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Young Guns

Everyone is busy recapping the winners from Cannes. We’ve seen all those ads, and most of us predicted which ones would win big. Yawnzilla.

So I went looking for something new and came across this Southern Comfort ad. Another fun, don’t-give-an-eff spot from Wieden + Kennedy, New York. This new guy is no Mel Shampain, but he’s still pretty rockin’ in his high-waisted mom jeans. And I dig his work ethic. He puts in a full 45 seconds then turns tail and heads for a cocktail.

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The Power of Invisibility

How often do you notice homeless people? Would you notice if that person sitting on the sidewalk was your sister? Your husband? Your cousin?

The New York Rescue Mission, working with Silver & Partners ran an experiment that might just make you think twice about how you treat the homeless.

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The Art of Advertising

This is amazing. Truly advertising as an art… or art as advertising? Either way, this video showcases a day in the life of the brave men and women, known as Wall Dogs, who paint billboards on the side of buildings in New York.

Stolen from these guys.

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Your Mom Does What?

I’m off to Quebec City for an extended long weekend tomorrow morning. It’s going to be -25 degrees Celsius (-13 F). So if I don’t freeze to death, my next post will be on Tuesday. But don’t fret, my pets. Mommy’s plan is to drink enough so that her blood alcohol is such that it would be impossible for her to freeze. Just like the French Québécois do! (Oui?)

Anyhow, before I leave you, here’s a dreamy little spot from GE, entitled ‘Childlike Imagination – What My Mom Does at GE”. This ad, created by BBDO, NYC employs a Tim Burton-esq look and feel. The score and the visuals are pretty epic. Nice work.

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I’m Kind of a Big Deal

This looks like it would have been a fun spot to make – minus all the “side-effects” talk.

BBDO, New York

 

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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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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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Southern Comfort Guy is Back

Southern ComfortYou may remember him from the Southern Comfort ‘Whatever’s Comfortable‘ ad as the guy who brings unstoppable swag. But now W+K, NYC has brought back Mel Shampain (and his tiny, tight shorts) back to take on the role of a world-wide weather man.

Earth, wind, rain, fire, big man, small bathing suit. Get your forecast at http://www.ComfortableWeatherGuy.com courtesy of Southern Comfort. Whatever’s Comfortable.

Click through to the website to see Mel hanging in his tiny shorts in whatever environment you choose.

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Multiply Your Feelings?

Great new ad from DDB NYC. Perfectly cast. For some bizarre reason, I love the main character’s swag.

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Long Live Imagination

And the ridiculous things photographers do to get that perfect shot.

I’m sure my photog friends can relate to this hilarious Canon ad by Grey NYC. It’s a great tribute to photography and photographers everywhere.

The song is Beautiful Dreamer, sung by Rachel Fannan of Only You.

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