Audi Night Vision Seemingly Negates Need For Headlights

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To illustrate the wonders of its new thermal imaging and night vision assist technology, Audi created a Halloween-themed video showing just how the technology works. In the video, we see trick or treaters walking across the street. As the camera pans back, we realize we are looking at these children from a screen located within the Audi A6.

We suppose a feature like this is cool and all but there's another really cool feature on cars that helps drivers see at night. They're called headlights and they're really, really cool. They light things up. They make it easy to see at night. And, one assumes, they're probably a hell of a lot cheaper to make, install and maintain than a dashboard-installed computer screen which actually requires the driver to take his eyes off the road to use.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-31-11    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Bojangles Big Bo Box Versus Trophy Wife, Feet, Youth

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BooneOakley is out with a new campaign for Bojangles Restaurants promoting the chain's Big Bo Box, a case of beer-sized box of "chicken, biscuits, fixin's and iced tea." And the ice tea seems to be the most important feature of the box since it's pitted against such oddities as a trophy wife who's actually a trophy, a surgeon who performs a miraculous surgery on himself and a water cooler that's actuality a fountain of youth. But, in the end, it's the tea that's more important. Funny stuff.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-26-11    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Strange



Axe Tames Even the Most Horrific Halloween Hooligan

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It's Halloween, right? Well that, of course, means it's time for spoofing horror classics. All of them. Most primarily, though, the hot chick fleeing a demented serial killer scenario. But this being a commercial, there's a happy ending and it's bought to us by Axe.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-26-11    
Topic: Commercials, Racy



Blake Griffin Does Extreme Dunk For Kia Optima

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David&Goliath is out with a new spot for Kia Optima featuring Blake Griffin, power forward for the Los Angeles Clippers. Following the Kia Motors' 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, the two are teaming up once again in the form of a new :30 commercial that features Blake as the official spokesman of the vehicle he dunked over, the Kia Optima.

Of the work, D&G copywriter Dan Kelly said, "The creative was inspired by two things: the highly-publicized Kia Optima Dunk and Blake Griffin's off-court personality. After researching Blake and meeting with him in person, we soon came to realize how funny he really is. He has a very dry sense of humor and is extremely comfortable in front of the camera. We got to work right away creating a campaign that utilized both his personality and Kia's."

The spot is impressively goofy and over-the-top absurd which is why it's so much fun.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-24-11    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Scarlett Spews, Siri Sells, Bank Gives Orgasm, Condoms Automated

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- Scarlett Johansson spews ridiculous platitudes in new Dolce & Gabbana commercial.

- Siri stars in the newest Apple iPhone commercial.

- Woman loves her bank so much she has an orgasm.

- When it comes to condoms, it's not size that matters, it's technique.

- Like fire? Like skateboarding? Then you love the new film Never Extinguish. See the trailer here.

- Dude gets bored at work. Doodles. Launches Doodle cards via Kickstarter.

- Yet another building projection. This one, for Bacardi, is actually pretty cool.

- Interactive store window display helps launch My Starbucks Rewards program.

by Steve Hall    Oct-21-11    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Outdoor, Racy, Video



Kenneth Cole Reaction Launches Fragrance For Idiots

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A new campaign from fashion brand Kenneth Cole has wise words for men who are completely disconnected from all manner of reality when it comes to interacting with the opposite sex. And it's got a new fragrance for these idiots too. Way to portray your customer as a buffoon. And, by association, make everyone realize the only people who will purchase your brand are blithering idiots.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-21-11    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials



Sony Encapsulates 3D With Poetic Beauty

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Here is some very impressive work from Grey London and Spy Films for Sony's 3D World. The commercial, which is backed by Leonard Cohen's reading of his poem "Thats What I heard You Say" is infused with the music of Clint Mansell who did the soundtrack to Black Swan and Requiem For A Dream. It's all very intense and entrancing. Give it a watch.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-20-11    
Topic: Commercials



No One With A Disability Should Have to Hide

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Yea, we'll agree with Copyranter on this one. It's moving. It's touching. It sends a powerful message. And it's just plain touching. It's for Pro Infirmis, a Swiss organization that helps those with disabilities. Go ahead, Watch it. How does it make you feel. Thank you Jung von Matt for this wonderful work.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-13-11    
Topic: Cause, Commercials



Phone Company Urges World to Put Phones Down And Enjoy Life

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This is like tobacco companies spending all kinds of money telling people smoking is bad for them and then at the same time doing everything they can to get people to buy as many packs of cigarettes as possible. While like like the message in the Thailand-based dtac commercial which shows what life would be like if all you had was your phone, we question the duplicity of it all.

Yea, people are way to obsessed with their phones these day, present company included, but does a phone company really want people to use their phones less?

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by Steve Hall    Oct-13-11    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Ten Really Good College Commercials

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Online Colleges, a site that writes about, well, online college, news has put together a list of that they're calling The 10 Most Creative College Commercials. While we'd beg to differ on their use of the word "creative" in some cases, many of the highlighted commercials, are, in fact, apart from the usual pack of boring college recruitment ads.

Take the long form Yale commercial which after a very dull first couple of minutes breaks into song, Broadway musical-style. Yea, we know. Corny. But it's just strane and interesting enough to keep your attention for a bit. Check them all out here.

by Steve Hall    Oct-13-11    
Topic: Commercials










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