Summer's Eve Says Douche Before You Ask For A Raise

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So Summer's Eve runs an ad in Woman's Day offering women eight steps to take when asking for a raise and all hell breaks loose. Why? Because the first step is to make sure you use Summer's Eve Feminine Wash before you make the request.

Oh yes, people. We can't talk about "down there." On no. That area is strictly taboo. It's OK to tell people to take a shower, use good soap, style your hair properly, wear the right jewelery, be sure your skirt isn't too short, your heels too high, your cleavage overexposed. To be sure your shoes are properly polished, your deodorant appropriately scented, your posture professional, your handshake firm and your breath as fresh as a rose.

But to inform a woman, who may very well need what a feminine wash can provide, she might want to consider making sure THAT area is as fresh as all her others is a travesty. A blight against women. A disgrace. And an objectification of the entire female species as nothing more than a sweet smelling receptacle for the urgency of men.

Hey, did you expect anything other than a contrarian point of view from us?

by Steve Hall    Aug-28-10    
Topic: Brands, Magazine, Opinion, Strange



Walkers Pitch Man Tosses Lionel Richie Out the Window

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So Lionel Richie. Remember him? The eighties pop star whose claim to fame was giving birth to Nicole Richie? Oh wait, he did have a few hit songs along the way so we guess he accomplished a thing or two. Anyway, he stars in a new AMV BBDO-created UK commercial for Walkers. Richie croons a hyper-annoying version of his Say You, Say Me eighties hit until he gets thrown out of the grocery store by Walkers pitchman Gary Lineker.

Hey, we could crap on Richie for appearing in such an ad but it's actually done quite well. After all, he does get thrown out the window at the end which is what any self-respecting person would do if accosted by an eighties pop star in the middle of a grocery run.

And seriously, can you really fault a guy for having a bit of fun and making some money along the way?

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by Steve Hall    Aug-26-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Strange



Agent Provocateur Does Twin Peaks

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Intentional or not, this new video from Agent Provocateur entitled Betty Sue pays homage to the early ninties TV oddity Twin Peaks. From the music to the dancing in a strange room to the cinematography, it has David Lynch written all over it.

Alas David Lynch had nothing to do with this production. Perhaps a fan of Lynch, the video was directed by Johan Renck and produced by RSA Films. It's steamy. It's weird. It's right up Agency Provocateur's alley.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-25-10    
Topic: Brands, Racy, Strange, Video



Sprint's 69 Way Better Than Verizon's or AT&T's

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Maybe we're reading too much into this. Yea...we're sure we are but you have to admit toying around with the number 69 without making even the tiniest sexual innuendo is just a wasted opportunity. So here's Sprint touting their unlimited (and they do mean unlimited) mobile phone plan that does oh so much more than Verizon's or AT&T's. And this right after a study revealed iPhone users (using AT&T or course) have more sex than other mobile phone owners. Something's just not right here.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-25-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Chatroulette Exorcised, Nurse Revives Man With Breasts

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- Another stupid Chatroulette promotion. This one's for The Last Exorcism.

- Nurse revives man with her breasts.

- Samsung has unleashed the SuperSwypers, a team of Netherlands-based reporters who will attend events you want to go to but can't get into.

- For the Fiesta This Is Now campaign, Ford has developed an interactive application that gives Facebook users the opportunity to put themselves in the Now and star in the latest Fiesta TV ad.

- Here's a little infographic for you that illustrates the Geosocial Universe according to creative interactive agency, JESS3.

by Steve Hall    Aug-19-10    
Topic: Strange



Japanese Ad Says Wrist Cutting is Sexy

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Who new wrist cutting could be so sexy? A Japanese commercial for what appears to be a box cutting tool uses a wrist cutting motif - complete with pleated plaid skirt-clad school girls, of course. With copy like, "Let's go stylish with wrist-cutting. It's cute. When you cut, it doesn't hurt that much. The blood becomes tastier," the commercial fits squarely in the "this would never happen in America" category. But, thankfully, there are still people in this world with a gleefully twisted sense of absolutely politically incorrect humor. And we could all use a dose of that from time to time.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-19-10    
Topic: Strange



Quiznos Has More Fat Rolls Than Subway

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After watching this spec spot for Quiznos which compares the chain's subs to Subway's, we never want to eat at either establishment ever again. The thought that we'd be eating cbubbies for lunch just, well disgusts us. We get the analogy though. That much is clear. Quiznos does, indeed, have more meat which, um, will make you more fat which, um, makes using fat people to depict sandwiches a perfect sound creative strategy.

Jeffrey McCarthy directed and Holly Levin wrote the copy.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-10-10    
Topic: Spoofs, Strange



Bathroom Cleaner Lures Gumby From Hiding

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There are a few things we take away from this strange Vixol bathroom cleaner commercial. First, people should never let their bathrooms become this dirty in the first place. Second, after a long career in television, Gumby now lives in the grout between bathroom tiles. Third, scrubbing bubble aren't really scrubbing bubbles at all - they're body builders with wigs. Fourth, hot women still solve all the world's problems and can make even a dirty Gumby hiding between the tiles obey her wishes.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-10-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Jarlsberg Cheese Ad Dubbed Sexist

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Jarlsberg cheese says "the taste is in the holes." Apart from the fact, that's just stupid and illogical since, well, holes in cheese are just air, a woman on Norrköping is offended by the headline and thinks it's sexist.

Of the tagline, the woman complained, "I felt provoked. It felt like it was alluding to something sexual. Then I got angry. One wonders what sort of society we live in with this kind of attitude toward women."

Seriously? Seriously? A tagline talking about holes in cheese is somehow sexist? Poor creative, yes, but sexist? Seriously?

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by Steve Hall    Aug-10-10    
Topic: Strange



Parasailing Donkey Gets Month-Long Spa Treatment

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Remember that donkey that was hoisted high above a beach near the coastal village of Golubitskaya in a para-sailing stunt? Remember how everyone was up in arms over the mistreatment of the animal? Well, thanks to some kind souls, the donkey is now experiencing a different sort of high. It's living the high life at the Kremlin School of Riding for a month of "Tsar" treatment. Yea, it's like a spa for donkeys.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 5-10    
Topic: Guerilla, Strange










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