Trojan Orgasm Ad to Hit British Airwaves

While the Brits sort out their stand on political correctness, a television commercial for Trojan condoms featuring a woman having an orgasm has been approved to air during Friday's "Big Brother." While some jump for joy at the chance to see sex on commercial television, conservative group Mediawatch is calling the commercial "irresponsible" claiming some children may see the ad. We just think it's a good show of political correctness for Trojan to make sure the girl gets off too.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 2-04    

Melons of All Kinds Sell Skyy Melon Vodka

Skyy Vodka has resorted to using melons - all kinds - to promote its new Skyy Melon Vodka. At least for the male demo, this is a brilliant attempt at creating subliminal product attraction by associating the product with one of man's most absurd but inmate fixations - the female breast. It's an old and tired concept but then again, man never tires of that particular female body part so what the hell - might as well capitalize on it.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 2-04    

Yikes! There's More Oddvertising - 'Birdvertising'

Adrants reader Alex points out yet another not-so-new alternative form of advertising. It's called Bird Typing but it should be called Birdvertising. Roman Kingsley, the man behind Bird Typing, has trained birds to form letters while flying yielding a unique form of sky writing. It's not easy though. Kingsley's been doing it since 2002, spent three months training a bunch of birds and is now in the process of getting them to chirp in unison. Apparently Volvo has hired Kingsley to fly the Volvo logo. If anyone gets a picture of that, we need to see it!

by Steve Hall    Jun- 2-04    

Michael Tchong Introduces INVENTrain Seminar

Michael Tchong, guru of the future, of the trend and of Trendscape is hosting a seminar called INVENTrain at Studio Z in San Francisco on September 10. The seminar will help marketers to "see the trends changing our world, understand the forces driving the economy and seize new business opportunities that will shape your future.

While it might sound like futuristic, consultant-babble, Michael Tchong is a smart guy and this event will most assuredly stir the entrepreneurial bones in your body and fuel your imagination with regard to your current work efforts.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 2-04    

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David and Victoria Beckham in Japanese Cosmetics Commercials

Courtesy of Japander, soccer superstar David Beckham and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham appear in a series of commercials in Japan for TBC, a cosmetics line. The Beckhams can bee seen frolicking at home, showing there love for each other, all in the name of selling makeup.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 2-04