Samsung Galaxy Spots Highlight Human Idiocy

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All we get from these three commercials for the Samsung Galaxy Tab are questions. First, what idiot would give up their tab instead of their coffee if given the choice? Why can't parents teach their children to behave in public? And why do parents feel trickery is needed to conceal the fact they are using something THEY bought?

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 2-11    
Topic: Commercials



Today on 'Who is That Hot Ad Girl?'

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Today's as good a day as any to, once again, feature the latest Who is That Hot Ad Girl hotties. If you aren't already familiar with Who is That Hot Ad Girl?, it's a site that answers the burning question, "Who is that hot ad girl?"

Currently featured on the site are Rachel Specter who has appeared in commercials for McDonald's, RGX Body Spray, Miller Lite and the Adam Sandler movie, Just Go With It; Angelina Vitale who has appeared in Keystone Light and Chevrolet commercials; Jaime Ray Newman who has appeared in PETA ads; Ashley Michaelsen who has appeared in Certain Dri commercials and Bre Joyner who has appeared in York Peppermint Patty commercials.

The site adds a couple of hotties each day so there's always a fresh selection of advertising deliciousness to appreciate.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 2-11    
Topic: Commercials



Lingerie Brand Markets Itself to Transgender Women

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Chrysalis Lingerie is out with a video that features Maya, a woman who used to be a man and has discovered a new-found purpose in life after becoming a woman. Maya talks about her discomfort with her body prior to having plastic surgery and how she has now found comfort with herself and her body.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 2-11    
Topic: Commercials



15-Year-Old Mentality + Naked Cheerleaders = Beer Ad

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Let's be clear right up front. This is a terrible ad. Not because it pokes fun at the wandering attention span of men when faced with the choice of listening to one's spouse prattle on about paint colors or ogling hot women in bikinis teasingly caressing each other. No. But because it looks like it was produced inside the mind of a 15 year old boy in heat peeping through a hole into the girls locker room where the cheerleading squad is in various stages of undress suiting up for their football game appearance.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 1-11    
Topic: Bad, Commercials, Creative Commentary, Racy



Lara Stone Has Dance Floor Sex For CK One Shock

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With an intensely clubby feel and what appears to be a bit of exhibitionist sex, CK One is introducing a new fragrance, Shock. The video features gap-toothed hottie Lara Stone and a collection of shirtless guys with ripped abs on a dance floor clawing at each other like animals in heat. Stone engulfs a man's head with her bulging breasts as the music pulses and the epileptic quick cuts intensify the mood.

It's all a bit like an earlier Calvin Klein Jeans X commercial in which Stone appeared to be having sex with several guys on a hardtop playground.

You may recall back in March Stone appeared on a CK One billboard which some thought dropped the F-bomb with the strategic placement of a table leg. More recently, Stone appeared in a more typical ad for Calvin Klein's Naked Glamor lingerie.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-29-11    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Commercials, Racy



Mitchum Eases Soccer Mom's Craziness

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Soccer mom's across America are truly going to relate to this new Mother-created, Brand New School-produced commercial for Mitchum called Dawson's Kid. In the commercial, part of the brand's Love Thy Pits campaign, the harried life of parenting is humorously conveyed complete with kid mix up and a less than pimped minivan.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-28-11    
Topic: Commercials



Soccer Stadium Speaks For Nike

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Well now. If this doesn't motivate you to get off your fat ass and achieve glory in whatever it is you do, then you're just a hopeless slob. Check out this Nike spot from Argentina which aired last Sunday during Latin America's Copa America. It's called Voice of the Stadium and it was filmed during a practice at Bombonera stadium. The players were caught by surprise. Brilliant. Cannes Lion?

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by Steve Hall    Jul-27-11    
Topic: Best, Commercials



Dick Joke Aims to Sell Jewelry

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Read what you will into the potentially stereotypical overtones in this Persona Films-produced Ritani jewelry commercial in which men discuss the size of their...oh don't worry, we're not going down that road. But Ritani takes us down that road...all to sell engagement rings.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-18-11    
Topic: Commercials, Racy



Heineken Wishes Handlebar Mustache Was Cool

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We're sorry but there is absolutely nothing that can be done to make a handlebar mustache - or most any mustache, for that matter - cool. Aside from Tom Selleck, no one on the planet should sport one. But that hasn't stopped Heineken from attempting to make the 'stache cool.

In a new commercial from Wieden + Kennedy, the handlebar mustache is properly noted as not being right for every occasion unless we're talking about an old timey, bare knuckle boxing match. In that case, the bearer of the handlebar mustache becomes the hero and is swooned over by hot women.

Oh wait. We get it. It's like role reversal. We've seen hundreds of beer commercials in which men's tongues fall to the floor at the sight of the vaunted beer babe. It's about time men get some drool-worthy attention too. Even if they must don a cheesy handlbar mustache to get it.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-18-11    
Topic: Commercials



Levi's Explodes It's Way Into (Wannabe) Cool

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Really. What's a brand to do anymore? Every last tactic used to appear cool and hip and all connected and shit has been used. And used. And used. Over and over. And over again. And again. But, apparently, a good explosion is always worth a minute or two of your time. Or at least that what Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdamn thinks.

The agency, which hooked up with Portuguese artist Vhils, created murals of local artists on portions of the Berlin wall...and then blew them up...in, of course, slow motion.

All to sell a few pairs of jeans. Or something like that.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-15-11    
Topic: Commercials, Creative Commentary, Video










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