There Is Something Wrong With This UGG For Men Ad Featuring Tom Brady

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In an analogy of his career and love for the team bus, Tom Brady can be seen walking through a 250 foot bus in this M&C Saatchi LA-created UGG For Men ad entitled "For Gamechangers." The ad chronicles Brady's journey from high school athlete to Super Bowl-winning NFL player and consummate man of character.

It's too bad that 250 feet of awesomeness isn't actually 250 feet. Take note when he gets off the bus at the end of the spot. We know, we know, it's supposed to be a metaphor. But still.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 3-13    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials



I'm Too Lazy to Write A Good Headline

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After developing the Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch taco, Taco Bell had to come up with a third, equally awesome flavor. In a new Deutsch LA-created spot, people ponder what the next flavor might be but despite a few very obvious clues, they come up empty handed. Thankfully, the taste scientists over at Taco Bell had no problem coming up with the Taco Bell Fiery Doritos Locos Taco.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-29-13    
Topic: Commercials



Goofy Ad Urges You to Give Your Boss the Finger, Spend Time With Your Family

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Oh how we all wish a goofy song like this would break out when a call or text comes in from our boss when we're trying to enjoy some down time with the family. Of course, the immediate reaction is to respond to your boss when he or she calls but after viewing this whacky video, you will be singing "No, no, no, no, no" over and over again when your boss calls you.

The ad, created by BBR Saatchi & Saatchi for Israeli telecommunications brand Partner Communications Company, is a bit of a public service announcement that wedges in a promotion for the brand's Orange Ultralnet.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-29-13    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Carl's Jr. Drops Hotties For Sports Fan

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In an apparent (and very sad) strategic shift, Carl's Jr. appears to have dropped its collection of hotties -- including Jenny McCarthy, Nina Agdal, Kate Upton and those two scorchingly hot, Daisy Duke-wearing burger babes -- in favor of...a sports fan.

Created by 72andSunny, the ad features the iconic theme from Monday Night Football.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-27-13    
Topic: Commercials



If You Have A Heart, This Wrigley Gum Ad Will Make You Cry

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Years ago, I discovered my daughter loved snow globes. When I travel, and I travel a lot, I like to give my daughter snow globes from the various cities to which I travel. As the years went on, this became a bit more difficult as airports cracked down on the amount of liquid you could bring through security. But over the years, I was able to bring home a globe from most major cities around the country. For a time, she used to place them all on her bureau in her bedroom. Some are still there but as the collection grew, some had to be placed in boxes.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-26-13    
Topic: Commercials



'Devil's Chair' Way More Fun Than Facebook's 'Chair'

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So Facebook had its chair and reviews were mixed. We liked it. Most didn't But that's how we roll.

Now there's another chair in town and this one's really bad. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly-bad. From Draftfcb New Zealand comes this animated work of wonder for New Zealand insurance company NZI.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-26-13    
Topic: Commercials



Kia Hamsters VMA Performance Bests Miley Cyrus' Twerk Disaster

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It's the campaign that takes a licking and keeps on ticking. When we first met the Kia hamsters, they had barely taken on their now mostly human qualities. They were more hamster than human. As the years past, out fat, fuzzy friends have gone through a bit of a transformation and have become pop culture heroes we love to hate...or hate to love. Well, at least the the ad business. To the rest of the world, they're just psuedo-cool fur balls in a car commercial.

For its fifth outing, David & Goliath has crafted an, ahem, transformational spot for the 2014 Kia Soul in which the hamsters go through a transformation of their own. Just as the Kia Soul has received a makeover, so do out fat, furry friends.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-26-13    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Celebrity, Commercials



Boyish Adolph Hitler Killed by Mercedes in Spec Ad

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Spec ads are awesome. Why? Because the creators can do what brands wish they could do; create commercial that aren't bogged down by legal, cultural or moral concerns. In a spec ad, you can just tell it like it is. Or how you'd like it to be. Or how you'd imagine it to be. Which is exactly what three German film students, Tobia Haase, Jan Mettler and Lydia Lohse, did when they created this spec spot for the Mercedes Benz C-Class.

Many have wondered and pondered what the world would be like had Hitler not existed. It's the stuff of many a movie plot, documentary and science fiction show episodes. BUt we haven't seen Hitler front and center in many commercials.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-26-13    
Topic: Commercials



DirecTV So Good This Guy Wants to Have Sex With It

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In, perhaps, the silliest commercial for a cable or satellite TV service we have ever seen, Director Adam Huber put together this spec spot for DirecTV which has us believing the service is so good, you'd crawl into bed with it, give it a cuddle and maybe even have sex with it.

We anxiously await contact from DirecTV asking us to remove this drivel from the interwebs even though, repeat after me, THIS IS A SPEC SPOT.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-23-13    
Topic: Commercials



Big Read Pumps It Up With Early Nineties-Style Breakdancing Ad

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Bringing back really, really bad memories of LA Gear, a new ad created by RealNormal/Beef & Sage (WTF kind of name is that?) introduces the Big Red soda Pump Bottle. That's right. Now when your Big Red soda gets flat, all you have to do is push the pump a few times and your soda will, once again, be carbonated.

In the ad, a gang of boom box-fueled breakdancers dressed like, well, like they were in an LA Gear commercial, runs into a bit of trouble when their soda goes flat.

And that voiceover? Good God. Shoot me now!

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by Steve Hall    Aug-22-13    
Topic: Commercials








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