Triumph Bra and Miniskirt Welcome Visitors to Japan

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Well we haven't heard from Triumph in a while. No, not the motorcycle maker, the Japanese lingerie maker. You may remember some of the their marketing stunts such as the Ass Off which aimed to discover Japan's best but. Or the marketing of a bra that carried a quit smoking message. Or their introduction of bravertising in the form of a Hanshin Tigers Bra which honored the Japanese baseball team.

Now the brand is out with a bra designed to introduce tourists to Japan,. Yes, only the Japanese can come up with ideas like this. The bra - which is really a bustier - carries images of six Japanese landmarks including Mt. Fuji and the Asakusa district. And upon pushing one of three buttons on the bustier, a message will play, saying, "Welcome to Japan," in English, Chinese or Korean.

But wait, there's more! If a hot Japanese chick is going to walk around in this bustier and allow total strangers to press buttons atop her boobs, she might as well have a matching miniskirt she can flip up to show horny tourists a map of Japan.

Yes. Only from Triumph. Only in Japan.

by Steve Hall    Nov-11-10    
Topic: Guerilla, Strange



Babies Curled, Kindle Calmed, Facebook Placed, Meester Gets Wang

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- It's not in English but the point is pretty clear: curling is a very, very strange sport.

- Amazon is out with a couple of less threatening Kindle ads that decidedly do not go head to head with Apple's iPad.

- Be sure to check out this week's Beancast in which some idiot named Steve Hall tries to sound like he knows what he's talking about when it comes to Facebook's new Deals offering.

- Murray Newlands is out with a new book, How to Make A Blog Book. Check out the Facebook page too.

- If you're Gossip Girl fan, you'll likely want to check out Leighton Meester in the new Vera Wang campaign when it breaks next summer. It's currently being shot in New York.

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by Steve Hall    Nov- 8-10    
Topic: Agencies, Celebrity, Podcast, Publishing, Social, Strange



Undergarments in a Bunch Over Bundaberg Rum Apology

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The Bundaberg Rum saga which had the distiller first blow up then roast a crocodile on a golf course now has the brand apologizing for it's first apology. In reaction to an apparent outcry over the blowing up of a crocodile, the brand issued an apology. Apparently, that apology wasn't good enough so the brand issued another.

It's all just plain poppy cock. But take note of the suitcases.

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by Steve Hall    Nov- 8-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Charlie Chaplin Time Traveler Device Perfect For Branded Apps

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If you're not one of the almost 5 million people who haven't seen the George Clarke video in which he shares his discovery of what he claims to be a woman talking on a cell phone in some 1928 Charlie Chaplin archive footage, then watch it now.

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by Steve Hall    Nov- 2-10    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless, Strange



Man Kills Alligator With Golf Tee Pea Shooter to Make Shot

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OK so blowing up kids in a classroom didn't go over so well but when it comes to using menacing alligators to sell rum, all is well. And funny.

In this commercial for Bundaberg Rum, which, for a few seconds gets lost in an overly long and complex set up, a man, looking to make a putt, is aided by the very gentleman who invented Bundaberg Rum...from an oversupply of molasses.

Just watch. The spot works. at least it works for us. We have no idea what PETA's stance on this will be though.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-22-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Oxymoron: Talking Fish Asks People to Take Up Fishing

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Colle + McVoy is out with a series of videos featuring a fish named The Bassador. The videos are aimed at getting more people to fish. The Bassador is described as "a cold-hearted talking fish who, simply put, doesn't think very highly of anyone, or anything." And his videos aim to "taunt, mock and challenge people to see if they're up to the task of becoming an Anglers' Legacy Ambassador, a program that taps into people's passion for fishing by asking them to take a pledge to introduce the sport to someone new."

So if you're into taking fish - this one's a bit slow and droll - then check out the series below after the jump.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-20-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Strange



Verizon Socializes, Land Rover Loves Itself, Handless Goes Topless

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- Verizon, with help from Powered, is out with Room to Learn, a social media website that aims to help consumers deal with their digital lifestyle.

- New York Festivals has just announced its Call for Entry for the 2011 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards.

- ON Media Group created a 3D projection on the El Capitan Theater to promote ABC's No Ordinary Family.

- Yea, Chevron.

- When Harry Met Sally while eating popcorn.

- Do you love your car as much as this land Rover commercial loves itself?

- The Super Bowl isn't enough for GoDaddy. Nope. It has to have its own bowl, the GoDaddy Bowl. It's taken over sponsorship of what was previously known as the GMAC Bowl.

- Handless model goes topless for cause group.

- WebMediaBrands has launched a new ad school, Mediabistro Creative Pro, a subscription service for creatives looking for affordable training programs.

- Williams Helde is out with its Digital Media Playbook.

- The One Club today announced the second quarter finalists for One Show Interactive

by Steve Hall    Oct-19-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Racy, Strange



Fisher Wallace Stimulates Your Cranium

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This semi-recent commercial from Fisher Wallace Laboratories which calls attention to the company's medical device which is said to treat depression without the use of drugs. It's unlike any drug commercial you've ever seen. Because, well, it isn't selling a drug and, therefore, isn't burdened with all that disclaimer crap that usually fills up more that half of a DTC commercial.

Of course the name of the product, the Fisher Wallace Cranial Stimulator doesn't exactly instill much confidence the thing will actually work.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-12-10    
Topic: Strange



Cleavage Makes Head Explode. Or Something Like That

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Sometimes commercials are so weird, they need no commentary. They just need to be experienced. Such as this commercial for Labrad which offers up a sexy woman (Ancilla Tilia) in a short, cleavage-bearing lab coat and a guy's head that, well, just watch. Weird

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by Steve Hall    Oct-12-10    
Topic: Racy, Strange



Clear Windshield and Navy Beans Key to Safe Driving

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There's a few ways to sell auto glass replacement. Most are boring and forgetful. While this Apple Auto Glass campaign from Jan Kelly Marketing may not end up becoming the most memorable, it gets points for being one of the strangest. By associating meticulousness, safety conscious behavior with a dented windshield, Apple Auto Glass gives us reason to remember. That or we'll just be continuously reminded there are just a lot of weird people in this world.

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 5-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Strange










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