Here are a couple of ads (Grip and Voyage) that promote the grips on Coke bottles. They involve a friendly green octopus that adds grip to the bottles with help from its handy-dandy suction cups.
Any campaign that improves the reputation of octopuses to children is a great campaign in our opinion, because we think they're a grossly underrated sea creature. (And to think -- every re-airing of The Little Mermaid will undo all this fine work.)
On the other hand, these might just freak people out and get them all sketchy about touching textured Coke bottles.
Finally a Zune ad we like. It is fun to watch, slightly nostalgic, and smacks a little of springtime (something we need right now because winter is sucking out our souls).
This spot is called Intergalactic Swap Meet. Think Sony Bravia with a dash of Little Deviants (because it's a bit dark, not all pop and Technicolor).
That whole "sharing is caring" thread is present as in the previous spots, but it's not sickening or otherwise objectively lame like in previous efforts (observe hither and yon).
Here's something you don't see everyday. To support the launch of its new HDTV service, Israel's YES TV network with help from McCann Digital gathered together an army of Hasidic Jews to perfom the Village People's YMCA in the street. Perhaps it's just it's weirdness but we like it a lot.
For its cavity-sweet Pass the Cheer campaign, Starbucks has opted to try warming hearts online and possibly on television.
In this spot, a bummed-out girl trudges out in the snow and hugs a bear.
Strangely, the bear hugs her back.
And stranger still, there's a bunny involved. We're not really sure why (aside from that it proves useful for nudging a warm drink into the shot with its nose), but it sure does amp up the cute overload.
Pass the cheer!
Look, a bunch of douchey office cogs made of cardboard. Nice wicker basket, guys.
The spot, put together by Fueld Films, is for the New Denver Ad Club and the Denver 50 show, which showcases "Denver's best work smooshed up nice and flat." We loves it for its hipster inanity. Dig it? Cool. Play the paper dolls game.
Wouldn't a fat hairy guy in gladiator garb make an awesome kitchen magnet?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.