Isiah Mustafa Beats Fabio in Old Spice Guy Challenge

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Of course it was a forgone conclusion but now it's official. The internet has spoken. Isiah Mustafa has bested Fabio in the Old Spice Guy Challenge. In a final video, Old Spice Guy retires New Spice Guy by sending him to Saturn with a balloon. Yea, the rest of the video is pretty weird too.

We are pleased Fabio has been laid to rest, Apart from a week or two of entertainment, it's been grating to see the once loved romance icon turned into a has been buffoon.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-28-11    
Topic: Brands, Video



Guys Want to Ride Rosie Jones...and Pepsi Monster Truck

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Pepsi Max UK is out with a new 20:20-created "viral" staring Nuts cover girl Rosie Jones and three very Rosie Jones-obsessed (horny?) guys who enjoy ogling Jones as she preps for....a monster truck jump over the very Rosie Jones-obsessed guys who, definitely...want a ride.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-28-11    
Topic: Video



Olympians Play Silly Games to Promote TV Show

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Team GB 2012 contenders Rebecca Adlington, track and field athlete Richard Whitehead, BMX rider Shanaze Reade, kayak sprinter Tim Brabants and ParalympicsGB wheelchair rugby player Mandip Sehmi have created a trailer to launch Minute To Win It, a new game from Cadbury Spots v Stripes.

The trailer provides a look at a series of strange, minute-long games which challenge people to play more in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics.

The eight-part series, in association with Cadbury Spots v Stripes, sees two popular TV hosts captain groups of friends as they compete head-to-head in wacky 60-second challenges using everyday household objects.

Check out the trailer.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-27-11    
Topic: Video



Six Comedians Help Microsoft Launch Avatar Kinect

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To promote the launch of Avatar Kinect and Kinect Sparkler this week, Microsoft has partnered with six comedians who will use Avatar Connect to create 90 second videos. Each of the videos will be posted on the brand's Facebook page where visitors will be invited to vote for their favorite comedian and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Xbox and Kinect bundle.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-25-11    
Topic: Promotions, Video



Drew Does Needless Mark Up, G+ Gets Mocked

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- Drew Barrymore will front a new campaign for Nieman Marcus.

- David Hasselhoff is making jokes with the Air New Zealand puppet.

- Campbell Mithun wants you to know they've employed the apparently never before used "flicker" effect in a new commercial for Famous Footwear.

- Vogue will top the fashion category this September with 584 ad pages.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-22-11    
Topic: Agencies, Cause, Celebrity, Magazine, Racy, Spoofs, Video



Watermelons Sell Clothing

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Ever heard of Desiree Elyda Villalobos? We know. It's a mouthful. And she is. She's best known for...well, not much at all...except for the fact she possesses the sort of look and shape that could catapult her to fame if for no other reason than for her look and shape. After all, what the hell makes the Kardashians so popular?

Anyway, Villalobos can currently be seen in a promotional video for Primitive Apparel. In the video, she wanders peacefully through a park and has a picnic of fruit and, yes, watermelon, as her "shape" threatens to unleash itself from the confines of her clothing.

This is what passes for fashion promotion.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-21-11    
Topic: Racy, Video



Kids Predict Future of Air Travel

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As part of their continued effort working on the Webby-nominated The GE Show, The Barbarian Group is out with another episode called Future Flight. It's an animated video that asks children - and two GE aviation experts - what the future of flight will look like. Everything from what the planes look like, where they will fly and how they will be powered is covered. We especially like the idea of algae-field jet engines.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-21-11    
Topic: Video



When Lingerie Ads Sell Russian Mail Order Brides

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Hot chicks? Check. Slow motion videography? Check. Close up shots of the "do me" look? Check. Catwalk prance? Check. Windblown hair? Check? Overuse of strobe lights and flash? Check. Pulsating soundtrack? Check. Booty shots? Check. Cleavage shots? Check.

If you've completed this list then you have created yourself a Russian lingerie commercial. If you steal this commercial and upload it to your own YouTube account and drop a link to Russian Beautiful Girls then you're a lazy Russian dating service marketer.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-21-11    
Topic: Racy, Video



Sue Sylvester Urges People Not to Watch Glee 3D Concert Movie

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With a witty bit of stunt marketing, the upcoming Glee 3D Concert movie is being promoted by a "Stop Believing" campaign which consists of a letter and video from the show's Jane Lynch character, Sue Sylvester.

From the desk of Sue Sylvester
William McKinley High School
July 15, 2011

For two years, we've been mercilessly bombarded with the pubescent nonsense of carnival sideshow freaks calling themselves "The Glee Club." These tone deaf howler monkeys conned the plebian masses into downloading millions of songs; won Emmy Awards and Golden Globes; and have charted more singles than the Beatles. Roll over Beethoven, something stinks, and it ain't the cheese, it's The Glee Club.

And now, they're trying to shove a 3-D concert movie down our throats.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-20-11    
Topic: Video



Nike 'Viral' Falls Flat With Falling Skateboarder

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Here's a new "viral" for Nike. In the video, we see a guy on a skateboard traveling down a road at increasing speeds. there's the ubiquitous close up shot of the shoes before the camera pans out to capture the ubiquitous wipe out which is supposed to make the viral funny. You can laugh if you want to. We didn't. This stuff is way too predictable. Of course he was going to fall as soon as he got on the board. Some originality, please, people!

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by Steve Hall    Jul-20-11    
Topic: Video, Viral










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