Glass Harp Player Bring Musical Prowess to Skoda

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While this looks totally unreal, this guy can, apparently, turn water-filled glasses into a full orchestral masterpiece. For automaker Skoda, Hamburg-based Leagas Delany tapped glass harp guy Peter Spatina to squeak out the musical background for a new commercial touting Skoda's new SUV.

by Steve Hall    Mar- 1-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Tropicana Turns Inuvik Sunlight Stunt Into Ad Campaign

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So...this is a month and a half late...sort of. On January 8, Tropicana brought sunlight to Inuvik in Canada's Northwest Territories which doesn't see any sun for months at a time. A helium balloon emitting 100,000 lumens was lit and floated above the town.

The event has been turned into a campaign, entitled Brighter Mornings or Brighter Days, which will launch after the Olympic closing ceremonies Sunday. The campaign will touts the brand's new Tropicana Essentials Orange Juice.

BBDO Toronto cretad the campaign and the spot, "Artic Sun", was directed by Samir Mallal via Film Group, Vancouver and Radke Film Group, Toronto.

Very nice work.

by Steve Hall    Feb-26-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Guerilla



Friskies Makes Cats Hallucinate

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Damn. If only our dinner could take us on a trip like the cat in this Avrett Free Ginsberg-created Friskies commercial embarks upon. Alice in Wonderland for felines? It sure seems so. Who knew cat food could be so amazingly enchanted. We just might have to open a can and have some for lunch.

by Steve Hall    Feb-25-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



You Never Know What Life on a Farm Will Deliver

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Well wow. This commercial take a long time to make its point. But it does so interestingly and, like a Lost episode, in a way you least expect. From Israeli agency Shalmor Avnon Amichay comes this work for internet service provider Orange.

by Steve Hall    Feb-25-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Ad Council Says Re-Learn Life Without Cigarettes

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Having viewed yet another truth interview commercial and made the decision not to bore you with it, we decided, instead, to share a different take on quitting smoking. And it has to do with readjusting to a life without smoking.

From GSD&M Idea City (wasn't plain old GSD&M good enough?) comes this Ad Council campaign for Legacy called EX. Along with two television commercials (see below), there's a website on which those who hope to quit an share their successes and challenges.

There's also radio, posters and branded air fresheners. See all the campaign elements here.

more »

by Steve Hall    Feb-24-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Cause, Commercials, Poster, Radio



Alvin and the Fraud Squad Squeak Out Credit Card Safety Message

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So what's the latest and greatest in credit card fraud protection? It involves helium and a lot of laughing. Funny as that might sound, it's not. There's something missing in this ANZ Fraud Squad commercial. We're not sure what though. Come to think of it, we're not even sure what the commercial was selling.

by Steve Hall    Feb-22-10    
Topic: Commercials



The Beauty of Female Genital Mutilation

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This very beautiful spot about very beautiful women calls attention to the horrific practice of female genital mutilation. While our culture can't conceive of such a practice, there are cultures out there where this is the norm. A decidedly unbeautiful thing to do/

by Steve Hall    Feb-22-10    
Topic: Cause, Commercials, Racy



gig Agency Finds Network For Animals Spokesman

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Earlier this month we shared with you the work virtual agency was doing for Network for Animals. It was a series of videos on YouTube that took us through the process of selecting a spokesperson to appear in a commercial for the cause group. Well, gig has found their man. And we can say man because, well, it is a man. His name is Owen Miller and if Morgan Freeman had a brother (does he?), this guy would be him.

So here's the finished product. And here's all the lead up videos to the finished product.

by Steve Hall    Feb-19-10    
Topic: Cause, Commercials, Social



Copper Mountain's 'Mountains' Are Hotter

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By offering skiers a "Swinger's Pass," Copper Mountain has made it OK to "ride something new." Oh the double entendre is dripping from this one. The work is a continuation of a campaign Wexley School for Girls has done for the resort.

by Steve Hall    Feb-18-10    
Topic: Commercials



Megan Fox's Georgio Armani Commercial Not Hot Enough

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In January it was announced Megan Fox would become the new face of Georgio Armani. There were stills. Now there's a video. And now there's a blogger complaining the video should have featured more of Fox's legs and shown her walking.

Seriously? We'd never complain. We'll take Megan Fox anyway she wants to give herself to us. Any way. At all.

People! You can't be choosy when it comes to hotness like Megan Fox.

by Steve Hall    Feb-18-10    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Commercials, Racy










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