- Denny's is back with the second season of its Always Open with David Koechner. The first episode features Jessica Biel...and a cleavage cam.
- Farmers Insurance just launched a video with Marvel's The Avengers to promote its partnership with the summer movie set to premiere in May.
- B-Reel and B-Reel Films recently teamed up with Google to create a film showcasing Google Maps' new features.
- Casey Neistat's Nike video. Ingenious brand promotion or selfish self promotion?
- Orangina is out with more wacky work here and here.
- In case you missed it, here's Martin Sorrell talking about Male Menopause.
- As agencies get their Facebook Timeline in order, we're bound to see interesting iterations such as this one from Brunner Works.
- Gratuitous ass shot of the day. This one ends with a twist.
- Very strange. Clorox now makes bacon flavored cat litter and cleaning products. Hmm.
- Mazda is out with a new commercial for its 2013 CX-5 crossover SUV. Lee Majors would love it!
- Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Rich Silverstein, founder of Hacking Autism, is out with a trailer for his I Want to Say short. The film takes a look at touch screen technology and how it has help kids with autism.
Here's an interesting twist on the whole notion that AXE actually has something to do with whether or not a woman finds a man attractive. This South African :60 at first pleasantly leads us to believe that in fact, no, Axe does not attract women. It actually repels them. That is until we realize what's actually repelling the hundreds of bikini-clad women running away from the guy showering on this beach. Hilarious, actually.
Some ads are weird. And then there's this one from Australia's The Monkeys for Oak, a drink that apparently is so fulfilling it's like drinking and eating at the same time. With the tagline Kill HungryThirsty Dead, a carnival worker rambles on semi-logically about hunger, thirst, his broither and his son.
How quickly we forget. Remember Tiger Woods? Yea, the golfer dude that cheated on his wife life 13 times. Everyone disowned him right? Well, he's back and can be seen in this funny Heat-created ad for EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13. Called Duel of the Masters, Tiger and Shaquille O'Neal duel each othee King Fu style complete with badly-dubbed dialog.
"You could have a pair like Kelly's" if you just pick up a pair of official Sports Relief Socks at your local (if you're in England) Sainsbury today. Yes. Breasts truly can sell anything we ask them to.
So wait, Kelly's been stuffing all these years?
An actual shampoo brand, Biomen, is using imagery of Hitler in a Turkish TV ad. It's not a spoof. It's not a joke. It's an actual ad currently airing in Turkey. The ad's translation reads, "If you're not wearing women's clothes, you shouldn't be using women's shampoo either. Here it is. A real man's shampoo. Biomen. Real men use Biomen."
If there's one constant in this twisted business we call advertising it's that every once in a while we are witness to some of the strangest, most inconceivable happenings. Though the use of Hitler in an ad will unlikely be topped.
And in the WTF category today come this new Red Pepper-created work for Russian brand Club Republic. Actually it's not a brand. It's club. A club where apparently people dance with disco balls and turkeys on their heads. Hey, Russia's just getting into this whole capitalism thing. They need some time to work out the kinks.
Kayak is getting kooky again. This time with a Barton F. Graf 9000-created video that demonstrates how you can plan a trip using only the power of your mind. And, inadvertently, illustrating just how easily the capital of California is forgotten.
Monitoring for online mentions of "mind control", "using only my mind", "thought control", "hypnosis", "telekinesis", etc., the team at Kayak will be delivering this YouTube video link directly to consumers on Twitter, blogs, forums, Yahoo! Answers and other online destinations. An interesting approach. Perfectly personalized in that appropriately kooky Kayak way.
Skittles is out with another collection of Touch the Rainbow oddities which, again, ask you to place your finger on the screen so that you can touch things you normally wouldn't touch. Previous iterations of the campaign, created by BBDO Toronto, won a Cannes Gold Lion in Film and Cyber last year.
This round gives you the chance to tickle a werewolf baby, poke a Sasquatch, go finger to finger with a zombie, take out the eye of a cyclops doctor and fondle a princess's boob until she decides to kiss you.
Not that anyone is actually going to touch the screen but we like the pseudo interactivity of the campaign. The brand has carved out a nice niche for itself. A very weird one but a nice one none the less.