Ford has signed a deal with Jimmy Fallon to help the brand create a :60 for Lincoln that will air during the Super Bowl. Fallon, with his 7 million Twitter followers as opposed to Ford's 172,000 and Lincoln's non-existent 750, will head up a crowdsourcing strategy that urges fans to help Fallon create the ad.
Fallon will direct followers to Steer the Script, a site that explains the promotion. Beginning December 5 with a tweet from Fallon who will pen the beginnings of a script for the :60, followers can reply with their suggestions.
Somehow miraculously a workable script will emerge from what will certainly be a cacophony of idiotic tweets from people who have no idea how to artfully craft a TV script, let alone a coherent 140 character tweet.
Courtesy of Adidas, we have the pleasure of viewing Snoop Dogg tell the story of Ebenezer Snoop, a hip-hoppity tale of the usual past present and future travails of those who don't believe.
Following in her mother's illustrious footsteps, Dannielynn Birkhead, 6-year-old daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith, will appear in a new ad campaign for Guess Kids. Smith, then unknown, first appeared in Guess ads in 1993.
The ads, which also feature Babyface's daughter, Peyton Edmunds, will appear on billboards and in magazines beginning in January.
Familiar baritone Morgan Freeman has lent his voice to a Human Rights Campaign marriage equality spot which debuted November 25. In the spot, entitled Dawn of a New Day for Marriage Equality, Freeman intones, "America stands at the dawn of a new day. Freedom, justice and human dignity have always guided our journey towards a more perfect union. Now, across our country, we are standing together for the right of gay and lesbian Americans to marry the person they love. With historic victories for marriage, we've delivered a mandate for full equality. The wind is at our back but our journey has just begun."
Just recently, Maine, Maryland and Washington joined Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and District of Columbia as states that allow same-sex marriage.
In a role that is quite apropos, model of the moment, Kate Upton, will appear in a Mercerdes-Benz Super Bowl commercial as an "object of desire." Upton, who does not have a license of her own, won't be driving in the ad but is said to represent just how far a person might go to attain their heart's desire.
Heart's desire might be a bit of a highbrow description for the kind of desire most people experience when they think of Upton but we won't quibble.
Now this is funny. Remember last year when William Shatner did a PSA for State Farm which shared safety tips for those planning to deep-fry their turkeys? Well, Shatner's back and this time his PSA has been auto-tuned by John Boswell and the results are quite amusing. Give it a watch.
Inspired by Tom Brady's tradition of giving UGG footwear to fellow players as a way to say thanks, UGG Australia has launched Pink Slip, a new ad, created by M&C Saatchi LA, which features Tom Brady offering a pair of UGG Ascot slippers to a rookie player.
The Pink Slip TV spot premiered on November 19 on ESPN, ESPN2 and NFL Network. On the day of launch, consumers received a dedicated e-mail directing them to view the commercial and behind the scenes video for Pink Slip on the UGG Australia web site and other social media platforms.
Working with Wunderman, Microsoft has signed a deal with Warner Bros. to license characters from the upcoming Peter Jackson movie, The Hobbit, to appear in an ad campaign for Windows Phone 8. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) and other characters will appear in UK, France, Germany and US-based campaigns for the new phone.
Previously, the Windows Phone 8 campaign has tapped Gwen Stefani, Cam Newton, Adam Samberg, Jay-Z and Jessica Alba. Campaign elements will include digital, magazine, TV and outdoor,
Already a sensation because he was a member of the original Star Trek crew. Already a sensation because of his prominence in social media. And now a sensation for belting out a version of Aerosmith's Armageddon theme, I Don't Want to Miss A Thing during last night's American Music Awards, George Takei touts Old Navy's Cheermageddon, a holiday sale of epic proportion.
Takei appears in two spots, created by CP+B, for the brand; a special :60 which aired once during the awards and a :30 which will air throughout the holiday season. Each spot touts the brand's Black Friday offerings.
As George would say, Oh my!
With a campaign that touches upon the various forms of love and diverse family life, Gap is out with work that features Michael J, Fox and Tracy Pollan, musician Rufus Wainright and artist Jorn Weisbrodt, rapper Nas and his dad, the Atomics, Gia Coppola and Nathalie Love and others.
Created by Minneapolis-based Peterson Mills Hooks, the work aims to tout the brand's "love comes in every shade" campaign. The colorful and upbeat delivery is decidedly more low key and less in your face than, perhaps, Bennetton might approach the topic but that's Gap; non-controversial clothing for everyone.