Lance Armstrong Videos Promote Discovery Shows


Capitalizing on Lance Armstrong's recent Tour de France win, Discovery Channel is creating a few videos featuring Team Discovery and Armstrong as well as a few characters from Discovery shows for good promotional measure, of course. To promote the Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter show, one of the videos is appropriately named "Croc-Bloc."

by Steve Hall    Aug- 5-05    
Topic: Promotions

Ford Backs Out of Eminem Marketing Deal


Ford was set to feature one of its new Fusion cars in the Eminem video, "Ass Like That" but, while Ford has no problem with Eminem, the automaker said the song's lyrics were just too racy for the Ford brand and backed out of future dealings with the singer. In the song, in reference to Gwen Stefani, Eminem asks, "Will you pee-pee on me please" and in reference to Jessica Simpson, Eminen sings, "Jessica Simpson, looks oh so temptin', Nick I ain't never seen an ass like that. Everytime I see that show on MTV my pee-pee goes doing, doing, doing." Apparently, it's a bit too hard for the Ford target audience.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 5-05    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials

Alan Cumming Cums For Cumming


Shot in a style usually reserved for attractive female models who writhe and squirm alluringly atop frilly white sheets and move in slow, seductive motion throughout large, hard wood floored spaces with wind gently blowing long, sheer window treatments, actor Alan Cumming gushes double entendres about what's sexy and the inner meaning of cumming. Oh, it's to promote his new fragrance, Cumming. Like that'll be easy to ask the fragrance counter associate for.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 5-05    
Topic: Commercials

Iacocca Gets Jiggy With Snoop Dog


Hoping to help us forget the not so smashing Jason Alexander version of the new Chrysler Lee Iacocca spot, the car company has paired Iacocca with Snoop Dogg in an ad set to air this weekend. With the usual old guy/young rapper dude culture clash, the post hopes to appeal to those under 40, many of whom have no idea who Iacocca is.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 5-05    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity, Commercials, Television

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Ad Council Ads Get Spoofed


Our insightful friends over at Something Awful have decided to take on several recent, feel good, politically correct Ad Council campaigns and turn them upside down. Revel in advice on how to beat your child. Learn how to properly drive drunk. Realize penis enlargement pills might be great for the guy but all they do for the girl is hurt. With the tagline, "Good enough for Dingos, good enough for you," we're told babies are "Cute. Cuddly. Delicious." Diversity is all well and good but redheads are hot. And pollution? No one cares.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 5-05    
Topic: Spoofs