OK this is hilarious. Alabama-based Red Square Agency is announcing that they are shocked and offended by a video report published on Feb. 6 by The Onion titled "PR Firm Advises U.S. To Cut Ties With Alabama."
Red Square Agency stated, "This is the newspaper that gave us such unforgettable headlines as 'CIA Realizes It's Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years,' 'Osprey Devours Lion in Massive Food-Chain Shake-Up' and 'Wealthy Teen Nearly Experiences Consequence.'"
As a skier I'd love a product like this. Skis that retract into the ski boot so you don't have to carry them around at the end of the day. Check out this video in which a guy demonstrates his invention, SkiBrogues, fashionable leather-clad ski boots under which skis retract.
The video directs viewers to a website on which more details about the product can be seen. But in the right hand column of the site is a big ad for Hertz touting its weekly rental rates for those planning ski trips.
In a hilarious speed dating-themed video created by Crowdtap, a company that promises to create real relationships, a parade of social media idiots representing how insanely stupid the space has become are taken to task.
Watch the video. We guarantee you've heard at least one individual or one company spew a litany or jargon akin to the silliness this video presents.
Please, can we stop the bullshit?
With a humorous look at the not-so-untrue underbelly of what makes a video go viral, john st. gives us Buyral, a service that guarantees your video will go viral. OK, so not really but it guarantees a few laughs and gets a nod for a nice agency self promo.
Remember thew Dollar Shave Club? If not, have look. Know what we;re talking about now? Good. Now have a look at eXelate's Dollar Data CLub, a nifty knock off that touts the company big data solutions for online advertisers. It's witty enough and pokes fun at all the usual suspects.
Kylie Minogue, she of Agent Provocateur mechanical bull fame, is baring her ass cheeks in a...hmm...cheeky ad spoof for a fictitious body insurance company. The ad was created by British artist Katerina Jebb as part of a parody endorsement exhibit she crafted.
Stupidly, embedding has been disabled so here's the link.
As we get closer and closer to the September 12 launch of the iPhone 5 and fanboy fanaticism runs amok, the rumors regarding the new phone's features have reached fever pitch. Aatma Studios, which routinely releases predictions for yet to be released Apple products is out with very Jerry Bruckheimer-ish movie trailer-style video that celebrates some of the expected (and only dreamed for) features everyone hopes to see on September 12.
This one is worth watching full screen with the volume turned way up.
On the heels of the Todd Akin legitimate rape ad gaffe, a parody from Laura Napoli and Joel Silberman has taken YouTube and, well, the entire internet, by storm. The hilarious 1:30 lambastes the notion of legitimate rape in a brilliantly tongue and cheek fashion. The video's producers have also launched a Facebook page.
From our current favorite TV show, Breaking Bad, comes this Mentos parody that has fun with the scene in which Walter buys new cars for himself and his son, Walter Jr.
The scene, of course, lends itself perfectly the oddity of previous Mentos work.
Australian Designer Chris Morgan, who thought Blackberry's recent "Be Bold" repositioning was hilarious, decided to take things a bit further. Morgan has created OldBerry and given it the tagline, "Be Old."
Throughout the site, he's taken Blackberry messaging and twisted it on its head telling company to "Don't Just Think. Retire" and "Wake Up Later."
Funny stuff. And, perhaps, foretelling of what is likely to actually happen to the Blackberry brand.