Walkers Pitch Man Tosses Lionel Richie Out the Window

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So Lionel Richie. Remember him? The eighties pop star whose claim to fame was giving birth to Nicole Richie? Oh wait, he did have a few hit songs along the way so we guess he accomplished a thing or two. Anyway, he stars in a new AMV BBDO-created UK commercial for Walkers. Richie croons a hyper-annoying version of his Say You, Say Me eighties hit until he gets thrown out of the grocery store by Walkers pitchman Gary Lineker.

Hey, we could crap on Richie for appearing in such an ad but it's actually done quite well. After all, he does get thrown out the window at the end which is what any self-respecting person would do if accosted by an eighties pop star in the middle of a grocery run.

And seriously, can you really fault a guy for having a bit of fun and making some money along the way?

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by Steve Hall    Aug-26-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Strange



Dree Hemingway Fronts A.Y. Not Dead Spring 2011 Campaign

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Model Dree Hemingway, daughter of Mariel Hemingway and Stephen Crisman, is fronting a new campaign for Spanish fashion label A.Y. Not Dead. Shot by photographer Sebastian Faena, Dree sports a pair of very tiny denim cut offs matched with an equally tiny crop T. The look is strikingly reminiscent of a look her mother, Mariel, donned for a scene in the 1985 movie Creator.

Dree also models some patchwork jeans, leather pants, a denim shirt and a cropped tweed jacket. See it all here.

by Steve Hall    Aug-25-10    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity



Mad Men's Christina Hendricks Dons Trenchcoat For London Fog

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Curvaceous bombshell Christina Hendricks, who stars on AMC's Mad Men, will appear in an upcoming London Fog ad campaign. As you may recall, London Fog was a client of Sterling Cooper on the series last year. Apparently, London Fog was more enamored with Hendricks than the office's network of good 'ol boys.

Shot by photographer Nino Munoz in LA, the campaign will break in October issues of fashion magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan and InStyle as well as on outdoor boards and online.

Of the campaign, Hendricks, who was recently named Best Looking Woman in America by Esquire, said, "London Fog is a classic brand, which I love. It also ties in to Mad Men, we used London Fog in the show and this was a nice way to tie everything together. The trench is such an iconic shape for men and women. It works for anyone - it worked in the 1960s and it works now."

by Steve Hall    Aug-25-10    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity



Alyssa Milano Stalked, Zynga Reprimanded, Coke Rumbles

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- Some dude really, really wants Alyssa Milano to follow him on Twitter.

- The nominees for the 2nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising - which honor individuals and projects in advertising and marketing for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community can be seen here.

- Mrs. Tom Cruise and the cast of The Romantics do J Crew.

- OMG! Author paid to tweet!

- And one for the ladies. Gabriel Aubry disrobes for Charisma Ad campaign.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-24-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials



Britney Spears Gets Age Reduction in New Candies Campaign

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Britney Spears, whose ad career we've been avidly following here on Adrants, is out with new work for candies. In a new campaign for the brand's Autumn line of clothing for teens, 28-year-old Spears is looking very teen-like herself.

The campaign uses phrases from her hits songs and mirrors past work such as the Me Against The Music video she did with Madonna.

by Steve Hall    Aug-24-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity



Georgia May Jagger Poses Topless For Versace

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Mick Jagger's daughter, Georgia May Jagger, is continuing her modeling career with an appearance in a new campaign for Versace. Daughter of Mick and Jerry Hall, Jagger began her modeling career in 2008. For Versace, she'll be the face of the brand's Hudson Jeans. Of note, Jagger was just 17 when she took her top off for photographer Mario Sorrenti.

Of Jagger's appearance in the campaign, Hudson spokesman David Lipman said, "It's all about the heritage of having Mick Jagger as a dad and Jerry Hall as a mum. But more than anything, it's her spirit that captivates me." Perv. Oh, sorry, she's 18 now. Ogle all you want.

by Steve Hall    Aug-23-10    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity



Lil' Kim Lends Her Assets to Three Olives Vodka

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Last time we wrote about Lil' Kim was way back on 2003 when she appeared in s few Old Navy commercials. Today, Proximo Spirits has announced the singer will front a new campaign for the company's Three Olives vodka brand which is introducing a new flavor, Purple. It's the first time the brand has tapped a celebrity for its advertising.

"Since I'm Queen Bee and purple is the color of royalty," says Lil' Kim, "I'm thrilled Three Olives has asked me to bring my flavor to the sexy 'O-Face' campaign for their new Purple vodka!"

Of Lil Kim's appearance in the campaign, Proximo Spirits VP of Marketing Elwyn Gladstone said, "A perfect match for our latest flavor, Lil' Kim is the personification of the sassy, fun and confident brand that Three-O strives to embody. We are so delighted to welcome Kim to the Three-O family, and look forward to introducing Three-O Purple to her dedicated fan base."

by Steve Hall    Aug-10-10    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity



Nudity Won't Save Magazines, Bogusky Babbles, Beyonce Poses

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- Nudity is great but it won't save magazines. We tell FOX News why.

- Esurance will be the official sponsor of the 2010 U.S. Open.

- Alex Bogusky tells all in lengthy Fast Company interview.

- It's not as hot as her work for Pepsi but this is Beyonce Knowles. There isn't much to complain about.

- Want to know how Karl Lagerfeld creates a Fendi campaign? Check it out here.

- Stallone beats the shit out of YouTube.

- This bike has a brain. And it's precious. And it's out to fight cancer. And it's a LIVESTRONG effort.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 9-10    
Topic: Agencies, Campaigns, Celebrity, Magazine, Sponsorship, Video



Megan Fox Not So Hot in Latest Armani Jeans Ad

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We just don't think anyone can do a better job displaying Megan Fox's hotness than Michael Bay. The way he slid the camera over her denim skirt-clad ass in Transformers has not yet been matched. Which is why we are less than thrilled about her appearance in a recent iteration of the Armani Jeans campaign.

Of course, the campaign is said to show off her softer side so maybe the less than smoking hot thing is the right direction. Um. no. Why would anyone ever want to soften the hotness of a woman like Megan Fox?

And why, if true, would the woman undergo the knife at such a a young age?

by Steve Hall    Aug- 9-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity



Kelly Brooke Bares Butt and Boob For Reebok EasyTone

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This week, Londoners were treated to a gigantic billboard on which a naked Kelly Brooke illustrated how Reebok EasyTone sneakers will make anyone's ass look as good as hers. Seriously. That's all it takes. A pair of sneakers. And you'll have an ass as fine as Kelly's. Genetics are irrelevant.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 4-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Outdoor, Racy










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