Hertz Viral Attempt Dubbed 'Terrible'

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Calling it a "terrible attempt at forced viral content," an Adrants reader points us to what Hertz describes thusly, "You won't believe what this couple got up to in a Hertz hire car." And, yea, it's not so good. It's predictable. It's not funny.

So what's this all about? Well "Everyone's at it. Wimbledon, that is."

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by Steve Hall    Jun-22-10    
Topic: Video



Nokia Knee Deep in Cannes Video Contest Plagiarism Fiasco

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The similarities are remarkable. Then again, How many different ways can you tell Forrest Gump's story in one minute? Once again we have charges of plagiarism and this times it's tied to Cannes.

Nokia hosted a video competition and first prize was a trip to Cannes. Well, the creator of the winning video, Jemma Lyon, is in Cannes but she's being pummeled by members of web community b3ta. One of the original film's creators wrote, "Someone's sent me an entry to a Nokia filmmaking competition that's literally a shot for shot, line for line, idea for idea remake of it, this has been the first I've heard of it. I wouldn't mind except the person who entered it has won a "Critics Choice" award out of this rehash, including a FUCKING TRIP TO CANNES."

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by Steve Hall    Jun-22-10    
Topic: Brands, Industry Events, Opinion, Promotions, Social, Video



'Neil Hamburger' Loses it at Awards Show

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"Who wants to win a rigged awards ceremony anyway," asks Neil Hamburger in this Lost Planet video. There's broken wine glasses. There's whining. There's profanity. There's shattered egos. There's police intervention. Yea, it's a spoof but it's not like this sort of behavior never happens at awards shows. This week being Cannes week and all...

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by Steve Hall    Jun-21-10    
Topic: Spoofs, Strange, Video



Mullen Pings, BP Remixes, Flash Mob Fails Again

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- Last night Mullen faced Digitas in the first-ever Mullen versus Digitas Ping Pong Tournament. (Nice girl through the guy's legs treatment)

- College Humor helps BP get its Domino's on.

- No. Your Dad does not want a tie for Father's Day this year. Wait, does anyone wear ties anymore?

- Six Flags and Walmart have partnered to offer customers discounts to Six Flags when shopping at Walmart.

- To raise awareness and money for the Greater New Orleans Foundation Gulf Coast, San Francisco-based Pereira & O'Dell are...opening a satellite office off the coast of Naknek, Alaska.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-18-10    
Topic: Agencies, Cause, Research, Spoofs, Video



Pele Gets to Score Again...At Age 70

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Like Rocky Balboa returning to the ring for his last fight, Y&R Brazil, along with Energy, has given the now 70-year-old football great Pele another chance to work his magic against Argentina on the field. After a tough first half, Pele gets it together and finally scores.

Called 1284, the video, which begins with Pele uttering, "If I could replay my life, maybe if I scored my last goal with the Brazilian Team, I'd like that," was created for Brazilian mobile telecommunications company Vivo which is Brazil's national team sponsor.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-18-10    
Topic: Brands, Good, Video



Bevy of Bikini-Clad Beauties Make Man's Morning

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Unless this video has an encoding problem, it looks like its creators didn't make the soundtrack long enough to match the video portion. But who really cares about that crap when the video gives us a detailed aftermath-style view of what was most certainly an amazing night of Axe-Style partying on a boat?

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by Steve Hall    Jun-18-10    
Topic: Brands, Good, Racy, Video



Russian Stewardesses Wash Airplane While Wearing Bikinis

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Thank God there are still countries out there that have no problem with their stewardesses (yes, not flight attendants) stripping down to their bikinis (because all stewardesses wear bikinis under their uniforms in these countries) to wash their airplanes. And, they don't even mind when the stewardesses' bikini-clad bodies become all soaped up like a good bikini car wash girl.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-18-10    
Topic: Good, Opinion, Racy, Video



You're Gonna Be Clappin' When You Hear Eminem Rappin'

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There's a lot of ways to sell a CD but we happen to like this way the best. The infomercial. With Vince. Did you know a CD can slice, dice serve as a coaster? You can also put it on your hoes. And yea, that is spelled correctly.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-17-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Good, Strange, Video



Driving Can be Treacherous on Mountainous Boobs

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Boobs. They'll sell anything. Excusing the oxymoronic ad-before-an-an idiocy of pre-roll video ads, this new effort from RGS, a Russian entity that...well, we have no idea what they do because we can't read their website and we're too lazy to use a translation service. But that's besides the point.

The only thing that matters here is boobs. Big boobs. Small boobs. Painted boobs. Crashing boobs. Yes, crashing. The boobs in this ad are bounced, fondled, handled and, well, tossed in every direction to illustrate, well, something about crashing motor vehicles.
It's certainly an interesting tactic for calling attention to...well, something. Yea, there's likely a double meaning on the word boob in there somewhere.

by Steve Hall    Jun-15-10    
Topic: Racy, Video



Can You Really Trust Your Affiliate Network?

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When you think of affiliate marketing, do you think of a 22 year old guy sitting around his house with his mother in the background nagging him to clean his room? Some think that's the case more often than not causing one to ask, "can you count on your affiliate network to be there when you need them?"

That's the question posed by affiliate.com in this video that has the aforementioned 22 year old guy sitting around his house blowing off customer calls and focusing on the only this that really matters to him: the money he just received from his advertisers and the amount of partying that check will fund.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 8-10    
Topic: Video







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