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Sony to make something even more fantastic than Honda Grrr?

Rumor has it that Sony has made a film "even better than Honda Grr" - and those are some big bunny-shoes to fill. Rumor further stated that Fallon London hired director Nicolai Fuglsig to put it together, and a lot of bouncing balls were involved.
Now the only thing that seems to fit the bill are these thousands of bouncing balls raining down Filbert and Leavenworth in San Francisco this summer, a shoot done for a Sony commercial as stated at the internet archive where there's even a few films of the balls going downhill. Check it out.

Now, the question is, are the balls advertising for Sony music, Sony TV, Sony MD ... Sony, I dunno, balls? Hat tip to gossipers Jasper and Stacy. More flickr images here.


Ford Viral movies from Belgium

Check out
Which is Ford's first viral movie attempt in Belgium.
It holds 3 clips.


Link Lust: Bad stats, The Shining and Ad weeks biggest flop

Influx insights shows us that the Brits might have confused blogging with dogging, or "lies damned lies and statistics" these numbers make no sense.

Adgrunt Jasper reminds us that music really is 80% of a commercial by sending us this uncredited trailer where an editor has had way too much fun with the source material:
The Shining Redux
- the feel good movie of the year? Perhaps!


Learn how to love Rats???? PC gone crazy.

Every animal on the planet has some group behind it clearing mating grounds, chasing off poachers, and making cute t-shirts. Every animal that is, except one.
It seems nobody wants to champion the cause of the rat. Well, all of that has changed with the emergence of the most unique animal-rights group around: The Great Pointed Archer Society. This group of (crazy?) people have put together an extensive website complete with videos, print ads, petitions, facts, etc. to comvince people to like rats. Only thing is, they don't even want to call them rats. This "slur" is to be replaced by the more appealing name Great Pointed Archer.

Check out the site and the videos (click on the TV) to learn more about this cause.


Think positively Germany!

A new campaign is running in an attempt to boost the morale of Germans after the deadlock election on September 18th.


Davies on planning

Over at IF by PSFK, Russell Davies writes on the


Ad Icons

An Advertising Icon Museum will open in Kansas City, Missouri in 2007. A collection of over 900 advertising icons will be on display, spanning a century of American history.

The website currently has an online gallery with information on ad icons.

Also related...the Geiko Gecko and Juan Valdez were named the top to ad icons during Advertising Week in NYC and will take place in the Ad Icon Walk of Fame.


How to Make a Million Dollars

From the Wish I’d Thought of This Department. A 21 year old British student has just made more than US$155,000 in a month off his new website. From this story in The Daily Telegraph.

Alex Tew, who is due to go to Nottingham University next month to study business management, launched in an attempt to pay his uni fees.

The website, offering internet advertising space, is made up of one page divided into 10,000 boxes, each 100 pixels in size. You can buy one or more boxes for US$100 each and cover it with a logo, which, when clicked on, transports web users to the customers' own site.

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