Axe Powerful Enough to Call Angels From Heaven

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In yet another stretch, a Dutch Axe commercial tries to convince us its fragrance is so alluring it causes angels (the hottest, of course) to fall from the sky and smash their halos. Conceivably because they'd rather live a terrestrial life with an Axe spraying idiot rather than the heavenly life of the divine.

More likely, it's the overbearing stench of the stuff that's caused them to momentarily lose their balance in the clouds.

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by Steve Hall    Jan- 4-11    
Topic: Strange



Paris Hilton Dons T-Mobile Hot Chick's Skin Tight Body Suit

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By now most of you have probably seen the T-Mobile myTouch 4G commercial called New Ride which apes Apple's I'm A Mac campaign. It's the one where the Hot Chick (naturally) tells the doofus (naturally) on a scooter her network is faster than his.

What you probably don't know, or don't care about...let's be honest here, is Paris Hilton was seen a couple of days ago at a photo shoot sporting a near exact replica of the skin tight body suit the T-Mobile Hot Chick wears in the commercial. The only difference, as compared to the more buttoned up T-Mobile Hot Chick, being the enormous quantity of visible cleavage bursting forth from within the confines of Hilton's suit as it strains to contain her bulging dirigibles

Fluke? Subliminal stealth marketing? Lucky break for T-Mobile? We can only wish. But, no. She's reportedly launching a motorcycle racing team.

And, yes. You would stare too.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-20-10    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Strange



The Strangest Ads of 2010

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In celebration of the wondrous oddities that find their way into advertising's creativity, we'd like to highlight some of the year's strangest ads. We've got guys cleaning their faces with their balls, a sneaker firmly planting itself in a giant, fake ass, wrist cutting that's dubbed sexy, a para-sailing donkey, Canadians barfing pink paint, a spanking fetish fueled by a love for sneakers, roller coaster facials, a wandering bladder, a golfer with his head up his ass and school girls who love to smell each others fingers

1. Guys, Would You Wipe Your Face With Your Balls?
2. Muscular Man Boobs Scare Up Planet Fitness Membership
3. Family Sells Itself to Advertisers
4. Diesel Sticks Giant Sneaker Up Giant Ass
5. Summer's Eve Says Douche Before You Ask For A Raise

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by Steve Hall    Dec-20-10    
Topic: Strange



Choir Sings 'Please ReTweet Me'

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This one falls squarely into the "so bad it's good" category. Having some fun with people' social media obsessions, the UK's Drybrook & District Male Voice Choir and Renegade Media have created Please Retweet to the tune of Englebert Humperdinck's Please Release Me. It's to raise money for The Meningitis Trust and all your favorites are there from Facebook to Twitter to MySpace and more.

So do like the choir asks and retweet this post!

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by Steve Hall    Dec-17-10    
Topic: Strange



Footlocker Gets Twisted For Christmas

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Here's a couple of twisted holiday spots SapientNitro created for Footlocker. In one, a son, who looks way too old to still be living at home, is holding one of Santa's reindeers for ransom unless he gets his favorite pair of kicks from Footlocker. In another, Sanata is chastised for lusting after a pair of sneakers under the tree. He's asked to leave without getting his milk and cookies.

Both spots are a welcome distraction from the cutely overloaded annual pantheon of sicky sweet advertising we see each year.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-15-10    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Strange



Male Copywriter Celebrates Christmas All Year Long

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You've got to hand it to Lawson Clarke. The dude has absolutely no fear of putting himself out for ridicule. Who the hell is Lawson Clarke? He's the dude who, last year, paid homage to the famed Burt Reynolds spread as part of his job search. If you thought that was creepy enough, wait until you see him in this Funny or Die video in which he celebrates Christmas every day for an entire year. The ending is not pretty.

We've also got to hand it to his wife who co-stars in the film. Any woman who can allow herself to be associated with a man like Lawson is an amazing woman in our book!

Happy holidays, Clarkes.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-14-10    
Topic: Strange, Video



Two Examples of Gifts That Save Lives

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Like cats? Hate war? Then you'll love this quirky new work from john st. for War Child Gifts, an organization that allows people to purchase gifts for children of war-torn families. It's not the most direct sell approach we've seen but it is one of the oddest. And we like odd. Because odd is different. Odd is good. And saying the word odd over and over and over again makes a paragraph long enough to wrap around the image that accompanies this story because, well, there isn't much else to say about this campiagn other than, well, it's odd. And we like odd. And...OK...we'll stop now.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-14-10    
Topic: Strange, Video



Orangina Spoofs, Vegas Survives, Cameltoe Accentuated

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- Oragina spoofs commercial after commercial after commercial.

- Las Vegas ad campaign targets recession survivors.

- If you follow fashion advertising you'll be interested to know Anna Dello Russo is out with a new campaign for her fragrance. If you're not, then just move right along.

- Interested in what online video can do for your marketing? Check out this webinar by video blogging expert Steve Garfield.

- And don't forget to submit your hotness to Advertising Hotties.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-29-10    
Topic: Commercials, Racy, Spoofs, Strange



Rokk Vodka Gives us Luxury, Status, And a Viking

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OK, this is hilarious, Poking fun at very over done ad concept you've ever seen, Rokk Vodka brings us back to reality. Delivered in seductive Euro accent, a beautiful woman intones, "Luxury, Status. Desire. And...a Viking." Oh, and, of course, a vodka. From that point on, it gets silly. Oh and there's Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer too.

We love it. Booze is just booze.

by Steve Hall    Nov-24-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Strange



Rudolph is A Brown (Red) Noser

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So if you're a flying, talking, human-headed reindeer and you don't know what to get Santa for Christmas just ask Rudolph. He's got a red nose but he's also got a brown one. Take a look at this new commercial from Cactus and Fueld Films for the Colorado Lottery's Holiday Scratch game.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-22-10    
Topic: Strange










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