Koch Talks, Julia Jokes, Hilton Goes Mad, Halo Extends

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- Former Mayor Ed Koch tells us why New York's Presbyterian Hospital should be considered a national treasure and funded as such. Munn Rabot created and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly directed.

- Tired of annoying acronyms and abbreviations brought on by the pop culture of cell phones and instant messaging? So is Jul3ia. Irritated with social networking sites taking over your life? So is Jul3ia. Don't remember the last time you actually saw the sky or went outside? Neither does Jul3ia. (Go easy. It's a friend's daughter.)

- Hilton HHonors is offering members a Live Like a Mad Man Sweepstakes to win a trip to New York to be wined and dined, made over by the show's stylist, as well as receive their very own autographed script by booking the "Mad Men" rate at any Hilton hotel.

- The extended Halo 3 trailer.

by Steve Hall    Sep-28-09    
Topic: Cause, Promotions, Social, Spoofs, Video



Pawk the Fawking Caw You Retawd!

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Watch. Just watch. You don't even have to know anything about Mad Men to love this Funny or Die clip in which a bunch of Massholes run an ad agency pitch. Don't miss New Kid Joey McIntyre as Roger Sterling.

There's no nudity in the clip but unless your office is cool with language akin to that spoken in a bar after the Red Sox lose, you might want to listen to this one with earphones on.

by Steve Hall    Sep-15-09    
Topic: Racy, Spoofs



Megan Fox Says Eat And Kill Boys to Overcome Peer Pressure

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In a "PSA," actress Megan Fox tells us the world of high school can be tough and cruel but kids should not to succumb to peer pressure. Her recommended solution? Fuck 'em. Stand up and be yourself. Kill and eat your peers and you won't have any pressure left to deal with.

Sounds simple enough.

by Steve Hall    Aug-14-09    
Topic: Celebrity, Good, Promotions, Spoofs, Video



AT&T Slammed in Spoof Spot

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AT&T is dreading the day its iron-clad, exclusive contract with Apple expires allowing Verizon to carry the phone thereby causing million upon millions of iPhone owners (yes, they'll likely need a new phone) to switch from ATT&T to Verizon all on the same day.

This spoof spot by Pat Lee gleefully craps on AT&T for it's terrible service, dropped calls and general crappiness. Sadly, it's unlikely ATT&T will be able to get its shit together before Verizon steps in causing, perhaps, one of the biggest cell service defection rates of all time.

If only Verizon would just buy AT&T then we could all stop worrying about this crap and go back to using our phones instead of bitching about them.

by Steve Hall    Jul-27-09    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Spoofs



Soccer Ball Causes Plane Crash in Israel

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OK so the fake plane crash thing has been done before. Well, here it is a again. This time it's to call attention to the fact Israel has a rugby team. We'll refrain from any Middle Eastern-related commentary on plane crashes. No matter what country is involved.

by Steve Hall    Jul-21-09    
Topic: Commercials, Spoofs, Video



Mentos Isn't The Only Thing That Makes Soft Drinks Explode

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Apparently this Sprite commercial was banned in Germany though it's listed as spec work on YouTube. But let's not get bogged down with details. No. Let's just enjoy the explosively effervescent glory the man and woman share together in the ad.

by Steve Hall    Jul-18-09    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Racy, Spoofs



New Tool Solves Creativity Versus Strategy Dilemma

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Here's the perfect tool for creating your next ad campaign. With a simple slider you can play around with the same ad so that it serves two purposes: to win awards or to follow strategy and build business. Seems you can't have both so you might as well have an easy way to modify the ad you sold to the client that actually works and the one you submit for that awrad you're so disparate for.

And who do we have to thank for this little piece of amazement? An awards organization, of course. Specifically, the Canadian Marketing Association Awards.

Give it a try and see what you can do with a FedEx ad.

by Steve Hall    Jul-10-09    
Topic: Industry Events, Spoofs, Tools



Wrangler's Cannes-Winning 'We Are Animals' Gets Wankered

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Remember that creepy We Are People campaign Wrangler ran a while back in which humans were hunted as if they were animals? We called it "bad advertising that's trying to pass itself off as high art." Guess that shows how much we know about advertising...the thing won a Grand Prix Press Lion.

But, that's not what we're talking about here. Nope. We're talking about a spoof of the campaign in which the tables are turned and the whole thing becomes We Are People. Except there's animals. Walking around as if they were people.

The campaign's called Wanker. George Parker would love it.

by Steve Hall    Jun-29-09    
Topic: Campaigns, Industry Events, Spoofs



GM is Retarded

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"We at GM have been screwing your tailpipe for years. And now with your help and the inefficiency of the American government, we're gonna screw you again."

Get that and more from this most excellent GM Reinvention spoof complete with detailed website and "retarded" commercial spoof.

The original was just begging for this treatment. If GM is smart, they'll tell the lawyers to leave it alone (not that they could really do anything anyway) and just enjoy the publicity. If they are smart, they will roll with it.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 8-09    
Topic: Spoofs



Saatchi & Saatchi UK Site Hacked. OK, Not Really

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Asa Bailey is up to his stunts again. Claiming to have hacked the Saatchi & Saatchi Uk website. Of course it's all a joke because the site he hacked was http://saatchiandsaatchi.co.uk/, not the real Saatchi and Saatchi UK website.

So why the stunt? Asa has moved his company in right next door to the real Saatchi & Saatchi and wanted to have some fun.Oh, and it's all to promote Cream+, a recruitment company.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 1-09    
Topic: Online, Spoofs










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