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.
Girls (and guys) you'll be able to relate to the scenario in this Andes beer commercial. No doubt at one point or another you've returned home with very devastating personal news about yourself that you want to share with your boyfriend or husband. You are hurt, You are sad. You need love, understanding and want to be consoled.
You do not want your boyfriend to open a beer and ask, "want one?"
This twisted concept which aligns the inability of a man to understand when it's appropriate to open a beer with the brand's bottle-mounted temperature sensor is a bit of a stretch. But it is funny. And relate-able. Because you all know you've been in a similar position and acted like an insensitive idiot when you should have offered all the love and support you could have mustered.
Here's some Deutsch New York-created, Biscuit Filmworks-produced work for Microsoft (yea, yea, we know) that IT managers the world over will appreciate. When seeking IT solutions for their companies, there's always one memorable solution presented that's not really a solution at all. But it makes for all kinds of great jokes and story telling. This one come courtesy of Tad, head salesman for VMlimited,
Here's some more Agent Provocateur hotness for you. This work features Paz De La Huerta (who sounds like she must be a distant cousin of Oscar De La Hoya) who is touting the brand's Fall and Winter lineup. The 1:30 video, which is really a collection of a few shorter videos, depicts Huerta in scenarios realistic only in the minds of creative directors and fashion aficionados.
Huerta, who is seen arriving in a vehicle, dropping her purse and, finally, leaving in a vehicle simply cannot keep her undergarments covered allowing drooling paparazzi to capture full on crotch and cleavage shots.
One YouTube commenter sums it up perfectly, writing, "LOL okay, so what I'm getting from this commercial is a 'lady' acts like a drunk skeeze and shows her underwear off to everyone with a crotch-flashing crouch to pick up her keys. Cool, got it."
Yea, that about sums up this work. And if you simply can't get enough Agent Provocateur hotness, we've collected quite a bit of it over the years for you.
- A woman's boobs are too big for a Jersey Shore poster. The bus shelter poster has been deemed in breach of standards by the Advertising Standards Bureau.
- If this is Burger King's new version of selling hamburgers, we want the King back! Oh wait, it's just Brazil.
- In case you missed the episodic The Inside Experience from Intel and Toshiba featuring Emmy Rossum, you can view all the episodes in their entirety at 8PM September 6 here.
- Domino's Pizza goes to the moon.
- Check out an interview with Steve Hall in this new book from Jim Kukral.
Well here's an interesting way to promote a dating event. Singapore blogger Peggy Heng, a model and celebrity blogger of sorts in the city, created a four minute video about the trials and tribulations of dating. The video progresses to a scene in which Heng in about to give a face painted man a blow job but just before she begins, she stops, turns to the camera and says, "But that is not the way to solve relationship problems."