The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism went on a $4.5 million spree and produced 90 different ads, shot by Mullen, to illustrate Massachusetts and its uninspired "It's all here" slogan.
Each spot is a quick-and-dirty tour of things in Massachusetts you might want to experience: kayaking, the Mayflower, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Franklin Park Zoo, Chatham, Provincetown... Geez, naming all this stuff is tiring. See it all live on MassVacation.
You know what would really have spiced this whole thing up? A Mooninite or two, Where's Waldo?-style.
Check out Blue, Dots and Blips, three ads by ATTIK for the Lexus IS F. The trick is to drive home the message, "The new Lexus is F."
And what is F?
"F is everything you thought we weren't," the saucy new microsite confidently croons.
That probably generated traffic trouble.
The sex-and-candy action took place last month in Sao Paulo, when 40 panty-clad girls stood eating chocolate body parts in public places. Pics appeared on Irresistivel.net, which pinpointed their locations and Orkut profiles via Google Maps.
Family Resources in Florida tapped Salter>Mitchell to help promote marriage on the Fed's dime. (Your tax dollars at work! ...Just sayin'.)
Instead of advocating marriage's benefits, S>M orchestrated a familiar scenario where a bride-to-be talks her head off about the wedding while the groom stews in catatonic misery until he boils over. The tagline: "Make your wedding a beginning not an end." That could use a comma. But whatever.
How far the happy couple's come from proposal night, which undoubtedly included expensive dinner, lavish dessert, Veuve Clicquot champagne and hot sex. People should get married right at that moment, while the fire's still toasty and when the man's made all the preparations.
AdFreak says the pairing of Gary Busey and the game Saint's Row 2 is perfect. They are right. Both are whacked. Besides, what else has Busey got to do these days besides taunt Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet?
There's a reason why storage companies don't let you live in or work from your unit. This is that reason.
He doesn't even give Gram the flowers! Those cold-hearted Brits: crusading against hair care ads while nana knits doilies under lock and key.
The tagline: Safestore. For those things you just can't throw away. Brought to you by the geriatric sadists at Team Rubber.
Hey, at Adrants we don't create this stuff, we just report it so don't judge us when you see a preponderance of pendulous breasts bouncing up and down here from time to time. So once again, the power of the female breast is put to use, this time as a reason to be earth-friendly as it were.
And guys, you know you've done this. You've meticulously planned down to the last minute detail how you will methodically manage to cross paths at the perfect moment with that beauty of your dreams so you capture that crucial mental image you'll later retrieve for a certain activity.
Ugh. Watch some street hoods spray paint Zoo York's logo on roaches, then shower them onto people in the Manhattan business district.
And here, in a concept slightly more benign, one roach calls another a "no-good cocksucking piece of shit asshole douche."
Nice one. Gotta use it some time, possibly on one of the bustier interns. And in other news, what the fucking-fuck-FUCK?
OK, so yea. We all know big boobs and beer go together like Amy Winehouse and bad hair. But a fire breathing dragon and a big boobed beer babe that burps? Hey, no complaints here. I'll watch a big boobed girl do anything. I admit it. I can't help it. It's a sickness but enough about that. We're supposed to be talking about advertising here not about obsessively obsessive obsessions with big boobs.
So Ninja LAB created this wondrous oddity to introduce a new brand of beer, Golden Fire. Get it? Dragon? Fire? Beer? Oh just watch the thing. It will all make sense. Or not. Especially if you don't speak Italian or whatever language this commercial is in.
Once again humor is trumped by those who love to bitch about ads with animals in them. A recent ad for Volkswagen which shows a dog having a great time while rising in a VW and a not so good time when he's not. England's Advertising Standards Authority has received 500 complaints about the ad but were told by the ad's creators the dog in the ad was acting. Still, the organization is "very disappointed that Volkswagen feel it necessary to portray a dog suffering to sell cars.
You can argue this one either way. Have at it in the comment section.