This week's top stories on Adrants caused us to ponder whether or not Kraft's choice of Ted Williams was right for the brand, get excited about the lowly bus shelter, laugh at sharks, admire the T-Mobile babe mock AT&T and Verizon, engage in a bit of voyeurism, revisit childhood with Audi's use of "Goodnight Moon," look at lingerie once again, watch advertising get Cheezberger'd, revisit Kim Kardashian's cleavage and wonder how the hell that family got so famous and, finally, once again, listen to yet another researcher tell us using celebrities in advertising is a waste of money.
And in other important news...that voyeuristic video of Mark Ronson's girlfriend, Josephine de la Baume, prancing around a hotel room wasn't shot by some pervert but by Agent Provocateur, all to announce her selection as the new face for the brand's Spring/Summer ad campaign.
Not, of course, that this wasn't an obvious move by a brand in the first place. After all, who prances around a hotel room in their lingerie with the shades open. Not to mention walking around with a hand bra while peering out the wondow to see if anyone is spying. Um, pull the blinds maybe?
Anyway, there you have it. Josephine de la Baume is the new Agent Provocateur hottie. We can guarantee you'll be seeing a lot moe of her in the coming months.
- With GeoTrust, security never looked so hot. Or repulsive depending upon which button you click.
- The New York Daily News has put together a collection of 98 ads which feature celebrities sharing lots and lots of skin.
- Microsoft has placed it's $1 billion media business into review. May the best shark win.
- On Tuesday, January 11 at 7PM at the Museum of Modern Art, The One Show will host an event to honor the best digital work of the past decade. You can view the winners here.
- SNL funnyman Bill Hader dedicates his wry best to figuring out everything you'd ever want to know about a Volkswagen in these spots on the VW Academy channel from Deutsch LA, directed by Jake Szymanski with Caviar Los Angeles.
Oh those Jersey Shore characters. They're just everywhere these days aren't they? While Snooki seems to get most of the press, we can't forget about Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola. And what with every last celebrity launching their own fragrance line, you can just guess where this is going. Yes, Giancola is launching a fragrance developed by Dangerous which will hit stores just in time for summer.
Giancola, who appeared on Good Morning America this morning to tout the new season of Jersey Shore as well as to hype the fragrance, will shoot a commercial next week to promote the launch.
Cats, breasts, little girls, Tehmeena Afzal, Twilight, SEO, law school, cheerleaders, stewardesses, time travel, guns, Christina Aguilera, men who smell like you want your man to smell like, Lindsay Lohan, thongs, six packs, cup sizes and, surprise, the use of sell to sell in advertising. That's the list of topics that top the top stories here at Adrants for 2010. Relive all this and more with our list of the top twenty stories of the year below:
1. Cat Unleashes Ample Breasts in Public Market
2. Should Marketers Eliminate Sex As An Advertising Strategy?
3. Tehmeena Afzal Lends Her Giants to the New York Giants
4. Little Girl Spawns Dance Craze For Samsung
5. Near Naked Twilight Star Ashley Greene Fronts Drool-Worthy SoBe Campaign
Tehmenna Afzal is, again, showing her love for New York-based sports. In late October, Afzal lent her considerable assets to the New York Giants for a video that we said could "only be described as one of the sexiest football-related videos you will ever see."
Well, she's out with another video. This time, for the New York Knicks which, like before, can only be described as the sexiest basketball-related video you will ever see. And the basketball in this video can only be described as the luckiest basketball ever to have been inflated.
How the super cute Little Jenny became the rebellious, sexed-up Taylor Momsen is a mystery we may never solve but John Galliano is happy that's the direction in which things are headed. He's tapped the 17 year old Gossip Girl to appear in a new ad campaign for his Parlez moi d'amour fragrance.
A Publicis Milan-created commercial for the Renault Twingo has some Italians up in arms. Some are not happy with the commercial's lesbian-themed content. Defending the ad, Publicis' Daniele Tranchini said, "We wanted to create an advert that was original, enjoyable and at the same time not vulgar, and I believe we have achieved that. What is clever is that you think the advert is going one way but in the end it goes another - it's great, don't you think?"
Why yes we do, Daniele. Yes we do. And we just don't understand why anyone would have their undies in a bunch over such an ad.
We saw this video months ago, could have sworn we wrote about it but can't find evidence of it anywhere. So...we'll write about it now. Because that's what we do. The video is for Forrester & Bob Underwear and, yes, like all lingerie commercials, it's salacious, sexy and filled with hotness. And a tiny bit of nudity too so beware if you or your boss are afraid of such things.
PETA continues it's long-standing mission of capturing every Hollywood star, fashion model and porn star nude for...oh wait...this isn't PETA...this is Marc Jacobs. And he's got Marisa Miller with her clothes off in a new ad campaign for his skin cancer awareness campaign, Protect the Skin You're In.
Along with Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen and Victoria Beckham who have appeared in the campaign in the past, Miller is promoting the sale of t-shirts (emblazoned with her D cup glory) with proceeds going to support the NYU Cancer Institute.
Of the ad, Miller writes on her blog, "I thought wearing my Chucks was better than heels, right? The skate deck I'm holding is a really cool vintage deck from Santa Cruz Skateboards. It was made over to promote the charity - but maybe one day I can post the original with the SC skate logos :)"