Summer Holidays!

I’m taking the month of August off from blogging. See you in September!

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Backseat Driver

I’m a closeted fan of slapstick comedy and that’s why I’m posting this ad by DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Amsterdam:


The spot itself is pretty funny and visually entertaining. But I kept thinking to myself throughout the entire thing,

‘What is this asshat doing riding in the back seat?’

That was a tad distracting.

And the fact that this ad is supposed to be selling me car insurance… that was an awfully long set-up. Are we there yet?

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Shame: now in an aresol

Playboy has released a line of super classy body sprays to compete with Axe. Now you too can smell like last night’s party and bad choices. Each bottle comes with a free one-year prescription of penicillin.

And don’t forget to douse yourself in enough product so that people on the street can actually taste your scent in the air. That’s a real turn-on!

 

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Taking a short break from blogging. See you when I get back!

 

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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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