The San Francisco prankster group The Cacophony Society has for years been running against the Bay to Breakers run dressed as salmons.

Now RKCR/Y&R in London has come up with a completely unique concept of having people dressed as salmons run against a race in New York. OK, I was sarcastic. They have stolen the whole thing, including twists like one salmon ending up in a bar, available via YouTube.

And to give credit where credit is due (as opposed to RKCR) I found this story on Laughing Squid. Go there for the full story and all the links.

Happy forest creatures out of a Disney movie appear in both these ads. The tune is sort of similar. I'm not sure if they are in fact paying homage to the same film or just the style itself.

Once again super adgrunt hlebarov has created a little collection of Badlandian ads. This time the common thread is football and dogs. (That's "soccer" to you north americans). I know football and beer goes together but so does football and dogs, it seems. The formula for this reads: dogs + soccer fan = animal cruelty

Or: Reason why we hate using stock # 168

Adgrunt hlebarov with superior badland spotting power brings us this collection of goldfish fleeing their bowls ads.... Been a while since we had a bunch like this in Badland, so come on down and see if you can't add a few more to the collection. There has to be more than five right? :)

Scents make women go wild. It could be a sassy scent, or a seductive one. Apparently the ladies like to get close, especially while on public transportation.

Gain - Bus (2006) :30 (USA)

Mac ads are fun to spoof. Unlike Dell ads, IBM ads, Gateway ads, Microsoft ads... etcerea. ;9
Best Week Ever unveiled the Lost Mac ads this week featuring Christian Finnegan and Nick Kroll.

A good lead from Hlebarov brings us this pairing of beer ads. Now, I'm absolutly positive that Heineken was doing the same thing - at least on posters - back in 2001, possibly created by Neboko. I'm sure there are more examples but I can't find any in my archives at the mo' - if you have any link them in comments (or just email them to the hostmaster).

Here's a good trick, if you wish to win an award, dust off a great idea from a vintage award winning year. Since careers in advertising are so short, 5 years will do, but ten years is even better. Go!