Unfortunate moments in online advertising

BannerBlog has captured an example of when online advertising creative mixes with a news story in the worst possible context.

Click here to see screenshots of the incident.


Top 40 Super Bowl commercials of all time

Even though ABC will be airing the Super Bowl, CBS will still get to air some Super Bowl spots. Albiet old ones. On Saturday, February 4 from 8-9pm, CBS will air a special on the 40 greatest Super Bowl commercials of all-time.


Levi's to make iPodified jeans

Red Herring reports that Levi's will be making ipodified jeans - with special pockets for a docking cradle, a joystick remote control, and a retractable headphone unit. Sound practical - will they be dry-clean only? ;) Interesting product marriage...


Toyota, Volkswagen & now Ikea

The same idea sells two different cars on two sides of the pond. American Toyota versus British Volkswagen - now updated with a cherry Canadian Ikea on top. Bo-yah!


You're gullible.....

If you, like me, have been increasingly agitated by James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" you can take a moment to vent your anger at a flash version of the song where you can toss therapeutic tomatoes on the singer. Yeay!
Go on to the "You're Gullible" tomato throwing flash video.


Apple Intel spot

For those that hadn't already seen it, Apple have placed the new Intel spot from TBWA slash Chiat slash Day online. You can view it here

The voiceover sounds suspiciously like that of Kiefer 'The following takes place' Sutherland. As for the soundtrack, its Moby's (perhaps suitably) titled 'God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters .. or is that Wafer?


Ram head advertising implies success

Lambrini is no longer alone in being slapped on the wrist for "violating" rules banning links between alcohol and sexual success. A Young's Bitter billboard features a man with a ram's head - the brewery's symbol - standing by a swimming pool surrounded by attentive women in bikinis, and the ASA wants it withdrawn.


FOX campaign driven by others creativity

The sassy Volkswagen Fox campaign(s) seems to be firmly rooted in cult creativity for rent. First they built that interesting Hotel Fox in Copenhagen, where street artists were given all the paint they wanted and a room to do as they wished with. A deal serious cred street artist Huskmitnavn (remember my name) scoffed at. Now the highly popular bunny reenactment films from web fame have turned into Fox commercials, and even won bronze in the Eurobest 2005 award.

See the bunny films in their original glory here on AngryAliens website, or in the archive (links to commercials after the jump as they say).


Ikea - It's Not A Mistake - (2006) 0:30 (Canada)

Ikea - It's Not A Mistake - (2006) 0:30 (Canada)

The classic dash and drive because she believes that she "got a steal"....


Remember Segregation

DDB Seattle launches their annual (since 1992) MLK campaign today, highlighting the life and achievements of Dr. King. The muti-faceted campaign also aims to increase awareness and understanding of the Civil Rights movement and encourage people to think about January 16 as more than just a day off.