So everyone's covering this Marcus Thomas-created ad for Crown Condoms which touts the brand's 0.04 mm thin condoms by using the terribly tired analogy that kids, themselves, are a form of birth control. Because, God forbid, who would ever want a bunch a screaming kids in their lives? Of course, if you are a parent, you fully realize there are so many things that are remarkably positive about having kids, the occasional tantrum is well worth it.
But for those that aren't and just see children as a nuisance, this ad is right up their alley.
Everybody loves Comcast, right? Oh wait. Didin't like thousands leave a few years ago because the service sucked and isn't that why Comcast became one of the first brands to embrace social media? Well perhaps it worked because according to these new commercials from Goodby, directed by O Positive's David Shane, people seem to be regretting ever having left.
Three new spots take three different looks at the classic "I never should have left" scenario. There's lots of emotion and hand wringing. There's even tears. Good God people, it's only cable! Get a life! Oh wait, there ain't much life without the internet so we guess Comcast Xfinity is a good thing after all.
In a ad that's less about his ego and more about having fun, Sean Combs appears in a CIROC vodka commercial. Called The Art of Celebration, Combs appears with familiar faces Lisa Seiffert, Michael K. Williams, Jesse Williams, Dania Ramirez, Jessica White, Eva Marcille, Christine Teigen, Chad Michael Murray and Aaron Paul. The crew wanders through a Vegas casino to the tune of Frank Sinatra's version of Luck Be a Lady.
You may remember Justine Jaro from her earlier work with footwear retailer Primitive Shoes. If not, you've been asleep at the wheel. Allow us to refresh your memory. Awake yet? We think so. Now, in what can only be summed up as hyper-sexualized Doublemint work, Justine's sister Dawn has joined the Primitive Shoes campaign for yet another deliciously racy video.
Watch in wonder as the sisters engage in every conceivable porn cliche from the feathery pillow fight (while wearing lingerie, of course) to hand bra poses atop a skyline to pleated, plaid, miniskirt school girl antics to frolicking in bed to the liquor facial to alluring candy chewing to the gratuitous booty shot to hairbrush singing. Yes, this video has got it all.
And somehow it's supposed to convince you to by sneakers.
Harmon Kardon Europe has hired Jenifer Lopez to tell us a few things about home entertainment and how it can help create a beautiful space. In the commercial, Lopez witnesses the shabby fall away as a kick ass Harmon Kardon sound system creates beauty in its place. If only that was all it took to redecorate!
Of the campaign, Harman Kardon President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal said, "We have found a perfect fit in megastar Jennifer Lopez to be a global ambassador for Harman Kardon's 'Beautiful Sound' message. She personifies beauty, elegance, and style, and consistently delivers outstanding musical performances."
Created by Doner, the ad was directed by Martin Campbell who directed the James Bond film, Casino Royale.
Well here's a first. Singing electric sockets. Yea, that's right. To celebrate Nissan Leaf's first birthday, TBWA put together a commercial that features...singing electric sockets. And to further celebrate the festivities, TBWA would like you to "Jump into the conversation and help us spread the word on Twitter with #LEAFbday or at Facebook.com/NissanLEAF."
Come on! Get to it! Help out a fellow agency.
Looks like Footlocker is up to their old tricks again. After having explored the sneaker spanking fetish and the orgasmic qualities of footwear, the brand is now exploring drug use, teen pregnancy and masturbation. Yea. We're not making this up. Check out the three new commercials below. Never before have sneakers been sold with such...hmm...such blunt abandon.
Today, Unruly, in partnership with Mashable, has released its list of the top twenty social video ads of 2011. Topping the list is the famed Volkswagen The Force ad which debuted earlier this year during the Super Bowl. The commercial, created by LA agency Deutsch, is the most shared branded video with 4.71 million social media shares and 46.05 million views since its online release February 2. Other brands appearing in the top 20 include T-Mobile, Kia, Nissan, Nestle, Carlsberg and Pepsi.
Check out the full list below
Well here's what we had to say about that. After viewing Volkswagen's new Red Urban-created Passat commercial over at AdFreak and the complaints it's generated, we simply could not hold our tongue and left this comment in answer to David Gianatasio's question, "Sexist or just sily?"
"Definitely just silly. Good God, people need to lighten up! Hysteria over such innocuous issue as a silly car commercial who's primary fault (if it even has one) is highlighting the sometimes distractive qualities of a new car is just stupid. There are far more important things to focus on in this world than stupid car ads."
OK? Can we all move on to more important issues now? There's more small towns to Occupy, right? Oh wait...
- Apparently if you wear the right brand of fashion, the walk of shame is much less shameful. In fact, it becomes the Stride of Pride.
- Oh what would December be without a Victoria's Secret holiday commercial?
- And on the same theme of hot women with little to no clothes on, we are happy to share this odd little gem from Doutzen Kroes.
- Scarlett Johansson does her best to promote Ofam Gifts but doesn't like "animator boy" transforming her outerwear into a Santa mini-dress.