How to Speak Australian, Worst Feminine Protection Ad

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- How to speak Australian.

- Former AKQA GM Nick Constantinou has joined Collective London as CEO.

- New Old Spice Danger Zone work from Wieden + Kennedy doesn't pack the witty punch of the original but it's still humorous none-the-less.

- Possibly the strangest "feminine Protection" ad you will ever see.

- Feeling the need to re-charge his batteries, after a busy year shooting commercial films, Cole Webley began this project as a personal creative outlet. He had been shooting a lot of footage and was in the process of editing it together, and trying to figure out a way to tie it all together, when he showed the footage to AKQA Art Director Chateau Bezerra who was inspired to write the poem that accompanies this footage..

by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-12    
Topic: Agencies, Commercials, Racy, Strange



Erect Nipples in Wet T-Shirt Redeem (OK, Not Really) Bad Ad

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Ad Age Creativity loves it. Buzzfeed (Copyblogger) hates it. We're in the middle somewhere. The premise weakly conveys the product benefit. The lead up is interminably long. The choice of music is questionable. The pay-off is unfunny.

But the spot does contain boobs with full-on erect nipples in a wet t-shirt. So it can't be all that bad, right?

But will it last given our hatred of the nipple?

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by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-12    
Topic: Racy, Strange



Playboy Explains Men's Hairstyles

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This Y&R South Africa commercial for Playboy has some fun with men's changing hairstyles over the years. And it isn't shy about implying how women's hairstyles (down there) have influenced men's hairstyles (atop their head).

The spot was directed by Egg Films' Jason Fialkov.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-25-12    
Topic: Commercials, Racy



Pete Cashmore Look-A-Like Gets Shaved by Kelly Brook

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It's been a while since we've seen Kelly Brook in the ad world. Apparently, she's been shoved aside by the latest busty babe of the moment, Kate Upton. The last time we saw Kelly she was writhing with sexual desire as an angel left behind in a Lynx ad.

Now Kelly can be seen in a Philips ad, created by UK-based WDMP, giving a Pete Cashmore look-a-like a shave. It's not your every day barber shop though. Oh no. No fat, graying white men handling the razor. Just Kelly clad in a shiny black leather dress out of which her ample breasts bulge. And this isn't your every day shave either.

Don't worry, Pete. Lisa is way hotter than Kelly!

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by Steve Hall    Jun-15-12    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Racy, Video



Brayola Boosts Boobs, An Ad Pro's Wedding Invite

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- Ladies, need a better bra? Check out Brayola. Your boobs will thank you.

- This is how advertising people make a wedding announcement.

- Need inspiration> Graphic resources? Check out Online Graphic Design Degree.

- ThinkLA and the 4As have teamed up with Hyper Island to create and publish the fastest book ever written on the subject of... well, speed. Rabbit or Roadkill: Ad Agency Leaders Write The Book On Speed is the first of a new Hyper Island series called, Write the Book On It, in which executives participate in a group exploration of a current business challenge and address it in a book written in a matter of hours. Order it here.

by Steve Hall    Jun-12-12    
Topic: Agencies, Racy, Tools



Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Promote Calendar With 'Call Me Maybe' Cover

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So how does an NFL cheerleading squad promote its annual eye candy calendar? With a cover of Carly Rae's "Call Me Maybe" while prancing around in bikinis. And, well, yea. There's not much more than that to say about this jiggle-fest.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 7-12    
Topic: Racy, Video



Would You Want Your Tequila Created by a Hottie in a Lab Coat?

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Hmm. This is a tough one. When we envision the creation of a quality tequila, we don't like imagine it being made in a sterile, unfeeling environment such as a laboratory. But what if that same sterile, unfeeling laboratory process was conducted by a hot-looking woman in a white lab coat who intoned the wonders of "tristallation?"

The campaign was created by Dead As We Know It. Thoughts?

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 7-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Racy



Brooke Burke Models Her Own Line of Lingerie

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Remember when Brooke Burke was just the hot chick on E! Network's Wild On!? Of course, she's done a lot since then including winning the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, hosting Rock Star, viral work for Burger King and a Super Bowl ad for Burger King.

Now the the still very hot 40-year-old (my, how time flies!) can be seen in ads for her own line of recently-launched (through BeachMint) lingerie called intiMINT.

Of the campaign, BeachMint CEO Josh Berman said, "We are thrilled to be working with Brooke. She is a like-minded entrepreneur who shares our passion to bring affordable luxury to women and is super passionate about this exciting market."

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 7-12    
Topic: Celebrity, Racy



FOX Saves Guys From Getting Slapped For Staring at Boobs

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Taproot India, whose site is still "under construction" (really?) and FOX are out with a humorous new video. The video highlights the fact subtitles are a pain in the ass (among other trouble they cause) and that FOX's new service allows everyone to watch movies in their own regional language. And prevent getting slapped upside the head by a hot woman with nice cleavage.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 5-12    
Topic: Racy, Strange



Doctor John's Lingerie Model Shares Pain Over Billboard Reaction

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You may recall the tempest in a teacup that erupted over a Doctor John's Lingerie & Novelty Boutique billboard that appeared in Ogden Utah a while back. It seems the board offended many. So much so that the model on the billboard, Tabitha Contreras, 31-year-old mother of four and her children started feeling the pain.

A model since she was a teen, Contreras told Salt Lake City ABC 4, "I was an outcast, I wasn't welcome and everyone let me know I wasn't welcome. I felt bad that I offended people because I didn't think there was that much skin showing. My first wake up call was, I had my 13-year-old daughter come home and say people at school are saying, 'you're a porn star,' and so of course I was like, 'oh my gosh, what am I doing?'"

The board was taken down a few weeks ago but the pain Contreras feels still lingers.

You can argue this one both ways. Objectifying women to sell stuff, perhaps bad. Women just trying to make a living, not so bad. Watch the video. What are your thoughts?

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by Steve Hall    May-31-12    
Topic: Racy, Video










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