Here is, perhaps, one of the most uninteresting car commercials we've seen in, well, ever. Trying to highlight the engineering feats of the new Lexus ES 350, Team One Advertising, along with Digital Domain, have created spot with an oddly mismatched voiceover, awkward pacing and the inclusion of special "computer aided design" effects intended to reinforce the spot's concept but, at least to us, don't. No doubt the digital effect and production of this spot are impressive but they can't make up for the less than exciting message the spot tries to convey.
For the idiots in Oregon who can't tell the difference between glass, plastic and paper when recycling, Coates Kokes Advertising and production company BENT Image Lab have created two spots for METRO Residential Recycling. Hopefully, they'll get the point across. See the spots here and here.
This Land Rover spot is actually pretty good but we had to watch it a few times to make sure the fast paced message drilled its way into our skull. The spot highlights the vehicles features in s manner that is far more interesting than some spokemodel pointing them out of some baritone announcer listing them off while the camera pans over the car doing these things all by itself. It just seems this spot puts a bit more reality into the car's features. Although, it's unclear just how long all those people could last stuffed into the vehicle. Unless you're a kid, there's not a vehicle out there that has seats other than the front that are all that comfortable for long periods of time.
This promotion just might be the perfect combination of YouTube video, the teaser, commercial outtakes, a GoDaddy-esque bikini model, a frustrated director and a bra that's not a bra but a bikini. Actress, cover model, former World Wrestling Entertainment Smackdown Diva, and New York City's "most requested bikini model, Lauren Jones has been tapped (oh yes, we know we all over use that word for its oh-so-witty double meaning) by online conferencing company Robot Conferencing. Check out the teaser on YouTube here and then follow the link to the full length commercial here in which Jones and the director debate the merits of why or why not a bikini model should take her shirt off in a television commercial.
Continuing its wacky ways, Winterfresh is out with more weird creative from BBDO Chicago. This clip, called Porcupine Web, has something to do with a porcupine, a girl who does karate, ninjas, a DJ, cats and a guy who keeps saying "dang." Oh yes, and a happy ending that promises the girl she'll beat out the cheerleader and get the guy if she chews Winterfresh.
Here's a collection of promotional clips for Studio Artois Live, a Stella Artois-sponsored UK outdoor film festival to be held July 22-23 in Greewich, amp up the film geek factor by filming people calling out continuity errors in movies such as Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Kill Bill. Some are funny. Some are not.
Procter & Gamble's Cover Girl has added to it long list of celebrities vamping in its formulaic advertising Keri Russell, who killed a TV show by cutting her hair. Thankfully, she looks much better in this EricssonFina-created/Final Cut-edited commercial in which she pretends to be some sort of kung fun double agency while hyping the companies Outlast Double LipShine lip gloss. The spot contains the usual canned ad-speak "Ever been double crossed by your lip gloss? Color, flip and shine,. It won't double cross. From Easy, Breezy Cover Girl."
AdFreak tells us Sony, as a follow up to its Bravia Bouncing Balls ad, is letting the public in on the filming of the ad's sequel which will debut online sometime in September. Sony's agency Fallon will detail the shoot and production of the sequel ad along with interviews and video clips on the Bravia-Advert site. Hmm. It's sort of a Snakes On A Plane kind of thing.
- Online marketing publication Adotas has launched a survey on the industry's perception of ad networks from both the advertiser and publisher perspective. You can take the survey here.
- Eatmail's Emily loves this new Mother-created ad for Diego's fruit flavored booze. We don't feel the love.
- Not that we ever knew there was such a thing as a tricked out, gigantic, Hummer-like street legal pick up called the CXT but you can trick one out yourself at International's CXT site created by Magnetik and Fathom Communications.
- Well if this Lynx ad isn't bluntly phallic, we promise never to post another gratuitous image on this site.
- Exactly what kind of excitement do you think is running high after seeing this San Diego Zee ad?
- Advergirl, again, delves into the idiocy of corporate marketing and the continuing consumer unfriendly practices companies foist upon us to protect their own dying business models
I don't know. There's just something funny about these Canadian McDonald's spots created by Cossette Communication Marketing. The spots raise the interesting sort of questions most of us wouldn't ask out loud but would love to if given the chance. These spots offer the chance. The "I wonder why" scenario is not a new one, it's just done fairly well here.