How to Avoid Getting Shit On By A Pigeon (And Other Advice From Orangina)


Fred & Farid are at it again with their zany work for Orangina. Three new spots, Satellite, Pigeon and Cannonball prove the importance of being the one who drinks Orangina versus the one who does not.

The spots are part of the brand's new campaign, "Stay Alive. Drink Orangina." In this new iteration of the campaign, the brand has given life to its wacky animal characters and they appear in "real life" verus in cartoon.

Orangina and Fred & Farid Paris-Shanghai worked with the director Gary Freedman from Glue Society (Doritos, Canal+, Nike, Fifa) to produce these three ads.

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by Steve Hall    May-31-13    
Topic: Strange

Charmin Wipes NASCAR's Ass With Skidmarks Humor


We sort of wonder if after viewing this Charmin billboard which is shaped like a pair of tighty-whities, a portion of Nascar fans are going to wonder if the brand has begun selling underwear. That or they're just going to chuckle at the brand's witty display of boys elementary school bathroom humor. The giant underwear-shaped billboard was placed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Sprint All-Star Race. Via.

by Steve Hall    May-20-13    
Topic: Outdoor, Strange

Super Strange Chiropractor Ad Will Make You Cringe


Rhett & Link are at it again. After creating that incredibly weird Arlen's auto ad, the team is back with yet another cringe-inducing commercial for Ryan Lee Chiropractor Center. In the add, Lee can be seen manipulating women up close and personal in his office.

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by Steve Hall    May-16-13    
Topic: Racy, Strange

Boombox Breakfast Gives Girl Giant Cereal Facial


This is, by far, the strangest, most disgusting and oddly sexual method ever used to sell cereal. Touting Curiously Cinnamon cereal, Boombox Breakfast features ex-footballer and presenter Chris Kamara pitting Latin lowrider Bobby against Dominica in a crazy game of oral cereal catching.

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by Steve Hall    May-16-13    
Topic: Strange

Terry Crews 'Births' Freakishly Ripped Baby!


In yet another freakishly wacky Old Spice commercial entitled Baby, Terry Crews can be seen marveling at how Old Spice's new shaving gel is "newer than a fresh pair of socks" ... that talk ... about how Old Spice shaving gel is newer than a new jersey, newer than a new mouse, newer than a new waffle iron, newer than new solar panels ... and newer than ... Terry Crews' son. Say what? Look at that baby! Freaky! And kind of funny.

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by Steve Hall    May-14-13    
Topic: Strange

The Strangest Pen Ads You Will Ever See


Prison. War. Switched at birth. These are the topics central to a new and strange TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris campaign for Uniball pen. Each of three spots takes place in a setting (prison, war, in a girl's bedroom) where the subject receives a letter that is then read in one of three fonts (Edwardian Script, Comic Sans and Broadway). Oddness pursues.

We think it's the poor girl who gets the worst news in the campaign but each version is a bit weird in its own right. It's a decidedly different way to sell pens that, let's be honest, no one even uses anymore but we can't fault the brand for trying.

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by Steve Hall    May-13-13    
Topic: Strange

Huggies Delivers Brand Message Every Time A Baby Pees


This is most definitely a first. Huggies, with help from Ogilvy Brasil, has released Tweet Pee, a mobile app and sensor that will determine when your bay's diaper is wet, notify you and tweet about it. Now if that isn't worse than all those "I just ate a donut for breakfast" tweets, I don't know what is. Do we really need to know when a baby pees?

On the useful side, the app keeps track of how many diapers the baby has gone through and alerts the paranet when it's time to head to the store for more Huggies. In that respect, it 's a wonderful way to keep the parent connected to the brand. Via.

by Steve Hall    May- 8-13    
Topic: Strange

Carvel's Fudgie the Whale Returns As Spokesman


Way back in the day, ice cream cake maker Carvel marketed a cake called Fudgie the Whale. Just as you might assume, it was a chocolate cake shaped like a whale.

Today, the brand has resurrected Fudgie the Whale in the form on an animated spokesman. In two new Focus Brands-created commercials, Fudgie can be seen touting the brand's two for one Wednesday Sundae special and specially designed Mother's Day cakes.

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by Steve Hall    May- 2-13    
Topic: Strange

You Won't Need Coffee After Reading This


Here's something to slap you upside the head on a Monday morning. In fact, after taking a look at this ad campaign, you probably won't need any coffee to kick start your day. Australian clothier HommeMystere is out with a new line on lingerie...for men. Yes, you read that right.

Now we all know there are certain men out there who enjoy wearing lingerie but they've never really had a brand cater to their needs. Well, now they do. There's thongs, panties with some extra room for junk, teddies that fir properly and bra straps that don't slide off the shoulder.

How long before Victoria's Secret caters to the cross dresser?

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by Steve Hall    Apr-29-13    
Topic: Strange

Talking Yoga Mat Makes Kimpton Hotel Stay Interesting


Just how many ways are left to differentiate one hotel brand from another? If you're Portal A working for Kimpton Hotels, there are plenty including, well, a talking yoga in every room! In this two minute video created by Portal A, we are introduced to Mat thr talking yoga mat who is here to make Sherry's dismal day a whole lot better.

Mat pulls Sherry away from her work and takes her off on a bike ride, a trip to the pool, a massage and a nice dinner. Sadly, Sherry doesn't respond to Mat's final plea for some action.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-22-13    
Topic: Strange

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