AMV BBDO hides new Guinness spot online

The folks at AMV BBDO are not launching the new GUINNESS® ad on TV. Instead, they decided it would be more interesting to hide it online for a Guinness fan to find – and launch for them!

From the folks at AMV BBDO:
To be the first to see the new ad you must solve a series of clues, codes and puzzles and piece together the new film…but don’t expect it to be easy. As you know, it just wouldn’t be GUINNESS® if the reward didn’t involve a little waiting. The site goes live soon, but until then we’d like you to meet Juan Ramon, the mayor of the village (he may even give you some clues to get you started):


Banner placement of the week.

Some of our adgrunt pals are over in California, surrounded by wildfires and we all hope they are safe. What is with all the burning this year? First half of Greece burns down now half of California.

Leslie Burns-Dell'Acqua of Burns Auto Parts found this gem this morning when she was surfing for information about the fires. Talk about perfect banner ad placement. "Don't like it? Getting too hot where you are? MOVE!" Well, okay then.

I don't think you could have gotten a better placement if you tried. ;)


TBWA opens up for business in Reykjavik, Iceland

TBWA\Reykjavik is the latest addition to the TBWA network. With a staff of 20, the Icelandic agency joins TBWA in order to provide better service to both domestic and international clients.

The fact that Iceland only has a population of just over 300 thousand does not tell the full story. Iceland is a blooming economy with one of the world’s highest income per capita and Icelandic companies have been rapidly expanding throughout the world, looking for investment and growth potential. This fertile business environment calls for the sort of networking capabilities that TBWA can provide.


Christina follows in Giselas footsteps as Suspect dresses her in lace tattoo

Suspect VFX Supervisor/Lead Flame Artist Tim Crean created the detailed VFX lace that grows across Christinas back in Select's ad for the Procter & Gamble celebrity perfume.
You might have already seen it, this spot has been airing in Sweden for the past two weeks and is planned to air worldwide. Maybe you sense a deja vu if you recall this 2005 commercial where a nude Gisela grows an entire body tattoo. Not that I'm saying they're similar or anything, but yeah, that whole hot nude chick grows tattoo effect has been done before. Not the fault of the post house mind you.
See the new Christina Aguilera Signature Fragrance commercial here.


Christina Aguilera - Diva - (2007) :30 (USA)

Christina Aguilera - Diva - (2007) :30 (USA)

What to wear, what to wear? How about nothing, darling?


Right Brain v Left Brain test

Here's a test to see which part of the brain you use most, which way is this dancer turning? It's not a dancer though, it's the siloutte of a naked chick spinning but I'm sure you won't nitpick on that.


Taking things too literally

Right, this is an ancient doodle from some old scrap book of mine that I totally forgotten about until I surfed what's available for Adland anno 1998 on the waybackmachine today and found it in the adrants section under rantcomic. I wonder what sort of meeting I was in to prompt this ad doodle.


Behind the scenes of Sony Playdoh Bunny spot

The clip below gives a inside peek at the production process that went into the Sony Bravia Playdoh spot and includes interviews with Creative Producer, Juan Cabral from Fallon, Animation Director Darren Walsh from Passion Pictures and Director Frank Budgen from Gorgeous. See inside (autoplay)


Razr Burn - Motorola / Michel Gondry "The Film" (2007)

Razr Burn - Motorola / Michel Gondry "The Film" (2007)

Check out Michel Gondry's excessively creative (?) Motorola Razr commercial.

Pantene escalator

Pantene - Untangled hair / Escalator ad , ambient China

Aha, a new twist to the old (yes, it's getting old) escalator ads, this time they're using the space in between to demonstrate how untangled Pantene treated hair is. At least think they're highlighting the straightness.