Apple Airs More Dirty Duds: Vista Runs Faster on Macs!

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This new ad for Apple, dubbed Misprint, was inspired by PCMag, which called the MacBook Pro the fastest Windows Vista notebook for '07.

(We have a Pro. It is indeed amazing.)

But even knowing by experience, some part of us perpetually pities the stodgy and lovable PC in these spots. We kind of want to hug a PC afterwards.

by Angela Natividad    Dec- 4-07    
Topic: Brands, Commercials



Scion's Little Deviants Trick Out xD

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Furthering its customization-with-attitude personality, Scion is out with its next Little Deviants commercial in which the little guys high jack and trick out a passing Scion xD transferring it from a bland, gray, wish-it-were-cool look into a tricked out green colored, rad rimmed and low profile tired ride that actually is cool.

Created by San Francisco's ATTIK, the ad was animated by Shilo.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 4-07    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Corny Surprises Ring in Holiday Spirit a la Ikea

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To get people shopping at Ikea for the holidays (presumably to buy lamps, halogen light bulbs and bed sets?), zig put together this cute little spot. The punchline's no surprise, but the music cues just in time to pry a smile out of us.

Oh, it feels like Christmas.

If so inclined, put together a wish list to drop not-so-subtle hints.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-30-07    
Topic: Commercials, Promotions, Television



Try Freelers for Kinky in Your Snack Box

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Here are some new spots for Freelers, a snack from the fine folk who brought you Barilla. Put together by StrawberryFrog, Amsterdam for the Italian market, Freelers are positioned as little "anti-break" (as in, for anytime) snacks. There's also an "anti-break" challenge that will be promoted on MTV Italia.

See Bowling and Bedroom.

We'll tell you what -- if a bunch of assholes dressed like giant snack food burst in on our afternoon delight, we wouldn't accept their little crackers and let them tuck us in. But hey, maybe it's different in Italy.

Hey. Whatever happened to Corn Nuts?

by Angela Natividad    Nov-29-07    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Television



Couple Gets Blow Job Courtesy of Sprite Zero

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We're not sure this ad actually ran but nonetheless it's good in the way that frat boy pranks are good. Unless, of course, someone gets hurt which we hope no one did in the filming of this Sprite Zero commercial (spoof?) So, what do you get when you mix a peaceful couple sleeping in the back of a car with a few guys who get their hands on a giant snow making machine? A big ass snow storm, lots of screaming and a car that looses its footing.

Sounds like fun. In fact, I wish that's what we did back in the day instead of my friend opening up an air valve on a snow making pipe at Sugarloaf while my ear was next to it making me deaf in that ear until the next day.

by Steve Hall    Nov-29-07    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Visa Regurgitates Electronica; Lacks Rhythm, Leaves Blues

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This new Visa spot by TBWA\Chiat\Day is called Rock It. The slogan: "Life takes rhythm. Life takes Visa."

Like Visa's last attempt at holiday cheer, it's horrible and depressing.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-28-07    
Topic: Bad, Brands, Commercials, Television



Infiniti M Ad Lacks Flair of Latin Counterparts

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Here is an ad for the Infiniti M that is not very interesting (courtesy of TBWA\Chiat\Day).

Where's the fire?

by Angela Natividad    Nov-28-07    
Topic: Bad, Brands, Commercials



Silver Jeans Spec Spot Keeps Restless Creatives Busy

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I like his ad. I really do. The music. The mood. The coloration. The pacing. The simplicity. There's one problem though. It's spec. It will never air. Never see the light of day beyond YouTube. Why? Because it was craftily created by the folks over at StunMedia during an actual photoshoot for Silver Jeans, the real reason those three guys, three girls and that old lady are at the laundromat.

Mostly, it was just done for fun to fill time during set ups for the campaign's still shots. Sounds good to me. Who really wants to sit around and watch OCD perfectionist photographers and anal AD's tinker endless with details no one will ever notice? Besides, it gives you something to do other than stand around gawking at the hot models like a 16 year old kid in heat.

by Steve Hall    Nov-28-07    
Topic: Commercials, Good



'Teeth' Horror Film Adds Briars to Places They Shouldn't Be

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We're not really sure what to say about this movie trailer for Teeth, aside from that it involves a gynecology appointment gone horribly awry and an INSATIABLE VAGINA FULL OF TEETH.

And really grotesque punning involving roses.

Imagination is a seriously fucked-up place. Props out to Candace from DC, who sent it to us.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-26-07    
Topic: Commercials, Strange, Television



Infiniti Caters to Latin Community By Enlisting Their Artistes

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Call it lame, but we like those "anything you can do, I can do better" ads that juxtapose two different arts and two different genders in order to suggest a playful, sometimes elegant harmony of design. You know, kind of like those old Jordan and Hamm ads.

For the Infiniti G, FX and QX, Vitamin, Chicago and ad agency Marca Hispanic brought Colombian artist Federico Uribe in contrast with Mexican alternative pop musician Ely Guerra. The spot is directed by Vincent Haycock of Vitamin. We dig it.

This ad, and others that include Latin artists of varying ilk, will air in Miami, New York and LA.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-26-07    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Good










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