Jen Responds to Mark's Google Chrome Overtures

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Remember Google Chrome: Coffee, the video Google created that showed how a guy used Google to get an old girlfriend to have coffee with him? Ever wonder what Jen's response would have been to Mark's persistance? Well, now we know. The guys over at UCBComedy created a spoof response to the video that portrays Mark in a completely different light.

It's not hilarious but it does have a few funny moments.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-25-12    
Topic: Spoofs, Video



'Science: It's A Girl Thing' Video Derided As Sexist

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A recent video from the European Commission's Women in Research and Innovation effort to encourage more young women to pursue a career in science has sparked a bit of a furor over it's portrayal of women.

In the video which, again, is supposed to focus on encouraging girls to take up a career in science, we see three girls enter a lab as if it were a fashion runway. In what looks like the beginning of a porn flick, the three girls strut their way in wearing mini dresses and high heels as a male scientist ogles the girls.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-25-12    
Topic: Video



Nike Gets Fly With Jus Fly Dunk Shot

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Fresh from Conscious Minds comes this video, part of Nike's #gameonworld campaign, that touts the brand's in-shoe training system and app that tracks a person's quickness, vertical jump height and "fuel" points. In the video, we see dunker Jus Fly from Toronto make a stellar shot complete with a cartwheel ball pick up. Impressive.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-25-12    
Topic: Video



Matt Harding Returns With A New Dance, New Hope

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Oh my. Goose bumps. Matt Harding, a guy who quit his job in Australia, traveled the world with friends, made a video of his travels (complete with personalized quirky dance moves) and because the video was noticed by Stride Gum, received funding for a second dancing trip around the world is...take a breath...back with yet another dance video.

His videos are moving tributes to the connectedness of the human race. When you strip away the borders and the politics, we are all really the same. We laugh. We cry. And we dance.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-21-12    
Topic: Trends and Culture, Video



MediaMonks Shares Company History Over Drinks in Cannes

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In Cannes doing interviews for adforum, Angela Natividad sat down with Victor Knapp and Wesley Ter Haar of MediaMonks, an international creative and digital production shop that also hosted the most excellent Massive Music party last night.

Jumping right into things, Angela asked the pair what trajectory landed them in the world of advertising. Wesley had a fairly typical trajectory. After dropping out of highschool, he starting geeking around with friends and building websites. Victor, on the other hand...was a porn star. OK, he's just kidding. He went sailing. Did it for four years and accidentally ran into Wesley at Central Station in Amsterdam.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-21-12    
Topic: Industry Events, Video



Vans Brand Opens Its Heart In 'Since 66' Film

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It's not easy to envision a brand as having a heart, a soul and a family history that is as near and dear as, perhaps, your own or that of your loved ones but after viewing this Vans film, Since 66, it might be a bit easier. Directed by Eliot Rausch and narrated by Steve Van Doren, the film tells the story of Vans' beginnings and how, over the years the company has affected both the family behind it and the lives of those it has touched.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-20-12    
Topic: Best, Brands, Video



Half Naked Abercrombie & Fitch Models Do 'Call Me Maybe'

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Really, it's only fair we include the Abercrombie & Fitch beekcake version of Call Me Maybe. After all, there are far too many ads that feature hot women. Isn't about time we had some ads that feature hot guys? We think so. So anyone who enjoys viewing the impossible perfect abs of young, Abercrombie & Fitch guys, have a look at this.

And for anyone interested in looking at equally hot women do the Call Me Maybe thing, check out the Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders version.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-15-12    
Topic: Brands, Trends and Culture, Video



Pete Cashmore Look-A-Like Gets Shaved by Kelly Brook

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It's been a while since we've seen Kelly Brook in the ad world. Apparently, she's been shoved aside by the latest busty babe of the moment, Kate Upton. The last time we saw Kelly she was writhing with sexual desire as an angel left behind in a Lynx ad.

Now Kelly can be seen in a Philips ad, created by UK-based WDMP, giving a Pete Cashmore look-a-like a shave. It's not your every day barber shop though. Oh no. No fat, graying white men handling the razor. Just Kelly clad in a shiny black leather dress out of which her ample breasts bulge. And this isn't your every day shave either.

Don't worry, Pete. Lisa is way hotter than Kelly!

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by Steve Hall    Jun-15-12    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Racy, Video



Coke Security Cam Video A Viral Hit

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A video that shows what appears to be security camera footage of good deeds done the world over ends with a Coke sign off. It's the work of Coke Latin America and was produced by Landia. In the video, we see people performing random acts of kindness. Some have questioned whether or not this is a valid Coke ad. Others have wondered if the security cam footage was staged. Others (most everyone) just appreciate its positive outlook on life.

The video, which includes music from Roger Hodgson's "Give A Little Bit," was uploaded to youTube on June 11 now has 1.2 million views.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-14-12    
Topic: Video, Viral



Your Adopted Pet Could be the Next Viral Video Sensation

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Oh now this is hilarious. Hilarious enough to garner almost half a million views in four days. It's a video from the ASPCA letting us know there are millions of viral videos...uh, animals...waiting to be adopted.

The video, created by Mekanism, features Nightline's Dan Harris and his amazing hovering cat. When Dan leaves for work, Hovercat starts the party which, apparently, doesn't end until Dan comes homes from work at the end of the day.

The cheeky play here, of course, is that pets aren't just pets any longer. They're viral videos waiting to happen. Whatever works. If it gets animals out of a shelter and into a home, we can't really complain.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-13-12    
Topic: Video, Viral








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