Creative's in-joke or did we miss something?

The new online campaign for Scion iQ has us all a bit perplexed. And not in a good way. Perhaps it was just an in-joke gone awry. The puns begin with the car doing donuts. And people eating donuts. Right. But what's with the milk? Double visual entendre starts with the fact that they're at Randy's Donuts. Girls in bikinis with white liquid all over them. Check.

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101 Contrarian Ideas About Advertising

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If you read the Ad Contrarian, then you know what this book is like. He runs against the grain, he rants on making his points, he'll have you laughing at the hype and he hates pretty much everything that is hyped. Fans love this, love him, and even those who don't agree with him check the blog because it's darn-tooting refreshing looking at the latest glass of Kool-aid from the angle of someone who didn't drink it.

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GE - "Living masterpiece" - (2012) 2:17

GE - "Living masterpiece"  - (2012) 2:17

Re-creating a Van Gogh masterpiece using living plants. Faboo.

 

Farkyeri ad agency declares they are not men in response to offensive Hitler men's shampoo ad.

In response to the Hitler recommends Bimen shampoo for men Farkyeri, a local Turkish ad agency, decided to don dresses and declare that they are not men. Because if using the likeness of the man that launched a thousand deaths is a "manly" way to shill shampoo they want no part of it. "If manhood is racism and gender apartheid..." I love this. I'll hand the microphone to them:

“We are not men…”

We, as a local advertising agency in Turkey, hereby condemn the unfortunate commercial produced in March 2012 by an advertising agency from our country for a shampoo brand in our country by using the images of a speech delivered by Adolf Hitler.

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Light for the world: Release a blind person from their armband - Guerrilla PSA

Here's an interesting idea from PKP BBDO Werbeagentur GmbH for their client ""Light for the World" (Licht für die Welt). The idea is quote simple, at any given event where people check their coats the wardrobe assistants will hang the "blind person" traffic symbol on the sleeve.

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WestJet introduces Kargo Kids - so you can fly kid-free.

Via work that matters we find that WestJet flights now offer a kid-section, called Kargo Kids.

"As Canada's low-cost airline, we are constantly looking for innovative and fun ways to enhance the guest experience," continued Richard Bartrem. "The initial feedback on Kargo Kids has been quite positive and we're looking forward to the peace and quiet while we get families where they need to be"

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Save The ICEHOTEL

The local hotspot of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden is in danger. The Ice Hotel is in danger every year as its enemy gets ready to begin war. That's bad. Watch to see how you can help save the ICEHOTEL.

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Ikea Product Recall - Allen Key

Today in the Sunday Times and several other UK Newspapers are running a recall ad from Ikea. The Allen Key is a small iconic IKEA product made from highly-recyclable material useful for re-adjusting Ikea furniture long after it's been assembled.

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Richard Branson launches Virgin Volcanic, now you too can travel to the center of the earth.

Richard Branson launches Virgin Volcanic.

Richard Branson launches journeys to the centre of the Earth through Virgin Volcanic. Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks to join first expedition.

Only 500 people have been to space, only three people have been to the bottom of the ocean, but no one has ever attempted to journey to the core of an active volcano. Until now.

Using patented carbon-carbon materials pioneered for deep space exploration, Virgin is proud to announce a revolutionary new vehicle, VVS1, which will be capable of plunging three people into the molten lava core of an active volcano.

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