Unicef - VGU Video Game Pitch "Elika's Escape" - (2014) 2:29 (USA)

Unicef - VGU Video Game Pitch "Elika's Escape" - (2014) 2:29 (USA)

In a classic bait&switch, Unicef booked a seminar at Video Games United to present a one of a kind first person shoot to an eager gamer audience. As they begin to describe the game, everyone soon realises how different this "game" is.

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South Dakota Yanks Their Don't Jerk And Drive Campaign

Yes, this is real. And yes, I am thirteen. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety -tee hee-- pulled -- tee hee -- its new public service campaign encouraging drivers not to jerk the steering wheel on icy roads after people complained that the ad contained double entendres. In other words, it was guilty of being written by a Copy Wanker, to use Dabitch's phrase.
The best part? It was intentional. According to the Argus Leader:

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South Dakota Highway Safety "Driving Proper" (2014) :30 (USA)

South Dakota Highway Safety "Driving Proper" (2014) :30 (USA)

A nice bit of copywanking for South Dakota Highway Safety. Oh, you don't believe "reenter only after regaining control,"is pervy?

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Voice Signature Service from Vodafone

Vodafone's Signature Voice service is the most secure service around, as these visual metaphors suggest.

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Vodafone "Red Light App" (2014) 2:00 (Turkey)

Vodafone "Red Light App" (2014) 2:00 (Turkey)

Here's a pretty hardcore but brilliant Idea from Vodafone in Turkey. Y&R Team Red created a Red Light App to help aid women if they are about to become victims of domestic violence.

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Dig further than the news with Slate

There more to the news than just news. There's also ethics in gaming journalism. I kid! This isn't about gamer gate, silly, it's about Slate.com. While I love the infographic art direction, this campaign could be for any online news site. It looks good, but doesn't give me a reason to visit Salon over Slate. Both of them suck anyway.

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Help Mary's Meals and set the table for one more at Christmas

Every year, Edinburgh based ad agency Whitespacers, creates a different, shall we say, conceptual Christmas card. One year they created a giant train set with a mounted live cam that could was operational via Twitter. Pretty fun. But this year the good folks at Whitespacers decided to help a new client of theirs; Mary's Meals.

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Thinkbox - Harvey & Harmony - (2014) :60 (UK)

Thinkbox - Harvey & Harmony - (2014) :60 (UK)

Earlier this week we brought you the news that Harvey, Thinkbox's loveable dog was returning in a third and final ad to premier on Boxing Day in the UK. Adland is very happy to bring you that ad earlier than expected - and wow, it's a scorcher.

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Mexico Tourism Board "Unstoppable" (2014) :30 (Mexico)

Mexico Tourism Board "Unstoppable" (2014) :30 (Mexico)

Los Cabos was hit by a hurricane on September 14th, 2014. But Los Cabos is as unstoppable as ever. This spot features real life locals getting ready for the day, just like always. The resilient spirit and dedication to friendly tourism is still very much alive and well.

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Forest Essentials "Warrior Princess" (2014) 1:00 (India)

 Forest Essentials "Warrior Princess" (2014) 1:00 (India)

Carole Denis directs an epic spot Forest Essentials’ “Warrior Princess” for Wieden+Kennedy New Delhi. Mother Nature meets the legacy of Ayurveda. It features a power warrior woman preparing for battle. The scenery is quite beuaitful, too.

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