Web.com Helps Loonies Start Web Businesses

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Here's a couple (1, 2) of new commercial from recently re-branded ISP Web.com. The two spots take a quirky look at how an ISP can help grow an individuals business whether you're a homeless guy unsatisfied with terrestrial handouts or a psycho girl friend who can't seem to get enough satisfaction terrorizing her own boyfriend.

by Steve Hall    Mar-20-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Good, Strange



iPod Begets iPorn

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Our old friend, Reverse Cowgirl points to a pornified version of an Apple commercial. Somewhere in the back of our minds, we think we've seen this before but, then again, that could have been a dream. Of course, Apple's iPod ads have received all manner of spoofing so a porn version was to be expected. It was posted on YouTube March qo but no source for the vidieo was provided.

by Steve Hall    Mar-20-06    
Topic: Commercials, Spoofs



Got Milk Campaign Travels to Brittelactica

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Adding a change up to the American Dairy Association's Got Milk? campaign, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners has created a new campaign focusing on a race of aliens from Brittlelactica who suffer from a "series of horrible health ailments" until they visit earth and discover a special elixer called Da Iry. A TV ad points to a content-rich website that riffs on the supposed problems a diet without milk can cause. Brittelactica is broken into four regions, Insomniastan, PMStonia, Papua Hairthinny and Cavitopi, each suffering from ailments caused from the lack of milk. Each region contains a history and a message from the region's chancellor. each of whom suffers from his region's ailment.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-17-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Creative Commentary, Good, Online, Television



Comcast Ad Says DSL Is Good For Turtles

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Created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners San Francisco, produced by RSA, puppeteered by Stan Winston and digitally tweaked by Brickyard VFX, Comcast has launched another of its DSL attack spots. This one, however, reverses the argument and say DSL is just perfect for the Slowskys, a turtle couple featured in the spot. The points to TheSlowskys.com, a character blog on which everything slow is celebrated with glee. Whether planned or not, the blog is slower that a Flash site trying to cram itself through a 56K modem. See the ad here.

by Steve Hall    Mar-17-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Weblogs



Hispanic VW GTI Mk V Commercials Star Speedy Gonzales

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CreativeOndemanD, Volkswagen's Hispanic agency has created three commercial for the new GTI Mk V which feature Warner Brothers' Speedy Gonzales. The three spots feature the speedy dude in three different scenarios blending original footage with animation. You can view the three spots here, here and here.

The spots are airing on Univision, Telemundo, Telefutura, Azteca America, Galavision, Mun2, Fox Sports en Espanol, American Latino, SiTV, ESPN Deportes, CNN en Espanol, GolTV, and MTV en Espanol. The campaign also includes outdoor in Miami, Los Angeles and New York.

by Steve Hall    Mar-17-06    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Good



Xtra-Pine Cures Women's Sexual Fantasies

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You'd have to agree the whole sex-in-advertising thing leans heavily in favor of men with most sex-based ads containing hot, untouchable women conjured from the fantasies of male art directors. It's very rare, in fact, to find an ad that turns the drool-inducing strategy on its head and caters to women. Perhaps it's because the industry adheres to the stereotype that only men are the horny ones, easily swayed by the lure of sex. Maybe it's because women are superior to men and don't let their lives revolve around the need for sex. Or maybe it's some weird Darwinian thing where, due to the forces of human procreation, men just have to have it more than woman.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-17-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Online, Trends and Culture



CPB Creates 'Big Bucking Chicken,' Someone Else Buys URL

While we haven't seen the Crispin Porter + Bogusky-created commercial for Burger King called "Big Bucking Chicken," we hear it's pretty weird. But, that's not the point. Apparently, the theme of the commercial involves people saying "Big Bucking Chicken" over and over. Well, what's a poor viewer to do after hearing that? Go to BigBuckingChicken.com of course. But, humorously, BigBuckingChicken.com takes used to take you to a post on a blog written by [name removed upon request] who, on March 10, bought the URL BigBuckingChicken.com and pointed it to his post where he craps all over the commercial. Oops. Hopefully, we can leave it there and enjoy the humor of it all and not later find out the whole thing was an agreement between CPB and [name removed].

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by Steve Hall    Mar-16-06    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



GM Launches 'Create A Tahoe Commercial' Contest

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While we missed it while fast forwarding through the commercials during Monday's The Apprentice (yes, we still watch that crap), Chevy has teamed with The Apprentice and launched a consumer-generated advertising contest for the 2007 Chevy Tahoe, heavily featured in the episode. Rather than asking people to simply submit hack videos, Chevy has set up a site where people can click and drag commercial components together to create a canned spot. We;re sure that's fun for the average Joe but if Chevy actually wanted something creative, they'd let people submit original stuff. Then again, the promotion is supposed to be for the general public and not creative geniuses. Oh well, yet another brand climbs on the consumer-generated media truck.

by Steve Hall    Mar-15-06    
Topic: Commercials, Consumer Created



Bouncing Breasts Call Attention to International Women's Day

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To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, Indian agency The Flea created this short clip which very simply asks everyone in the breast-obsessed world to look at women as more than a pair of bouncing breasts. It makes the point very clearly. Of course, it does so by highlighting the very thing it aims to eliminate. Then again, the whole purpose was to attract attention to the issue and what better way to do so then to show a pair of bouncing breasts.

by Steve Hall    Mar-11-06    
Topic: Commercials, Creative Commentary, Good



Walking, Singing Water Promotes...Yes...Water

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It's All Advertising points to an Epica award winning ad for Evian which forces you to wait an excruciating two and a half minutes listening to kids sing Queen's "We Will Rock You" while water children travel across your screen toward the holy grail that is Evian. OK, perhaps "force" is the wrong word but while watching, we couldn't help uttering, "What the fuck is this? Hurry up. We've got other shit to do!" OK, that's heavy-handed too. Sorry. It won an award after all so it must be good.

by Steve Hall    Mar-10-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good










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