Volkswagen Golf gti - Gene - (2005) 0:60 (UK)

Volkswagen Golf gti - Gene - (2005) 0:60 (UK)

Directed by Jake and Ryoko at Stink, post production magic by the crew at Moving Pictures and conceived by DBB London, the latest (real! honestly!

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Super Bowl Human Ad Space on Ebay

Adgrunt kris10tackett tipped us to this strange Ebay bid selling super bowl "ad space", it looks like a couple of kids are looking to make a fast buck wearing whatever company logo they get on game-day, hats t-shirts buttons, whatever, as they attend the game at the Alltell Stadium. They offer to give away free product samples as well.

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Fiji Water Versus Aquafina on The Advertising Show

Goodbye Soda. Hello Bottled Water?

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Having trajectile dysfunction?

Fellas.. If you are having trouble with your... swing.. you might want to check out the website trajectiledysfunction.com

There you will find a spoof of those annoyingly cryptic ads where ye shall "ask your doctor if X is right for you", and by using it you'll recover from whatever and be able to throw footballs though tire-swings like a young lad again. Right down to the tire. And the missus only dressed in her hubbies shirt, in some alternate universe called suburbia-land this is "sexy". One wonders what they use that club for.

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Making the wrong kind of wave

Oh boy someones stupidity-meter has reached a new low as the New York Daily News reports on a very strange email-ad offering "Special Tsunami Fares" on Singapore Airlines, complete with a picture of people fleeing a giant wave.

The email was sent on behalf for Millennium international travels, a Madison Ave. but they claim they had nothing to do with it. Wizie.Com LLC, who sent the emails wouldn't take responsibility for the message either. "We just send the emails out, the content is approved by the company" said an anonymous spokesperson at Wizie.Com LLC, who wasn't couldn't be sure that the travel agency approved the message.

Meanwhile, Singapore Airlines are fuming at the unauthorized use of their logo in said email. It's just another day in spam-land. Hat tip to Claymore for the headline and link

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Apple event in London for AdGrunts

Are you an AdGrunt in London? If so, check out Apple's event for advertising professionals at the Apple Store in Regent Street on Monday January 31.

Clemmow Hornby Inge managing partner Johnny Hornby will presents his perspective on the best advertising of recent years and what it takes to create a successful agency.

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'Scuse me, have you seen Carlsberg's passport?

New York-based communications agency Cossette Post, offspring from the Canadian Cossette, have cooked up a stunt involving passports. Party passports.

Picture getting into a cab in New York City and finding an orphaned passport in the back seat. What would you do? Open it of course.

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Link Lust: Hungarian 1980s commercials

This link is just a tad too good to simply slip quietly by straight into the adlinks collection, reklamok.gergoke.hu has 101 Hungarian commercials from the 1980s. Enjoy!
My personal fave is the commercial for Märka soda. "márka üditő" Why? Because "märka" spelled like that in Swedish means "to notice" "to mark" or even "to brand", funny name.

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Bizarre outrage over 9/11 allusions in De Niro commercial

The Indo-Asian News Service 'reports' that "an American Express TV commercial, in which Robert De Niro talks about Ground Zero, has angered fans who feel the Hollywood star should not use the 9/11 tragedy to sell a product." quoting nobody in particular here.

In the ad, De Niro waxes poetically about New York City:
"My oldest friend. My first love. My east. My far east. My west side. My private side. My heartbreak. My heart beat.
My life happens here. My card is American Express."

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CP&B site spoof has nothing to do with CP&B

So that site http://www.theneep.com/ has been making the blogrounds, as they are like CP&B but not CP&B and everyone and their aunt are weighing in their two cents on how funny that is.
A CP&B rep who's in the know said to me yesterday "As it made rounds here, we all got a huge kick out of it. But we don't know who made it. We tried to figure it out to no avail." - in other words CP&B have nothing to do with that site.
As soon as I heard that I phoned the number of the domain-owner to find out just exactly who was behind it, a man with a Korean-American accent answered the phone and I asked him if he owned theneep.com.
"No, I don't, what is that? This is the second phone call I'm getting about that today, do you know who they are?" I explained to the poor guy that CP&B are rather famous so that's probably why he's getting the calls, and that his number is listed on the WHOIS information, he was not amused.
"Could you tell them to stop calling and get my number off that?" he wondered, and all I can do is ask that anyone who reads this, don't call the WHOIS information domain owner number, it's an innocent third party.
Personally, I think the stunt went from funny-ish to crap at the moment they put someone elses phonenumber on the WHOIS info, if you are going to do that, at least put some robot-number or an answering machine, not another persons. For all I know I could have just called the korean neighbourhood deli in White Plains New York.

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