Bop-It Dances, AdVerve Rants, Elf Flashmobs, Milkquarious Jams

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- Like to play piano? Like the musician Adam Ben Exra? Obsessed with YouTube? Then this Instrumentube thing is for you.

- Like to dance? Like the game Bop-It? Obsessed with...oh wait...we just wrote that. Anyway, check out the new "viral" for the game.

Be sure to check out the latest BeanCast with Angela Natividad, Joe Jaffe, Kelly Edison and Ian Schafer. The ad gurus discuss Black Friday, Wal-Mart, pay-per-tweet and crowdsourcing.

- Also, the latest AdVerve podcast with Angela Natividad and Bill Green is out. Give it a listen here.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Video



Thank God Idiocy Still Reigns Supreme (Or We'd Have Nothing to Write About)

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Oh please. Seriously? It's one thing to groove to a song while driving. But to film it as if it's the coolest thing in the world is just an indication of your inanely idiotic stupidity. Rather, the idiocy of the ad agency that came up with this crap for What UR Missing, some kind of car audio retailer.

And a website with horizontal navigation??? And a store locator that doesn't work? And a contact email URL that's parked? And the most ridiculously fake YouTube video description ever written? And in case the creator's realize how stupid this is, we'll share the description with you here:

"Check it out, we were cruisin around the other day and we were sitting at a stop light when all these people in their cars were dancing to a song by of Montreal called Suffer for Fashion (www.polyvinylrecords.com). It was wild; almost like we were in the Twilight Zone! My buddy grabbed his camcorder so we could shoot it because no one would have believed it if we told them. It was crazy. You gotta see this. www.whatURmissin.com"

Seriously?

by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Video, Worst



Have Some ass With Your Coffee This Post-Thanksgiving Monday

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Here's some ridiculousness for a Monday morning after a long and overstuffed Thanksgiving. If you think you've put on a few pounds after eating turkey for four days, you might appreciate the rotundness of the slapping asses in this "commercial" for Orangina. Though there;s no nudity, many might consider this NSFW. You decide.

And if shaking asses weren't enough to jolt you back to reality this Monday morning, check out these asses wearing glasses in a campaign for Glassing Sunglasses. ANd no, we have no idea what the intended concept of these ads are either. Other than, as AdFreak points out, the literal interpretation people who wear sunglasses as a fashion accessory are sometimes categorized as pompous, self-centered asses. Though why a sunglasses brand would take this route is a bit questionable.

By the way, welcome back to work. We hope you had a wonderful break and don't think we're too much of an ass for shoving ass in your face as you sip your morning java. Oh wait, we are a giant collection of asses here at Adrants so yea, we so totally wanted to ass face you today!

by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Racy, Strange, Video



Jeans For Women With Curves...Will Give You An Orgasm?

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So yea. Curves are sexy. And real women with real curves will have spontaneous orgasms if they buy Yoga Jeans according to this new commercial for the brand. No, really. It's true. Just watch the commercial. But watch it with the sound down if people near you are offended by the sounds of women experience orgasmic pleasure.

by Steve Hall    Nov-24-09    
Topic: Racy, Video



It Doesn't Happen by Accident, Understand!

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This
is one of those sports team promotions that's all manly and shit. It's in slow motion. It's got image after image of boxheaded football player going through their moves. It's got sweat. It's got a sportism-filled voiceover. And it's got a tagline that's delivered over and over and over and over as if...hmm...sports fan's minds are too simplistic to get the message the first few times.

But whatever. We have to like it because it was made by a friend of a friend (and part-time Adrants writer).

by Steve Hall    Nov-24-09    
Topic: Video



PETA Ruins Thanksgiving

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Oh come on, PETA! Can't we enjoy Thanksgiving without your preachy bitchiness? Apparently not thanks to the know-it-all little girl who gives thanks prior to eating Thanksgiving dinner with her family.

by Steve Hall    Nov-24-09    
Topic: Cause, Video



Pilgrims Get Sexy Makeover in Muscle Milk Thanksgiving Video

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Teachers, hide your students! The traditional Pilgrim is about to get a deliciously sexy makeover by Jason Reed for Muscle Milk. In this video, we are treated to a far less than staid Thanksgiving as dinner turns into a hip-hop rap fest.

Entitled Sexy Pilgrim, the video was created by San Francisco-based Pereira & O'Dell and turns Thansgiving into something our forefathers never would have imagined.

by Steve Hall    Nov-20-09    
Topic: Good, Video



If Honda's Choir Sung With Helium...

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Back in 2006, Wieden + Kennedy created a Honda Civic commercial which had a choir provide the sounds for the car in the ad. It was an amazing feat. Not as amazing as the Honda Cog commercial but much more amazing than this knock off for the Alfa Romeo Mito which is being seeded as a viral.

It's not very funny which is sad becasue everything that involves helium should be funny. Sadly, the singers in this commercials look like Alvin and the Chipmunks in church.

by Steve Hall    Nov-20-09    
Topic: Bad, Video, Viral



ElfYourself Returns Social Media-Style

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Back for its fourth year, the popular ElfYourself from OfficeMax has more goodies than ever before. Now people can star in two dances, Hip Hop Elves and Singing Elves, along with favorites from past years. Of course, Facebook Connect has been added so people can easily use Facebook photos from within ElfYourself and post the video to walls. And, yes, Twitter's there as well.

In its past three year's existence, the game has garnered 284 million visits. There was also a flash mob stunt to hype this year's outing.

by Steve Hall    Nov-18-09    
Topic: Guerilla, Social, Video



It's Chiquita Madness!

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Of the egg-throwing variety. Because they have invisible arms and are adept at pranks, no window is safe from them, for they are bananas. Not even Facebook can hide. Or microsites. Or Twitter. Or mocumentaries.

(Good to see the 12-step meme is alive and well because I need a Bananavention.)

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by Bill Green    Nov-17-09    
Topic: Campaigns, Specialty, Video










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