Tampax Print Ad Swimming In Blue Liquid

While surfing I came across a site called BeingGirl which is a Tampax/Always brand site for young girls. If you follow the prior link you'll see a really really bad commercial. Unfortunately it looks like you can only rate it as good, not bad. Total shame. In addition, there are a couple print ads which give new meaning to the use of "blue liquid" in such advertising. It's hard to believe that these are actually real. Perhaps they aren't. The woman in the second layout caressing the box of Tampons is just too unreal. I am unsure if these are meant to run together, but seems likely considering the lack of brand name and product shot on the first one.

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Visual effects show earthquake effects

Will the adgrunt who has not used an optical illusion as an ad for aspirins or eye drops please raise their hands? I'm afraid I can't, there was an Optrex campaign in my student folio. *hangs head*
Here's something new though, a different optical illusion used for earthquake awareness from jentera intermdia Indonesia. It's like a tsunami on paper.

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Link Lust: I'll never link this way

Apple tee shirts from the 1980s.

W+K Amsterdam starts a blog, Think Global Act Stupid.

Guinness ads featuring Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

The Media Guardian (reg req) gives the scoop (and a preview) on Mentos new advertising campaign to launch in cinemas this weekend, created by BBH.


Snakes on your motherfucking phone!

As if Snakes on a plane wasn't the most viral film ever already, they had to go and add a cherry on top with this snakes on a plane phone message from Samuel L. Jackson. Just let them know who to call, and a little about them and soon they'll get a call from someone who sunds a lot like Samuel L and knows a lot about that person.. Oy! Fantastic.

So this is what it sounded like when I sent one to Claymore our resident ad maven. Shame Samuel can't say the name "Dabitch". ;)


Jeffery West ad with gun banned

gunNaughty Jeffery West have been glamourising guns say the ASA - and have banned the advert featured on the right for depicting mob life as hip and being generally irresponsible. The vixen driving isn't even wearing a seatbelt fer cryin' out loud!

"We noted the gun merely lay on the car seat and was not used in a violent or threatening way and that GMC believed the image was clearly fictional and implied a gangster's moll.


Alltel court case ad campaign gets viral

Yesterday I ended up on a blog with this blogad for a class action suit against Alltel by a group called PAMCF (People Against My Circle Foundation).


Video by Agency.com gets mocked

By now you might have seen Agency.com's "viral" video they posted to youtube for their pitch for Subway's online work. There were some interesting comments in the adfreak post on it.

Coudal Partners has responded in kind with their own little video. Adfreak also points to "When we roll, we roll big" tee shirts someone made.

UPDATE: WeRollBig.com explains "the reason".


Stew over Hungarian Tourism Ad

Yeah ...well at least I avoided "goulash" in the heading. I'm pissed off. The Hungarians have pulled my favourite Tourism ad. The link still works and there's a banner ad there but the vid appears to have been yanked. The lights are on but there's noone home, as it were.

You try - abalatoninyar.fw.hu What's it about? Hungary's tourism authority, Magyar Turizmus new marketing campaign is designed, it says, to attract young people to the land of goulash.

The animated commercial, for the Lake Balaton region, begins with a young bloke (presumably a tourist) giving a local babe the eye across a crowded bar. There's a close-up of the man's watch in fast-forward. Then the couple in a rowboat. Suddenly the gorgeous one's bikini top takes a hike and the fella, whose eyebrows have been doing the Hungarian Rhapsody, makes with a sleazy "how about it?" look.

Before long they are at it - a bit of the old in-out "avec gusto" or whatever the Hungarian equivalent is. Luckily some lakeside reeds get in the way before it becomes too Volga (yes I know that's in Russia).

Finally, he and she are lying side-by-side in the boat, post-coitus. She has pink hearts pulsating from both eyes; he is looking dead dodgey and it's no wonder. Turns out he's married! Shock horror. We see him hiding his wedding ring under the sheet. In the last frame he's doing a runner in a convertible. Alone. Poor bastard.

What are they trying to say here? Something like "Come to Hungary and shag the local girls" (Just be careful to hide your wedding ring).

Anyway, all this is academic as they appear to have taken the ad down. Either that or the server has shat itself or gone for a shnitzel. I tried to dig it up at YouTube and Google but no luck. I'm kicking myself that I didn't capture it while I could. Next time.


Link Lust - Turn your link around

The New York Times Magazine takes a look at The Brand Underground.

Steven Colbert gives some tips on how to be an expert on anything. Useful tips for presentations to clients. ;)

MTV celebrates 25 years...I guess we still want our MTV. Remember when they actually aired music videos? ;) You can old promos from the 80s here.

Speaking of the 80s...Tomorrow the Apple 1984 Playset by Podbrix goes on sale.

Fun with stop motion while someone (unclear if it's Aardman Films or not) makes Creature Comforts characters into political mouthpieces.
Some kids attempt to guerilla advertise "snakes on a plane" by putting plastic snakes on everything.


Best Spec Spot at the 2006 AICP Awards.

Directed by Jerry Brown at Sticks+Stones, written by Trevor Miller, John Colquhoun this Adidas spec ad shows a young man run a four minute mile. It won "best spec spot" at the 2006 AICP Awards. See it here.