Advertising forum hacked!

Swedens beloved adforum, a highly popular hangout called Bold has had their website defaced today and their name changed to "Böld" ("boil"). The message left on their front page spells out the well known phrase "no advertising please" so common on mailboxes where mail without a recipients adress is not wanted. This is what Bold regulars was met with today as they went to the site.

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Chevy's user generated ad contest spawns Anti-SUV ads shown on Chevy's site

Chevy thought they had a great idea when they asked you dear car fan and punter, potential consumer, to do their advertising work for them. They forgot you lot are a cynical bunch and the most web-savvy of us are armed with snark and know how to use it. Two user generated 2007 Tahoe ads are very anti-SUV, and these commercials can be seen on the company's own web site. Oops.

On C|Net we can still see these two ads, now that Chevy has wised up and will certainly remove them. So how much did it cost you in bad PR what you saved on agency creative work, Chevy? Might wanna get the beancounters on figuring that out.

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Pirelli and Leo Burnett create "The Call"

Advertising agency Leo Burnett Italy has created a film for Pirelli Tyres titled "The Call" featuring John Malkovich as a priest from the Vatican and Naomi Campbell as a seductive demon. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua of Anonymous Content and was shot in Rome at night. This is the first of what Pirelli is hoping will be a series of shorts created solely for the internet.

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Eurostar - Hairy Potter (2006) Print (France)

Similar to how the USA used Hollywood films in its latest ad campaign (see it here) to tempt people to See America, Eurostar is attempting to attract Parisians to London using Harry Potter in their advertising. The headline reads, "It's time to see London." And apparently, films to have an impact on tourism.

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Convert Directs Stop-Motion Promo for BBC America's "The Underground"

Los Angeles directorial collective Convert (part of prodco The Ebeling Group) has wrapped a surreal little :30 promo/show open for the new BBC America programming block "The Underground."

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Ambient media in French advertising

lapetiteanglaise tips us to this neat French posters, which is French advertising in a nutshell and a good example of using the ads environment... (read more to see the "poledancer")

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Who would you have a beer with?

The next phase of Anheuser-Busch campaign, which began during the 2006 Super Bowl asks, "If you could have a beer with anyone, who would it be?" Shot by Spike Lee the ads were created by DDB Chicago and produced by 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.

This is phase two of the Beer Institute campaign, which will highlight celebrities talking about which people they'd have a beer with if they could.

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NASCAR - the other white meat

Can you Taste The Excitement? Do you want to?

"My smoked sausage tastes like motor oil!"

"Oh yeah? My bologna tastes like Dale Jr!"

(hat tip to Claymore)

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Don't get stuck waiting

A new campaign that broke this week in Dubai uses well-dressed maniqueins to tout the regularity of Emirates Airlines flights to the UK. The campaign will also include press, radio and online.

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MSN Search preps for April Fool's

Sure it might be 2 days (or 1 depending on your time zone) until April Fool's, but that hasn't stopped MSN from beginning to promote their microsite in honor of the day with banner ads.

MSN Search Spoof "celebrates April Fool's with the return of Spoof, the parody tool that uses fake (but hilariously accurate) search results to gently mock friends, bosses, or people who just need to be teased."

Although they aren't the only Search to do something for April Fool's. There is also Google April Fool's Search page.

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