Q: How Do You Get People to Eat Oats and Grains?

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A: Use a horse.

This ad was put together by Anonymous Content and agency Leo Burnett Int'l for Kellogg's Nutri-Grain bars. According to the pressie, "This high bred fancies work, hard jumping and racing, so he makes sure to take time to enjoy the good life with Nutri-Grain."

Yeah. We're sure that's exactly what people are going to be thinking (as opposed to "Oh, this is horse food").

Gotta love the British accent, though. Hey, you know what we miss that's not on TV anymore? Mr. Ed. Kudos to Anonymous for bringing on the recall.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-25-07    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Deflate That Bitch Says Czech Liquor

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Copyranter points us to a Czech commercial that illustrates something that, at certain points in in his life, every man wishes was possible. While commenters deride it for its possibly sexist nature, if the roles in the spot where reversed, as they often are in real life, would anyone be complaining? No, we'd be laughing just as we do at most ads which portray men as blithering, complaining idiots.

So no matter whether you are male or female, enjoy what this commercial has to offer. An instant off button for your annoying bf/gf/spouse.

by Steve Hall    Nov-20-07    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Peppy Pepperoni, Overwrought Onion Resent Flavored Crust Pizza

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Pity the peppy pepperoni and the odoriferous onion who, in a backhanded celebration of Hungry Howie's flavored crust pizza, have to take a backseat to the chain's "completely unique," eight flavored delight which surrounds its pizza's, Yes, once again, pizza makers will do anything to get people to eat the lowly crust. But at least Howie's, in light of every other pizza chain tweaking its crusts, can do it in a "yea, whatever" way that you have to admit is at least a little bit funny, right? Tattoo Projects created.

by Steve Hall    Nov-20-07    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Good



Ad for Tancredo Perpetuates Fear and Loathing of Alien-Kind

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Gotta love a politician who points a derisive finger at "aliens" that molest our hallowed borders and threaten the American dream (taking our jobs! Terrorizing innocent people worldwide!).

"Because someone needs to say it." You said it all right, Tom. You said it like the fucking Red Scare.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-19-07    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Social, Worst



Blockbuster Gets Nostalgic for Holidays in Heartbreaking Last Stand

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In Christmas Dinner, a bustling family talks to each other with nothing but quotes from movie classics, presumably rented at Blockbuster.

Nothing warms our hearts like hearing a little girl go, "Say hello to my little friend!"

Cute ad (courtesy of DDB, Toronto), but will it save Blockbuster from deathwatch status?

by Angela Natividad    Nov-16-07    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Good



Motorola Continues to Give Away Crappy MOTORAZR

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Does Motorola really have such a gigantic back inventory of MOTORAZRs that they have to continue giving them away for free? It seems they've been doing this for years even though everyone knows the phone sucks (OK, so it's not as bad as the original RAZR). This time it's Alltel hocking them in a Campbell-Ewald created, Santa-themed animated spot who consults one of Alltell's four "sales guys" on what the hot gift will be this year.

Uh, sure, Santa, the not-so-new MOTORAZR that's been collecting dust on the shelves ought to do the trick for Jimmy and Sally. Whatever. We have the new RAZR and it rocks. iPhone? What's that?

by Steve Hall    Nov-16-07    
Topic: Commercials



Orangina, Did You Really Just Go There?

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Wow. We knew Orangina had pulp, but we didn't know they meant pulp like Pulp Fiction means pulp. (Or maybe we should be thinking Flashdance.)

Actually, there are a few other movie references worth noting in this commercial, which will change the way you look at forest animals. Seriously. Inter-bestial relationships were beyond our realm of Orangina-oriented thinking, plus we've never seen a flamingo pole dance before.

Says CD Todd Mueller of Psyop, "I guess it goes without saying that when you get the opportunity to spray Orangina all over the chest of a sexy bunny girl, you go for it." In terms of sheer logic, that's not really helpful, but it puts the spot in context.

(Dude, our dad gives us this stuff when we go home for the holidays!)

Catch more info on the creators, and Steve's take on the spot, here.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-15-07    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Racy, Strange



To Win Customer Confidence, Stevinson Points Fingers at the Weatherman

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"Trust all wheel drive, not the weatherman." Big grins for those who can point to the irony in this campaign. See ads here.

Put together by TDA Advertising & Design, Boulder, for Stevinson Automotive.

All told, we like it all right.

by Angela Natividad    Nov-14-07    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Good



Disgruntled Stuffed Animals Butt Heads, then Hug, for Zune

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New ad for Zune Arts: Masks, which follows the "don't fight; sharing is caring!" trail that this one started. Imagine the Care Bears and Disney jumping Tim Burton on William Wallace Avenue. Add a dash of Bravia bunny. Now we're in business.

The work was directed by Jonathan Garin and Naomi Nishimura of PandaPanther, NYC; produced by 72andSunny. The track is “Young Men Dead” by The Black Angels.

This was the last time we liked a Zune ad.

The new Zune Arts website also launched today with help from 72andSunny. According to the PR people, it's "bigger, faster, stronger." Yeah, we've heard that one before.

This one does look faster, though. But what does it mean to be "bigger" and "stronger"?

by Angela Natividad    Nov-14-07    
Topic: Brands, Commercials



Animals With Boobs, Booties, Packages, Orgiastic Rituals Amuse

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Indeed oddity reigns supreme in this French Orangina commercial during which animals with bikini-clad breasts and Speedo-clad packages cavort in some strange mashup of The Jungle Book and Eyes Wide Shut. There's even a little Flashdance in there too, It all culminates with the orgasmic bursting forth of Orangina bottles ridden by Zebras who unleash a Scary Movie-style blast of excitement all over a bikin-clad rabbit. Yes, you read that right.

We love it purely for its over-the-top presentation and we hate that we'll never see it on TV in America. Although, who thought those Herbal Essense orgasm ads would ever fly?

FFL Paris created the spot. Th Mill, Stink and Psyop produced.

by Steve Hall    Nov-13-07    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Racy, Strange










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