Fuck Starving Kids, Have A Freakin' Delicious Starbucks Frappucino

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Tick, tick, tick, That's the sound of the clock counting the time it takes Starbucks lawyers to get angry, contact YouTube and ask them to yank this psuedo-frappucino commercial that compares the cost of a "freakin delicious" frappucino to feeding a starving kid in Sudan for a week but that advocates opting for the frappucino instead. Consumer-Created Media at it's finest! Except when the table is turned on the brand.

by Steve Hall    Aug-23-06    
Topic: Commercials, Consumer Created, Spoofs, Video



I'm Sorry. What Were You Saying?

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We're quite sure it's just us but we're just way too OWHB to actually pay attention to the plenitude of texterisms this woman is sharing in this TXTer commercial. We just might have to go visit New Zealand or Australia or wherever this TXTer service is for personal instruction.

by Steve Hall    Aug-23-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Korean Actress Has Face Contest With Kid For McDonald's Ice Cream

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Perhaps as beautiful as That Pepsi Girl, Mandy Amano, Korean actress Song Hye Kyo appears in this McDonald's ad promoting its ice cream. In the ad, Kyo has face contest with the boy and the two go back and forth until they have the attention of the entire restaurant. Perhaps there's someone as dedicated as Justin once was over Mandy to start a fan blog for Song Hye Kyo. She's already got a MySpace page.

by Steve Hall    Aug-23-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Good



Guys Escape From Work to Get Hummer

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Well if we had any interest in Steve McQueen or ever saw his movie Great Escape, we might like this Hummer commercial from Modernista in which three guys plan an elaborate escape from work as if simply walking out the door would be a problem for grown men in an adult environment. Well, we haven't and we don't. This is advertising after all. Everyone in commercials has to be either dumb, incredibly hot or dress like an art director.

by Steve Hall    Aug-22-06    
Topic: Commercials



Superhero Has It Tough, Blood Donors Have It Easy

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Well it is possible to believe everyone at Euro RSCG and the Ad Council gave the collective head nod to the notion it's hard for a superhero to save the world all the time and it's pretty easy for the average human being to donate a pint of blood, our head just isn't quite nodding yet. Maybe we just have to watch these two (1, 2) J.J Sedelmaier-produced spots several more times before it all sinks in. OK. There it is. Now we get it.

by Steve Hall    Aug-22-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials



Robots Replace Cat Fights In Beer Ads

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Like a bunch of ten year old boys playing with the circuit breaker in the basement, Brewtron, Defender of Beer was created by some guys as the perfect drinking buddy. Oh, and to rebrand Icehouse beer to 21-35 year old men because 36 year olds don't drink beer and would rather play with a woman than a robot. But anyway, Dennis Digital created the site for this Icehouse/Maxim.com partnership. If you're tired of catfight style beer ads, you might like this one.

by Steve Hall    Aug-22-06    
Topic: Commercials, Online, Video



Fat Stomach, Quirky Bubble Gum, James Spader Fill Week's Ads

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This week, in Ad Age's TV Spots of the Week, there's an ad for Old Navy that's just goofy enough to be good. If you were ever scared as a kid that blowing a giant bubble with bubble gum would send you into the sky, this spots for you. There's also a great spot for the Acura RDX in which Mac G5's worship the vehicle while Secretary-kinky and Boston Legal-smarmy James Spader intones the voiceover. And what's up with this? A third spot in a row we like. Yes. An ad for Secret Deoderant has two sisters talking to each other and one reveals to the other she told their mother about the other's first sexual encounter.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-22-06    
Topic: Commercials



Cans Cover 'Cans' In Desperate Attempt to Get A Pepsi

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Some people will do anything to get their hands of a can of Pepsi. Even if it means using one's clothing to make it across the hot sand to the soda stand. And for this clothing-challenged woman, Pepsi cans are more than containers for the bubbly stuff.

by Steve Hall    Aug-21-06    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Cleavage Is A Phone's Best Friend

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It seems the marketers of this Asian-based cell phone maker have been looking at a lot of goofy MySpace, Flickr and Webshots images where goofy girls like to stick all sorts of things between their breasts. Somehow this ad is supposed to demonstrate the phone's small size. Personally, we prefer phones that require far more ample storage room. Oh be quiet! We have to make idiotic jokes like that or else everyone will go read Advertising Age.

by Steve Hall    Aug-21-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Anti-Suicide Bombing Ad Does Matrix'y 360 Degree Effect

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There's another one of those anti-terrorism ads floating around. Featured on Adland and AdFreak, the ad, which does the whole 360 degree special effect thing (badly), aims to dispel myths and rebut terrorists' distortion of the Islamic religion.

by Steve Hall    Aug-21-06    
Topic: Commercials







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