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Here's a Badlander sure to amuse, and horrify, all ye adgrunts out there. No, not because there's a scary mummy in the ad, and not even because the mummy in the ad is played by one of the adgrunts here who did the ad - but because there's been yet another a case of recycling the ad image not approved by anyone.
Original: Shot in Egypt starring adgrunt HaHaSoup as the mummy
Resumé reports that ad agency Badlord have filed a 1.5 millions SEK suit against Lindex for nicking their idea. Badlord went straight to Lindex and marketing director Johan Hallin with their idea, Mr Hallin suggested that agency Badlord bring the idea to Lindex' ad agency WeAreGroup. Later Badlord were told that the idea "wasn't enough fashion".
Now that this campaign above is in magazines, Badlord feel ripped off. Both Enzo Bussoli CEO of WeAreGroup and Johan Hallin of Lindex signed the standard Swedish advertisers contract, stating they won't use the presented idea or "similar ideas" in their advertising unless they hire Badlord.
Somebody skilled at photoshop, or perhaps a photographer, or maybe both, has done this nicely executed spoof campaign for Toyota Prius where people do all sorts of bad things like dump bodies (in a "no dumping" lake, so bad - remember what happened to Springfield!), pick up hookers or have affairs with the landscaper. Well, at least they drive a Prius, right?
Who spent all this energy on doing a fake campaign I wonder, I hope it's not an agency trying to win a pitch. (two more ads inside after the jump)
Ok, so this Hubba Bubba campaign which was released march 2007 seems to be piggy-backing on all other advertisers posters.... I have no idea how BBDO Düsseldorf pulled that off, but then again BBDO has triumpf and P&G (Ariel as seen below) so this might have been only running on their own clients thing, in which case - more power to ya! Well done. (the badland twist is inside folks)
Advertising Agency: BBDO Düsseldorf, Germany
Creative Directors: Ton Hollander, Marie-Theres Schwingeler, Toygar Bazarkaya, Ralf Zilligen
Art Director: Julia Furtmann
Copywriter: Kai Hoffmann
Not one, but two different guys (non adgrunts with yahoo emails so it could in fact be the same guy) sent me this 'scoop' within two minutes of each other so I'm guessing some people out there are peeved about this brainsync.
Lets watch the clip "Knight School", made way back in 2005 by the sketch comedy group Touchblue.
In an ad for clustarack they have a hypnotic domino/chain-of-events going on in a print shop, all started by rolls that fall over, as they do when not secured. Quite cute actually since the roll-parking product they sell is the hero at the end of the video. You can even download the ad, but only in .wmv
You know those amazing commercials where the guy draws on a whiteboard? We loved those videos so much we made our own version. Question: How have other marketers found videos like this to work in the advertising world?
I tried to attach the video here, but if you can't view it, here it is on YouTube.