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Fully Loaded Man

This ad is like five years old. But I came across it while I was checking out the personal Vimeo page of Will Edwards, CD at JWT Sydney. I’ve never seen this ad before, and I think it’s pretty funny. And that’s all it really takes to make it up on this blog. The selection criteria of my material has never been very stringent.

 

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What does Gravity, a Chicken, & a Monsoon Have in Common?

They’re no match for Samsonite luggage, that’s what!

Saatchi & Saatchi Belgium released this series of three ads for Samsonite luggage. Three great ads that demonstrate the product benefits in a fun, lighthearted, and memorable way.

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Come With Us

I adore the commercials for Sky TV. This one is no exception.

Check out this previous spot also by DDB Auckland New Zealand.

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Snake Skin Wash Station

Continue their theme of letting your freak flag fly, Southern Comfort is back with another “Whatever’s Comfortable” ad by agency Wieden + Kennedy, New York. This time we meet up with a new, cool daddy getting his ‘fro fondled in a beauty salon. And so what? He owns it – and you know he owns it when he flashes his snake skin boots and rests a cool, refreshing Southern Comfort on his poly-blend slacks.

The song is “The Beat” by Lou Johnson.

Previous Southern Comfort posts: 300 Pounds of Pure Swagger & Southern Comfort Guy is Back

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It Could Have Been Worse

CouldhavebeenworseThis is a fantastically brilliant ad for the Norwegian Association of the Blind called “It Could Have Been Worse”. The ad agency, Try/Apt Norway uses humour hilariously outrageous situations to prove that taking a service dog on-board public transit or into a taxi isn’t really a big deal.

You might recall their previous ad which was a little more controversial and cheeky:

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That Kind of Rich

Yet another fantastic lottery ad. This spot called “Writer’s Room” by DDB, New York is really good. It catches your attention and the payoff (no pun intended) is brilliant.

 

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Beer Chase

Remember this print campaign for Carlton Draught beer? Well the agency, Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne has released a new TV spot for that same client and it is a winner.

This commercial – called “Beer Chase” – is one of those epic-car-chase-type spots… but without the cars. The whole thing happens on foot. No drinking and driving here, folks. Just a funny ad with a sweet soundtrack.

 

 

I think this spot is:

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Yaris is on the Line

(See what I did there?)

Toyota Yaris has just launched a new commercial by Badillo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Puerto Rico.

And like the Yaris, the commercial is short and fun. But really it does nothing to sell the car. I was fully expecting it to lead into a more feature-centric ending, but overall it’s a cute little story that lightly tickles my funny bone.

 

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Some Things You Can’t Wash Off

Throw one more over-inflated male body wash into the tub.

In addition to Axe and Old Spice, DDB France has created the following spot to introduce Playboy Shower Gels – for Him. Totally the type of thing you’d find in the bathroom of a one-night-stand as an all-purpose shampoo, hand wash, body wash and on the occasional drunken evening, toothpaste. Smells like bad decisions and a momentary lapse of self-respect. Just a hunch.

All that aside, the commercial is somewhat amusing (and kind of predatory).

One final note, I am taking a collection to send this girl a cheeseburger. Donate what you can.

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Sorry, What’s Your Name?

I got to spend the day with my coworker Trevor. It’s his birthday today. I got him a card with a cat on it (shocking) and then learned he does not like cats. (Whoops!)

So now I decided to hunt for some birthday-related ads to (somewhat/not really) make up for my feline folly. I stumbled across this little gem by DDB, Sydney. It’s not new. In fact it was uploaded back in 2009. But it’s funny. And the main actor’s facial expressions are right on point.

A very cute ad showcasing the personalized cup, right? It leads us into the next spot for the same product with more of a focus on that coveted personalized cup. It’s a little newer (2010) and a whole lot funnier. Also by DDB.

Happy birthday, Trevor!

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