SXSW Launches Yet Another Conference: SXSWuni


SXSW is huge. There's Interactive, there's Music, there's Film, there's Education, there's event a startup conference in Vegas. So why not a conference that focuses on all things Uni? Yes, Uni. As in unicycles, unitards, unibrows and unicorns.

The conference is called SXSWuni and aims to "unify unity for the universe." Content will feature a panel discussion with Anthony Davis, a man who is all about the unibrow and a film screening of The Last Unicorn.

Check out the event here.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 1-13    
Topic: Industry Events, Spoofs

Finally! An Honest Ad From A Cable Company


The hatred and vitriol aimed at cable companies is the stuff of legend. Wouldn't it be nice in once, just once, a cable company would tell it like it is? Act like it knows just how bad its service is? Acknowledges it doesn't give a shit what you think about its pricing?

This ExtremelyDecentFilm video begins as your typical cable company commercial promising the world but soon turns completely honest in a way that, well, a cable company would never actually act.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 1-13    
Topic: Spoofs

Honda Introduces First-Ever Mobile Barbering Tool


Today, Honda unveiled the first-ever mobile barbering tool for busy, cost-conscious families. The HondaHAIR will be available as a Honda Genuine Accessory that attaches to the 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite's HondaVAC to provide an efficient way to cut hair.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 1-13    
Topic: Spoofs

HubSpot Punks Google Glass With 'SprocketVision'


So today is April Fool's Day and we are destined for a bunch of silliness. Courtesy of HubSpot comes SprocketVision, a "revolutionary new product that will change marketing forever."

What could possibly change marketing forever? SprocketVision, of course! SprocketVision is a pair of high tech glasses that help you find qualified leads for your business just by wearing them and walking around.

With "real-time inbound marketing" SprocketVision guides the user through the process of qualifying a lead in the real world.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 1-13    
Topic: Spoofs

Bacon Bra, Kevin Bacon Help Introduce Bacon-Flavored Scope


Just in time for April Fool's Day, Scope is out with a beautiful spoof that capitalizes on the idol-esque status of bacon. The mouthwash brand has introduced Scope Bacon. In a promotional video the brand celebrates the "crowing achievements in the world of bacon" by highlighting carbonated bacon, spreadable bacon, bacon-flavored candles, bacon roses, a bra constructed of bacon, a Bacon bacon and, yes, Scope Bacon.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-28-13    
Topic: Spoofs

Nike 'Winning' Ad Spoofed With Lance Armstrong. Michael Vick


Well that didn't take long. Following the controversial Tiger Woods Nike ad which carried the "Winning Takes Care of Everything" headline, spoofs featuring Lance Armstrong, Oscar Pistorius, Michael Vick and, while not ever endorsed by Nike, OJ Simpson have surfaced.

Just what would Don Draper think having millions of people instantly mock his work the second after he created it?

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by Steve Hall    Mar-28-13    
Topic: Spoofs

Somersby Cider Has Fun Spoofing Apple


Perfectly capturing Apple product launch anticipation, this new ad for Somersby Cider created by Fold7 taps into all the hype that surrounds that brand's launch events. With hyped features like 16 pit, 32 pit, single core, dual core, the interface, the docking system and the ability to easily download, all of Somersby Cider's "features" ar highlighted. Funny stuff.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-27-13    
Topic: Spoofs

What People Really Do With Their iPads


So Apple's out with a series of new iPad ads that aim to share what people like to do with their iPads. Conan O'Brien decided to cu through the slutter and create an ad that's a bit more honest in its approach. The results are predictable. And very likely a far more truthful representation of product usage.

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by Steve Hall    Mar- 1-13    
Topic: Spoofs

UnPretentiousil Cures Hipsterism, Cassies Care


- Unpretentiousil has been scientifically and clinically proven to cure hipsters.

- Need help insuring your video will "go viral?" Check out TubeRank.

- Dish Network's new ad pays its respects to...TV commercials.

- To raise awareness of the 13th SriLankan Airlines Golf Classic in Colombo (which had been on a two year hiatus), Grant McCann developed stickers that made people's car windows look like they had been shattered.

- The Cassies, Canada's version of the Effies, is being promoted with three videos that poke fun at just how much regular people couldn't care less about awards shows. (One, Two, Three)

by Steve Hall    Feb-12-13    
Topic: Spoofs, Video

Alabama Ad Agency 'Shocked and Offended' Over Onion Article


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.'"

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 8-13    
Topic: Agencies, Spoofs

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