- This is just too funny. World Championship Nose Cleansing. All to promote a nasal spray.
- Having trouble getting started on a creative brief? There's an app for that. Brief Buddy.
- Wonderful Pistachios is out with a slew of new ads featuring the Facebook-slighted Winklevoss Twins, gooy Mr. Bill, crazy Crystal the Monkey, the angry...Angry Birds and the bootylicious Khloe Kardashian.
- Sony Ericsson partnered with artists, intellectuals, and other artists from around the world, provided each with a Sony Xperia phone and asked them to see what they could make with it. Then they documented the project.
You've gotta love the new-found freedom the Russians have expressed over the past few years and, especially, how its made its way into advertising. Of course, it was totally predictable. You see, the easiest way to make a splash with anything you do is to...wait for it...employ a scantily clad woman. And that's exactly what the Russians have recently done in much of their advertising including in this ad for a fruit drink.
But, this ad has a twist. While this ad does go to salacious levels just to sell juice, it also sends a kind of message. When a woman with a shotgun approaches a hottie who is cavorting in a field and, seemingly, making mad passionate love to a strawberry...and scares her off with a shotgun, you know you're getting a completely different message.
Sex may have a place in advertising but certainly not in an ad for a children's drink. And the woman with the shotgun isn't going to have any scantily-clad hotties frolicking in her strawberry field to sell some juice. Nope. Not on her watch.
As you all know, we're a sucker for any commercial that manipulates the heartstrings. Just as it did ten years ago, this remake of the famed Budweiser 9/11 commercial (aired during the Super Bowl in February 2002) which featured the Clydesdales paying their respect to New York City is as powerful as the original.
The new commercial is nearly identical to the original except for one small change. When the horses kneel in respect, the skyline now shows One World Trade Center under construction. Oh and the snow has been turned to grass.
You can view the new one and the original below.
Not everyone liked the remake. Hill Holiday CEO Mike Sheehan, whose agency created the original, voiced his opinion on the agency's blog.
There are so many urban myths (or truths if you choose) about the origin of KFC chicken. Everything from headless chickens to genetic mutation has been speculated. Seems everyone is getting a kick out of the latest KFC commercial which says, "What part of the chicken is nugget? We're KFC. Our cooks don't make nuggets. They make Popcorn Chicken."
Seems there's some concern over the definition of a nugget versus the definition of popcorn chicken. Though KFC's definition of popcorn chicken is quite clear: "100 percent off the bone premium breast meat" which is claimed to be better than "pressed, formed nuggets."
Of course, if one wanted to be a stickler for detail, one could call attention to the fact the word "chicken" is no where to be found in KFC's definition of popcorn chicken. Then again, that would just make one a person with way too much time on their hands.
So...this is what the kids are doing in their rooms these days. Well, at least nine-year-old UK street dance whiz kid, Arizona Snow who locks and pops her way around her bedroom to the stunned amazement of her three friends. The stuffed animals join in and a feather pillow is exploded for special effect. What's it all for? Well, according to the commercial, any nine-year-old can dance just like Arizona Snow as long as they eat a bowl of Wheatabiz Chocolate cereal every morning.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention, David Griner.
Why anyone would think a 430 calorie, 29 grams of fat, 740 milligrams of sodium-laden breakfast sandwich would help a low lying cloud to float upward is a mystery. But Jimmy Dean does and that's the scenario offered in this new TBWA\Chiat\Day\LA-created commercial for the the Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant which breaks today.
The spot marks the first time the Jimmy Dean Sun character has ventured beyoind the confines of his home and office. Now traveling in a Jimmy Dean branded food truck, Sun will now deliver happiness to anyone who's feeling a bit down.
Gone are the days of advertising when the same character played spokesperson for years at a time, sometimes decades. Recall the Maytag man, the Dunkin' Donuts guy or Mr. Whipple. So it shouldn't be surprising that Old Spice is dabbling with other characters for its ad campaign. No, Isiah Mustafah isn't gone for good but other characters will be brought into the mix.
A new commercial features a man who looks like a "well decorated sea captain who battles monsters on a large nautical vessel." But, thanks to Old Spice, he smells like one. Not exactly sure that a good thing but the commercial does carry the same wacky tone of the original Isiah Mustafah spot.
Other ads will feature a billionaire jet pilot and a rock star.
Farmers take notice. Actually, don't. Why? Because it's a rare farmer these days who actually milks a cow by hand. For you city folk, most cows are now milked by a machine that connects to the cow's teats (yes, that's what cow nipples are called) then automatically disconnects when the cow is finished giving milk. Anyway, that doesn't seem to be relevant to Zippo and its agency, Pittsburgh-based Brunner, which advocate the use of the Zippo hand warmer prior to hand milking a cow.
Aww, how cute. Those Harley Davidson riders. Who knew they were such sweet, caring, animal-loving softies? Who knew they'd take it upon themselves to free the world's caged animals so they, too, can roam free as if they were straddling a Harley?
Seriously though. We have to wonder what true, die-hard Harley lovers are going to think of this namby pamby portrayal of their usual tough guy image.
This is the work of Victor & Spoils. Which actually explains a few things. The work will debut tonight on Sons of Anarchy.
Here's some more Agent Provocateur hotness for you. This work features Paz De La Huerta (who sounds like she must be a distant cousin of Oscar De La Hoya) who is touting the brand's Fall and Winter lineup. The 1:30 video, which is really a collection of a few shorter videos, depicts Huerta in scenarios realistic only in the minds of creative directors and fashion aficionados.
Huerta, who is seen arriving in a vehicle, dropping her purse and, finally, leaving in a vehicle simply cannot keep her undergarments covered allowing drooling paparazzi to capture full on crotch and cleavage shots.
One YouTube commenter sums it up perfectly, writing, "LOL okay, so what I'm getting from this commercial is a 'lady' acts like a drunk skeeze and shows her underwear off to everyone with a crotch-flashing crouch to pick up her keys. Cool, got it."
Yea, that about sums up this work. And if you simply can't get enough Agent Provocateur hotness, we've collected quite a bit of it over the years for you.