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Comes the executioner

This month the ict have brung down it`s axe on many ads.
XBOX
CHAMPAGNE
BBH bartleboglehegarty.com

This ad,which featured a very short life (Literally,it lasted thirty
seconds) received 160 complaint`s resulting in it being banned from TV.Although,as with French connection,this don`t stop them keeping it on their website at http://www.playmore.com
i can see why this one was banned,as i didn`t really like it.
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A house with a nice southern overexposure.

Badland hypothesis 1: It's bad enough when you're forced to use stock footage. It's worse when the money guys are too cheap to buy exclusive rights to the scenes.

Badland hypothesis 2: An agency with two clients. Brainstorm! We'll use the same location and crew for two different clients, air both at the same time and bill each one the full charges. Ka-ching! No one will ever find out!

Badland hypothesis 3: A 1-in-a-bajillion freaky fluke. At least one agency had the aesthetic good taste to get rid of that annoying power line.

"Read more" to view the clips.

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Stepping in doggy duo.

The five steps to badland infamy*
1. You can't come up with a concept to sell State Fair Corn Dogs.
2. You see an Extra Gum commercial and dig the idea.
3. You rip the idea.
4. Extra's agency renews gum ad for another 13 weeks.
5. Your corn dog spot runs immediately after gum spot during commercial break.

"Read more" to view the ensuing 45 seconds of mirth and doppelgänger mayhem (if you're a super adgunt, that is).

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Mitsubishi vs. Volkswagen

I scream, you scream, we all scream for originality! But, sometimes the creatives just can't help but have similar ideas.

These two car commercials have two things in common: 1) the airport and 2) kids eating ice cream.

The Volkswagen spot was created by BMP DDB UK and the Mitsubishi spot was created by Deutsch LA.

Click read more to view the spots.

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Badland get watered down - Big time

Good Grief - How blatant can you get?

Two products: Evian and Aquafina
Two awards shows: The 2002 Academy Awards and MTV 2002 Movie Awards
Two spots each.
Too many similarities to mention here, so read more to see more...

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The Snuggle Struggle - a badland counterstrike

Back in 1999, Unilever had a big ol' hissy fit over a couple of now legendary 3DO Battletanx commercials that used a parody version of their effeminate and fey Snuggle dryer sheet bear. Seeing 3DO's Treddy Bear as a ripoff, they summoned the federal courts and poof! The spots were gone.

Click here for the 1999 story and links to the classic commercials...

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Adhesive Commercial Rip Off

A commercial here in India has been ripped off from one of the old showbook, but for the life of me I cannot remember which showbook *exactly*.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.

To view this TVC click on link.

http://www.agencyfaqs.com/tvc/sboard/m_seal_0110_2001.html.

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distracting TV : Fox sports

Distracting TV!

An email dropped in saying these four films were ready for Badland, since they are all based in the distracting TV idea, with various executions. Click on and follow links to see the four films from two different campaigns.

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Levis vs. Harp

At first I thought it was the kid's Levis that made him walk funny... but I later found out, it wasn't what he was wearing, but what he was drinking!

Click read more for the full story.

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Doodle Trouble

Doodling in class is fine. But when you cheat off your neighbor's paper, that's just bad! Ad-rag takes you back to school with these two nearly identical ads.

Click read more...

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Levis copies Levis uk?

Two films use the same post trick, to explain "twisted to fit" vs.. well.. what exactly? Flyweight? Lightweight jeans?
The alleged copy-catter is the by now infamous TBWA/Chait/day San fran who seem to be getting in the habit...

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Hyundai vs. Volkswagen

What do we have here? Two very different car companies with the exact same TV commercial, even down to the music!

Bates USA West is Hyundai's agency (for now!) and the Volkswagen commercial is a spec spot created by director Shawn Driscoll (now at Coppos Films).

Read more to load the quicktimes. You'll need the latest quicktime 6. You probably have it by now.

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homage to a better ad?

Us adgrunts loove ads. Us adgrunts know adhistory. Us adgrunts are sometimes waaay up our own butts with self referential ads. Yes, we're wankers.

I mean really kids, look at this. A wee bit too much of an injoke you think? Maybe. Perhaps. A tad underinspired? Maybe. Perhaps. Or maybe it's just a homage to a better ad?

(read more to see a QT clip and double page spread..)
Us adgrunts loove ads. Us adgrunts know adhistory. Us adgrunts are sometimes waaay up our own butts with self referential ads. Yes, we're wankers.

I mean really kids, look at this. A wee bit too much of an injoke you think? Maybe. Perhaps. A tad underinspired? Maybe. Perhaps. Or maybe it's just a homage to a better ad?

(read more to see a QT clip and double page spread..)

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ART IMITATING ART

Err umm there is a disturbing similarity between the D&AD award winning Britart.com campaign from Mother and the ADCNY award-winning L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art campaign from TBWA/Chiat Day. This is probably old news but it's my first post so there.

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Deer friendly ad offends hunters.

The jeep ad that had hunters up in arms was pulled off the air by Chrysler. This withdrawal is the second time in two months that Chrysler has changed advertising plans after some consumers complained. Previously, the company had PentaMark rework some dialogue in a commercial for the Chrysler Concorde sedan after protests that it was too "racy".

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