ABC - Alias - Heart-Stopping (2003) :20 (USA)


Gillette viral intimidates men to remove scruff

Digitas/Boston and director Theodore Melifi of Gartner have teamed up to create a viral campaign for Gillette. The concept is based on a fictional advocacy group called the National Organization of Social Crusaders Repulsed by Unshaven Faces (NOSCRUF).


Amnesty International Ads Show What's Happening

Amnesty International in Switzerland broke a new outdoor campaign May 29th that was created by Walker Werbeagentur Zuerich. The campaign uses the tagline "It's not happening here but it's happening now", in various languages, from French to German. Using the transparent billboards, the campaign aims to show people what is going on in the world, even if it's not happening in front of them at the bus stop. The ads portray issues in countries like Iraq, China, and Sudan.


Guinness - Dinosaur (2006) Newspaper (UK)

Abbot Mead Vickers BBDO have created four new ads that follow the Guinness theme, "Good things come to those who wait". Check them out inside.


Dale Everett Joins Troika Design Group as Creative Director

Hollywood broadcast design firm has hired Dale Everett as Creative Director. Dale brings over 20 years of experience launching and branding major television networks to the company. He had previously worked in a freelance capacity as a Creative Director and Supervising Producer with Troika.


Pro bono ad banned for "attacking football"

Wow, footie fever has reached new heights and clearly broiled the brains of the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre watchdog who just banned an ad for "attacking football."

The banned advert from World Vision was encouraging viewers to sponsor a child in the Third World, it showed a young African boy playing football with a ball made out of maize, bags and string. The VO then said: "England's team are sponsored for £49million. Masidi is sponsored for 60p a day."


KIA's 'Surrounded' by De Cerchio and Publicis

Publicis/Toronto turned to director Tom De Cerchio of Incubator Films for “Surrounded,” a new ad in which a couple’s new car stops a high-speed chase on a busy metropolitan freeway. The shoot involved shutting down Toronto’s busy Gardner Freeway (Canada’s answer to LA’s I-405) and bringing multiple helicopters and camera cars, eleven precision drivers, and up to six cameras at a time for two days of shooting. “We wanted to make this as massive as possible,” said De Cerchio, who added a second helicopter for air to air coverage. “I've had the pleasure of collaborating with cinematographer Doug Koch on several occasions and, as usual, he did an amazing job,” said De Cerchio, who also lauded the efforts of Location Manager Jerry Abramowitz.


SIFF spots are spiffy

It seems that doing film festival ads is the latest way to get some great work done. Wong Doody has teamed up with FAD to create these three spots for the Seattle International Film Festival. The song's lyrics are great and the original music was composed by Downtown Composer Collective. Superadgrunts, check them out inside.


Citroen brings back the Transformer in new ad

The well-spoofed (and awarded) Citroen Transformer robot will be back in a new spot said to break June 5th.


Walkers take Church back in time

A campaign broke in the UK at the end of April featuring Charlotte Church with Gary Lineker for Walkers Sensations Crisps (click link to see the spot). Created by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO and directed by Paul Weiland, it is intended to be reminiscent of the glamorous Hollywood days of yesteryear. Following with that theme, the newspaper advert in the campaign for the Lime and Thai Spice flavoured crisps is designed to look like a movie poster from the 1940s or 1950s.