It took me way too many years to find the "original" mustache campaign that I remember from when I was a little kid - found deep down in the dusty archives of the Swedish Arla Milk products company, photos of famous people posing with big white mustaches. Concept ring a bell?
How is this possible? Three commercials running at the same time with the same concept? Face lickin' good it ain't.
Superadgrunts, click read more to see how many licks it takes to get to the center of a badlander.
Or perhaps they've been playing with themselves so much they have gone blind on used adconcepts - Trojan condoms versus the sexy and controversial Coco De Mer campaign.
In late November of 2001 these ads appeared over the United Kingdom. Adam Scholes, art director of the series said: "These are war faces. The photographer was shaking and sweating after he took these." , I bet he was.... Already on the first day of the campaign the ASA was alerted and stated: "The British Codes of Advertising and Sales Promotion are quite clear: no ad should cause serious or widespread offence. The ASA will investigate any complaints it may receive about these posters." The campaign went on to rake in ad awards and photography awards.
It doesn't take much to see that the problems of two identical commercials don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Super adgrunts, click read more to view commercials from Aflac and Flonase. If you don’t watch these badland spots, you'll regret it. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
I guess some creatives out there really like Casablanca and Film Noir movies. Oh well. We’ll always have adland.
Click here to view the Aflac spot.
In 1994 W+K created "The Wall" for Nike. Famous football players (soccer to the Americans) on buildings head, kick, and pass a soccer ball to various cities around the world.
In 2004, EA Sports aired "Traveling Mural" for their Street Football video game where football (the American kind) players pass, tackle, and rush from building to builing.
Read more to see the original commercial and the copy ad.
Pentax has launched a new camera with the odd name *ist.
To announce their new gem they took out full page ads in Swedish photography magazine FOTO carrying the headline: "A perfect body with all the right accessories."
The image they choose to go with that headline is tarnishing their image..... Read more to see the ad.
After seeing Grey Aukland's Cannes award winning ad for No Bugs insect spray, I thought I had seen something very similar before, besides the Gary Larson cartoon. Combing through Luerzer's Archive, I found it. Compare them for yourself.