After tackling what out of work advertising people (such as yours truly) do next and and how Detroit reinvented itself, "recovering ad man" and former copywriter, Erik Proulx, will examine how Penn State, its students and the local community moved on after the Sandusky situation.
His new film, 365 Days - A Year in Happy Valley, will premiere Christmas day 2013. If his pat work is any indication, there's no doubt this film will be an amazing experience.
In a hilarious scenario that illustrates the horror a woman experiences when another woman shows up to an event wearing the same dress, this DDB Adam & Eve video for UK designer Harvey Nichols pits two women against each other in a Star Wars-style shoot out.
As one woman catches a glimpse of the other at the party, all hell breaks loose and the women engage in an all out laser fight that rips the venue to shreds and ultimately results in what appears to be the death one one of the women. Victory.
Well...not so fast...
In a hilarious speed dating-themed video created by Crowdtap, a company that promises to create real relationships, a parade of social media idiots representing how insanely stupid the space has become are taken to task.
Watch the video. We guarantee you've heard at least one individual or one company spew a litany or jargon akin to the silliness this video presents.
Please, can we stop the bullshit?
Cambodia isn't exactly a place that tops many people's travel destination lists but after viewing this beautiful time-lapse video, you might feel differently. The place looks almost as stunning as Vegas.
YouTuber Andy Blalock created the video using clips shot over a six week time period. While the video was not created for any official purpose, aside from the fact it's as good or better than most tourism videos, Blalock, in his video description, calls attention to the plight of child sex trafficking and points to a site that addresses the issue.
- Israel wants to combat The Stigma Virus, a sort of reaction to the AIDS virus.
- How do you brew? Partnering with Boston-based strategic planning agency Blitz Media and its client, Breville USA, Struck created a :30 spot that features a colorful cast of characters that capture a particular style of coffee - bold, mild, intense, smooth, strong and light.
- ZenithOptimedia's latest forecast predicts global ad expenditure will grow 4.1% in 2013, reaching $518 billion by the end of the year.
- Talking cookies tout HGTV shows. Love It or List It. Property Brothers.
Overly Sexy Wrong Creative
While we've seen all sorts of "get hired" ploys from out of work creatives over the years, this one from two recent Miami Ad School grads, Jason Burke and in Soo Kim made us laugh. It follows the tried and true infomercial approach to things and humorously promises "ultra high speed ideation, multi-brief capability, innovative thinking, compelling copy, awesome art work and incredible work ethic."
Check them out here.
Some people love to cuddle. Others, not so much. Axe, the brand that's all about how its super smelly nature is irresistible to women, has come up with a solution for the problem it has created.
With help from DDB Latina Puerto Rico, Axe is introducing the Morning After Pillow, a device that will allow men to slip out of bed while their woman still gets to cuddle.
Axe. Always looking out for guy's needs.
In a hilariously humble, satirically silly new commercial from Microsoft, the brand acknowledges the dislike people have had for its Explorer browser over the years. Exemplified by an Explorer-hating geek, the browser takes its lumps but also puts the nerd in his place. After being assaulted with increasing glowing comments regarding the browser, including a (faux) new Karaoke standard, our geek relents, typing, "IE Sucks...Less."
The ad steers viewers to Browsers You Loved to Hate and touts the new Internet Explorer 10.
Refreshing honesty from a brand and product that has weathered to some serious storms of discontent over the years.
Now this ad for the Samsung Galaxy Note raises an interesting question. In the long run, is it really cheaper to buy an orchestra a bunch of tablets on which sheet music can be displayed or the sheet music itself? In the short run, no doubt, the paper route is cheaper. In the long run, maybe not. Likely, it will be determined by how ell the orchestra treats the tablets and how long they last.
Anyway, check out this video that features the Northern Orchestra and Symphonic Choir Ines de Castro using Samsung Galaxy Notes instead of sheet music. The work was created by OSTV.
So many condom ads are filled with silly analogies, cute colloquialisms or ridiculously sexed up scenarios that leave the viewer wondering whether or not the silliness in the ad exudes the qualities of a brand that requires a deep measure of trust on the part of the buyer.
This new Durex spec (yes, it's spec) spot features kids (but not in the way you might assume in a condom ad) and an analogy that clearly illustrates the product's major feature and benefit; it just works.