It's Movember guys. Grow a Mo that you can get crumbs of chocolate candy stuck in. Don't forget to grow a flavor-savor.
Working via Colenso BBDO Auckland, FEEDTHEWALRUS Editor Adam Jenkins recently put together an epic mini-film for The Glue Society which crafts the tale of New Zealand's DB Export Beer.
Shot black-and-white, this classic and contemporary film tells the true story: in the 1950s, New Zealand's misguided Finance Minister, Arnold Nordmeyer, installed an oppressive tax on imported beer, shutting out the proletariat that had accounted for the majority of the beverage's sales. The suits and bureaucrats took over the bars, shutting out the working man. Then a hero emerged, Morton Coutts, who revolutionized the science of brewing beer. In setting out to work around the tax, he brewed a perfect, non-taxable export quality brew for the working man; DB Export Beer was born.
So a bearded baby, a pipe-smoking baby and a tattooed baby walk into a bar.... I got nothing.
This campaign seems to be a great fit for what Fred said in Cannes last year about babies in ads, like the tattooed baby and pierced baby in pony family. "Before you only had the "idea" of a babies, you didn't understand." The babies are just prop, a visual translation of the line, and a rather creepy looking one at that.
Ok, FORGET SKATEBOARDS, I take it all back. I don't wanna skateboard at all, I wanna do this new “Pompakour” thing with ladders. You know, because parkour just isn't dangerous enough. I wanna be hopping over buildings like I'm frickin' spidey-man and ...woah, I'd type more but the vertigo I got from watching this ad just made me fall off my chair.
Seriously though, these guys are professional stuntmen, they have safety-stuff rigged to them that is edited away in post, these sort of tricks should not be attempted at home by impressionable young kids who reckon green-sugar-goo with infused guarana is tasty. Clear?
.... moms will be calling to complain in 3...2..1