Cox Communications - I Called Them - (2012) :45 (USA)

Cox Communications - I Called Them - (2012) :45 (USA)

The ultimate doofus dad? He saves ten dollars a month by switching to Cox and suddenly he never hangs up the phone. Paul Hattery is back, he who started the series using the family’s frequent buffering time as bonding time with his mortified teenage son, Tyler.

 

Apple ipad mini - Piano - (2012) :30 (USA)

Apple ipad mini - Piano - (2012) :30 (USA)

The best thing about this ad, is that it aired so soon after the announcement of a mini iPad had been made.

 

The Future Children project pro Obama children's choir has been pulled

If you check the vimeo link that belonged to The Future Children Project you'll find that the vimeo clip has been set to "Private" and the web site has been shut off. That's the web equivalent of pulling an ad.

The ad which received heaps of scorn here as well, was nearly universally lambasted by critics. It was the personal project of Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, the founders of Goodby Silverstein and Partners in San Francisco.

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The Last Debate : Make Romney or Obama say anything you want on twitter

At The Last Debate you can tweet words in the POTUS mouth. If you tag it #speakRomney, the tweet will appear to come from Mitt Romney on the site. Tag it #Speakobama and resident prez Obama seems to speak it. It's already filled, unsurprisingly, with countless tweets of Obama calling Romney his bitch, and other equally childish pointless tweets. Created by the German digital agency Synamics, the idea seems to be to have people bring up topics close to their heart, but the result (since it's not filtered) will be just a lot of cussing. Stefan Jasper from German Synamics worked on the idea with the Swedish digital creatives who know where to find the twitter API, Christoffer Åhlén and Philip Hovensjö.

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The trouble with Adsense - abusive porn ads on The Star news site [NSFW]

The Star, an English speaking Malaysian news site relies on Adsense to fill more than nine spots per page (though adsense rules restrict it to three ad spots per page.... hmm!). And why not, with a combination of keyword sensitivity and cookies in the viewers browsers, Adsense can target the ad spots in all sorts of ways. Adsense even has other adnetworks under its umbrella, so one can accept third-party ads and get even more possible ads filling the slots. And still stuff like this happens. Or perhaps that's exactly why?

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Grip Limited celebrates ten year anniversary by putting the 10 year olds in charge of the creative work

Via Adfreak we find that the Canadian agency Grip Limited celebrated their tenth anniversary by putting ten year olds in creative charge of their accounts.

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Toyota: protect what's behind you

Toyota wanted to get the word out that ,any car accidents happen when the driver is backing up. So, along with Happiness Brussels they got a bit of art on for Toyota.

The carmaker commissioned a series of 3d street paintings from artist Ernest Zacharevic , who painted a series of murals in a Brussels parking lot. The murals depict innocent kids playing and having fun, right in places where drivers are most apt to back up.

Along with all of them is a line: "Protect what's behind you. Drive with a rear-view camera."

Emotional without being sappy. Straight and to the point. And the drawings are quite beautiful, too.

Nice one, guys.

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Evian's app makes music from your twitter timeline

Wow, everyone is playing with twitter and music these days it seems. Perhaps annoyed by the constant standard beep in tweetdeck, Ad agency Ned Ludd in Paris created this android & ipad app that turns tweets into drops falling down on your screen. You can blame this thing for my lack of updates today, I was having too much fun. Drag and drop some objects from the left panel onto the main scene of the app, and each time a tweet will touch one of them, you'll hear a little sound. Now you can make music with your tweets. The Evian bit? Stay young - and you are if you keep playing with everything like an ADD kidlet.

Download the app here.

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Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste 'Politician' - (2012) :17 (Canada)

Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste 'Politician' - (2012) :17 (Canada)

A Mitt Romney look-a-like flashes an unnatural smile in an ad campaign for a Canadian all-natural toothpaste.

Holding a natural smile in an uncomfortable situation can be a tiresome thing, so if you have to do it, you had better do it with a bright clean smile.

This three-spot campaign for The Green Beaver Company's all-natural Frosty Mint Toothpaste was created direct from client by Untitled Films director Jamie Travis. The other two spots feature an uncomfortable office worker and some tense nuptials.

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