2 Girls 1 Cup Makes Appearance in Domino's Ad

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A just launched Dominoes campaign, For Real, includes clips from such famed videos including Chris Crocker's Leave Britney Alone, the elephant on the trampoline, car skating, the puking Swedish hostess and, yes, 2 Girls 1 Cup. (Don't worry. Not the gross part)

Not all of these videos are "official" of course as some are not on the Domino's YouTube channel nor anything the brand would approve. We suspect some YouTubers are just having a bit of fun with the campaign inserting whatever they choose into the commercials doughnut hole.

by Steve Hall    Sep-10-10    
Topic: Consumer Created, Video



YouTuber Says Shards O' Glass Popsicles Look Yummy

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So remember that Shards O' Glass Truth commercial that came out back in June? It's the one where a company makes freeze pops with shards of glass in them and says they're for adults only. Well according to kat62296 on YouTube the approach may have backfired a bit.

In a video, she takes a look at the commercial and comes to the conclusion that, with a little adjustment, those freeze pops could be really tasty. Hmm. Not exactly the message Truth was going for.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-10-10    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Video



Little Girl Spawns Dance Craze For Samsung

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It's not a Matt Harding but, in this day and age of all things video, we guess it's a passable means of promoting a product. So just watch as this little girl in a dance studio does a little dance that turns out to be not so little and not so confined to the dance studio.

What's it promoting? Samsung's Galaxy phone. The Viral Factory created and is seeding the work

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 9-10    
Topic: Video



Philips Humors, Boobs Augmented, Interactive Gets Intimate

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- Philips has released a romantic comedy called Nigel & Victoria. The first three episodes are on YouTube.

- Ladies with iPhones, want bigger boobs? Check out the iAugment app from Dr. Kinsley. Upload your photo and then choose your implant size to see what you'll look like.

- The Lingerie Football League is coming to MTV2.

- Intimate Interactive is now following us on Twitter. Intimate Interactive? Seriously? Is that like an interactive agency for lingerie clients?

- Well here's an interesting way to sell cars.

by Steve Hall    Sep- 7-10    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Mobile/Wireless, Racy, Strange, Tools, Video



Ali Larter Drops A Lemon on Kill Bill

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Teased in early July, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York is out with its latest short film for Absolut. This one's called Lemon Drop and it stars Ali larter whom we've loved since she first starred in Varsity Blues. Playing a character named Lemon Drop, the movie's plot, which never takes itself too seriously, revolves around Larter using both sides of her personality to solve a caper involving missing kittens, an evil crooner, and a set of mysterious vials.

Directed by Traktor, the ten minute video can be seen here and also on YouTube and can be seen at where it is accompanied by a downloadable movie poster and wallpaper.

by Steve Hall    Sep- 7-10    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Video



Sails Branded, Women Climb, Bear Hunted, Woman Deforested

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- Who needs billboards when you can mess up the nautical landscape with branded sails?

- How do women climb to the top of the creative ladder?

- Have fun with this hunter and a bear in a choose your own adventure video series for Tipp-Ex.

- The deadline extended to September 7, 2010 for the ADC 90 CFE Cube Design Project.

- Yea. Here's that Greenpeace deforestation ad. I you can't guess what it's all about before you view, you need help.

- In Sidewalkgate, Zynga may end up owing San Francisco more than clean up costs for its sidewalk advertising stunt.

- WTF?

by Steve Hall    Sep- 2-10    
Topic: Outdoor, Video



Newsflash! Opera Singer Breaks Glass Through Cell Phone

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Kinda like the idiocy of that car that can break a glass with its engine noise, Orange is out with a commercial during which an opera singer breaks a glass with her voice delivered through a cell phone connection. Yea, that's exactly what we want. Don't you think mobile providers should concentrate of the important stuff first like, oh, calls that don't drop and service that is everywhere?

Of course we love the tagline of the commercial which reads, "Don't believe everything you see" thus, basically, negating the entire point of the ad.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 2-10    
Topic: Video



Has Pre-Roll Video Advertising Met the Grim Reaper?

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This contributed article is written by Jaffer Ali, CEO of Video Snack Network. He lays out the facts regarding video pre-roll advertising and why it's a bust.

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces. --Sigmund Freud

This article is likely to irritate a lot of people. Of course that is not the goal, but an expected byproduct nonetheless. Let me first begin by stating in absolute terms that I wish I were wrong about what follows, because my life would have been rendered easier.

Here is the conclusion and the rationale will follow:

Pre-roll video is a terrible DR and branding vehicle!

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 1-10    
Topic: Opinion, Video



Big Ad Gig Video Toys With Andrew Keller, Donny Deutsch

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Perhaps you've heard of Advertising Week's Big Ad Gig? It's a competition that will award five people a 30 day ad gig. The videos have been spilling in and there's one we really like. It's from Julie Bowman and it has some fun with Donny Deutsch and Andrew Keller.

Like Bowman's video? Then go here and Like it.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-30-10    
Topic: Industry Events, Video



Facebook Status Gets Ad Band Rap

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Dr. Cheesebarn, the agency band for Resource Interactive, just sent us their new video called Status. It takes a rapper's view of Facebook and social networking in general. And it's petty good. They've submitted it to the Advertising Week/VideoEgg Battle of the Ad Bands for consideration. Do you think they're worthy? View after the jump.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-29-10    
Topic: Industry Events, Video










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