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



Blond Bimbos Babble About Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

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It's never polite to laugh at stupid people but when they're actors playing dumb, we guess it's OK. So have fun with this Sony Ericsson video in which three less-than-smart hotties babble on as only bimbos pretending to be stupid can babble. One wants to push a button on her phone to take a shower. Another wants to connect to her dogs and a third, well, she can't even get a coherent thought out. The whole thing's fairly comical.

But our favorite part is when Britney bounces bodaciously while finally getting her thoughts together ("If you're not tech savvy...) at the :40 mark. Now if someone could just make an animated gif of that.

UPDATE: Thanks Dare Digital. Here's Britney doing her bounce.

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 5-10    
Topic: Brands, Strange, Video



Muscular Man Boobs Scare Up Planet Fitness Membership

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You know when you see some street freak or maybe it's even your friend acting so beyond weird that you blurt out, "what planet are you from?" Well, Planet Fitness has tapped into that sentiment and in its first commercial for the client, Mullen gives as yet another example of the "what planet are you from" scenario.

In the ad, we see a a guy signing up to join Planet Fitness. But, he's just not any guy. He's a bit off. He's a bit full of himself. He's a bit in need of the guys in white coats with a strait jacket. But the cute Planet Fitness employee doesn't freak out. She just sits quietly as this man does, apparently, what he needs to do to make himself feel he's the man he really is.

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 1-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Grandson Acts Like Idiot to Get Grandmother's Attention

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You know those people with gray hair and wrinkles? Come on, you know who we're talking about! It's not like they're just inconsequential bumps on a log. They're the elderly! They're your grandparents! They've been through a lot of shit and they deserve your respect and attention. Which, apparently, is the goal of this PSA.

But, sadly, all this ad seems to accomplish is to cement the notion that young people, once and for all, are just bothersome idiots.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-29-10    
Topic: Cause, Strange



Family Selfs Itself to Advertisers

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My how far we've come since the Million Dollar Homepage. Carl and Amy Martin, along with their two children Layne and Kaitlyn, are selling themselves to advertisers. The family has launched The Billboard Family, an offering that allows advertisers to own the Martin's lives.

For advertisers who buy in, the Martin family will wear a brand's t-shirt "all day long, taking loads of photos and videos. We then promote your company online on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and our Website, as well as to all of the many people who ask us why we are all wearing the same shirts."

And like others of its ilk, the cost for a brand to participate increases as the year goes on. No brand has bought in yet but stranger things have happened.

It's one thing for a guy to sell his wardrobe or his forehead or hot chick to sell her body but for a family to sell themselves...and their kids. We're just not sure about this one.

by Steve Hall    Sep-27-10    
Topic: Human, Strange



Big Boobs Ad For Sale on eBay

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This is hilarious. Two years ago, we wrote about an ad for New York Fries created by Toronto's Zig which featured a woman with large, fake breasts. The ad, which compared New York Fries to fake breasts, carried the tagline, "Real Fries in A Fake World" and made the argument New York Fires are better because they are real.

The ad has popped up on eBay and is or sale. Yes, someone is actually trying to sell the ad. For $7.99. Plus $3.50 shipping.

Which is really, really funny. Because the ad can be found anywhere online. And right here on Adrants.

by Steve Hall    Sep-27-10    
Topic: Strange



Diesel Continues Stupidity With Flabby Ass Sneaker Kick

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Thanks to Copyranter who subjected us to watching a less than tight ass wobble for twenty seconds...in slow motion...after having been kicked by a Diesel sneaker, we have no choice but to share the jiggle with you. If only to help remove the imagery from our mind.

that said, you've got to love a brand that comes right out and says what it's products are good for. In this case, Deisel's sneakers are no good for running. But they are very good for kicking asses.

For more ass kicking, see Diesel's giant sneaker on wheels kick a giant ass on wheels.

Be Stupid. Be Very, Very Stupid.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-23-10    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Strange










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