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Hilarious Lance Armstrong Cartoons for Discovery Channel

For some serious laughter check out these Discovery Channel cartoon spots featuring Lance Armstrong and the ever-amazing team Discovery. The spots by J.J Sedelmaier have witty names like "Croc-Blocked" which stars Lance and none other than everyone's favourite Crocodile Wrestler...Steve Irwin! Or if you're into handlebar mustaches and chrome, watch "Chop Suey" for a cameo by the father and son stars of American Chopper. Watch Lance save the day and let the good times roll...


What's up with Fastclick

NewMedia Report has been reporting at that something is up with fastclick -- that they may be ready to be bought. Rumors are abound, with former employees claiming that from the start, this was the plan.


Really powerful tools.....

I'm sure seasoned adgrunts remember Charlie Fisher, he's the fella that won the Bush in 30 seconds Superbowl ad competition with his film Child's Pay". Viacom rejected the ad from being aired during the 2004 bowl sadly.

So what's he done recently? Charlie and has now left Leo Burnett in Copenhagen and started his own shop, smallbutglobal. And he's made this film for V28 who make really powerful tools. No we mean really powerful.

See the film Helicopter here, or download it straight from here. (wmv file)


Chrylser adds Snoop Dog to Iacocca ad

About a month ago, I posted about Chrysler reintroducing Lee Iacocca in a spot with Jason Alexander. Now, CNN reports a new commercial which should break Saturday (tomorrow) will feature Lee and Snoop Dog in order to reach younger consumers who have no idea who Lee is.

The latest spot, which numerous media reports say should start Saturday, includes Iacocca and Snoop Dogg, whose hip-hop speaking manner in the spot seems to confuse Iacocca.

"You know, I'm not too sure what you just said. Now everybody gets a great deal," Iacocca says in the spot.

"Fo shizzle, I-ka-zizzle," Snoop Dog replies.

Iacocca is donating the money Chrysler is paying him to do these spots to a foundation he set up to battle diabetes, the disease which killed his wife. USA Today reports that Snoop Dogg told Iacocca during the filming that he has a brother with diabetes, and said he admired what Iacocca is doing.

"He's just a good kid," Iacocca told USA Today about his co-star. "I didn't understand half the things he was telling me, but it was fun."

The spot ends with Snoop Dog giving his own version of Iacocca's famous pitchline, "If you can find a better car, buy it."

"If the ride is more fly, then you must buy," Snoop Dog says.


Cumming - the fragrance

Alan Cumming, award winning actor, ganged up with Christopher Brosius, one of the most innovative perfumers of the 21st Century and Jason Schell, Creative Director to create a new fragrance.... Called Cumming of course. The scent smells like peat fire and burnt rubber and is described to be all about all about Sex, Scotch, Cigars and Scotland.. It's all worth it to see Alan crack up at the end of the advert as he can't keep a straight face saying the tagline.

The look of it all was handled by Nathan King Design


Thieves reveal billboard's hidden message

This interactive billboard was created for a home security company. It was up to thieves to reveal the hidden message on the billboard.

How can traditional media be transformed by experiential marketing tactics? Take a peep at this billboard. Created by the dynamic duo at TBWA/Vancouver -- copy writer Michael Milardo and art director Bart Batchelor -- this billboard is as experiential as it gets.


Hooters, rosters, chickens, and an 'indecent or obscene' billboard

'Chicken' Reference On Hooters Billboard Ruffles Feathers

Employees at Kaiser Permanente-Baldwin Park Medical Center, which is beneath the billboard along the San Bernardino Freeway, brought their complaints to the city. They claim the billboard's slogan -- "Only a rooster gets a better piece of chicken" -- is "indecent or obscene."


Platform wars in advertising.

The battle between Microsoft and Apple rages on. These past few weeks more than one eyebrow was raised when Microsoft published a rather strange ad pointing out that people were entering peoples houses through teeny tiny wires. Apple has to spoof that one. Read more to see the ads.