Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shell - Ferrari commercial

And still on the subject of cars  (let's add dogs into the mix here!),
         here's a Ferrari commercial to blow some wind in your hair...


Porsche "Engineered for Magic. Every day." Teaser Videos...

Speaking of  Porsche, check out these four teaser videos for the Porsche "Engineered for Magic. Every day." campaign...

UPDATE:  See the 30 second spot at the end of the post!

"Porsche. A car designed with a singular purpose, yet somehow it manages to be so much more. Porsche. Engineered for Magic. Every day. Visit to see videos and stories from owners making the mundane magical in their Porsche. While there upload your own story."

30 second spot!


Porsche Panamera S Hybrid commercial and more!

Porsche has a lot of creativity to enjoy on their YouTube page...

Check out
"Your heart says sportscar, but your head says practical car. Or is it the other way around? In order to bring this eternal battle to an end, we have built the new Panamera S Hybrid. By conviction. More information on"

"So here it is! The 911 GT3 R Hybrid with the names of our Facebook fans is on display in the Porsche Museum now. Learn more about the creation of this car and look up your own name in our web special on"

"A small video to say "Thank You" to all fans on Porsche's Facebook page. A small video about what drives us forward. And about how we value your contribution to our brand. More information on"

Oxy: "Spots Disappear" (Print ad, South Africa, Ogilvy)

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy, Johannesburg, South Africa
Creative Directors: Jonathan Beggs, Gerry Human
Art Directors: Sifiso Tshabalala, Robyn Bergman
Copywriter: Thokozani Mashigo
Illustrator: Sifiso Tshabalala
Photographers: Sifiso Tshabalala, Thokozani Mashigo

Tooheys Extra Dry Harvested beer commercial


Cachaça Magnífica - "If you gotta be strong, we gotta be strong."


"If you gotta be strong, we gotta be strong."


Advertising Agency: Agência3, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Three Olives Vodka - Cowboys, Sugar Daddies + Sportscasters

New campaign from Three Olives...
  My favorite is "Cowboys,"
what about you??



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Honda Crosstour "What It Isn't" commercial


"What it isn't, is what it is. The Honda Crosstour with available 4-wheel drive."


Tom Colicchio for HBO's Game of Thrones (food trucks!)

Game of Thrones food trucks and recipes from Tom Colicchio?

See the promotions below and check out Game of Thrones on Twitter and Facebook to find the
locations of the food trucks (NY + LA starting March 28)!
Also, visit HBO for more about the show and the Game of Thrones YouTube page.
"Tom Colicchio reveals the menu for Day One of A Taste of Westeros, starting tonight in New York City. To find out the locations of the Game Of Thrones Food Trucks, follow Twitter #gameofthrones and 
For more information on Game Of Thrones, go to"  

Honda's Really Big Thing Big Donuts and Coffee commercial

Saw the big donuts/coffee ad for Honda the other day, found it! 
(I bet it was a fun shoot!)

I found a few other (Spanish) spots I enjoyed and thought I'd share, below:

(it's the Final Countdown!)

ESPN ad Brandon Jennings Stuart Scott Milwaukee Bucks mascot

It's no secret I love ESPN commercials!



Farmers Insurance - University of Farmers - Print campaign

Have you seen the recent University of Farmers commercials for Farmers Insurance? (Just posted the latest spot, "Dryer Fire.")

Check out the print campaign I found on AdsoftheWorld!


Advertising Agency: RPA, USA
Chief Creative Officer: David Smith
Group Creative Director: Pat Mendelson
Associate Creative Directors: Laura Hauseman, Tom Hamling
Senior Art Producer: Deb Grisham
Illustrator: Scott Cook
Typographer: Matt Orser
Photographer: Nadav Kander

Renault Bose Edition commercial


AMG e Ducati 848 commercial



Monday, March 28, 2011

Target Bouquet Toss Wedding commercial

"The Catch" 

(The catch?'s not as smart as some of their other recent spots.)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Print ad


(A local shout out to August Lang Husak - Bethesda)

Advertising Agency: August Lang Husak, Bethesda, USA
Creative Director: Chuck Husak
Art Director: Erik Dreyer
Copywriter: Chuck Husak
Designer: Melissa Meyers
Additional credits:
Account Director: Bonnie Weaver
CGI Creative Director: Mike Campau
CGI Account Director: Doug Calloway

Explore Minnesota commercial


CLIO Awards: "Book of Faces" and "Yourself Television"

Too funny!

"Clio Awards Celebrates the golden age of creativity: Now!"

Advertising Agency: hasan+partners, Helsinki, Finland
Creative Director + Copywriter: Eka Ruola Graphic Designer: Jarkko Talonpoika
Photographer: Markku Lahdesmaki Art Producer: Anne Kauranen
Location Producer: Kim Comeaux Wardrobe stylist: Debra Day
Prop Stylist: Annette Kilguss-Crall Hair + Make-up: Kathleen Beaton
Published: March 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Visigoth Sports Net commercials (and Alec Baldwin) - Capital One

Forget March Madness, the Capital One Visigoths are creating March Medievality!

What do you think of the new campaign??

Here are two of the ads below:
(You can see more on Capital One's YouTube page.)


Also, by the way, have you see Alec Baldwin for Capital One's "Match My Miles" Promotion?
(Not really feelin it...)

WWF Earth Hour: Moths

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Sydney, Australia
Executive Creative Director: Andy DiLallo
Copywriter: Mike Felix Art Director: Matt Swinburne
Production: PLAZA Director: Dave Klaiber
Producer: Susannah DiLallo Post Production: Cutting Edge
Editor: Danny Tait

Farmers Insurance Dryer Fire commercial (University of Farmers)

Have you seen the latest University of Farmers commercial?
Check out "Dryer Fire":

Friday, March 25, 2011

International Anti-Fur Coalition: Tracey (Print ad, Israel)

Advertising Agency: Draftfcb+ Shimoni Finkelstein Barki, Israel
Executive Creative Director: Kobi Barki
Art Director: Yael Peleg
Associate Creative Director: Liat Tsur
Photography: Israel Cohen
Published: December 2010

Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Always Open" (Dennys) web series - Sarah Silverman, Episode 2!

"Always Open" Web series with David Koechner

(I could listen to her forever!)

"That's how babies are made" Las Vegas commercial

Searching Las Vegas' YouTube page for the recent "Big Time Couple" commercial  (I just don't get it),
  I found an ad from 2011 I haven't seen yet... made me laugh so I thought I'd share!


Snoop Dogg & Rico Rap Video (Air New Zealand)

Last October, I blogged about the cute/funny ads for Air New Zealand starring Rico (also here + here).

  ...Well, he's back! And hanging out with Snoop Dogg (not to mention making some tunes!)
Check these out:

Visit Air New Zealand's YouTube page to see more of Rico + also check out here "Kiwi Rodtrip" series
(See the first episode below!)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New FAGE commercials "Gain" and "Same"

These WORDS. Music to my ears. la la la.
"With nothing to lose, and the world to gain, plain arched its back and did proclaim that 'plain will never be the same.'"

"From deeply depths in the sea of same, plain broke free from the
'same old same.' Plain will never be the same."


60 things in 60 seconds commercial (New Zealand)

The copy, the art direction, just watch!

YouTube description:
"Sorry husbands, MY SKY has the ability to record, pause and rewind live TV.
So get off the couch and make yourselves useful."

Target "Was it the halibut?" commercial



Planeto FM "Reborn to Party" commercial


Wrangler - Stunt: SS11 (television commercial) Campaign

YouTube description: 
"Wrangler and stunt people share a common history. Westerns were the original Action Movies and the first stunt people were rodeo riders - Wrangler's earliest clientele. The new campaign reunites Wrangler, the original American adrenaline-fuelled denim brand, with stunt people -- a breed of heroes who embody Wrangler's message: We Are Animals."


Target commercial - Sabrina Soto: Lamp (Blue and White)

Love this ad from Target (much more creative art direction than the pillow ad)...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Nike Superstitions commercial

Love this ad from Nike, "Superstitions."
         Even without the music, such powerful images...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Village Frame Crafters print ads - Juggalos

So hot right now.
Simple, amusing copy. Great photos. Love these!
"Village Frame Crafters does custom framing for everything from fine art to family portraits.
So we thought, why not combine the two?"

"Express yourself with a really, really nice frame."

"With the right frame, it's not Uncle Bob, it's art."

"Surprise your mother. Use a custom frame."

"Don't embarrass yourself with a cheap frame."

Advertising Agency: McKee Wallwork Cleveland, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Creative Director: Bart Cleveland Art Director: Bruce Johno
Copywriter: Bart Cleveland Photographer: Steve Bonini
Published: December 2010

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Liga Peruana de Lucha Contra el Cáncer Print campaign

"Obey your instinct.
Protect yourself against skin cancer."
Advertising Agency: Y+R, Peru
Executive Creative Director: Flavio Pantigoso Head of Art: Christian Sánchez
Copywriter: Daniel de León Art Director: Renzo Vásquez
Agency Producer: Malena Mellado Account Supervisor: Manuel Ahumada
Photographer: Luis Miguel Otayza Retoucher: Frank Delgado

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cannes Lion (print) - "You are never gonna be entirely happy..."

"You are never gonna be entirely happy
without a Cannes Lion."

Very funny. Could imagine this translated into a brilliant television campaign.


Advertising Agency: Artplan, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Creative Director: Roberto Vilhena
Copywriters: Roberto Vilhena, Ricardo Dolla
Art Directors: Bernardo Romero, Tico Moraes
Photographer: Mauricio Nahas
Retouch: Boreal

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Levolor: "A rug isn't the only thing that can pull a room together."


A "bright" campaign...


Advertising Agency: Carmichael Lynch, USA
Chief Creative Officer: Jim Nelson Copywriter: Ellie Anderson
Art Director: Jeff Terwilliger Photographer: Jason Hindley
Art Producer: Sandy Boss Febbo Retouching: Happy Finish

It Works - Fingerprint Security System print campaign (Bangkok)

Love the art direction...

Advertising Agency: SpicyH, Bangkok, Thailand Production company: MasterScene
Executive Creative Director: Woon Hoh Siew Creative Director: Gaek Bee Lee
Art Directors: Apiwat Pattalarungkhan, Adam Pamungkas Copywriter: Irvine Prisilia
Photographer: Clarissa Peddy Photography Retoucher: OIC!

Pepsodent - "Don't let food stay too long." (print)

(There's also lamb and chicken versions.)

Advertising Agency: Lowe, Jakarta, Indonesia
Executive Creative Director: Din Sumedi
Art Director: Adam Pamungkas Copywriter: Bondan Esp
Photographer: Clarissa Peddy Photography Retoucher: Rudy

El País Newspaper "Summer is Coming" print campaign

Very smart!


Advertising Agency: Lowe Ginkgo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Chief Creative Officer: Gabriel Román
Creative Directors: Fernando De Clemente, Sebastián Mir Art Directors: Agustín Acosta, Pelayo Soria
Copywriters: Jorge González, Gonzalo López Baliñas, Diego Román, Mateo Vidal
Account Director: Patricia Román Photographer: Dominó
Published: February 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"Adidas Is All In" commercial Katy Perry, D Rose, Dwight Howard

With Katy Perry, D. Rose, B.O.B., Dwight Howard, Eric Berry and more,
the new Adidas ad below is chock-full of familiar faces.
Love the music. Love the attitude.

YouTube description:
Heart over head. Inclusion over ego. United by passion, we go all in.
Go all in at to see more.
(Music is "Civilization" from the new album from Justice. Buy it on April 4th on iTunes!

See more from Adidas on their YouTube page.

Xperia PLAY "The Donor" commercial

The thumbs are back!

YouTube description: The shocking story of how the Android Robot really got ready to PLAY.
In the U.S or Canada? Want to win one of the first Xperia PLAY phones?

Belgian PSA - "What to do in a nuclear accident."

(Thanks AdFreak)

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada: bus

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Creative Director: Martin Gosselin
Photographer: Alain Desjean
Art director: Bernardo Andrada Copywriter: Luc Dupéré
Published: March 2010

Lexum European Eye Clinic print campaign (Y+R Prague)

"Who wouldn't like to see more?
Laser eye surgery can change your life in a single moment. Lexum European Eye Clinic."




Advertising Agency: Leagas Delaney Prague, Czech Republic
Creative Director: Tereza Sverakova
Art Director: Pauline Kerleroux
Copywriters: Tereza Sverakova, Igor Paleta
Photographer: Locomotiv
Additional credits: Pavleye
Published: December 2010

Cock's Fresh: "Back in the Days" commercial

Really, it's not! 

Advertising Agency: 10, Belgium
Creative Directors: Olaf Meuleman, Jeroen Goossens
Copywriter: Olaf Meuleman Art Director: Jeroen Goossens
Accounts: Katia Strauwen, Anke Berckmans
Production: Lovo Producers: Bert Brulez, François Chandelle
DOP: Michel Dierickx

Luftal - "Not Everyone Can" print campaign (Mexico)

"Not everyone can.
Luftal, stops gas."

(The wonderful expressions say so much!)


Advertising Agency: DraftFCB, Mexico City, Mexico
Chief Creative Officer: Nacho Zuccarino
Creative Directors: Ariel Senzacqua, Martín Giudicessi
Art Director: Rodrigo San Juan Copywriter: Carlos Dorbecker Head of Art: Enrique Arellano
Illustrator: Ricardo Salamanca / Salamágica / NT Productions
Photographer: Ricardo Salamanca / Salamágica / NT Productions
Executive Producer: Héctor Méndez
Published: March 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

CarMax - "Jailbreak" and "When" commercials (Customer Service)

I saw "Jailbreak" (below) on TV last night and had to search for it.  I definitely like these two customer service-focused ads better than the Super Bowl spots, "Kid in a Candy Store" and "Gas Station."
What do you think??  (Also check out "When" below.)

YouTube description:
CarMax has been providing exceptional customer service since 1993. We put the customer first, and with our no-hassle, no-haggle approach, we make car buying easy. Dare we! The world seems to moving away from customer service. We've decided not to follow.

CarMax YouTube page:

Paic: Workout print campaign (Y+R Paris)

"Goodbye fat,
A few drops are enough."

(In French, "graisse" means both "fat" and "grease.")

Advertising Agency: Y+R, Paris, France
Creative Director: Carmine Coppola
Copywriter: Daniel Lobatón
Art Director: Fabien Habasque
Designer: Laurent Baghdassarian
Published: January 2011

XFINITY "Endless Fun" commercial

Fan? Not a fan? 


Big in Japan: Aflac (commercial compilation)

Oh yeah, Aflac is big in Japan... Check these out:


(Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Test Achats: "One feels stronger backed up with 50 lawyers..."

Love this art direction...


Advertising Agency: Troy, Belgium
Creatives: Dries Floridor, Xavier Bouillon, Antoine Wellens
Photographer agency: Opération Panda
Retouching: Opération Panda Photographer: Antichambre24

Credit Counselling Society: Business Card (Rethink, Vancouver)


Advertising Agency: Rethink, Vancouver, Canada
Creative Directors: Chris Staples, Ian Grais
Art Director: Carson Ting Photographer: Clinton Hussey
Account Manager: Amy Pelletier Producer: Kerry Bhangu
Published: March 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

ENO: Food Balloons print campaign (Grey, Hong Kong)

"Make heavy meal 'light.'"

Advertising Agency: Grey, Hong Kong
Executive Creative Director: Keith Ho Creative Directors: William Tsang, Sonic Choy
Art Director: Gloria Fung Copywriter: Halo Cheng Photographer: Raymond Ng
Retoucher: Bon Leung

Sprite Revolution commercial

(The end totally cracked me up!!)

ESPN "Choose Your Brackets Wisely" commercial

Here's a recent one, "Choose Your Brackets Wisely," 
to get in the March Madness spirit!

Searching for more awesomeness,
I also found the following spots:

See more ESPN ads in my older posts:

"The entire espresso world in an illy capsule" print ad


"To discover the espresso world you need the one and only, outstanding quality blend of illy.
Deriving from 9 varieties of 100% authentic Arabica coffee, this blend remains unchanged in 
more than 140 countries worldwide. You need a barista for the perfect interaction of coffee 
and water, at the precise time and temperature. Pre-infusion, a pause and finally brewing
of the ultimate, velvety espresso with its characteristic lasting cream...
Or you simply need an illy Iperespresso capsule, which encloses everything inside of it."
Advertising Agency: TBWA\ATHENS, Athens, Greece
Creative Director: Panagiotis Tzempelikos
Art Director: Popi Vagianou Copywriter: Valia Papadimitraki
Photographer: Tasos Vrettos Director of Account Management: Panagiotis Daris
Account Director: Kim Stamiris Print Production Manager: Tasos Petrakopoulos
Published: February 2011

Ramasil Unigota Glue print campaign (Uruguay)


(Links 1, 2)

Advertising Agency: Lowe Ginkgo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Chief Creative Officer: Gabriel Román
Creative Directors: Fernando De Clemente, Sebastián Mir Art Directors: Agustín Acosta, Pelayo Soria
Copywriters: Jorge González, Gonzalo López Baliñas, Diego Román, Mateo Vidal,
Daniel Ketchedjian, María Florencia Barré
Account Director: Patricia Román Photographer: José Pedro Urrestarazu
Published: February 2011