How do you sell a boring old hybrid as a sexy speed machine? Easy! Demonstrate it! Which is precisely what Saatchi & Saatchi Italy did when they invited people to take a ride in the new Lexus GS Hybrid, and checking that their heartbeats wouldn't go past 120 BPMs. Taped up with electrodes, the passengers don't seem to mind the speedy race-car ride around the track, in fact some of the scared squeals sound downright delighted and the bald guy in a baseball shirt gives the driver a look as if he just fell in love at 1:38. Despite some passengers doing their best trying to keep cool behind their sunglasses, all of them clocked BPMs far higher than 120. Did the brunette at the end call the driver a macaco (monkey)?

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Hu Jintao & Barack Obama kissing
'What does 'unhate' mean? ' Un-hate. Stop hating, if you were hating. Unhate is a message that invites us to consider that hate and love are not as far away from each other as we think. Actually, the two opposing sentiments are often in a delicate and unstable balance. Our campaign promotes a shift in the balance.'
- Alessandro Benetton, Executive Vice President

See also the Unhate foundation while you scratch your head and wonder how this sells sweaters.

By the way, back in 2003 this street art showed Saddam and Bush kissing so I'll add unoriginal to that.

MTV - Bubblegum Love - (2011)

"Bubblegum Love", a 20-second animated film created by Blacklist repped David Lobser, is jam-packed with cute, sensual and playful imagery and tells the story of a teenage girl discovering love for the first time.

The brief from MTV International was to create a piece that was cute and sexy at the same time and expressed the emotions of first love. "Cute and sexy is easy," says David Lobser, "they go to together like chips and dip. The tricky part was finding the right balance, so I channeled a little bit of Betty Boop, as she is a great example of a sophisticated, charming, sexy, intelligent, fun and cute female character."

The end result is a spot that's very tactile and contains images to arouse the viewer's imagination; butterflies in the stomach, 'splashroom' plants, heart butt birds and squirting volcanoes.

This is all I know about Italy: Everything there tastes awesome except the tap water. The little kids in their Sunday best are the most adorable kids in the world. Italian men are taken to a masonic hair-dressing club as they come of age, and are taught everything they need to know about hair-products in a secret ritual so you will never find an Italian man with a hairdo that doesn't suit him. Also, bars and clubs have the worst taste in music ever, and it has unfortunately spread to the advertising case studies.