Monday, October 31, 2011
Haha, yeah. How many of you out there would like to see an Angel accept the "unbreakable" challenge posed by this French glasses ad? Also, real brave: he's standing on a Parisian street. Ad agency: Herezie, Paris. Note: True story—I once saw a tall but flabby Hell's Angel nearly beat a ripped bodybuilder to death outside of a bar in northwestern New Jersey. The bodybuilder kept pestering the biker to fight, and finally, almost reluctantly, he took the obnoxious bullet-head up on his offer.
Previous noteworthy glasses ad: Ladies, buy these frames so men won't stare at your "sweater kittens".
According to the press note, drunk cooking is one of the leading contributors to house fires in New Zealand. (Another one is probably drunk fart lighting.) How to address this Kiwi epidemic? Well, ad agency M&C Saatchi targeted pissed blokes with urinal piss-vertising in bars. You see, when you wee on the sticker, the heat sensitive ink disappears, revealing a plea to get food before you go home. No worries though about extending your drunken driving trip by swinging by the local Burger King. Previously in: Drunken Urinal Piss-vertising (via Romania).
The Tits & Ass (both nsfw) nonprofit is partnering with the Ministry of Waxing in the UK with these graphic vagina metaphor anti-fur ads. (This one is for a Singapore location.) Aren't they clever little art directors and copywriters? When the human-haters finally launch their .xxx site, they can shoot the real thing.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Via Gawker: These billboards are up in Texas, South Carolina and Ohio. There's also a "Martin Luther King, Jr. Was a Republican" execution. They're the work of Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani, a black conservative activist who has one dangly cross earring, and loves him some rockin' Herman Cain.
Friday, October 28, 2011
That's what tipster TJ's email subject line was. He may be right: that ending joke is just lovely. Heck of a way to sell fucking shampoo. The thought went through my mind that this was a parody spot. No, it's real, from the P&G brand. The idiotic mook YouTube commenters love it. Anybody know the ad agency?
Via good copy/bad copy.
Related: The worst commercial ever made?
My gay male readers say I don't post enough beefcake. This should shut you up.
Bendix Bauer has, uh, reimagined the industry's top (and sometimes bottom) designers for the debut issue of German magazine Horst. Top L-R: Karl Lagerfeld and his muse Baptiste Giabiconi (the Kaiser's gotta love that depiction); Twins Dean & Dan Caten of Dsquared2 (racy recent ads here, nsfw). Bottom L-R: Marc Jacobs (latest puzzling web video here); and my favorite edgy fashion advertiser and manscaper, Tom Ford.
The editorial is called "Tom of Sinland," inspired of course by the style of Tom of Finland (see their branded cock bulge shopping bag here). Via Homotography.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Well, well: It's our new friends from that unintentionally racist Belgrade casino again. No Serbian-English language barrier here, baby. Now that's a pair of Ladies, amirite boys? My knees are jerking like crazy today. Ad agency: Euro RSCG.
Repeat after me: TITS: WHAT CAN'T THEY SELL?
(click ads) The South African edition of Marie Claire asked ad agencies to create layouts for their current "body" issue. These are the noteworthy executions.
Top Left—That's depressing. Ad agency: M&C Saatchi.
Top Right—That's better, I guess. Ad agency: King James RSVP.
Bottom Left: Unoriginal (Barbie again?), and some of the call-outs are cliches (chocolate, twice?). Ad agency: Canvas Lifestyle.
Bottom Right: Well, her hair, eyes, mouth, boobs, and hoo-ha are left, so... I don't know. Ad agency: Jupiter Drawing Room.
I'm not a woman. Women: what do you think?
Related: a round-up of insulting marketing to women.
via) Bohn is known for their cool, futuristic post-WWII print ads. Here, they strayed into the BETTER DEAD THAN RED war. Commie Nobama is slowly poisoning this great country, ain't he—making us drink from his chalice of false hope? Related: Dickhead Steve Forbes Photoshops Obama's head into Stalin-Lenin photo.
"Brandine, I hid somethin' special fer ya in the squirrel's mouth." (thanks to treehouses for the pic)
Three previous terrible diamond ads.
(click ad, via)
Hey they're just calling a spade a spade, right? And she does have an ace of spades (fake) tattoo. In defense of Belgrade's Grand Casino, this ad has probably been translated from Serbian for publicity purposes. But, I'm pretty sure somebody at their ad agency Euro RSCG speaks English well enough to know what an oopsie that headline is. Maybe they just didn't care. Previously: Racist Ad of the Week #1. Related: six retro racist ads.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Only once before have I seen a drunk driving video that didn't make me shake my head and sigh (this wonderful short film via Denmark). Usually, the commercials are either pathetically preachy or "shocking." But this one, via the New Zealand Transport Agency, talks to kids, not at them. Although calling our young hero a "bloody legend" is a bit much. Ad agency: Clemenger BBDO.
Fuck Fay Wray, I'm a big hairy gay ape.
The tip of the Empire State Building is certainly pretty gross, so good move snapping on the Magnum® XXXXXXXXXXL. AIDES, the French safe sex nonprofit, continues with their new questionable cartoon campaign (previously: Charlie the Trouser Snake [stupid] and the AIDS sex park [fun]). I have no idea where the ads are running. Playboy? Highlights? If you've seen them in the real world, please let me know. Ad agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Ha, this is funny. Chapstick produced this ad looking to generate some of that sweet "social media" they'd be hearing so much about. And generate it did. Many, many women went to their facebook page to register their displeasure with this butt ad, according to SFGate. And Chapstick summarily deleted every single one of their comments. "Be Heard!" They did leave comments from men though, like this one: "after looking at this pic i know right where i wanna hide my chapstick." I think Suzy Chapstick was moderating the comments.
Related: copyranter's ample ASSvertising Archive.
Sure, it's shamelessly derivative (Old Spice Guy + World's Most Interesting Man = this jackass). But what ad "idea" isn't? I was (somewhat) entertained and I actually wanted the video to go a little longer—which never happens. Don Johnson, though, felt added on and pathetic. Ad agency: Leo Burnett, Sydney.
Three older Johnnie Walker ads here.
For some incomprehensible reason, a creative from Toronto ad agency Grip Limited sent me this "Anatomy of an Agency" infographic they created. I work at a very small place, so I'm not going to comment on the jokes here. I've leave that up to you hovering vultures.
Previous ad industry infographics:
• copywriters are douchebags.
• graphic designers are pathetic.
• the evolution of the asinine ad exec, 1960-2011.
(click ads, via)
United We Sandwich? BIG swing and a miss.
Time to get some boots on the ground there, Barack.
Ad agency: NINETEEN84, Lebanon.
Previously: Shepard Fairey made a really pretty butterfly to fight sexual violence.
Or are they zombies? No, let's go with vampires; they move too smoothly to be zombies. The black-ish metal track adds to the ambiance. Titled "The Flowers of Evil", the video is one of two introducing AP's Soiree line of unmentionables. The 2nd "short film" (watch here) has a less interesting "Eyes Wide Shut" feel to it, but does feature some light whipping of a ganged-up-on naked gentleman.
So, something for everybody.
Previous Agent Provocateur video: Betty Sue's gettin' down tonight (sfw).
Monday, October 24, 2011
Created by Masato Takahashi, a researcher at Keio University, who crafted them from molds of his own arms. He believes that they can be used at concerts to enhance the sound of real clapping or as clapping avatars which allow online viewers to applaud via robots installed onsite at the performance. He’s even said they would make good “spanking machines”.
You think they're creepy now? Wait ten years, when arenas all over the world are filled with them as our machine overlords stage one-sided death matches between human slaves and indestructible killer robots. Their perfect clapping will be the last sound we hear.
Just another reminder that Japan owns creepy.
Via Bolivia, for Planet Pizza. Ad agency: NexusBBDO. Half Lakers fan, half raw meat-eating savage. Hmm. I'm trying to cut you some slack in my knee-jerk mind, Bolivia, but I'm coming up empty. Black readers, please weigh in.
Previous racist ads: • Nivea • Lotte • Dove Body Wash • SkinWhite • and the most racist toothpaste ad ever.
For the incontinent, cool black man in your life.
It's about fucking time, Kimberly-Clark.
Scanned from yesterday's Parade, of course.
Note: All comments asking if copyranter wears Depends will be published.
Previous Depend ad: Pissy Spacek.
Nailed it? Nailed it.
Via Alexandra Dal.
• Mr Black Advertising Diversity Doll.
• The latest "diversity" ads via the lily-white ad industry.
More than 90% of registered Tunisians turned out yesterday to vote for their new general assembly. This poster of hated, exiled president Ben Ali was erected in Tunis by Engagement Citoyen to help get out the vote. A staged stunt? Looks like it. But it makes for a nice spectacle. And with over 400,000 YouTube views in less than a week, it was passed around.
Related: Gaddafi, Mubarak being attacked by Twitter birds.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
• Ad job titles are dumb.
• The 1961 patent for Lego.
• New Smart car commercial.
• Miss Bugs street art is cool.
• Google logo street art in NYC.
• Seattle Burger King billboard gets punked.
• Vanity Fair rewrites Dr Pepper 10's tagline.
• Russian governor promises $17,000 for furless chipmunk.
The New York Post bin Laden cover.
via) Goodby Silverstein & Partners' first poster for French safe sex nonprofit AIDES was good. This new one is bad. Trouser Snake? Bearded Clam? Are you targeting Baby Boomers? Also, it should be funny, right? I think we need to give the account back to TBWA Paris, who produced these superb award-winning posters in 2008, and this superb graffiti penis video last year.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
leading financial institutions in the Czech Republic. Copy translation, according to the YouTube poster: "Enjoy the first banking transaction." There's also a guy version. If I didn't know better, I'd say these were adbusters parody spots. Jesus. Thanks to Maria for the tip. Previously in Women Orgasming in ads:
• Voting in Spain makes women orgasm.
• Microlab speakers make Russian women orgasm.
• Putting on sneakers makes European women orgasm.
These apparently remain only concept sneaks via graphic designer Lumen Bigott. I hope she's copyrighted the idea, because I can see these selling like geekbusters—they're nerdgasmic. She also made Flickr and Youtube styles. I know many of you are droooooling. Previously: Diesel sneakers kick ass. Literally.
I cannot for sure say that no ants were harmed in the making of this commercial. "Martin Horat is a genuine Swiss 'weather prophet' from the Muotathal in Central Switzerland," says the Swiss National Tourist Office. And Martin says—channeling the ants from that humongous ant hill—that it's going to be a "bloody good winter" in the land of neutrality.
Who am I to argue with the Ant Whisperer? I'm sold. It sure beats going to Vegas and hanging out with a bunch of douchebags.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Get it? Good for you.
Too subtle? Probably.
There have been a truckload of good shipping company ads ever since the FedEx fast-talker spots from the 1980s. This one's OK. At least there's an idea. Ad agency: AlmapBBDO, São Paulo. Related: two ad agencies came up with the exact same shipping company idea at the same time.