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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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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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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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Meta Mingle

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You Better Work: July Jobs

Gosh, it’s been like a bazillion years since we did a YBW post. And yeah, it’s not July yet, but it might as well be. Here’s a few openings in Vancouver that you might be interested in.

Looking for a job?

Looking for a job?

  • Design Production Manager – Vancouver Aquarium (Link)
  • Head of Social Media – Aritzia (Link)
  • Social Media Specialist – Delta Hotels (Link)
  • Email Marketing Manager – Hootsuite (Link)
  • Sr. UX Designer – Microsoft (Link)
  • Marketing Director – Lighthouse Labs (Link)
  • Digital Sales Training Manager – Glacier Media Inc. (Link)
  • Digital Project Manager – FCV Interactive (Link)
  • Digital Marketing Project Manager – Hootsuite (Link)
  • Communications Manager – Park Board (Link)
  • Communications Manager – BC Salmon Farmers Association (Link)
  • Communications Leader – Indochino (Link)
  • Graphic Designer – Indochino (Link)
  • Graphic Designer – BCIT (Link)
  • Digital Content Coordinator – BCAA (Link)
  • Creative Designer – Tourism Richmond (Link)
  • Marketing Specialist – Douglas College (Link)
  • Marketing Communications Manager – Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association (GVHBA) (Link)
  • Senior Producer – Capcom Game Studio (Link)
  • Senior Web Developer – Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (Link)
  • Digital Communications Specialist – Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (Link)

And finally… if you’re a Software Developer who knows Ruby/Rails/Java (Link), come apply to work with me at STAT Search Analytics. We’re also looking for some savvy SaaS Sales people too, even though it’s not currently on the job board. Send your resumes to info (at) getSTAT (dot) com.

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Hey Chum

This Discovery Channel spot for shark week, starting August 10th, is bloody good.

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