This one's a month old but it's so weird it's worth sharing. It comes to us from the freaky folks over at Orangina and is entitled L'Ours Orangina vs La Bimbo. It involves a giant bear (well, a man in a bear suit) who tackles a, well, bimbo, as she walks down the sidewalk talking on her phone. And that's it. Right in line with Orangina's usual silliness. And there's a whole series of these videos with the bear randomly tackling people.
This is like tobacco companies spending all kinds of money telling people smoking is bad for them and then at the same time doing everything they can to get people to buy as many packs of cigarettes as possible. While like like the message in the Thailand-based dtac commercial which shows what life would be like if all you had was your phone, we question the duplicity of it all.
Yea, people are way to obsessed with their phones these day, present company included, but does a phone company really want people to use their phones less?
Any spot that opens with, "Here at JimmyJane we understand that life gets a little complicated and we all find ourselves doing the things we should be doing instead of the things we want to be doing...like masturbating," is sure to deliver some quirky fun.
Oh yes. From adult toy maker Jimmy Jane comes this new video that sells vibrators as if they were some kind of direct to consumer drug. Which just might be a good thing. After all, is everyone masturbated a bit more, maybe the world would be a far less stressful place.
Well there's a lot of ways to convince men they should have their prostate checked every once in a while. But sending a sketchy guy around town with a rubber glove on asking people if he can "Czech" their prostate is a decidedly new approach.
Off course as an advertising strategy, we love this approach. It's different. It's weird. It's wacky. It's downright insane. But it will get people talking. And, perhaps, get men running to their doctors simply out of fear a strange dude in a red track suit is chasing them around asking to stick a finger up their ass.
If you believe the stereotype that women don't drink beer then you'll probably like this UK campaign for Molson-owned Animee Beer which is out with girly-flavored beer including clear filtered, crisp rose and zesty lemon.
If you're one of those types that feel women are always treated as sexual objects in advertising then you'll likely hate this ad. After all, what's more degrading than three women sitting atop three giant phallic symbols?
In its continuing mission to leverage any and all things for publicity, PETA purchased - for a the paltry sum of $200 - the right to place an ad on the urn of Aaron Jamison, a man who died of colon cancer this past weekend. When he learned of his condition, Jamison reached out to the ad world to help cover the costs of his impeding funeral.
At the time, Jamison joked, "I'm 400 pounds, so there's enough ashes to go around." Reportedly, 16 companies ponied up for ad space on his urn(s).
One of PETA's suggested ads reads, "I've Kicked the Bucket - Have You? Boycott KFC." The other urn ad reads, "People Who Buy Purebred Dogs Really Burn Me Up. Always Adopt." These are proposed ads and proposed visuals. Actual shots of the actual urns have not yet been seen though last year it was reported Jamison would paint the messages own his own urns prior to his death. That will, one assumes, be determined this Saturday when his memorial service is held.
One might call this shameful. But one never really knows what direction one's life will take.
- Yawn. Gisele Bundchen's campaign for Brazilian fashion label Hope has been labeled sexist and pulled from TV. Seriously? In Brazil? The land of booty?
- The 2011 Silicon Valley Film Festival & Awards has announced its 2011 lineup featuring nearly 100 film makers who "celebrate the spirit of Silicon Valley."
- The Swedish Post (post office) has launched a competition to see if Swedes can carry packages as safely as the post office...using an iPhone app.
-Yawn. Hot reporter gives "blowjob" to local politician. It's for Lynx, of course.
- Yo! Send in your Toe Tappy video so you can be featured in the next Coke Zero campaign. What a joke. Easiest dance step ever.
If you never had a good reason to clean your belly button every once in a while, now, thanks to Science World, you do: it could catch on fire if you let it get too dirty down in there. Just ask this guy sitting on the beach. This brilliance comes to us courtesy of Rethink Vancouver.
This Norwegian DnB NOR bank ad is strange. Really, really strange. It's like one of those Las Vegas nightmares when you wake up and can't remember a thing about the night before. The only hint you have of what went down is the giant rock on your finger and a canoodling George Clooney who emerges from the bathroom. Oh, and then there's the picture of you with Clooney wearing the head of a horse. You don't see bank ads like this in America.
The Chive has collected 23 images of poorly placed ads. Typically, we see this sort of thing with contextual advertising online but this set includes some unfortunately placed offline ads that are pretty funny.