This week, McCann London released a new ad for the Sony Xperia Z smartphone. The ad, shot by director Tarsem and accompanied by David Bowie's Sound and Vision, aims to recall how Sony has been a part of people's lives for a very long time.
The ad opens on a group of people watching the moon landing on a Sony TV. Next, it cuts to a shot of two rollerblading beauties in LA listening to the original Sony Walkman. The Sony Handycam is the focus of the next shot as it records the fall of the Berlin wall. Then the shot depicts two teenagers deep in concentration playing the first PlayStation console and finally, the viewer is left with a vivid explosion of colour as we see a couple experiencing the Festival of Holi in India through their Sony smartphone.
It's really quite beautiful.
Apparently, parking a car can be much like having sex. At least according to this TMW-created ad for Durex Ulta Thins condoms. The ad is entitled Intensely Close which, of course, is a rif on just how close you can get to your partner because the condom is so thin. Of course, nothing gets you closer than a vasectomy!
The British Columbia Children's Hospital Foundation teamed with Dare to create a campaign to raise funds for the construction of new hospital. The chief need was more space to take care of children and the agency used an interesting optical illusion approach to conveying the message.
We could get excited about these three new Burger King spots from Mother which tout the brand's new Arabica coffee and Gouda Bacon sandwich but all we can focus on is the chef in the Gouda commercial not wearing sanitary gloves and how two of the spot's titles, Two Thumbs and First Cup remind us of something else entirely.
Aside from those distractions, the work is respectable and we suppose it will help distract us from Monday's Twitter account hack.
When you drink a Schweppes, do you feel the schweppervecence? Does it make you want to tumble down a 10,000 foot mountain? Roll through the forest? Plunge over a waterfall?If you're in a George Patterson Y&R Schweppes commercial it sure does.
Anyway, stop daydreaming and get back to work.
In VITRO's latest spot for ASICS America, we wee a runner engaged in a different sort of workout - racing a homing pigeon through the streets of New Orleans. The runner pushes himself to keep up with a bird whose species, by the way has been clocked at upwards of 110 mph (who knew?)
The commercial is for the new GEL-Kayano 19 running shoe and also debuts ASICS' new tagline "Nothing But Next."
To film The Pigeon Workout, ASICS enlisted 70 trained pigeons, shooting at 11 locations in New Orleans including the French Quarter. ASICS' "Pigeon Workout" will be airing on networks like ESPN, and TNT, including placement during NBA games.
Barton F. Graf 9000 hooked up with dance champions Sam and Lisa West for their latest Kayak work. Sam is a 6 time champion of the Carolina Shag Division at the USA Grand National Dance Championships and a 3 time US Open Shag Champion. Lisa is winner of the 1997 US Open Cabaret Championship and two-time winners of the American Swing Dance Championships in the Showcase Division.
The two can be seen doing the Wet Dog Wiggle and the Chattanooga Chicken on their way to the registration desk of a hotel for a stay which they, of course, booked using Kayak.
What would you do if you a man walked into a convenience store wearing a ski mask? While you'd probably do your best not to jump to conclusions, likely you'd still be scared shitless.
Or you'd realize you were in a Volkswagen Convertible Beetle Convertible commercial touting the fact that every day, including freezing cold days, are top down days, hence the ski masks. Nice work, Deutsch LA.
You might not initially think of a mattress as a focal point of your life's intimate (and, no, we don't mean sex) family moments but if you stop and think for a minute, we think you'll come up with a precious moment or two that took place on your mattress.
That's the focus of this very different mattress ad for Sealy created by LA-based Arcana Academy. Taking the brand's 'Whatever You Do In Bed, Sealy Supports It' campaign into new emotional territory, the spot recounts the story of a family moving across the country. When they hit a bump in the road, the mattress flies off the back of their moving track and the seminal moments in lives flash before viewers' eyes.
It's quite touching actually.
OK, so it's not a shot for shot "homage" of DollarShaveClub's ad but it's the same concept; founder wanders through low key office/warehouse talking about the wonders of the product while dropping witty reparte and passing by randomly weird situations.
In this ad, Skratch Labs (wacky name for a sports drink company) co-founder Aaron delivers the very DollarShaveClub-like message that's all down homey and touts the brand's focus on natural ingredients.
We suppose everything is ultimately a copy of something else so to complain is really just a waste of breath, right?