There's A Hummer Inside This Volkswagen Polo

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In this playful, though possibly unsanctioned, commercial for the VW Polo, we see that the car does, in fact, gets the girl. Well, sort of. And it provides a side benefit. It gives what most every guy dreams of getting when he's in a car with a delicious beauty.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 7-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Don't Let Your Bad Breath Speak for You

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In this Borheierh Lowe-created, Hungry man-produced commercial for Unilever, we see what it would be like if our bad breath had the ability to speak. The results aren't pretty. And they can truly ruin a situation that's supposed to be epic and bad breath-free.

The spot does a nice job making its point. We've all been in situations where bad breath unleashes its stench but we usually don't say a word. Here, the reason behind the bad breath is fully explained. Though, sadly, it doesn't get the guy the girl.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good



DISH Network Astronaut 'Needs Some Space' in Space

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"The creative team behind the conception and writing of the spots has asked to not be revealed, as they work for a well-known U.S. advertising agency by day - another example of how Victors & Spoils is poised to change the way agencies, and the industry, work."

So this is how crowdsourcing is going to work. Creatives across the industry are going to work under the table for other agencies and forgo credit. We'll see how long that lasts when Victors & Spoils begins to accept awards on behalf of the anonymous creatives that actually did the work.

Yes. Victors & Spoils is out with its first crowdsourced work for DISH Network. The concept's got a couple of nut job astronauts messing with a DISH satellite to turn on the provider's HD service. Really. That's it. Watch here and here or below.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-10    
Topic: Agencies, Campaigns, Commercials, Strange



American Airlines Gracefully Pays Respects to Military Personel

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In case you haven't heard, we are at war. In at least two countries at last count. And if you have even the tiniest slice of appreciation for what the military does for this country, you might appreciate this latest work from American Airlines which subtle salutes the men and woman who serve our country.

Other than pay our taxes and truly understand the meaning behind Memorial Day, the least we can do is offer traveling military personnel a chance to get situated on a plane before all the idiots who insist their bags are carry on size, the screaming children and the double wides invade the plane like a bunch of Walmart shoppers on Black Friday.

Thanks TM Advertising for the beautiful work.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 3-10    
Topic: Best, Commercials



Young & Rubicam Leaves Copy to Hockey Players

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Young & Rubicam NY got off easy creating this new commercial hyping the NHL Playoffs. More correctly, the copywriters got off easy? How? There's no copy in this commercial? Why? Because there are no words to explain the feeling of winning The Stanley Cup.

And we have no words to describe how beautifully eloquent this spot is. Oh wait. We just did. Sorry.

The commercial consists of a collage of clips showing those who have won The Stanley Cup searching for words to describe how they feel immediately after winning. Come to think of it, saying nothing is much better than saying anything at all. Barring a few exceptions, when most athletes open their mouths after a win, they spout the same boring platitudes over and over again. Kudos fo Y&R for not going down that lame path.

Damn, we need to stop talking lest we be accused of ruining the moment with meaningless platitudes.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 3-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good



That Cheating Golfer (Whatshisname?) Does New Ads For EA

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You see? We can get back to normal after a celebrity sex scandal. How? By placing said celebrity in a set of new ads that take remove the spotlight. Remember that golfer who cheated on his wife with more women than the average man has slept with in his entire life? Yea, we didn't think so. Anyway, he goes by the name of Tiger and he's in a new commercial and a set of five video for the June 8 launch of EA team golf game, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11.

The work comes to us from San Francisco's Heat. The :30 and :60 will be followed by four videos that mash up golf with curling, hockey, basketball, soccer, and one which mixes up those four with football.

Media includes the NBA finals on ABC and such online sports sites as ESPN.com, SI.com, FoxSports.com, SportingNews.com, and Sports.Yahoo.com.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 3-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity, Commercials



Heimlich Maneuver Like You've Never Seen it Before

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As a follow on to its Super Sexy CPR, Fortnight Lingerie offers up Super Sexy Abdominal Thrusts. In case, you know, you're in a restaurant wearing only your underwear and you choke and you need the Heimlich Maneuver...from a guy wearing only his underwear. That happens all the time, right?

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 3-10    
Topic: Commercials, Racy



In France It's OK to be Gay. In America, Not So Much

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McDonald's is out with a new ad in France which portrays a boy who turns out to be gay having lunch with his father in a McDonald's restaurant. It's harmless enough. Though, of course, dad doesn't really know about his son's sexual preferences.

Without siding with a side...if there really are any sides at all here regarding sexual preference orientation (my apologies for using the wrong word. I just couldn't think of the proper "sexual orientation" phrase at the time of writing), McDonald's does a nice job playing it straight as it were. Boy is gay. Dad doesn't know. Everything's fine. Something in here with which everyone can identify.

You can view the ad here or below. And, as AdFreak astutely points out, the the ad has English subtitles so as to reach an American market without all the outcry it would, no doubt, incur if it were to air on television.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 2-10    
Topic: Commercials, Creative Commentary, Opinion



H&M Gives us the Skinny on This Year's Line of Bikinis

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When you think H&M, you don't usually think of a group of lithe ladies seductively cavorting on the beach Victoria's Secret-style. But after you view this new-ish commercial from the retailer, you just might change your mind.

One by one, each of the five delicious ladies in this commercial gets their own personal camera love. It's beautiful. It's pleasing to the eye. It makes you want to run out and buy a bikini. That is if you weigh less than 100 pounds and aren't sporting anything bigger than a B cup.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 2-10    
Topic: Commercials, Creative Commentary, Racy



Lexus 'Pitch' Should Have Been Pitched at Conception

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This is the pursuit of the impossible. This is the pursuit of perfection. This is the pursuit of a stupid car commercial. Like it really matters whether or not your 522 horsepower V10 engine can shatter a wine glass? Like that has anything at all to do with the actual performance of the vehicle?

Idiots. A car is not a musical instrument. It's a car. People use it to get from one place to another. Oh sure, we all want to get there is style and comfort but shatter a wine glass? Seriously? There's probably one person in the world who cares about such meaningless precision. And that person is likely the creative director who envisioned this ego-fueled head trip.

Thanks. Now we know a Lexus can crack a wine glass. Like anyone gives a shit.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 2-10    
Topic: Commercials, Worst








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