Niche Furniture

Talk about niche. I came across an ad for a website called previouslyownedbyagayman.com. They’re based in San Fran and sell furniture previously owned by… you guessed it, gay men.

The ad by Muh-tay-zik Hof-fer could have been funnier, but I see where they were going with it.

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Breath Deep

Mr. Sketch scented markers have been around forever. Those fantastically scented, use ‘em before they shrivel up markers. Those squeaky, lose the cap, get ink all over your hands markers. Those markers whose owners were easily identified by small, multicoloured rectangles on the tips of their noses.

I’ve never seen an ad for these markers until today – and I was not disappointed. I’m not sure which agency produced this, but whoever did, kudos. I laugh every time.

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JDate

Terri & Sandy, USA created some ads for JDate, and SoulPancake did the production. This first one, ‘Jewish Parents’ is the best of three.

These two, not as funny.

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Hold the Cheese

Wendy’s sure is piling up the cheese with these pretzel bun videos. For their latest, VML, Kansas City  pulled out some super industrial strength defibrillator paddles and resurrected Boyz II Men. Here they are chasing their dollar bills in Wendy’s ‘viral video’.

(Sorry, Boyz II Men. I love you, but this weather, and these awful videos make me a little irritable. Also, pretzel buns are gross.)

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Whistler-bound

I’m taking off early today and heading to Whistler for the weekend. The idea is to go hike Joffre Lake… we’ll see if that happens. Happy Friday! upper_joffre_lake

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Big Ideas Take Balls

The Knacki Ball.  There is no actual way to make these look remotely appetizing.

The Knacki Ball.
There is no actual way to make these look remotely appetizing.

I was doing some research today for offbeat marketing ideas and I came across this concept by BBDO, Belgium for Herta, which is a brand of pre-cooked Frankfurters, owned by Nestlé. (Gross, but okay.)

Herta launched a limited edition version of their frankfurters, shaped like little soccer balls. They built and placed a vending machine to give away free meat balls in a high traffic area. But in order to get their prize, people had to play a soccer match inside the vending machine – the world’s smallest soccer stadium – against Belgian football legend Leo Van Der Elst.

Setting aside my disgust for room temperature hot dog balls, and sadness for the former football legend stuck in a vending machine, this is a really fun idea!

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Flight of the Stories

Here’s a highly creative, beautiful spot for the London War Museum, by agency Johnny Fearless in the UK. (Great name.)

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You Should Probably Make an Appearance

The latest AdDrinx event has been announced for Vancouver! We’re holding it on the (G0d willing) sunny patio of the Art Gallery.

Some appetizers will be provided courtesy of AOL, and there will be a few door prizes. But mostly this is a great event to come hang out on a sunny patio with your friends, co-workers, and other industry folks. Super casual.

Click on the image below and RSVP to the event so they know how much food to order!

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Don’t Be Smart With Me

Sleepthinker is a London-based production company. Here’s one of their self-promo videos. It’s not new. It was published to YouTube back in March 2013, and has over two million views. Which is interesting, because it’s kind of a viral video, but in super slow motion.

The premise; a pill on offer that lowers your IQ, because “the world’s a much brighter place when you’re not too bright for it”.

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Sex on Credit?

This funny animated spot is by agency Herezie, Paris for Confidis, a financial services company that’s trying to get you to change your perceptions about credit – just as we should change our perceptions on how men only think about sex.

It’s a tough one to connect – and I’m not sure the brand will be memorable, but this is amusing as hell. Enjoy!

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