You've seen them. Video game commercials. If they aren't of the epic movie preview genre then it's usually two game geek guys sitting on a couch staring into the camera while playing the game.
Not so with Activisions racing game, Blur. nope. No game geeks here. Just hot women in crop tees and cut of shorts catfighting their way to a win.
In which we play a big game of catching up on the news:
- Tony Mennuto and Gregg Singer have launched RadioFace, a creative agency where copywriters and comedians "work together to elevate the cache and effectiveness of the radio medium."
- 175,000 men trained to examine women's breasts for lumps by playing with a model's boobs online.
- Want a throwback to the 80's? Watch this Goldfrapp video directed by Geremy Jasper and Georgie Greville (Legs).
- More stop motion goodness. This time made with the Olympus PEN camera.
- About 38 people out of 100 are in the same room and on the same channel as TV commercials and aren't working, eating, or attending to personal or religious needs. More here.
- Why creatives are always confused.
- What would you trade for a trip to the 2010 World Cup South Africa?
- Something about Dr. Pepper taking over your Facebook status.
- At least this one has a soundtrack.
- Digital Dumbos about to get some business.
- Old people go to McDonald's too.
- This Newcastle commercial is filled with racial-esque double entendres
OK so we could swear we had written about this new work from Craftsman before but, alas, a site search turns up nothing. Launched two weeks ago, Craftsman Labs is out with a music video created entirely from the sound of its tools.
Cap Gun's Alex Fendrich directed and the arrangement was done by musician, composer and producer Kutiman. It brings back memories of that not so real Home Depot commercial by Benni Benassi and a bunch of bootylicious babes. Sadly, Craftsman employs no booty babes in its creation but the work is far more impressive.
We've tried to do this so many times and failed miserably. Actually, we didn't fail. We just got bored. But Memac Ogilvy Dubai and Muddville Dubai didn't get bored and they went all the way with this promotional video for Portfolio Night 8. The pair created a soliloquy or sorts using 30 advertising slogans, Here are the results.
Truly disgusting. But a powerful message. View at your own risk. Feces are involved. But it's all in the name of the need for clean water in parts of the world where clean water isn't the norm.
You can thank WaterAid for this message.
Damn! If CPR were demonstrated the way Fornight Lingerie does in this video, I might actually have remembered the details. No wait, I wouldn't have remembered anything at all. Except for life long memories of ultra hot, lingerie-clad beauties seductively demonstrating the gentle nature of administering the life saving technique.
Of course, after viewing this demo, an entirely different form of compression will be on your mind.
It's amazing the amount of misinformation floating around. Apparently, one in five guys believe you're less likely to get a girl pregnant if you have sex standing up. Seriously? Who knew? Where do people formulate these ass-backwards beliefs?
Perhaps from the very marketing trying to address the misinformation.
Did you know that 50 percent of the world's artistic heritage is in Italy? Did you know most Italians aren't impressed by this? Saatchi & Saatchi, Milan set out to change this anomaly with a social media campaign that would "encourage Italians to rediscover the artistic wonders of their country."
In planning the campaign, the agency wondered, "What do young Italians do on social networks?" The answer? They watch nonsense videos. So the agency set out to create a campiagn that would compare the much loved nonsense videos to viewing a masterpiece.
Facebook. YouTube. Planted nonsense videos. Here's how they did it all.
Loren Feldman of 1938 media has made a public plea to AOL CEO and Chairman Tim Armstrong urging him to buy Facebook. Calling Mark Zuckerberg an asshole who can't be trusted and who treats people's data like "chips in some bullshit poker game," Feldman argues AOL is a brand that still means something and was known for its simplicity and its privacy, something that's currently dogging Facebook.
Feldman says Armstrong should go on TV and plead his case to the American public and educate them about what's going on with Facebook and why it would be better under the AOL umbrella.
If you're into alternative opinions, give this video a watch. You won't be disappointed.