Shaq Puts Tyga in His Place in Footlocker Ad

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Like an annoying little gnat, rapper Tyga, aka Michael Nguyen-Stevenson, attempts to carry on a conversation with NBA legend Shaq in a new Footlocker commercial created by BBDO New York.

In the ad, Conversation Lift, Tyga and Shaq can't hear each other because of the significant height difference. Enter the Conversation Lift. Tyga uses it to rise to Shaq's level to the two can converse.

The ad touts Reebok's new Shaqnosis sneaker, something Tyga is far too young to appreciate.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-15-13    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials



Robert Pattinson Admires Sexy Legs From Bathtub in New Dior Ad

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Twilight star Robert Pattinson will soon be seen in an upcoming Dior Homme campaign. Early photos were released via Dior's Twitter account late Friday which show a fully clothed Pattinson relaxing in a bathtub while admiring a disembodied pair of legs propped alongside the tub.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-15-13    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity



Jay-Z, Rihanna Just Do It in New Global Budweiser Campaign

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Hmm. After viewing some of the Translation-created work for a new 85-country Budweiser campaign which features Rihanna and Jay-Z, we can't help but think they could have summed up the entire campaign with a tagline like, "Just Do It."

Oh wait.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-12-13    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity



Calvin Klein Proves Rooney Mara Has Teeth

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Oh how we love Rooney Mara. Ever since we first saw her in Tanner Hall, we've been infatuated with her work. Rooney, whose sister Kate we also love, is fronting a Calvin Klein campaign for the brand's new fragrance, Down Town. Helmed by David Fincher, who directed Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network, the one minute ad, a bit overly hipsterific for its own good, is very Audrey Hepburn-esque and features the song Runaway from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-12-13    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity, Racy



Kenny G Lampooned in Snickers Bites Ad

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Poor Kenny G. Once a popular musician and, who knows, maybe still a popular musician but not to us. Anyway, Kenny G makes a semi-unwanted appearance in a new BBDO New York-created ad for Snickers Bites. The ad, which carries the campaign's tagline, "You're not you when you're hungry," pokes fun at a guy who seemingly turns into Kenny G when he's hungry. Not really the sort of guy you want around a testosterone-filled table of guys who just want to get their poker game on.

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by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-13    
Topic: Celebrity



Wait, What? Lionel Richie Is In My Refrigerator?

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We love when marketers smartly connect with pop icons from the past. But this connection between Tap King and Lionel Richie is one of the most pitch perfect endorsement deals we have ever witnessed.

In a BMF Sydney-created :60, a man peers into his refrigerator in search of something, anything to quench his yearnings but, as is very often the case when one opens the refrigerator, he finds nothing. That is until he begins to hear a piano.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-26-13    
Topic: Celebrity



James Van Der Beek Over Acts For Cars.com

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For its latest entry in its All Drive, No Drama campaign, Cars.com has employed James Van Der Beek, heart throb from Varsity Blues and Dawson's Creek, to add some drama to a commercial that touts the fact buying a car with Cars.com is, well, drama-free.

In the ad, when an exchange between a customer and a car dealer isn't quite dramatic enough, the car dealer brings in Van Der Beek to deliver a dramatic line from Varsity Blues. Sadly, Van Der Beek has never been, shall we say, a very dramatic actor.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 6-13    
Topic: Celebrity



Brad Pitt Helps Benjamin Moore Repaint Main Streets Across North America

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The Martin Agency is proud to present its first work for Benjamin Moore since winning the account in February. Entitled Main Street Matters, the new campaign features a television commercial voiced by Brad Pitt with support from social media and digital ads.

The campaign urges Americans (or anyone, really) to vote for their favorite Main Street to be entirely repainted by Benjamin Moore. It's not very clear at first how to vote. (Click a state or provence on the map and then select a town within.)

Voting will be open through June 30 and painting and renovations will commence in 20 cities from July 2013 through May 2014

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 3-13    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity



Former NFL Defensive Tackle Tackles Bladder Leakage

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Former NFL football player Tony Siragusa is fronting a new Depends campaign entitled Guard Your Manhood. The campaign aims to serve the needs of 23 million men who suffer from bladder leakage. The campaign, which takes the whole man-cave approach to things -- just to be absolutely sure no man feels like a wuss for having this condition -- introduces a line of Depends designed specifically for men.

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by Steve Hall    May-15-13    
Topic: Celebrity



Katie Couric And Daughters Front New 'Got Milk' Campaign

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Debuting today during her talk show, Katie Couric along with her two daughters, Elle 21 and Carrie 17, will appear in a new Got Milk commercial. Couric was asked to be part of the campaign when her daughters were younger but felt the timing wasn't right and she didn't want them in the spotlight at an early age.

Of her and her daughter's participation in the campaign now, Couric said, "They're older. I'm really proud of them. I think they've turned into exemplary young women. I thought it would be something fun."

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by Steve Hall    May-10-13    
Topic: Celebrity










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