And the industry thinks Adrants is obsessed with sex in advertising? We simply beg to differ what with the continual onslaught of sex-laced goodness emanating from Copyranter over the years. Today, Copyranter features a fruit-filled, sex-laced commercial (mildly NSFW) for, well, fruit-filled, sex-laced "cosmetics" from sex shop Soft Paris.
Citing several other examples - all filled with sexual connotation - Copyranter goes against the ad's production company which touted the ad as the sexist commercial ever. Personally, we think bringing fruit into sex is just messy. We're clean like that.
- Philips has released a romantic comedy called Nigel & Victoria. The first three episodes are on YouTube.
- Ladies with iPhones, want bigger boobs? Check out the iAugment app from Dr. Kinsley. Upload your photo and then choose your implant size to see what you'll look like.
- The Lingerie Football League is coming to MTV2.
- Intimate Interactive is now following us on Twitter. Intimate Interactive? Seriously? Is that like an interactive agency for lingerie clients?
- Well here's an interesting way to sell cars.
No sooner do we offer a shockingly un-Adrants-like viewpoint concerning the use of sex in advertising, we are forced (with tooth picks in our eyes!) to endure the tantalizing gyrations of a bevy of bathing suit-clad hotties as they dance (in sow motion, no less) across a beach volleyball court to pimp Club Seat.
Club Seat is a promotional entity of Volkswagen Group UK which hosts special events around the globe. The Beach Volleyball Grand Slam Gstaad 2010 is one such event.
Yea. The whole anti-sex sells rant was a waste of time. Bring on the booty!
Playboy has been curating a Miss Social competition which seeks to name the hottest woman using social media. Over 2,000 nominees, who had to use social networking sites (e.g., YouTube, Twitter, Facebook) to promote themselves and urge their friends/followers/family/public to vote for them using a specific keyword and mobile shortcode, have been winnowed down to 16 finalists.
The finalists will face off against one another in a bracket competition with the winner chosen by the public via text. All 16 finalists are beautiful women. All have wonderful attributes. The choice will not be an easy one.
But we're going to offer up some choices of our own.
Best Figure: Dewi
Best Booty: Kristin
Best Boobs (real): Amy
Best Boobs (Questionable): Chaney
Best (Most) Tattoo: Asia
Cast your vote here.
Intentional or not, this new video from Agent Provocateur entitled Betty Sue pays homage to the early ninties TV oddity Twin Peaks. From the music to the dancing in a strange room to the cinematography, it has David Lynch written all over it.
Alas David Lynch had nothing to do with this production. Perhaps a fan of Lynch, the video was directed by Johan Renck and produced by RSA Films. It's steamy. It's weird. It's right up Agency Provocateur's alley.
Hyping the fact nobody takes off more, 70 percent, a campaign in Northern Ireland for retailer The Outlet features people with, well, 70 percent of their clothing off. Some, we're told, will be 100 percent naked which is, we're told, a big deal for the conservative Northern Ireland market.
The campaign, which includes print, radio, outdoor, digital and promotion, is called The Naked Truth and broke this week.
- Greenpeace publicity stunt in Calgary ends in eight arrests.
- Some ads are destined never to see the light of day. Here's View image from Life Cover.
- According to ComScore, Inc., the number of consumers accessing business directories on mobile phones increased 14 percent year-over-year to 17.3 million users in March 2010.
- How much hipster can you fit into a Jazz? Honda Jazz illustrates.
This week, Londoners were treated to a gigantic billboard on which a naked Kelly Brooke illustrated how Reebok EasyTone sneakers will make anyone's ass look as good as hers. Seriously. That's all it takes. A pair of sneakers. And you'll have an ass as fine as Kelly's. Genetics are irrelevant.
Occasionally write things here on Adrants that could loosely be interpreted as intelligent. Five years ago, we think, was one of those occasions. We were making comment on a Sisley advertising campaign which, as many fashion campaigns do, objectified women.
Flash forward to 2010 and the new Fall/Winter Sisley campaign. We're not sure this one objectifies women but it sure makes them look stupid. Yea, there's the ubiquitous cleavage shot but there's also a woman falling out of a dryer and a woman on the floor having fun with a bunch of cucumbers.
It's kind of sexist and stupid all at the same time. But fashion advertising gets a pass on this. why? Because do we really want to look at fashion as if it were a Sears catalog? No. We want some action and excitement. Even if it it idiotic and pretentiously stupid.
Phallic? Definitely. Hot? Indeed. Strange. For sure. This new campaign from for Diesel's Only the Brave men's fragrance in Mexico goes all phallic on us with a bevy of Mad Mamacitas.
More of the Mad Mamacita hotness can be seen here, here and over at the campaign website.
There's really nothing more motivational than imagery of a man gripping his penis adorned with a gaggle of scantily-clad hotties seducing you with come-hither looks to make you run right out to your local retailer and buy this stuff.
If you're 14.