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Earth Hour switches off the light in "Sorry I'm late" styled advert.

You thought that we were done with the "Sorry I'm late" styled adverts by now, right? You should know better, of course we're not! Here's a timely example for Earth Hour. They call it "the first video controlled by a light switch" because you can switch the lights on and off, which is a pretty neat use of the extra features of youtube. For extra cool, they set it up so that you can watch it at the myearthhour.com/lightsoff
site, which would then react to your home lights with some nifty java I presume.
For extra uncool, earth hour usa forgot to take control over their whole domain and some linkspammy page greets you. Oooops.

It still looks like "Sorry I'm late", either way.

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Inevitable Creative Outcomes, vs Lazy, vs creative theft - where is the line?

I Badlanded the reverse reading trick last year, hoping we'd end the old Usenet joke trend then and there, but last weeks release of DK groups internal sales meet video which again does the reverse reading thing had some suggesting that DK should change their name to Xerox.

Our pal Joe la pompe has his own post on this reverse reading trend, showing a French copy. Joe, who I keep dubbing the badland ninja for nailing twin ads to the board faster than a speeding bullet point, has a book out with twin ads out as well, which I show off here, and you can pick up at Amazon France.


RECREAR - The Truth

On the topic of twin ads, Mike Wolfsohn has posted this Adage article: In Defense of Inevitable Creative Outcomes, where he says that advertising isn't an originality contest, but a tool where one should do what's appropriate for the issue at hand. He rightly points out that input effects the outcome as well, as too many briefs are the exact same starting point, so landing on the same end-point shouldn't surprise anyone.

Too frequently ads are accused of being rip-offs of music videos or movies, without recognizing the talent that is required to identify creativity within one artistic genre and translate it successfully into another -- namely marketing.

He makes a good argument, and ties it up nicely with: "originality should be celebrated, risk should be rewarded and innovation should be admired. But so, too, should the ability to translate popular culture into effective marketing. Not when it's done illegally, surreptitiously, or dishonestly -- but when it's done humbly, artfully and insightfully"

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Instant Replay. Lets use that idea again!

Badland Ninja JoelaPompe found these twins: Instant Replay / Même au ralenti c’est identique and I must say, good find. Tres bien find. Ces't bon! Ok I'll stop now before Madame Moreau sends me to the principals office for faking French by doing my best Chief Inspector Clouseau impression again.

We have Head / Novak Djokovic viral movie vs Budweiser's Kasey Kahne commercial, both using instant replay to reveal much more happening in a split second than ever could happen, but with Head dragging that thin joke along so long I almost shot my screen to put it out of its misery.

I'm pretty sure I've seen the instant replay gag before though. What about you?

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Superbowl Coke sleepwalking badlander = Yotvata 2001

Yes, Matt just wrote about it on agencyspy, but I was actually tipped off by the French badland ninja @joelapompe a few days ago. I've been trying to get a comment from anyone involved, but everyone so far has declined. Matt found that it made the papers in Jerusalem: the Jerusalem post.

Let watch the Coke sleepwalking ad from the 2010 Super Bowl XLIV commercials.

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The regionals: Sometimes better than the nationals in super bowl advertising

Yo, listen up - if you were watching the bowl in the Northeast or Pacific NW, or simply went for the big flush you might have missed these regional ads for CarMax out of BooneOakley, Charlotte, N.C., and that's a real shame because with in-camera well-trained animal action, these reach a level of funny that those tired CGI repeats of the dramatic prairie dog do not. By the way, I want a capuchin monkey for my birthday.

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Please stop it with the Marilyn visuals.

Copyranter is putting his foot down. He says enough is enough, the Marilyn "Seven year itch" pose has now been in every kind of ad idea, from explaining farts in science world, to preventing farts (anti gas medication), to showing a tiny Marilyn for short film festivals. Now the kilt-wearing whisky dudes are getting on the action. Yes, stop it. Besides, I did the tiny Marilyn thing ten years ago. *

* dudes, that's a joke.

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Time to retire "The Mom Song" from advertising: a super bowl badlander

......oooops!

KGB released a couple of weeks ago, featuring Anita Renfroe vs Dove "The journey to comfort" seen in the super bowl XLIV - Both to the tune of the William Tell overture. *snicker snicker* Someone is kicking themselves right now. (ads inside)

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Cell Phone Car Crash
 

Badland: NTF vs Wataniya with crashed cell phone ads

Lowe Brindfors and NTF Stockholm just launched this campaign showing cell phones in car crashes, or cell phones as crashed cars, to visually tell people to hang up while driving. (Is it just me or could that be Princess Dianas cell phone car crash?)

It reminds me of the lesser photoshop skilled Wataniya cell phone car crash which in turn reminded me of the Land Transport New Zealand & New Zealand Police "Sleep" campaign. where we see beds crashed instead. Aw.

Moral of the story: If a visual idea is nice and simple, you can bet money on it already being done.

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Coke's Happiness Machine vs Nesquick's talking vending machine

So, now that most of the tradepress has caught up, lets update the fantastic Coke Happiness machine stunt from Definition6 (which has set the retweet record at 285 now, for those keeping score at home) with the invariable, the crowds that yawn and say "seen that before". It's an advertising disease, my last post about the ebay auction was one big "seen it". The only known cure is to be reborn.

Let smile at the happiness machine again first:

Coke / Coca-Cola - The Happiness machine - (2010) 2:00 (USA)

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Audi A5 Suicide vs Citroën Suicide by car: Carbon monoxide poisoning isn't what it used to be

There's a spec ad running around the web right now, touting the clean emissions from the Audi A5 by demonstrating a mans failed suicide attempt. You must have seen it, even AgencySpy showed it off. Would be good for the spec director and/or creative team if the credits ran around the web with it.

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