Someone Wants Us to Watch Them Unzip

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In this mysterious video, Unzip, some hot chick appears to be trying to escape from a cage made out of fabric. With pulsating sound effects and a whispered "unzip," we are teased to return on November 8 to see just who, exactly, is being unzipped. Do we care? Do you? Does anybody? Unlikely except for the marketer that sent this to us.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-27-11    
Topic: Strange



Pot Not Legal in Iowa But PWC Says Grow Your Own

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Here's some hilarity for the day. On October 19, The Daily Iowan published a front page story with the headline, "Despite poll, legal pot not near" along with the image of a bong. Innocent enough. Well, that is until the advertising department inadvertently got involved and slapped one of those sticker ads on the front page. According to Daily Iowan Editor, the newspaper only sells a couple of the stickers each year but this particular sticker from PWC read, "Grow your own way" lending a bit of unintentional hilarity to the front page story. Thanks for the tip @CampanaroCA.

by Steve Hall    Oct-26-11    
Topic: Newspaper, Strange



Bojangles Big Bo Box Versus Trophy Wife, Feet, Youth

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BooneOakley is out with a new campaign for Bojangles Restaurants promoting the chain's Big Bo Box, a case of beer-sized box of "chicken, biscuits, fixin's and iced tea." And the ice tea seems to be the most important feature of the box since it's pitted against such oddities as a trophy wife who's actually a trophy, a surgeon who performs a miraculous surgery on himself and a water cooler that's actuality a fountain of youth. But, in the end, it's the tea that's more important. Funny stuff.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-26-11    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Strange



Blake Griffin Does Extreme Dunk For Kia Optima

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David&Goliath is out with a new spot for Kia Optima featuring Blake Griffin, power forward for the Los Angeles Clippers. Following the Kia Motors' 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, the two are teaming up once again in the form of a new :30 commercial that features Blake as the official spokesman of the vehicle he dunked over, the Kia Optima.

Of the work, D&G copywriter Dan Kelly said, "The creative was inspired by two things: the highly-publicized Kia Optima Dunk and Blake Griffin's off-court personality. After researching Blake and meeting with him in person, we soon came to realize how funny he really is. He has a very dry sense of humor and is extremely comfortable in front of the camera. We got to work right away creating a campaign that utilized both his personality and Kia's."

The spot is impressively goofy and over-the-top absurd which is why it's so much fun.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-24-11    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Ants Help Predict Weather in Switzerland

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Damn. I wonder what kind of shower this guy took after shooting this commercial. To help promote tourism in Switzerland - though using ants to do so is questionable at best - Swiss "weather prophet" Martin Horat climbs atop an ant hill to have a conversation with them about what the weather will be like this winter. Apparently, these ants can help predict what the weather will be like. Personally, if there are ant hils like this in Switzerland, we are staying far, far away!

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by Steve Hall    Oct-21-11    
Topic: Strange



Flipkart Gets Kooky With Kids

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Here's a quirky campaign from Happy Creative Services in India for Flipkart.com, an online shopping site. The campaign which includes four spots that use children as adults. And that alone is what makes this campaign kooky enough to highlight.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-20-11    
Topic: Strange



Bimbo Bested by Bear in Orangina Oddity

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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.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-18-11    
Topic: Racy, Strange, Video



Phone Company Urges World to Put Phones Down And Enjoy Life

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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?

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by Steve Hall    Oct-13-11    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



JimmyJane Wants You to Masturbate

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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.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-13-11    
Topic: Racy, Strange, Video



Prostate Czech Wants to Poke You in the Ass

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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.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-10-11    
Topic: Cause, Strange










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