Canal + - The Bear - (2011) :90 (France)

Canal + - The Bear - (2011) :90 (France)

Everyone who saw the end coming when they spotted the bears flat tummy say "aye"! Aye! Matters not, it's still funny as hell, and who doesn't love a bear director that says "explosions" with such glee? Yes please, more explosions.

 

GM backpedals when bike ad backfires

The ad above, which loks like it was conceived in 1992 by a team who still think that ponytails on men are hot, a male bicyclist hides his face so that the pretty lady in the car next to him won't see him. Forget that bikes are a great way to stay fit (and a great excuse to show off your - ahem - assets, guys), cheap and easy. In GM-adland you will only get laid if you have a car. Still.

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PSA: Rethink breast Cancer - Your Man Reminder (2011) 2:28 (Canada)

PSA: Rethink breast Cancer - Your Man Reminder (2011) 2:28 (Canada)

In this PSA promoting TLC (which stands for Touch, Look, Check not titty ..), for women to check themselves for signs of breast cancer the usual dry Doctor and/or women demonstrating the how-to have been replaced by hot shirtless men. There's an app called "your man reminder" featuring a cute shirtless guy of your choice that can help remind you to keep checking those tatas. I was going to go on a rant about eye-candy in ads being equally obnoxious whether they be men or women, but then the boys including the Doctor starting dancing at the end and I broke down in a giggle attack. I'm sorry hun, did you say something? I swear I was listening.

 

Pro Infirmis - Get closer - (2011) :90 (Switzerland)

Pro Infirmis - Get closer - (2011) :90 (Switzerland)

A person dressed a giant teddy-bear stands in the center of a town square, and while people shy away at first, it soon turns into a regular hugfest. Even the little white dog enjoys a great big bear hug. Free hugs for everyone!

 

Pot Noodle - Why try harder - (2011) :30 (UK)

Pot Noodle - Why try harder - (2011) :30 (UK)

Dude becomes a WAG because he likes the easy life. And therein lies the funny. Anyone else in serious lust for a battery-driven gold-plated spork now?

 

Creative Social presents "Who's Idea is it Anyway?"

Creative Social presents Creative Looting in London Tuesday, 8 November 2011. Simon Sankarayya, Tom Erslinger, Liz Sivell, Andy Sandoz and Dave Bedwood will be talking about idea-poaching vs idea-inspiration. Not in the Inevitable Creative Outcomes, vs Lazy, vs creative theft way, or the what clients call digital layouts lawyers call copyright infringement way.

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Lets QR code everything! QR code generator ovah here.

The QR code hype is reaching fever pitch now what with the QR code rooftop ads and the QR code cookies. About time really since they were invented way back in 1994 (and I put them in the same category as the cuecat - category being: why?)

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Selling British Cassoulet in Castelnaudary provokes the French

Mon dieu! An Englishman descends on Castelnaudary to sell British Cassoulet. This is all kinds of wrong, and the French people at the market are not amused. Love the insult "are you born in February? You're a few days short!" Some people are so provoked by this little stunt it seems that another 100 year war is about to start. Va te faire foutre, trouduc! Brûle en enfer.

Of course, it's just an ad. For the real cassoulet from La Belle Chaurienne. British Harry and the web page lecassouletdharry.com leads you to the real deal. Breathe easy, dear French. And put down those crossbows.

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First National Bank - Heartbeat - (2011) :30 (USA)

First National Bank - Heartbeat - (2011) :30 (USA)

Mighty Director Phil Brown recently completed a five-spot campaign for First National Bank, emphasizing the company's Omaha roots and regional pride. Shot in a natural, homespun style, the spots offer a panoramic view of all things Omaha, emphasizing the extent to which the bank has enmeshed itself into the community.

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