The Kia Hamsters have come a long way. In a new, epic 1:30, the Hamsters find themselves on stage in an 18th century opera house livening things up. Entitled "Bringing Down the House" and set to "In My Mind" (remixed by Axwell), the hamsters take over an ornate theater with a shocking (to stuffy 18th century, wig wearing patrons) display of modern music, high-energy dance moves, a laser light show and a balcony stage dive that gets the audience on their feet and digging the futuristic vibe.
The commercial will debut in 18,000 movie theaters inside National CineMedia's FirstLook pre-show program on August 31. Television will follow during the MTV Music Awards on September 6.
London ad agency isobel along with Aardman Animations have created an interesting, new campaign for Bullring - one of the UK's biggest shopping centers.
Leveraging the brand's Life's Even More Exciting at The Centre positioning, the new campaign features a very cool, four-tier revolving mechanical model, said to be a quirky, playful interpretation of Bullring and Birmingham. A collection of products including lipsticks, illuminated ladles, cheese graters and perfume sit alongside a number of recognizable (to those in the UK) architectural landmarks.
Monica is cute. Monica has decided to make a quick pitstop for gas. Monica is cute. Monica will have to find another gas station because the one she just stopped at blew up. Monica is cute. Good thing her Corolla has legendary MPG to getting there won't be a problem. Monica is cute.
This one's no where near as good as its sister ad, Hot Putt, nor is the woman in this second ad as hot as the woman in the first. But, hey, there's only so many times BBH can create "hot" ads for Axe before they strike out once in a while. OK, OK. She has a really great ass. Satisfied?
The second ad, High Street Hurdles just doesn't have the same oomph and lustful determination of the the first ad. In each ad, a woman is drawn to a man wearing Axe but the woman in the Hot Putt ad goes to greater lengths to get her man. And, unlike the woman going after the construction worker in the second ad, the woman in the first ad actually gets to full on have her way with the lucky guy.
- Beyonce can be seen in a new ad campaign modeling the latest from her fashion brand House of Deron. Not deliciously bootylicious as her Crazy in Love Pepsi commercial but we're not complaining.
- Check out Leonardo DiCaprio's hot girlfriend, Erin Heatherton, fronting a new collection of ads for Victoria's Secret.
- Want to watch an hour of Japanese McDonald's commercials? Go right ahead!
- The Big Ad Gig, sort of an American Idol for the ad world, would like the industry to know its call for entries closes August 27.
- YouTube has extended its ads you can skip feature to mobile.
- Tostitos wants us to know its always at the center of the party. Even political parties.
- Paul Rudd and Ray Lewis battle for superiority in new Madden NFL 13 ads.
One really can't write an item about Brooke Shields doing La-Z-Boy ads without referencing her spectacular advertising debut 32 years ago (yes, 32) for Calvin Klein when, at 15, she coyly uttered the famous line, "You wanna know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing."
Now, at 47 and still looking quite the hottie, Brooke can be seen in a pair of new La-Z-Boy commercials. In one she is tormented by a neighbor who just can't get over the fact she got her furniture at La-Z-Boy. In another, Brooke makes note of the fact it's La-Z-Boy's 85 anniversary and that the brand knows it doesn't need an ad that screams, Sale!"
Or does it?
In a new Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Cooling TV ad debuting August 27, political pundits James Carville and Mary Matlin bicker of the temperature in their home. Apparently with the Mitsubishi solution, you can be both fiscally responsible and comfortable all at the same time.
The ad, created by Ames Scullin O'Haire, will air on CNN, Fox New and on ABC and CBS during convention broadcasts.
Miranda Kerr, and just about every other American celebrity, is loved by the Japanese public. They just can't get enough which is why we keep seeing American celebrities pop up in Japanese ads. Not to mention in a pre-internet world it was a nifty way for celebrities to make silly ads without embarrassing themselves back home.
Miranda Kerr, who has done ads for the Lipton before, can be seen sporting a yellow mini-dress and hat in a scenario that causes us to wonder just what she was doing to Santa that caused him to crash land. It's all to promote the very yellow-looking Lemon Tea.
If we didn't know this wasn't a Japanese commercial, we'd certainly think it was, in fact, a Japanese commercial. It's got all the telltale signs. Cutesy cheesiness. Dancing. A silly song.
OK so it's only a little like a Japanese commercial and it is kinda fun. After all, how can you fault a bunch of well choreographed kids dancing on a rooftop to pimp a fashion brand?
Paris-based Fred & Farid created the ad for Domyos My GYM'Y brand tracksuits. Benjamin Millepied choreographed.
Saatchi London has created a wondrously futuristic-looking animated video for the new Toyota GT86. In the ad, we see a man who is resigned to his mundane, slightly 1984-ish life in a society where "feeling" is a capital offense. But once he lays his eyes on the GT86, fear of persecution is no longer an issue. And once he gets behind the wheel, there's no stopping him.
Sort of like Jim Carrey in The Truman Show, our digitized man, stuck in a fake existence, breaks free into the real world to experience full on thrill of true human exhilaration only a Toyota GT86 can deliver. Well, in a Toyota GT86 ad that is.