Keith Stone Bags Himself A Burger And A Babe

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Keith Stone is still up to his old antics in this new Keystone commercial which examines the art of flipping a burger and, with a choose your own adventure tactic, how to get the hot girl. As Keith's grillmaster friend attempts to impress the ladies with increasingly impressive burger flips, the viewer is given a choice of direction as the burger is in flight.

Both selections, of course, feature the hot girl, Julin Jean, and more Keith Stone wit. If only impressing girls were this easy in real life.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-18-12    
Topic: Commercials, Racy



Here's What A Farm Run by A Vegetarian Looks Like

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"Oh my cuteness" as someone close to us is fond of saying. This new work from VB&P and animation house LAIKA for vegetarian brand Lightlife is, most certainly, cute. To tout the brand's vegetarian meals, VB&P and LAIKA created Lightlife Vegetable Rach, a farm on which all of the animals are made out of vegetables. As they roam the farm they are accompanied by a voiceover of a small boy singing to the tune of Old Macdonald Had A Farm.

We prefer a good teak from time to time but we have to admit, we like this work.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-13-12    
Topic: Commercials



Google Chrome, Dead Mom Bring Daughter Closer to Father

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Google Creative Lab and BBH New York have added to their long-ish running "The web is what you make of it" campaign which demonstrates how Chrome and other Google products can make life easier. This latest entry takes a look at the relationship between a daughter in college and her father and they both cope with the recent loss of mom. It's playful like other campaign entries but carries a bit of a bittersweet tone that may resonate with some better than others.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-11-12    
Topic: Commercials



Weight Watchers to Steal Jessica Simpson's Amazing Cleavage

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A few months ago when Jessica Simpson tweeted, "Just taking a walk around the block. Street legal?", along with a picture of her pushing her new baby in a stroller, the world was treated to the enormity of her post-pregnancy boobs. Already a DD cup (according to her father, no less), Simpson ballooned to a much larger size, appearing double the size of her pre-pregnancy DDs. Of course, Simpson's breasts weren't the only part of her body that grew in size. Jessica is big all over now which, perhaps, is why she's hooked up with Weight Watchers again and can be seen in a new commercial for the brand.

In the ad, which crops most of Jessica out, Simpson says, "It's working. I'm on my way. And it feels amazing. Really I just want to be a better version of myself." If you ask us, Simpson looks great no matter what size she is.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-11-12    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials



Audi's Dumb Evil Knievel Ad Results in 'YouTube Blue Balls'

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In what has to be the dumbest car stunt advertisement is a very long time, Audi of America, to tout its 450 hp RS 5, has recreated the famed 1974 Evil Knievel Snake River Canyon jump. The jump, across a 4,781 wide section of the Snake River in Idaho, was a failure with Knievel landing in the river bed below.

The three-minute video begins with footage from the famed attempt and with Knievel intoning "Each time I was hurt, they all said that guy is lucky he's not dead. And they were right. But I wanted to get up and try again."

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by Steve Hall    Sep-10-12    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Creative Commentary



Cats Seek World Domination in Wieden + Kennedy' Cravendale Catnapped

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W+K London has returned with its latest work for Cravendale. Bringing back Bertrum Thumbcat, an overlord of the feline underworld, the agency has concocted a humorous story focusing on Bertrum's desire to achieve world domination (and all the Cravendale milk he can get his paws on) by brainwashing milkmen into doing his bidding.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-10-12    
Topic: Commercials



Citroen's Transformer-Style Robots Become Singing Cylons

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My, my, the Citroen robots have become more sophisticated over the years. If you recall, an early effort by Vancouver-based The Embassy had a Citroen do a Transformers-style dance atop a parking garage.

Five years later, working with Paris-based Agency H, The Embassy is out with a, well, more grounded version of the robot. Eschewing the CGI and VFX approach taken with earlier work and commenting on the new work, The Embassy President Winston Helgason said, "The tendency with VFX driven work is to make it as glossy and polished as possible, which often makes it look more fake. This is often reflected in the color grade as well. Overall, we deliberately embraced the imperfections, which in the end added an extra layer of authenticity."

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 6-12    
Topic: Commercials



Doofus in A Speedo Pimps Insurance

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- A hilarious ad for insurance company Centraal Beheer makes great use of the Love Boat theme and a twist ending.

- How to simply turn a print ad into an interactive iPad experience.

- New MOO.com ads feature real customers who run their own start-ups and tout the benefits of what Moo has to offer.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 5-12    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Old Crooner Laments Inability to Charm Hotel Vixen

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We suppose there was a time back in pre-internet times when scoring reduced price hotel room or an upgrade depended a bit more on one's personality and charm than on one's mouse clicking skills. Sadly, those days are gone as the old crooner in this Barton F. Graf 9000-created Kayak ad laments.

Thankfully, there is Kayak. But, sadly, our crooner wants nothing to do with advanced technology preferring to further wallow in depression with drink in hand.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 5-12    
Topic: Commercials



Is This A Shoe Commercial or an Audi Commercial?

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We're not sure what we're supposed to be paying attention to in this new Venebles Bell & Partners Audi commercial which touts the new 2013 S8 sedan. The 60-second spot, entitled Suspect and scheduled to air during the Giants vs. Cowboys season opener on NBC Sept. 5 game, takes cues from heist films.

As the ad progresses, we are left to decide whether a robbery has transpired or if the scene was purely a figment of the driver's imagination. Personally, we wonder what the women in the red pumps is going to look like when she is finally revealed.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 5-12    
Topic: Commercials








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