There's usually two camps when it comes to describing the classic, Alice in Wonderland. Some describe it as a wildly imaginative fairy tale. Others, akin to Jefferson Airplane's take, describe it as the ultimate representation of a full on drug trip.
Of course, this being advertising, most takes veer towards the fairy tale side of things as in this new Friskies Plus commercial from Psyop and Avrett Free Ginsberg.
In the ad, a curious cat passes through a "mysterious doorway" and enters an Alice in Wonderland-like world that's every bit as strange as the world portrayed by Lewis Carroll.
It was funny the first time. It was mildly amusing the second time. It began to grate the third time. The fourth, well, it's like being forced to watch Rebecca Black's Friday over and over again with toothpicks holding your eyelids open.
Yea. It's plastic surgeon extraordinaire Dr. Michael Salzhauer again. This time, as "Booty Doc," he's having fun with LMFAO's Party Rock. This work follows his ribbing of Old Spice, Shades of Grey and Justin Bieber.
As tired as this has become, secretly, we can't wait to see what he'll parody next.
- How to speak Australian.
- Former AKQA GM Nick Constantinou has joined Collective London as CEO.
- New Old Spice Danger Zone work from Wieden + Kennedy doesn't pack the witty punch of the original but it's still humorous none-the-less.
- Possibly the strangest "feminine Protection" ad you will ever see.
- Feeling the need to re-charge his batteries, after a busy year shooting commercial films, Cole Webley began this project as a personal creative outlet. He had been shooting a lot of footage and was in the process of editing it together, and trying to figure out a way to tie it all together, when he showed the footage to AKQA Art Director Chateau Bezerra who was inspired to write the poem that accompanies this footage..
Ad Age Creativity loves it. Buzzfeed (Copyblogger) hates it. We're in the middle somewhere. The premise weakly conveys the product benefit. The lead up is interminably long. The choice of music is questionable. The pay-off is unfunny.
But the spot does contain boobs with full-on erect nipples in a wet t-shirt. So it can't be all that bad, right?
But will it last given our hatred of the nipple?
This new Skittles work from DDB Chicago further convinces us that if aliens ever do make a pit stop on earth during their interstellar escapades, they'll quickly toss the human race off as a mentally-challenged tribe of misfits in need of a few more millennia of cognitive development to be worthy of our own interstellar wings.
After all, who in their right mind wouldn't think that after watching this commercial in which a couple dumbed-down, Zooey Deschanel-like girls squabble over the identity of their walrus-like boyfriends and whether or not one's looks determine one's inner being. Deep stuff.
Of course, this being advertising - whether or not aliens can recognize the difference - we all get pass to just laugh and appreciate the true oddity of the creative mind behind this work.
Office supply company Leitz has taken an interesting approach to touting its quality office supplies. When the video begins, you're really not quite sure what's going on other than wondering why everyone has giant coffe stains on their shirts. Then, things get a bit more graphic. And crazy. And weird. And strange, And, well, just plain wacky.
Give it a watch. You won't look at an office supply company the same way again.
Out to solve every ailment imaginable including trench mouth, lazy ear, infantile baldness, bulimic insomnia, facial tramp stamps and a host of other problems, Saturday Night Live alum Kevin Nealon reveals, after a minute of straight faced hilarity, that, yes, there are a lot of problems out there but there is one we can do something about; homeless pets.
It's a neuter, spay and adoption message from No-Kill Los Angeles and Kevin helpos put things in perspective. Well, sort of. Now we're a bit confused as to where we are going to put our cause group kindness this year. Thanks, Kevin.
In yet another crazy outing, plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer, who previously spoofed Old Spice work...twice, is out with new work that has some fun with Justin Bieber.
In the new video, Salzhauer remakes Bieber's "Boyfriend" into a raptastic "If I Was Your Surgeon." In the video, which is promises to make any woman look like Barbie or Megan Fox, Salzhauer promises free Botox to anyone who posts his video, gets five shares of retweets and calls to make an appointment. Way to enlist the image conscious to up your social cred, Dr.
Some choice lyrics:
"I don't need triple whoppers but I see that you do."
"Hey girl let me suction you."
"Keep you looking hot girl like a Barbie doll."
Now this is funny. Hilarious, actually. Lexington, Kentucky ad agency Cornett just launched a video campaign for Thomas & King, one of the largest Applebee's franchises in the country. The agency teamed with several female "social media experts" for a series of tutorials on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
That's really all we're going to say about the campaign because if we say any more, we'll ruin the surprise.
While watching this new Nestea commercial featuring a budding relationship between a giant and a woman who finds him by spinning the bottle, one can't help but wonder the difficulties a couple like this would face in the bedroom. In any event, the work, from Wieden + Kennedy London is all about equating the giant thirst to a thirst for giant. Or...err...the other way around. Either way, it's trippy little commercial that will have you grinning.