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Transforming ideas

It's been a while since we've seen this kind of Badlander*.

The original is a web movie - an animation made by some talented freelancers who wouldn't mind some work thrown their way.. The non-original is made by Nike... Have a look to see what you think about this.

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Audio Badland - Levis vs. Intel

You wouldn't think computer chips and denim would have anything in common, but these two spots tell a different story.

Yeah, the spots look different, but they sure sound alike!

Adgrunts, click continue and give these ads a listen.

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Porky Papers

Back in April, The Wall Street Journal advertised its new redesign by running a funny trade campaign. To announce a new, lean pork, Smithfield Ham is running a funny ad of their own. Too bad it's the same funny as the Wall Street Journal!

Click continue to see what's on the magazine racks in badland!

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Magic Carpet?

These two advertisers couldn't be more different, and their commercials couldn't be more similar.

Superadgrunts, click read more to view "sleepy" spots from DuPont and Sealy.

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Walking billboard.

Tobacco has always been a hard sell, and not even copycat creative can help it. Click continue to view the good and the bad.

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I see ghosts - plural!

Here's a dupliclaim I never thought would happen, but I have seen many many ghosts lately.

First spook encounter was in March and later in April when an interview with Jeff Goodby - done by a ghost - was sent out planet wide. This was the mere beginning of Ghost plan of raising unpublished ads up on the pedestal they deserve.
These ghosts later invaded Cannes during the adfest to scream a different kind of booh than usually heard in those parts.

here comes the second ghost..

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Piercing ideas - twice. Ouch!

First up, the grand prix of Cannes 2002, second, Missing Links campaign for the same shop in 1999. Interestingly they both hung posters on dogleash holders and other places for "piercing" a poster = same unusual media idea too!

The top one was pierced onto dog leash holder etc - the bottom one was nipples pierced by the staples mid-magazine. Either way, OUCH!

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God v/s God

Here is the God campaign done by Smith Agency Fort Lauderdale in 1999 :
http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1999/04/09/p1s4.htm

This work won at the New York Festvials and was awarded by the OAAA
http://www.oaaa.org/Publicside/PublicService/God/GodCampaign.htm

Also check out O&M 's Cannes award-winning God campaign of 2001:
http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/01june05/inter.htm#3

God help us!

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Photocopied concept

Remember the Diet Coke commercial where cheeky female office workers organized "Diet Coke breaks" to drool over a construction worker named Lucky?

Well, they're back again (at least the creative concept is) and they now have eyes for an Imagistics photocopier repairman!

How many buff construction workers you know drink diet soda? Maybe the repairman should fix the ladies' Gay-dar!

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Comes the executioner

This month the ict have brung down it`s axe on many ads.
XBOX
CHAMPAGNE
BBH bartleboglehegarty.com

This ad,which featured a very short life (Literally,it lasted thirty
seconds) received 160 complaint`s resulting in it being banned from TV.Although,as with French connection,this don`t stop them keeping it on their website at http://www.playmore.com
i can see why this one was banned,as i didn`t really like it.
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A house with a nice southern overexposure.

Badland hypothesis 1: It's bad enough when you're forced to use stock footage. It's worse when the money guys are too cheap to buy exclusive rights to the scenes.

Badland hypothesis 2: An agency with two clients. Brainstorm! We'll use the same location and crew for two different clients, air both at the same time and bill each one the full charges. Ka-ching! No one will ever find out!

Badland hypothesis 3: A 1-in-a-bajillion freaky fluke. At least one agency had the aesthetic good taste to get rid of that annoying power line.

"Read more" to view the clips.

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Stepping in doggy duo.

The five steps to badland infamy*
1. You can't come up with a concept to sell State Fair Corn Dogs.
2. You see an Extra Gum commercial and dig the idea.
3. You rip the idea.
4. Extra's agency renews gum ad for another 13 weeks.
5. Your corn dog spot runs immediately after gum spot during commercial break.

"Read more" to view the ensuing 45 seconds of mirth and doppelgänger mayhem (if you're a super adgrunt, that is).

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Mitsubishi vs. Volkswagen

I scream, you scream, we all scream for originality! But, sometimes the creatives just can't help but have similar ideas.

These two car commercials have two things in common: 1) the airport and 2) kids eating ice cream.

The Volkswagen spot was created by BMP DDB UK and the Mitsubishi spot was created by Deutsch LA.

Click read more to view the spots.

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Badland get watered down - Big time

Good Grief - How blatant can you get?

Two products: Evian and Aquafina
Two awards shows: The 2002 Academy Awards and MTV 2002 Movie Awards
Two spots each.
Too many similarities to mention here, so read more to see more...

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The Snuggle Struggle - a badland counterstrike

Back in 1999, Unilever had a big ol' hissy fit over a couple of now legendary 3DO Battletanx commercials that used a parody version of their effeminate and fey Snuggle dryer sheet bear. Seeing 3DO's Treddy Bear as a ripoff, they summoned the federal courts and poof! The spots were gone.

Click here for the 1999 story and links to the classic commercials...

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