Kewpie Tarako - Christmas song- (2008) 5:00 (Japan)

Kewpie Tarako - Christmas song- (2008) 5:00 (Japan)

They jazzed the song up for christmas! Bless'em!


Arlanda Stad planned "Princess hotel" has portrait of her along the entire building.

Arlandastad and First Hotels will begin building this hotel in 2009, as you can see there's a massive portrait of Crown Princess Victoria covering the entire building. An abstract stamp-like impression, where the horizontal lines varying thickness create the portrait.
I'm not saying my usual "gee, I've seen that before". I'm saying I know from experience that it'll look ossom. ;) In fact, I might even stay there if I can book a room in her nose. I've always aspired to get up the princess' nose.


Ratika's - age defying designer jewelry

Want to look younger? Have you ever tried some Ratika's designer jewelry?


Please Coke, It's Christmas without your help, stop competing with Apotekarnes Julmust.

Remember way back in 2003? Coke still doesn't get it - Julmust rules.
Yes, it's that time of year again. And Coke is selling us christmas again. For those who can read Swedish, Kontaktmannen is also ranting about this, with a few well chosen swearwords this year "Släpp musten för i helvete". Because yes, Coke still doesn't get it and they're still trying to make Coke synonymous with Jul in Sweden. As kontaktmannen so eloquently puts his point - Coke is the most drunk soft drink for 365 days, how can you even expect that this will suddenly be synonymous to an Xmas feeling, which most people only have for two weeks a year ? (And how do you become synonymous with christmas when you're synonymous with summer fun love, friendship, cinemas and whatever else?)

That's so true, whenever I see the new ad (Thanks Coke for shutting down the re-run of that horrid christmas trucks commercial we've seen every year since 1989), I shudder for two reasons. One, there's a flippin' world war style B-52 airplane dumping boxes of Coke over small Swiss looking towns. That's just creepy. I really don't like the connotations this brings up. Is it like that bomber that flew over east Berlin and dropped chocolate for the kids, if so what is Coke saying about Europe in general here? We're stuck in commie-land and only US Coke will help us? The symbolism is likely not even spotted by an American but over here it's borderline offensive.
Then, Coke is the hero in the ad, gleeful happy people holler "It's Christmas!" when a coke vending machine turns on and they can drink that brown softdrink... that .. they can drink all other times of the year. WTF? That makes no sense in a country where I throw myself at the first bottle of Julmust available only in late November. These bottles are not in the supermarket the rest of the year, so when you see them, it really means "holy shit it's Christmas!". You can't copy that when you crud is available all year round. No matter how many jolly santas that you put on the bottle. Coke even tried for a few years to make their own Julmust, with the very Swedish looking label and name "Bjäre julmust", but Swedes didn't fall for it, last year it was only available at McDonald's and this year they didn't bother making it at all.

But then, In the UK it seems to be going well, there some fool want to save the trucks, that is see that naff trucks advert every year until forever. That's my version of hell, folks. Coca Cola Christmas Commercial 2008 "It's Christmas" is available inside folks.

Twitter update: People are twittering to #Coke that julmust rules or "Leave Julmust alone!"


Smell like The King - Burger King Flame Fragrance

Now you don't have to work at Burger King to smell flame broiled. The King was kind enough to bottle the scent and sell it online. It's $3.99, about the price of a Whopper Value Meal.

The scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broiled meat.
Burger King, in its official description of Flame, the fast food restaurant's body spray for men.

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Global Warming warning ads gets us in Deep Water in Badland.

Ah. I often argue that the media being identical doesn't mean that the idea is identical. Here on the other hand, what differs seems to be only the art directors choice of painting the city skyline as seen from above, vs on the sides of the pool. I don't care if they're intentional copies of each other, I'm more interested in which execution do you think is better?

First up, HSBC's Swimming pool for

It reminded me quite a bit of DDB Malaysia "waterworld" ambient underwater poster back in 2007.

(full views inside)

This version, for HSBC was created by Ogilvy & Mather in Mumbai, Hindistan (India)
Credits - EYY/ECD: Piyush Pandey • YY/CD: Rajiv Rao • SY/AD/RY/CW: Shirin Johari


Alcoholics Anonymous - Tunnel - print

The light at the end of the bottle, as envisioned by Draftfcb/Lowe Group, Zurich, Switzerland. Quite the stylistic ad for a support group. Shot from the inside of the bottle, it reminds those afflicted there's a way out.


Friday Fun: The top viral videos of 2008.

Lets start adland-Friday off a little lighter than my morning has been, shall we? The top viral videos of 2008 have been edited together by Videogum, watch out for the Obama RockRolling you've been warned. Viral in this context does not mean "advertising" but don't be surprised if a lot of viral ads do something they found in this lot next year.


Are you there God? It's me, Dabitch. Let the atheist's ads run, willya?

The mercury down in Oz are reporting a bit of a snafu for the Atheist ad campaign there.


Donny Deutsch caught in a lip-lock with hedge-fund managers wife, causes divorce.

Oopsie, Donny Donny Donny... Not having a great month are we Donny? First, his CNBC show "The Big Idea" was put on hiatus because we all know that when the economy goes bad people save on everything advertising (which is really the opposite of what they should do, and big ideas are not expensive, just rare). Now he's apparently been caught kissing someone elses wife - what he didn't know was that her husband had a private detective shadow her. Or so gossips page Six.

The private eye shadowed the attractive blonde until he was able to take surveillance photos of her kissing Deutsch, sources say. Sandler's lawyer, Stephen Gassman, filed for divorce in Nassau County last week and the complaint is said to name Deutsch as the third party.