Girls Makes Out With Frog in Zoosk Ad

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Dating site Zoosk is out with a silly video in which a girl tries to get it on with a real frog. The message, of course, is that a woman's prince will never be found in a frog but just might be a few click away on Zoosk.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-29-13    
Topic: Strange



Avis Invents Retractables Skis For Stealth Ad

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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.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-11-13    
Topic: Spoofs, Strange



Garnier Fructis Delivers Bearded Optical Illusion

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We like this Publicis Switzerland-created campaign for Garnier Frustis' "for any hair type" shampoo that features guys with long beards that aren't really beards and aren't really attached to the guys. Look closely at the ads and you'll see what we mean.

Copyranter thinks the campaign will win a Gold Lion at Cannes this year. It just might. Whether or not it sells any shampoo is, as always, of no concern to anyone.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-11-13    
Topic: Strange



Roommates Get Intimate in New Kayak Ad

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In yet another hilarious, new Kayak ad, Barton F. Graf 9000 delivers the twisted goods. In this ad, we have two roomates getting intimately close to one another to experience the full on goodness of Kayak's Search One And Done goodness.

Depending upon your interests, you may or may not want to wear a sweater while planning your next trip on Kayak.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-10-13    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



'Deserve to Die' Posters Part of Lung Cancer Alliance Campaign

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Last week a mysterious teaser campaign began to appear on outdoor media across the nation. The campaign made statements such as "The Genetically Privileged Deserve to Die, "Cat Lovers Deserve to Die, "Crazy Old Aunts Deserve to Die, "Hipsters Deserve to Die, "The Tattooed Deserve to Die" and others.

Many were not pleased with the campaign's sentiment with some ripping down the posters and one man telling CBS Chicago, "Nobody deserves to die; come on, that's a hell of a statement."

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by Steve Hall    Jan- 3-13    
Topic: Campaigns, Cause, Strange, Viral



Little Caesars Pizza Makes Silly Things Happen

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Barton F Graf 9000 continues its whacky approach to advertising with two new spots for Little Caesars. Touting the brand's $5 pepperoni and $8 3-Meat_Treat pizzas, we are treated to a couple of oddly humorous scenarios.

One spot has an office worker introducing the hot and ready $5 pizza to conference room occupants...including the conference room's electronic equipment which gets just as excited as the human occupants.

In another spot, Woods, a couple of girls are surprised by a deranged clown with a horn.

Pizza. Pizza. As strange as it ever was.

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by Steve Hall    Jan- 3-13    
Topic: Strange



Terry Richardson Shoots Sexed-Up 2013 Equinox Campaign

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Fitness brand Equinox has once again hooked up with photographer Terry Richardson to shoot the brand's 2013 ad campaign. The campaign, shot at the Pierre Koenig Stahl House in Hollywood Hills is said to "voyeuristically capture a moment made possible by the Equinox-powered body."

So the takeaway? If you work out at Equinox, you can look hot walking up stairs in high heels, slink across a pool table in a sexy cocktail dress, peer knowingly into the camera while laying on a bed as a headless hottie stands over you and strike a starter block pose naked while yet another impossibly hot woman drapes herself over your back.

See? Staying fit dertainly does have its benefits, right?

Richardson's work for the brand's 2012 campaign came under fire for degrading women.

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by Steve Hall    Jan- 3-13    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Racy, Strange



Car Dealer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen Employee

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This past April, we highlighted some typically twisted car dealer advertising from Cosby, Texas-based John Keating Chevrolet. The dealership is owned by Rick Melartin who, in the ads, referred to himself as The Finnisher (he's from Finland and competed in the Olympics) because he caught three robbers at gunpoint over the course of 15 years.

The ads are, indeed, strange but he was hailed locally as a hero for his neighborhood protection efforts. That, however, may no longer be the case. Melartin, 51, and his assistant, 37-year-old Maroun Koutani have been accused of plying a 16-year-old female employee, the dealership's receptionist, with alcohol and sexually fondling her in a dealership office.

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by Steve Hall    Jan- 3-13    
Topic: Policy, Strange



Christmas Tree Sh%ts Charcoal in Super Strange Agency Holiday Video

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The notion of receiving coal in your stocking or under the tree for Christmas takes on an entirely new meaning in this holiday video, The Legend of Douglas Fir, from Piston Agency. A lonely Christmas tree with irritable bowel syndrome and a burning desire to become a real Christmas tree falls off a car and begins his quest to fully realize his potential.

It's one of the most hilariously strange and awkwardly gross videos we have ever seen but we think you should give it a watch. Although after viewing, on Christmas morning you may have a strange urge to unwrap your presents with rubber gloves, Just sayin'.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-20-12    
Topic: Agencies, Strange



The Yolo Holiday Sweater Will Sweeten Your Swagger

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Comprised of one part grampa's comfiness and one part crazy stories kids find on the interwebs, WingAdvertising is offering the ultimate Christmas gift. The YOLO Holiday Sweater. Well, in actuality, a sweater pattern you can give to your grandmother so she can "get her knit on."

YOLO!

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by Steve Hall    Dec-19-12    
Topic: Agencies, Strange, Video










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