Perhaps in reaction to the big chicken scare illustrated in Denny's Super Bowl commercial, Denny's felt the needed to do something nice for chickens after scaring the crap (eggs?) out of them. Yes. The Chickens have been given a talk show and their first guest is Abraham Lincoln. Why? Because he's on the five dollar bill and that's all you need to get a few things of Denny's new $2 $4 $6 $8 menu.
And this isn't the last we'll see of the Chickens. They'll be back with more episodes in the coming weeks.
- Oh please. More Terry Crews Old Spice commercial? Make it stop.
- Hahahaha. The BlendTec guy gets his hand on an iPad.
- George Parker ponders, "My money is on the hiring of CP+B to to a "Deadenbacher" on Michael Jackson and have the King of Pop hawking "sugared fizzy water" as GodJobs so aptly described it to John Sculley when hiring him to come in as CEO and stab him in the fucking back."
Uh. Oh. Get ready for the onslaught of brands on Chatroulette. We just noted Travelocity's appearance on the random chat service which was followed by French Connection earlier in the month. Now we have Dr. Pepper getting into the game for April Fool's day. All we can say is...at least they got a hot cheerleader. Just don't watch all the way to the end. "She" gets much less hot.
In a nod to what's really happening on Chatroulette, one commenter wrote, "I wonder how many penises Dr. Pepper had to wade through to get this done."
Oy. Sometimes it's just really hard to start work in the morning. Oh wait. It's the afternoon now. See what I mean? Anyway, no one cares about our work habits so let's talk about a new Old Spice commercial from Wieden + Kennedy for Odor Blocker Body Wash.
The commercial features another retired football player, Terry Crews who, most recently, played the Julius character in Everybody Hates Chris. There's three commercial in all. One, called Flex, has Crews in the shower doing a Mr. T routine to illustrate the odor blocking qualities of the product.
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic hooked up with a couple of scientists to create a perpetual motion machine that defies the laws of physics. Of course, that's not really what they set out to do but days later the "experiment" is still going.
The team put together a bunch of tennis racket stands and tennis balls hung from the ceiling. Djokovic then took the first shot kicking of the experiment. Apparently the rackets and balls are still in motion and you can view them in action here.
You have to wonder if any of these ads are even real. They all look that same. Large image with a tiny logo and no copy. They all end up on Ads of the World. They all have proper credits. Of course, it couls just be that everyone in the world except us Americans realize no one give s s hit about copy ans all they can handle is an image that tells the story.
Oh wait. That's the entire point. With so many different spoken languages over seas, it makes perfect sense to go with the simple, language-agnostic approach. But of course you knew that all along, right?
Anyway, here we have lurking vegetables waiting to pounce on any form of hotness that pesents itself. All to promote something called a "sexual efficiency ring." See all the ads here.
Hmm. Where's the cause group on this one. Those women look positively terrified
Here's the follow on to that butterfly attack videos. Qualcomm holds a press conference to explain the attacks and what they have to do with the company's interferemetric modulation technology..whatever that is. Anyway, give it a watch. Live the secondary news scroll at the bottom of the screen.
And...here we go. The first April Fool's joke of the day. "Former pilot and regular air traveler" Mark Terry-Lush, Renegade Media founder, has launched Publicitair, the world's first free passenger airline. The operation will be funded completely by advertising.
The release wants marketers to know, "Every surface of the aircraft, inside and out - from the tailfin to the in-flight entertainment - is available for branding."
Terry-Lush explains his approach, saying, "With BA strikes, airlines going bankrupt and budget airlines charging to go to the loo, it's clear that aviation business models are floundering. Passengers are getting a raw deal, so we've put our 20 years media industry experience to the test and created the world's first advertiser-funded airline."
"...and I don't see why I have no reason why I shouldn't win."
OK, then. Good thing she's a designer and not a copywriter.
So what the hell was that all about? The press release tells us, "ATTIK and Scion are very proud of this six episode reality series, which is designed to give up-and-coming artists a chance to showcase their innovative ideas and build a car that will further their creative craft while pushing the boundaries of self-expression."
It's called Reinvent the Wheels and it's an episodic reality series from Scion.
- Southwest and AirTran continue to taunt each other. This time with cow suits.
- Cramer-Krasselt overshares letting us in on the fact Crocs have a kinky foot fetish.
- And in the over-thinking category, a sweet little Folgers ad is sexist. Shut up. Just shut up.
- For its eightieth birthday, Ad Age asked VCU Brandcenter students to re-imagine its logo.
- SapientNitro is out with a new site for Coca-Cola's Powerade. Using "deep-dive" technology, viewers can interact with the movie and find points where they can see inside the minds and bodies of each character in the story about a football match.