No rest for the wicked, they say, so here is yet another pair of ads ready for Badland. A tip from an adgrunt who prefers to remain anonymous in this case leads us to twin ads for the same Nintendo client!
"The winner of a Golden Egg (Guldägg)in print/magazine category - Nintendo by Lowe Brindfors - is based on the same idea McCann Norway did three years ago. For the same client."
"Don't you ever get tired of pairing up those Badlanders?" some people say. "Don't you know that twin ideas can just happen?" protest the defensive ones.
Sure I know that, I say that, and sure sometimes I'd rather have an ice-lolly than make another Badland pair... But then again there are other times when I just roll my eyes and wonder who was the lazy-ass bastard to fall so deep into demo-love that you can hardly tell the copy apart from the original.
In March, strange blog ads started popping up touting video game designer Virgil Tatum as well as art theft. Then during the New York Auto Show, Audi's 2006 A3 hatchback went missing. A sign was put up that read: "If you have any information regarding the location of a 2006 Audi A3 VIN WAUZZZ8P65A045963 please contact Audi of America at 1-866-657-3268." Jalopnik.com states "the number leads to a voice mailbox where callers are asked to provide any information they have on the missing car. The message says more information will be revealed on the Audi of America Web site on Tuesday morning, April 5th."
Jaffe Juice has created a new Nike ad which he humbly describes "It's a tribute to Tiger. It's a tribute to Creativity. It's the embodiment of everything the Nike brand stands for."
Some may say that slapping a tag onto an actual even isn't what they call creative, others might point out that by slapping nike-logos all over Tiger he already is a walking commercial 24/7, but hey, it's fun all the same with fan-advertising. (Fanvertising?)
The most goosebumps golf-moment ever is when Tiger chips a ball onto the green at the 16th hole which rolls around nicely just to teeter at the edge of the cup displaying it's Nike logo for a moment before dropping into the hole. (*gasp*!) If it hadn't happened on national TV, you'd think it was faked. If Nike wants this they better get on the horn to Augusta National Golf Club and start begging for the rights to this footage now.
50 Cent's Reebok Advert is causing controversy since he is seen counting up in the ad "....2...3...4...5...." to nine, as many times as he got shot. Mothers Against Guns are now against Reebok, and the ad has been reported to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) by at least 36 people so far.
Reebok thinks the advert is "positive" and the company "socially responsible".
A spokesperson said: "Reebok does not condone or support every action, choice or view expressed by the hundreds of athletes and entertainers who wear our products. "However, we do support their individuality and their right to express themselves freely."
Mrs Cope, who founded campaign group Mothers Against Guns and has reported the ad to the ASA, said: "It is disgusting. My son died of one bullet. 50 Cent is very lucky to be shot nine times and survive.
"I say all parents should boycott Reebok until such time as they pull the ad and apologise."