Touting its new 360 degree area view camera and the importance of having more than one angle of view, Volkswagen is out with a DDB Barcelona-created print campaign that plays visual tricks on your eyes. In a series of ads, we see some very strange things like a baby with a man's head, a woman with a dog's head, a baby with giant legs and a baby with a big 'ol bikini-clad booty.
Of course, upon further inspection, you realize you aren't looking at pictures of some freakish human being, rather we-ll conceived camera angles that play tricks on your eyes.
All of which is analogous to the fact VW's "mirror" technology won't have you seeing freaky things when you look in the rear view mirror.
The first time we viewed this Being NY-created ad for Popped Wheat Thins we thought it was goofy in a bad way. With each successive viewing it became ever more goofy but in a good way.
Why? We have no idea. Perhaps it recalls decades of cop movie hilarity. Perhaps it's the notion a hot air balloon just might be the most overlooked method of get-a-way transportation. Or perhaps it's the silliness of grown men getting overly excited about yet another Whet Thins line extension.
Whatever the case may be, it's one of those ads that grows on you.
Like a mashup of The Most Interesting Man and the Speedo dude from the Southern Comfort beach ad, this Jung von Matt-created video for German supermarket Edeka is, by far, the weirdest supermarket ad we have ever seen. Perhaps the weirdest ad of any kind we've ever seen.
But it's also wonderful. Wonderful in ways most brands would never dare to be wonderful.
In the three minute video, suave electro-pop musician Friedrich Liechtenstein cavorts with sexy supermarket models, bathes in milk and has fun with sushi and sausages.
It has over 2 million views since it was released February 20. We predict many more views to come.
In a video released late yesterday, comedian Nathan Fielder revealed he was behind that Dumb Starbucks store in Los Angeles that opened this past weekend. His goal? In his own words, "By adding the word 'dumb' we are legally allowed to used the coveted Starbucks name and logo because we've fulfilled the minimum requirements to be considered a parody under U.S. law."
You know how you sometimes watch certain ads and you're like, "Damn, that's really bad. Where they trying to make it bad or did they just have no idea what they were doing?" After viewing this gigantic-created ad for Samsung subsidiary ProFluent, a language fluency certification service, we're pretty sure it's the former. At least we hope it's the former.
Watch as these insane applicants go to great lengths trying to convince the hiring manager that they can, in fact, speak Spanish. And then us know from which end of the spectrum this ad came.
In it continuing mission to prove the reliability of its laptops, Toshiba is out with some field testing in which Matt and Jamie put the brand's laptop to all sorts of crazy tests. One such test is Gusto, a dog who slobbers all over the keyboard of a Toshiba laptop while trying to consumer a piece of bacon...all to prove how much wear and tear a Toshiba laptop can withstand.
Havas Chicago has created a very Liquid Plumber-like ad for Hefty to tout the brand's new Ultimate trash bags. In the ad, three buff guys -- and one not so buff guy just to make it PC -- tantalize a woman with the bag's ultimate features.
Not double entendre-laden as the Liquid Plumber work but off the beaten p[ath for garbage bag ads for sure.
To a teenager there's nothing worse than having your mother creep into your social life. Yet, that's exactly what a group of moms does in this new Old Spice ad called Momsong. In the ad, the moms break into song and lament the fact their little boys are turning into grown men. Mothers emerge from behind closed doors, from the sky, in a laundry basket dragging behind a car, from underneath couch cushions and from behind creepy looking janitor masks.
The ad debuted last Friday and already has over one million views on YouTube. It is, by far, one of the craziest ads we have ever seen.
Here's a "banned commercial" from China that touts a product that is guaranteed to protect women from rape and abduction. The translation to English is almost as funny as the video itself. Pick up a pair, ladies. It will scare the crap out of the creeps (well, most of them) away and keep you safe. Via.
Oh and Recommended Videos spits out this oddity afterwards.