Friday, November 29, 2013

This is the Doritos "Crash The Super Bowl" winner.

For the eighth straight year, Doritos will be "crashing" the Super Bowl with non ad agency ads. You can see all the submissions here. I've viewed many of them, and most of them suck balls, as usual — not that that's any different from when a Doritos ad agency creates the ads.
But this one, "Finger Cleaner", is a winner. And it currently leads in popularity, which is unusual, because the civilian Public usually sucks balls at judging what is a good ad.
It's pretty fucking creepy. I hope PepsiCo has the balls to run a glory hole commercial.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Worst Advertising, Guerrilla Marketing, and Social Media Fuck-Ups of November.

Including, this idiotic giant stress ball placed by the Jamaica Tourist Board in Times Square.
Read about it, and the rest, on VICE.

Friday, November 22, 2013

So, here's the most offensive JFK assassination-riffing ad ever produced.

(click ad to enlarge)
Leaving aside the nuclear offensiveness, it's actually a pretty good b-to-b ad. And yes, it is a real ad, from 2007, for IP Press (now known as IP Media Group) hawking their men's titles which include Belgian mag Ché — well known for over-the-top sexist ads.
Ad agency: Antwerp office of Duval Guillaume

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Meet Phil, The Sleazy Dick Pill Shill.

He's pushing, pushing real good, Dynafil (thus, his nom de guerre), a new generic Viagra.
Read about him on Jezebel.

Monday, November 18, 2013

The only ad James Gandolfini ever did (I think).

2007, for Kobold watches.
The ad ran for a year.
Gandolfini did it for free.
Here's the back story.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Me, right after every creative presentation.

That's me, in the foreground.
And, that's the rest the agency "team" in the background.

Friday, November 15, 2013

FINALLY: some funny cereal ads.

These two "Competition Crunch" spots for Oatmeal Crisp are my kind of stupid. They may not be your kind of stupid, but stupidity — like love — is a many splendored thing. "Elitist Marionette" (above) is really fucking weird. "Ginger Wedding" (below) is more traditionally ad-like weird. But, both inexorably deliver the USP: CRUNCHINESS!
I have a nit, of course: I don't like the spokes-idiot; he takes away from the entertaining scenarios.
Ad agency: Cossette. See two more of the spots on AdVerve.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

PETA's new Thanksgiving video is a fucking holiday miracle.

A miracle, in that it isn't the usual sexist, insensitive garbage. The video, "Thanks!—An Animated Trip To Holiday Slaughter", is well-thought out and well-produced. Well done.
The video is a collaboration between PETA, creative services agency Cutter, and visual production company Big Machine, with original music composed by Andrea Saparoff, according to their press release.
Via copyranter tips.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

There is one ad agency in the world that knows to advertise itself.

And they're not from the United States or the UK.
Read about them on Vice.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Why are so many Social Media Managers dipshits?

Wrote another post for Vice. Read.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Better than any big budget shoe ad I've ever seen.