around here.
Anyway, the Kardashian sisters can be seen bursting out of their lingerie in a new ad for their Kollection. Enjoy.