Logitech UE- Christmas Truce / Power To The Music (2012) :60 (USA)

Logitech UE- Christmas Truce / Power To The Music (2012) :60 (USA)

This ad shows Christmas Eve in 1914, on the Western Front in World War I, where British and German soldiers set a temporary truce after the British heard the Germans singing “Silent Night.”

 

Vote for Jordan Rich, and end democracy.

Tis the season when creatives jump on the election bandwagon to make whatever point they want to make about the election which usually doesn't go beyond "be sure to vote."

Give Jordan Rich credit for at least muddling the simplicity of "be sure to vote," by coming up with a scheme favoring technology and social media over substance.

Jordan believes Florida is the most important state in the 2012 election. Because it was the most important state in the 2000 election. How these are related is beyond me, but whatevs.

Apparently, too, Jordan doesn't actually care about the outcome of the election because he is allowing his vote to be influenced, via a hashtag.

Yes. A hashtag will decide who he should vote for.

What this has to do with Florida is beyond me. What this has to do with the fact that there are in fact nine swing states this year is beyond me. What this has to do beyond a clever hashtag to get some Floridian creatives' name out there is also beyond me.

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Flamingo Casino - Meet the family - (2012) :30 (USA)

Flamingo Casino - Meet the family - (2012) :30 (USA)

Peter Dietrich directs this BBDO SF spec effort for Flamingo Casino.

The idea is you'll get a lot of deals when you get on Flamingo Las Vegas' website.

The spot is...well, basically, a dude meets his girlfriend's family and they're all hot. Including the sexy mermaid goldfish and the dad who is a hot chick with a dad's voice. Because the boyfriend gets more than he bargained for. Or something.

It feels like it's a Bud Light spot transplanted as a Las Vegas resort hotel spot.

What does one say to this?

Beyond the sexy lady factor there's not much to say about it that can redeem it into anything approaching interesting or good.

 

Click 3X Expands Live-Action Roster with Jonathan Yi and Simon Blake

Click 3X is pleased to announce a dramatic expansion of its live-action division with the additions of Jonathan Yi and Simon Blake.

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BKWLD Takes Teens On A Graphic Robo-trip

A teen wakes up, shaky, disoriented, covered in blood and vomit. The last thing he remembers is slamming a bottle of DXM cough syrup (robo-tripping) in a pre-party binge.

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Eden Tyler
 

Original Signs Director Eden Tyler

LOS ANGELES— Director Eden Tyler has joined bi-coastal Original for exclusive U.S. representation. Known as a visual storyteller and as an “actor’s director,” Tyler has directed work for such brands as Sony, Doritos, AMC, Pringles and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.
Tyler has directed several campaigns for Johnson & Johnson’s Clear & Clear teen beauty products via DDB, New York, including, most recently, the viral ad Splash Mob. Shot in Buenos Aires, the spot shows 50 girls throwing water balloons at a grime-covered wall to reveal a mural depicting the beautiful face of a young woman. Tyler works frequently for Johnson & Johnson in international markets and directed launch campaigns for Clean & Clear and Neutrogena in India.

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Russell Athletic "Declaration" (2012) :30 (USA)

Russell Athletic "Declaration" (2012) :30 (USA)

Treehouse editor John McStravick helped capture the spirit of team sport in editing a new campaign for sporting apparel innovator Russell Athletic®. Conceived by Dallas agency The Richards Group, the campaign includes broadcast and online ads and features high school football players discussing values that bind their teams and lead them to excel.

 

BUYRAL - Professional Clicking - (2012)

BUYRAL - Professional Clicking - (2012)

John St mock the phenomena of buying clicks to make something go viral in this hilarious spoof for buyral.ca, a clicking company that can guarantee so many clicks that soon the actual viewing of a viral ad is obsolete.

 

Want some discrimination with that Ikea bookcase?

Really? Ikea, of all places?
Ikea, the people who do good work globally let this happen?

One of the most progressive companies, at least when it comes to relationships and families, has to issue an apology for photoshopping women out of the Saudi version of its catalog.

As this AP story notes:

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Pizza hut 'Kit Kat Pops' - melted chocolate bar wrapped in sweet pizza dough

Pizza Hut in the middle East seem to have taken the "this is why your fat" site as culinary advice, as they've invented the sweet pizza dough baked kit kat bar, a.k.a 'Kit Kat Pops'. Meanwhile, Pizza Hut USA wants to end world hunger and are raising millions for World Hunger Relief, with Christina Aguilera as celebrity draw. With Pizza Hut dishes like the cheeseburger-crust abomination, and now the sugar-bomb Kit Kat Pops all they really need now is a Pulled Pork & Mashed Potato Parfait to feed most of North-East Africa for a year. Maybe send some of that stuff to the USA too, to save those poor souls stricken by the bacon-famine. I suspect the R&D dept of Pizza Hut middle east is staffed by stoners. Dude.

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