You're Gonna Be Clappin' When You Hear Eminem Rappin'

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There's a lot of ways to sell a CD but we happen to like this way the best. The infomercial. With Vince. Did you know a CD can slice, dice serve as a coaster? You can also put it on your hoes. And yea, that is spelled correctly.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-17-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Good, Strange, Video



Following Urban Outfitters' 'Eat Less,' Lanacane Says 'Eat More'

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In the "We've Got a Solution for Every Problem" Department of Pharmaceutical Genius they've been staying up late this week examining a burning problem: chafing. Yes, chafing. Apparently, some pharmaceutical companies have become bored with finding a cure for cancer.

In this commercial for Lanacane the Pharmaceutical Geniuses solve chafing with a gel. The ad starts off with some chubby balloon characters whose limbs rub together "painfully" when they walk. The announcer says, "If you chafe when you move, it hurts." He the offers up Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel saying, "Stop chafing. Keep moving"

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by Steve Hall    Jun-14-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Cause, Commercials, Creative Commentary, Opinion, Strange



Freedent Puppet Kisses Girl, Hates Kansas

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This is the creepiest ad we've ever seen. But we love it. Why? Because the girl is pretty. She's wearing the Adrants Intern Uniform - a pleated plaid miniskirt - and there's making out.

The second commercial in this campaign from Freedent isn't anywhere near as fun. Or as creepy. See both ads here.

by Steve Hall    Jun-14-10    
Topic: Strange



Skin Irritation Campaign Nets Confuzzled Confusion

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This Saatchi & Saatchi Romania-created campaign for skin irritation relief product Fentsil Gel confuses. When one thinks of a product that alleviates itching and burning, one usually conjures images of the product that does just that rather than what we see in this campaign.

To illustrate relief from bug bites, we see a person completely covered by bugs. To illustrate relief from a cat scratch, we see a woman covered in cats. To illustrate relief from a rose bush prick, we see a boy entangled in a rose bush. To illustrate relief from a burn, we see a guy covered with burning matches.

Um, huh?

Yea, we get the juxtaposed visual alliteration coming from the tube of Fentsil but still, it just seems a bit off. Hmm. Must be a European thing.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 8-10    
Topic: Bad, Campaigns, Strange



Ass Cracked, Children Explored, Beer Beautified

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- A meat brand is showing ass crack in one of its ads featuring Russian lion tamer Edgard Zapashny.

- This Livead-created program promoted the first stock brokerage firm in Brazil to launch its online trading tool.

- Great Works and Fantasy Interactive have created IKEA Playreport, an exploration of child development the world over.

- Giant ants invade Houston. Marcus Thomas created.

- British Airways apologizes for using Bin Laden imagery on boarding pass in its employee magazine, LHR News.

- Frustrated by credit card confusion? Now it's explained by Capital One with cartoon simplicity.

- Who knew the creation of beer could be so beautifully represented? Dentsu Canada for Sapporo.

- Google is testing a new ad format for boosting Twitter followers.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 7-10    
Topic: Research, Social, Strange



DISH Network Astronaut 'Needs Some Space' in Space

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"The creative team behind the conception and writing of the spots has asked to not be revealed, as they work for a well-known U.S. advertising agency by day - another example of how Victors & Spoils is poised to change the way agencies, and the industry, work."

So this is how crowdsourcing is going to work. Creatives across the industry are going to work under the table for other agencies and forgo credit. We'll see how long that lasts when Victors & Spoils begins to accept awards on behalf of the anonymous creatives that actually did the work.

Yes. Victors & Spoils is out with its first crowdsourced work for DISH Network. The concept's got a couple of nut job astronauts messing with a DISH satellite to turn on the provider's HD service. Really. That's it. Watch here and here or below.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-10    
Topic: Agencies, Campaigns, Commercials, Strange



Kia' Rapping Rodents Give Us A New Way to Roll

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There's a lot of ways to advertise a car. Oh wait. No there isn't. There's the winding mountain road and...um...sorry...drawing a blank here. Oh! Oh! Oh! There it is! Gangsta Rapping Rodents. Yea, that's it.

Here they come, yo...

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by Steve Hall    May-28-10    
Topic: Best, Commercials, Strange



Exclusive! Adrants Interviews Gerry Graf...Uh...Corneluis Trunchpole

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After claiming he, in fact, is not Gerry Graf, Cornelius Trunchpole agreed to an exclusive interview with Adrants regarding his origins, his history in the industry and his plans to transform the industry into something better.

Cornelius: How do you do?

Adrants: So tell us about the grand plan. How will it change advertising?

Cornelius: In many ways

Adrants: Well, give us one

Cornelius: By using a crowd of over a thousand hand picked creative minds only the very best ideas will get produced. And those creatives who originate the idea sold to the client will take home a slice of the "agency" fee. No salaries at T&T.

Adrants: We've heard of this before. Sounds like controlled crowd sourcing. What's new about this model?

Cornelius: What's new about it is its spirit. it will not just be a collection of random people but a group who share an Trunchpolian attitude.

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by Steve Hall    May-27-10    
Topic: Agencies, Strange



Laundry Can Be Hard. And Have Large Jugs.

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It can also be a sticky mess. But as long as you just put it in...wait, what? Method? You ruined it for everyone. Well, at least you gave us four quick pumps and a happy ending. Guess we can't complain all that much.

by Steve Hall    May-25-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Tampax Seeks President of Tampon Fan Club

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It's sort of a cross between the oddity of Fruit of the Loom characters in your underwear and singing popsicles. It's a new French tampon campaign, Max Le Tampax

As Leonara Epstein deftly describes the campaign writing on The Frisky, "In a series of videos, we learn that Max and his Tampax friends attend a special school where they do exercises and parade around in their rainbow tampon uniforms and--what, is that a tail dragging on the ground?--oh God, it's the effing cotton string dangling between his legs."

Hmm. Strange indeed. And the campaign's purpose? To encourage people to compete for the position of president of the Max Le Tampax Fan Club. Seriously? The president of a tampon fan club? Just what's going on over there in France?

by Steve Hall    May-19-10    
Topic: Strange










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