Kids Tricked by Aliens to Make Lunchables Commercial

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Ever been on a field trip? Of course you have. Ever met an alien on a field trip? Probably not. Well, the kids in this three minute Lunchables video have the pleasure of meeting a pair. That is until the whole thing is unveiled to them as being part of a Lunchables commercial which touts the giveaway of 50 field trips.

Chicago agency The Escape Pod created the work which, if you ask us, is 2:30 longer than it needs to be. It's like watching paint dry..

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by Steve Hall    May- 6-10    
Topic: Video



Cadbury Gives Roller Coaster Riders Ice Cream Facials

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So you're Cadbury. Among other things you make ice cream. But wait. Maybe people don't know you make ice cream. So what do you do? You give everyone an ice cream cone and ask them to eat it while riding a roller coaster. Yes. Things get messy. Very messy.

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by Steve Hall    May- 5-10    
Topic: Brands, Strange, Video



Agency Cuts Through Hair Loss Crap For American Crew

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Here's a video summarizing the work Karsh/Hagan did for the launch of the American Crew Trichology Hair Recovery system. The agency and the brand wanted to avoid associating itself with all the other hair recovery crap on the market and be as honest as it possibly could about hair loss.

The campaign included, in addition to advertising, 100 videos featured doctors, nutritionists, personal trainers, single women and professional stylists who answered the 100 most asked (according to Google) questions about hair loss. The videos were housed on a destination site as well as on the usual video sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo as well as blogs and forums.

We're told the campaign reached 15 million men and site traffic to the American Crew site doubled. Watch the video here. Check out the site here and the YouTube channel here.

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by Steve Hall    May- 5-10    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Video



Graduating Ad Student Turns Job Search Into Reality Show

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For a graduating college student the impending job search is a daunting. It's a painful process laden with ridiculous requirements. Twenty-two year old Russian student Stepan Mitaki knows this and will be documenting his attempt at landing a job in advertising with a reality show.

On a regular basis, Mitaki will share videos, blog posts and tweets with the world. You can check out his video introduction here, his blog here and his tweets here.

by Steve Hall    May- 5-10    
Topic: Video, Weblogs



Adify Media Helps Ad Buyers Reach Freaks

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Adify Media, an advertising network that places ads on niche sites, wants us to know just how niche some people can be. With two new videos that introduce us to Cheryl, a fan of "accidental toast portraiture, and Wally, a three-time world champion cat shaver, Adify Media wants online ad buyers to know they hold the keys to the World Wide Weirdo Web.

Which is a very good thing because God knows the web is chock full of lunatics with freakishly strange behaviors in search of products to support those freakishly strange behaviors.

by Steve Hall    May- 4-10    
Topic: Good, Video



Holy Bulging Cleavage! Who Knew Bowling Could Be So Hot?

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Taking the breasts as bowling balls metaphor to, well, the bowling alley, Jonathan Leder, who earlier showed us the orgasmic effects of playing squash, now shares with us the tantalizing excitement of bowling. Model Lauren Young, whose more than ample breasts are barely contained in a French cut bra, prances up and down the alley as Leder's lens follows the every gyration of her mountainous flesh within.

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by Steve Hall    May- 4-10    
Topic: Magazine, Racy, Video



Paddy Punts, Ad Council Ad Libs, Ad Man Resurfaces

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- Blind football. Paddy Power. Cat. Funny.

- McCann Erikson has launched a $100 million campaign for Holiday Inn.

- Who knew a brick had so many uses. And could save you so much money? Brandon Baunach's entry into Ogilvy's YouTube competition.

- With the rise of online banking, many people haven't been inside a bank in a while. To remind people they still exist, efirstbank has brought the lobby to the people. TDA Advertising & Design did the work.

- Watch this. You'll never want to eat a hamburger or cheeseburger again. Well, at least every day like some kids do in school.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-30-10    
Topic: Agencies, Outdoor, Strange, Video



Lingerie Brand Provides Pedestrians Hole to Glory

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Elle McPherson did it to sell her lingerie. Now Marissa Lingerie is doing it. Doing what, you ask? Holes. Yes, holes. No, not holes in their underwear...though given the see-through nature of most lingerie, holes do play a role in lingerie. Rather we're talking about a different kind of hole here.

While McPherson offered up a keyhole to pseudo masturbation, Marissa created a...construction hole. Yes. A hole through which passersby can peer and watch lingerie-clad construction workers do their thing. And many a passerby took the time to gander at the hotness within.

by Steve Hall    Apr-29-10    
Topic: Racy, Video



College Students Strip For 'Epic Sexy Charitable' Axe Undie Run

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Holy Hot Humanity! Hot college students across the nation will, once again, strip off their clothing and donate it to charity in a ten school competition that promises to, well...be much less hot than it's portrayed in this promotional video.

No, women won't be running around campuses with thongs on. No, women won't be tearing off their shirts to display their bras. No, guys won't be running around in their boxers. No, a girl with "Kelly" written across her underwear won't be riding around on a chariot.

More likely, what we will see are fully dressed college students with kitchen trash bags full of extra clothing walking slowly across campus to place them in Axe drop boxes.

Yea, we know. Ads are always more exciting than the reality they depict.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Cause, Promotions, Racy, Video



Netherlands Schooled in Art of Assisting in Violent Situations

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Apparently, there's a lot of violence against public service Employees in the Netherlands. So much so, they needed an ad campaign to call attention to it and to illustrate the inactivity of onlookers in violent situations.

Created by Amsterdam-based N=5, an interactive billboard was created that showed a green screen film scene of violence which was then coupled with live shots of the people looking at the billboard. The net results out passersby in the middle of a violent situation. Once the scene played out on the billboard, four tips where then provided to educate onlookers how to assist public service employees if they witness a violent situation.

Here's a video showing how it was created and how it was received.

by Steve Hall    Apr-27-10    
Topic: Good, Outdoor, Video








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