Guy Gets Head Butt For Watching Woman Walk

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Granted you'd be a bit more subtle than the guy in this Zinedine Zidane-style commercial for online gambling company Bet-at-home.com, but is a head butt really necessary? I mean come on! Can't we appreciate the finer things in life without getting slapped around? It's not like the guy jumped on top of her and had his way with her in the middle of the office.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-10-10    
Topic: Commercials



Sony's 3D Ad Will Give You A Headache

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Asking people to imagine what 3D would look like if only they would run out and buy a 3D enabled BRAVIA TV, Sony is out with a new ad in Europe that looks like a 3D movie...when you take the 3D glasses off. Yea, that's right. It's all dimensionally blurry and it makes you wonder if you're not drunk and seeing double. Or triple. Or quadruple. Oh my head!

To see what it's really supposed to look like, people will have to head to their local 3D-enabled Sony Style Store.

For now, the rest of us will have to get a headache.

This is sort of like the George Takei Oh My approach McGarryBowen used to sell ter Sharp AQUOs Quattron TV. You just sort of have to believe what you're being told.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 9-10    
Topic: Commercials



VW Brings Back Sunday Drive

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As if there weren't a care in the world regarding the world's resources some say are limited, Volkwagen Canada, with help from Toronto-based Red Urban and Montreal-based Palm + Havas, wants us all to hop in our cars and take an aimless Sunday drive.

Explaining the campaign, Volkswagen Canada Marketing and Communications Director Bruce Rosen said, "The Sunday Drive campaign re-ignites the emotional connection with the Volkswagen Brand. The new Golf Family epitomizes all the best characteristics of the Volkswagen Brand, including sleek European styling, proven affordable German engineering, eco-friendly technologies, and that they are really fun to drive. As a result of the new Golf winning 2009 World Car of the Year and the new Golf GTI winning 2010 Canadian Car of the Year, deliveries of the new Golf Family are up 165% so far over last year's pace. We wanted a marketing campaign that would live up to reputation of these cars and to the Brand, and fuel our continued sales momentum."

*pause to come up for air*

If anything, that litany should get some sort of award for cramming the most blatherfic bullshit into a single statement. Kudos to the PR person who stuck the words in Rosen's mouth.

See the new commercials here and here or below.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 8-10    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Commercials, Creative Commentary



Brain Lost, Fashion Followed, Decision Made in Anti-Drug Campaign

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From the Partnership or a Drug-Free America comes this Vigilante-created anti-drug TV campaign for the group's Above the Influence effort. It's aimed at African America teens and we think it hits the mark perfectly. Coming at the issue from three different angles, the campaign addresses typical teen truisms.

From the classic "where was your brain when you did this" to the "I'm the hippest kid in school because I lead and never follow" to "making the right decision begets positive reward," the campaign succeeds by finding multiple entry points that allow the campaign to appeal to differing mindsets.

AdFreak has the the spots here, here and here.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 8-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Good



Found! New Ad Concept For Car Commercials!

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Leo Burnett Argentina has created a wondrous new campaign for the Fiat Palio. There are no winding mountain roads. No people punching each other in the arm. No wine glass breakage. No metal ball rolling along the car's contours. No animals getting caught in the sunroof. No terrorist bombers. No hot girls spreading peanut on the hood. No rednecks slingshot from a four wheeler. No bikini clad hotties riding bicycles into the air ET-style. No sudden car crashes. And no Trunk Monkeys.

No. This time we have a seventies-era, 'fro fashioned dude rollerskating down the road while...people ride in his hair. It's the Palio Groove. And you thought there were no new ideas when it came to selling cars. See the ads below.

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



Axe Furnishes Your Apartment With Women

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Dude wakes up. In a messy room. Takes a Shower. Gets dressed. Has breakfast. Spills milk. Leaves apartment. French subtitles leave us flummoxed. Girls come out of the woodwork. OK, now we know what's going on. It's an Axe commercial.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 7-10    
Topic: Commercials



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










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