Top ten reasons we hate using stock # 136

Coolz0r has found that a photograph of young men running from the bulls in Pamplona has done image duty for both Volkswagen and a brand of milk called Mali Milk.


Advice for young adgrunts

Mack Simpson of Adverb has some advice to the young adpups in the business. We especially like #7.

7) Don’t be afraid to stay

Lee trying the Calvin Klein kiddie porn campaign idea down in Oz

For CK its old hat, way back in 1980 the 15 year old Brooke Shield ads were 'banned' off CBS - source Flesh for Fantasy in New York Magazine, and the 1995 Calvin Klein ads with kids undressing in a den had to be pulled off the air as the Justice Department actually conducted an investigation into the ads. This made CK jeans hotter than the sun. You can see "carrot top" here in the commercial closet.

Since it seems to work so well, Lee jeans are reviving the porn-set idea down under - and Childhood and family groups are already sharpening their pitchforks and calling for a ban. For more on CK see the media awareness network CK case study, for more porny Lee ad images, see inside.....


The selling of September 11

Last year created a thought-provoking PSA that asked the question "How will you remember 9/11?":


Link Lust: Chapel of Link

LyleBailie International finds some of their old ads posted on Youtube, and ask youtube to remove their copyrighted works. Youtube complies, and Coolz0r
who uploaded said ads has a hissyfit about it. Aw.

Magink billlboards are the first to use a type of e-ink. (via metafilter)


Does KFC understand what a punch line is?

Back in February we reported on KFC's commercial with a hidden message that required viewers to use their DVRs or go to the KFC website to view the spot for the Cheesesnacker. According to Promo Magazine, the commercial reveals a "punch line" to the hidden joke in the ad, "What do you put on your sandwich during rush hour?" The first 1,000 correct submissions will get a coupon for a buck towards a free sandwich. Spots will begin airing on Sunday, or can be viewed now at the site.

"KFC has long been associated with fun times and laughter," said Scott Bergren, executive VP-marketing for KFC, in a statement.


Reginald Pike's Mark Gilbert helps BBDO show staring isn't polite

A new campaign for Fallsview Casino Resort/World Poker Tour was directed by Mark Gilbert of Reginald Pike for BBDO Toronto. The theme of the ads is that staring isn't polite unless you're at the World Poker Tour. Superadgrunts check them out.

Fallsview Casino Resort/World Poker Tour - Make Out (2006) 0:30 (Canada)

Fallsview Casino Resort/World Poker Tour - Mole (2006) 0:30 (Canada)

Fallsview Casino Resort/World Poker Tour - Urinal (2006) 0:30 (Canada)


Plum Production's Eric Saarinen helps Waste Management Think Green

Director Eric Saarinen of Plum Productions has helped ad agency Fogarty Klein Monroe create a new campaign for Waste Management.

"We had to visually convey the growing impact of Waste Management's efforts to recycle and renew environmental resources," explains Saarinen. "So we wanted sweeping aerial views of untouched forests, an allusion to the 41 million trees saved; breathtaking bird's-eye views to represent the company's respect for and connection to nature; and warm, heroic shots of a Waste Management truck driver who is an actual employee."


End of Game for Peugeot

Early last month a spot for Peugeot 407 began airing in Europe. From the press release sent in to us from the good folks at BETC Euro RSCG:

Other than a 2’’ sequence filmed in reality, the ad was a totally exceptional production: all elements were totally new creations except for the 407 itself which was worked graphically. All the elements were then processed in 3D. The director spent a long time with a professional car video game player in order to reproduce game moves that only very top drivers can achieve.

And I'm sure he enjoyed it. :)

Check out the ad below:
Peugeot 407 SW - End of Game (2006) 0:45 (France)


Exopolis puts you inside the world of The Black Dahlia

Creative design studio Exopolis has crafted a dark and atmospheric experience to capture the horror and mystery surrounding the bizarre murder of Elizabeth Short in 1947 for the upcoming movie The Black Dahila.

The site offers an 'experiential' track, allowing users to click on various locations from the film on a stylized map – which bring up a short video clip and dramatic key art to give users a sample of the world of The Black Dahlia.