The Real Reason Kelly Brook's Boobs Are So Big? Socks.


"You could have a pair like Kelly's" if you just pick up a pair of official Sports Relief Socks at your local (if you're in England) Sainsbury today. Yes. Breasts truly can sell anything we ask them to.

So wait, Kelly's been stuffing all these years?

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by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Commercials, Racy, Strange

Hitler Sells Shampoo on Turkish TV


An actual shampoo brand, Biomen, is using imagery of Hitler in a Turkish TV ad. It's not a spoof. It's not a joke. It's an actual ad currently airing in Turkey. The ad's translation reads, "If you're not wearing women's clothes, you shouldn't be using women's shampoo either. Here it is. A real man's shampoo. Biomen. Real men use Biomen."

If there's one constant in this twisted business we call advertising it's that every once in a while we are witness to some of the strangest, most inconceivable happenings. Though the use of Hitler in an ad will unlikely be topped.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Commercials, Strange

Three Reasons Why Sexual Fantasies Never Happen in Real Life


Now here's an interesting one. Canadian telecom brand Manitoba Telecom Services just launched a Dare Vancouver-created campaign to promote its Amour pay per view porn service. With three spots that appear at first to be your typical porny encounter, the campaign reminds viewers that "Fantasies happen but only on Amour Adult TV." It's quite ingenious actually. To see just how easily a fantasy can be shot down. Much like it always happens in real life. Which, of course, is why we have porn so we don't have to be shot down when we're really in the mood to be...ahem...up..

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by Steve Hall    Mar-22-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Racy

What to Do After Your Tennis Career Ends


I don't know. Not all that excited about this Head Tennis video featuring Andy Murray who imagines what sort of career he'd have if he wasn't playing tennis. I mean it's funny and all but there's something nonsensical about it. And the tie in to the raquet isn't very string. But hey, if you're a tennis fan or just like Andy then maybe you'll like it.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-19-12    
Topic: Commercials

Why Cats Love Columbia Sportswear


Here's a collection of some of the strangest ads we've seen in a long time. To put it's outerwear through a series of tests, the brand has employed the use of hot dog buns, a five bean salad and a cat. Watch as the oddity permeates your soul and you wonder why you aren't running out to buy a Columbia jacket right this very moment.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-19-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Strange

Miller 64 Revives the Sea Shanty


We don't drink beer very often but when we do...oh wait. Actually we really don't drink beer that often which is probably why we are not familiar with Miller 64. What's the 64 all about anyway? The year it was brewed? The number of calories it contains?

Anyway, we're not here to analyze the actual product. Only to comment on the product's advertising. And after the attention-grabbing camera slide up the hot body of a beautiful, bikini-clad woman, the ad had our full attention.

The ad features a sea shanty-style song that hypes the glory of a fit and trim lifestyle as well as celebrates the usual camaraderie found in the perfect life known as a beer commercial.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-19-12    
Topic: Commercials

PUMA Advocates Actual Reality Over Televised Reality


It's hard not to appreciate the message in this Droga5-created commercial for Puma entitled Better Out Than In. The ad celebrates and encourages the living of one's own reality instead of living vicariously through televised trash otherwise known as reality TV.

The work follows a couple of similar approaches, one of which, After Hours Athlete, won the Film Craft Grand Prix at Cannes last year.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-19-12    
Topic: Commercials

Pepsi NEXT Distracts Parents From Acrobatic Baby


Real quick. Love this new Pepsi NEXT ad from TBWA\Chiat\Day. Although they use the tried and true dancing baby approach, the spot works. It captures the classic moment of...well...missed moments when parants turn their heads just when their baby decides to do something amazing.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-14-12    
Topic: Commercials, Strange

Porn Star Sasha Grey Advocates Equal Pay For Women


Wow. Just wow. Very powerful stuff. Very compelling message. Very bold approach. Very daring, in fact. Porn star Sasha Gray, who has made a lot of money doing things most people would never consider doing, can be seen in a commercial for EqualPayDay, an organization that fights to close the wage gap for women. According to EqualPayDay, women make 22 percent less than men for the same job.

Of the disparity in salary between men and women, EqualPayDay says, "One of the main reasons this issue still exists is that too often young women make career choices led by general expectations. Equal Pay Day however wants to motivate them to think about these expectations, and not just follow them blindly. Sasha Grey wants to as well, and to help spark the debate, she's agreed to share the story about her short but demanding career in adult entertainment."

While it's doubtful porn will ever go away, it's sad that, for some women, it's one of the only ways to make more money than men.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-12-12    
Topic: Cause, Commercials, Racy

Hammering A Nail Isn't Just Hammering A Nail Sometimes


Copyranter has called this the best home improvement ever. And we agree 100 percent. When you're mind is on task and you have a job to get done, your mind is focused, your heart is in it. And you derive great pleasure from even the most simple of tasks.

Why? Because they are your tasks. And your tasks and the most important of them all. So it's not a stretch hammering a nail into a piece of wood becomes as big a production as displayed in this Horbach Home Improvement Store commercial.

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by Steve Hall    Mar- 9-12    
Topic: Commercials

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