The VW super bowl ad has the Star Wars cantina tacked on to the end.

At first you might think that VW has done the right thing and skipped trying for a sequel to last years ad, the Darth Vader kid, as we all know that sequels suck. Even Stuart Elliot warned against a sequel. Personally I'm simply tired of borrowing Star Wars interest in ads. But then, this film starts off with a Lassie-like, rather rotund, dog....

The overweight dog finds he can't chase the cars like he used to, so he does everything his doggy-body can to get back into fit form. It's pretty cute, the song is right and the message positive even though it really isn't branding Volkswagen more than any other car.

 

Serenade your Valentine with Heineken

Heineken and Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam is helping ignite romance this Valentine’s Day with the launch of a new Facebook application available in 20 languages, called ‘The Serenade’ via the brand's Facebook page - https://apps.facebook.com/heinekenserenade/

Based on the brand’s second global film ‘The Date’, the new app enables Heineken consumers to send humorous personalized songs to potential partners, inviting them on a date.

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BMF Brings Back The Solo Man

BMF Melbourne is bringing back a famous Australian advertising icon: SOLO Man. Gone for over 20 years, the new campaign is a take on SOLO's history and shows how the Australian legend began.

"Our aim was to reinstate SOLO as the best reward for a big thirsty effort, and we felt there's no better man to deliver this message than SOLO Man. He's demonstrated SOLO's thirst crushing powers to generations of Aussie men, so we're really excited to see this campaign introduce a new chapter in his history." sad Meg Terrill, SOLO Brand Manager.

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Banksy on Advertising

Tumbled: Banksy on Advertising

“People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are “The Advertisers” and they are laughing at you.

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Hulu comes back with Will Arnett teaser for Super Bowl XLVI

Well, at least he's in the teaser. Either way, it looks like we're due for some more TV stars trying to rot Earthling brains along with Alec Baldwin (who starred in the first Super Bowl spot 3 years ago and which was probably one of the best ads that year), Seth MacFarlane, Denis Leary and Eliza Dushku.

 

GM/Chevrolet - Chevy Happy Grad (2012) :60 (USA)

GM/Chevrolet - Chevy Happy Grad (2012) :60 (USA)

Consumer-generated ad by Zach Borst, a 26-year-old aspiring filmmaker from Long Island, NY.

 

GoDaddy.com - Body Paint - (2012) :30 (USA)

GoDaddy.com - Body Paint - (2012) :30 (USA)

2nd half featuring Danica Patrick and Jillian Michaels covering Colombian model Natalia Velez.

 

H&M/David Beckham Bodywear - Beckham (2012) :30 (USA)

H&M/David Beckham Bodywear - Beckham (2012) :30 (USA)

A 30-second ad in the 2nd quarter promoting a new line of David Beckham Bodywear underwear set to The Animals - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
Created by: In-house

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