Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Farmers Insurance - X-Men: First Class - X-Change Student commercial



The Real McCoy "Distracted Driving" ad is still my favorite!
("Slideshow" featuring Meatloaf stands at #2!)

Hugh Hefner likes girls, beer and not-girly drinks

As AdFreak says,
"Hugh Hefner Driven to Drink by Overabundance of Women"

First Stoli,
now Bavaria!

Target "Brussels Sprouts" dog and "Snorkeling" commercials

New ads from Target!
(Still waiting for more - "funner" - summer ads!)
"Some people just aren't cut out for calling in sick."

"The tragic tale of Brussels sprouts and the boy (and dog) who didn't love them."

Orville Redenbacher Criss Angel commercial - new Pop Up Bowl!

Have you tried Orville Redenbacher's new Pop Up Bowl?
Looks cool!

Also, found this fun ad for Orville Redenbacher's "Pop + Win" promotion:

Volkswagen: "Camel" print ad (Ukraine)

"Volkswagen Turbo Diesel Injection.
Advertising Agency: Kaffeine, Kiev, Ukraine
Creative Directors: Anze Jereb, Dima Tsapko
Art Directors: Dima Tsapko, Roman Davydyuk
Copywriter: Nadya Skrynnyk
Illustrator: Roman Davydyuk
Published: May 2011

Nissan LEAF - "What if gas powered everything?" commercial

What do you think of these ads for Nissan LEAF?
"What if everything ran on gas?
Then again, what if everything didn't?"


Here are the shorter versions:

More Jack Daniel's videos

 I found some other cool videos on the
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey YouTube page
too, below, check em out!


Monday, May 30, 2011

National Centre for Domestic Violence: "Hands" (JWT London)


Advertising Agency: JWT, London, UK
Executive Creative Director: Russell Ramsey
Art Directors / Copywriters / Designers / Typographers: Phillip Meyler, Darren Keff
Photographer: Tal Silverman

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tramontina knives - Animal Puzzle Pieces print ad campaign (Brazil)

Did you see the Tramontina fish knives print ad?
Well, I love these too!

"Pro made easy."




Advertising Agency: DCS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Creative Directors: Grace Meurer, Roberto Callage
Art Directors: José Bortolini, Vinícius Turani, Matheus Mendes
Copywriter: Felipe Lermen
Illustrator: Neorama Imagevertising
Art Buyer: Mariene Braga

Also, check out Tramontina's fun iPad app- Non-stick Pan!

 "Tramontina is the biggest household utilities company of Latin America.
This iPad ad shows interactively that Starflon pan doesn't stick, and how it help you to cook."

Smart for Two - "For the City" and more!

The first ad below kept me watching all the way through...
what about you??

"A great idea for the city: http://www.smart.com

Life was pretty boring when we still lived in caves. It was good that we made the move to cities.
And even better when we invented the right car for the city.
After all, we didn't leave our caves in order to look for parking spaces!"
Thanks for the tip Adrants!
Here are some other ads from the campaign:
"A big idea for two"

"It's nice to be part of a twosome - but when are there ever just the two of you in the city? Somehow there's always someone there who you'd rather wasn't. Those who have a car without room for a fifth wheel can count themselves lucky. Because togetherness is always best when there are just two of you."
"For individualists"

"Being different from others isn't always easy -- and it can be quite hard work. But it can also be very simple and lots of fun. With smart BRABUS tailor made you can drive a car that is truly different.
Just like you yourself."
"For the curious"

"Without curiosity we'd still be sitting in the trees -- instead of searching for videos on youtube.
Curiosity is a fine thing. It rewards us time and again, for example with an amusing advert or
the realisation that a small car can be a great thing."

Saturday, May 28, 2011

P+G Proud Sponsor of Moms - 2011 ads

Have you seen P+G's "Proud Sponsor of Moms" commercials?

"P+G brands are committed to helping Special Olympics.
The little things you do every day help us do pretty big things."
P+G - Special Olympics: Little Things
P&G | Special Olympics: Little Things
"Your morning routine could help others.
P+G brands are committed to helping Special Olympics."
Visit YouTube.com/PGThankYouMom to see other ads from previous years,
and check out Facebook.com/Thankyoumom.

"Become Someone Else" print campaign (Lithuania - Mint Vinetu)

"Become Someone Else. Pick your hero at Mint Vinetu."


(Links: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Advertising Agency: Love Agency, Vilnius, Lithuania
Creative Director: Tomas Ramanauskas
Art Director: Gediminas Saulis
Copywriter: Tomas Ramanauskas
Photographer: Cyclopes-Photo.com
Published: April 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

New "Facebook and Bing" commercials - "Sushi" and "Chromeo"

Finally, something I haven't seen before from Bing!
 "Let your friends help you decide where to eat: http://binged.it/kwi2vz
Sushi? Tacos? Vegan ice cream? When you can't decide where to go, you look to your friends for recommendations. Now Bing Social Search makes it easy to find the right place to grab some grub based on the Likes of your Facebook friends.
Go to http://bing.com to see for yourself."


"You've always trusted your friends when it comes to discovering new music, what to do when those tough decisions roll around, and even what shirt to wear for the big show on Friday. Now let them help you make decisions when it comes to search, too. Bing Social Search makes it easy to decide by suggesting the things your Facebook friends like."

Dirt Devil - "The Exorcist"



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Google Wallet and Google Advisor videos

Google Wallet, Google Wallet,
Google Wallet, Google Wallet...

Video testimonials from Google Wallet partners:
Macy's, Subway, Walgreens, American Eagle Outfitters and The Container Store.

What do you think??

Find out more at Google.com/wallet 

What about Google Advisor?
"Google Advisor helps you make financial decisions.
Now it's easy to find financial offers from multiple providers,
compare them side by side, and apply online.

Tramontina fish knives print ad (Brazil)

"Cut faster, eat fresher."

Advertising Agency: DCS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Creative Directors: Roberto Callage, Grace Meurer
Art Director: Maurício Oliveira
Copywriter: Eduardo Boldrini
Illustrator: Leograf
Photographer: Leograf

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Smartphone, dumb things" Geico commercial


"Do people use smartphones to do dumb things?
Yeah Dawg. You know they do.
They love their BroStache apps and their musical instrument apps.
Because when it's the end of the work week people need to celebrate."

Download the free GEICO BroStache app - http://on.fb.me/mjIMGE

Stay Drenched "Fire Engine" + "Caravan" commercials

Great ads for Drench!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DIRECTV commercial - "Hot House"

Have you seen "Love Match" or "Robots?"

I think this one, "Hot House," 
is the most visually impressive yet!
(What about you?!)

Senior Director Advertising: Pamela Duckworth; Director: Noam Murro
Chief Creative Officer: Tor Myhren; Executive Creative Director: Todd Tilford 
Creative Director: Denise O’Bleness; Creative Director/Art Director: Luis Romero
Agency Executive Producer: Andrew Chinich; Agency Assistant Producer: Lindsay Myers
Agency Music Producer: Josh Rabinowitz, Lee Brooks, Ryan Duda; Account: Beth Culley, Dustin Newman
Casting: Jerry Saviola; Business Manager: Diane Wolfe
Production Company: Biscuit (LA); Executive Producers: Colleen O’Donnel & Shawn Lacy
Line Producer: Jay Veal; Director of Photography: Simon Duggan  

Stride Gum - "Urn" commercial


McDonald's - "Suzi Van Zoom"

Well here's "Suzi Van Zoom" from Leo Burnett!

(Thanks for the tip AdFreak!)
Chief Creative Office: Susan Credle
Executive Creative Director: Susan Credle, John Montgomery
Creative Director: Keith Hughes
Copywriter: Susan Credle, John Montgomery
Art Director: Keith Hughes, Trip Park
Agency Producer: Eric Faber
Production Company: Duck Studios

Target - "Dessert!" commercial, "Trail Mix" and Kung Fu Panda


"A little boy shows a flare for the dramatic."

In addition to "Summer in 30 Seconds," here are two other new ads from Target:
"A nice hike takes a turn for the worse."
"Po redefines the splits."

Danacol "Bacon" and "Cheese" print ads (Y+R, Paris)

"Don't let the fat grab you..."



 Advertising Agency: Young + Rubicam, Paris, France
Creative Directors: Laurent Bodson / Les Six
Copywriters: Yohann Ancele, Montassar Chlaika
Art Directors: Julien Vallon, Louis Greskowiak
Photographer: Nicolas Buisson
Art Buyers: Claire Nicaise-Schindler, Amélie Crinon
Model Making: Sébastien Baille
Retouching: 414

Interbest: Male Stripper billboard (Y+R, Amsterdam)

Well, good morning!

"The sooner you advertise here, the better..."
Advertising Agency: Y+R Not Just Film Amsterdam, Netherlands
Copywriter: Robin Zuiderveld
Art Director: Marq Strooy
Photographer: Morad Bouchakour

Monday, May 23, 2011

Target "Funner" commercial (Summer 2011)


CFP Board's "Let's Make a Plan" commercial

The art direction in this ad caught my attention - what about you?
(Saw it on ESPN at the gym - see description below.)

YouTube description:
"Your finances can't manage themselves, but that doesn't mean they won't try. Bring all your finances together with the help of the one person who can -- a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
CFP® - Let's make a plan.

CFP Board's first large-scale Public Awareness Campaign to increase awareness of CFP® professionals includes this 30-second television advertisement, which will be broadcast during 2011 on national television channels including CNN, ESPN, Fox News, HGTV, The History Channel, MSNBC and The 
Travel Channel."

Audi A7 - Line painters "Spring Cleaning" commercial

This one caught my eye yesterday...

"The world prepares for the arrival of the all-new Audi A7 in the only way befitting a car this boldly 
designed, by making sure that every last road, street and thoroughfare has been made ready."
 Also check out:

"Audi is gaining momentum. So much in fact that more people are leaving BMW,
Lexus and Mercedes for Audi than ever before. This new TV commercial
shows the extraordinary lengths people will go in order to get into an Audi."


Ace - "Shark" + "Avalanche" print ads (Grey, Romania)


"The Great White..."

Advertising Agency: Grey, Bucharest, Romania
Creative Director: Claudiu Dobrita
Art Director: Arpad Fekete
Copywriter: Radu Constantinescu
Illustrator: Carioca
Photographer: Carioca
Published: March 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lady Gaga Google Chrome Commercial

Alright, alright monster children, I know you've been waiting for me to post this one...
(If any of you were old enough to stay up past your bedtime and watch Saturday Night Live last night!)
  YouTube description:
"Lady Gaga builds one of the world's largest fan bases
by using the web to talk directly and openly to her community.

This film celebrates Lady Gaga's special and unmediated relationship with her fans, the Little Monsters. The making of this film is a demonstration of the power of the web in its own right. The entire project, beginning with Lady Gaga's shoot in NYC on May 8th, to shipping materials to the television networks for air, took 10 days. Within hours of the release of her new single "Edge of Glory" on May 9th, fans began uploading videos on YouTube, making the song their own by dancing to it, singing it and playing it on all kinds of instruments. Lady Gaga then posted a message on her website asking for more videos to be used in the film project. Fans responded within minutes and uploaded hundreds more videos. Back in the editing room, in real time as fan videos streamed in, editors were putting them into the film.
The film was completed on May 18th in time to air during Lady Gaga's performance on the season finale of Saturday Night Live, and to also live on the web forever."


AT+T Flash Mob commercial

Flash mobs -- So hot right now?


YouTube description:
"This network spot shows the benefit of having 4G speed, and the result of being left behind on a slower carrier. We see a man eagerly eyeing the clock in a train station. As it strikes 12:00, he throws down his trench coat and bursts into an elaborate dance. While he goes through his routine, we pan out and see others standing around the platform in similar trench coats, watching him with looks of frustration and disbelief. He slowly stops as he realizes he is dancing alone, he pulls out his phone and sees that the message he has been downloading for a few minutes has finally finished.
The attachment reveals the news -- 'Flash Mob moved to 12:30.'"
"Don't be the last to know. Get it faster with 4G. It's the network of possibilities, AT+T."

Olvarit - An exclusive baby dinner (Belgium)

Absolutely love ads with babies...


(From AdsoftheWorld):
"Olvarit organises babies-only tasting at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Olvarit babyfoods have launched a new range of creative pots by inviting 20 babies to a unique tasting at one of Belgium’s finest restaurants: De Pastorie, in Lichtaart. Olvarit’s research showed that young parents prefer preparing their own meals for their baby – but that they often worry about whether they’re doing it right. Knowing which kinds of meat or fish to serve and getting the quantities just right is often more complicated than you’d expect. So the Belgian babyfood brand, part of the Nutricia group, came up with a new range of foods: Olvarit Ingredient. Six different varieties of meat or fish in just the right quantities.
So you can combine their work with yours to combine with fresh vegetables to create a delicious homemade meal for your baby. There’s even an Olvarit recipe book to help make your meals even more interesting. And to show the creative possibilities the new range offered, Olvarit and advertising agency Duval Guillaume Antwerp/Modem organised a tasting with a difference. An invitation was sent out to the company’s mailing list, and 20 lucky guests were selected to be the first to try the range at one of Belgium’s finest restaurants. Chef Carl Wens conjured up two delicious courses and the babies were given free reign to enjoy their meal as only they could."
(YouTube description):
"To launch their latest ingredient range Olvarit organized an exclusive tasting-dinner in a Michelin starred restaurant. And they invited some very special guests: baby's."

Check out YouTube.com/DuvalGuillaume 
and DuvalGuillaume.com for more, like "Ants"!

Also, be amazed by Nutricia's
"Instant Pregnancy Experience"

"Baby Connection - A unique duo application for the iPhone"

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Camera Store - "Battle At F-Stop Ridge" commercial


"We at The Camera Store take photography a little too seriously.  Here's proof..."
(No cameras were harmed in the making of this film.)
Shot and Edited by Jordan Drake

Subaru Irish music Hockey Triplets commercial... and more

Can't really explain why - maybe it's the music - but I love the ad below from Subaru!

"Hockey Mom"

"When you're responsible for this much of the team, you need a car you can count on."
(Song: "If I Should Fall From Grace With God", The Pogues)

I really like these other two Subaru ads below, too!

"Sweet Tomorrow"

YouTube description:
"'Sweet Tomorrow,' centers on the lives of expectant parents and emphasizes the reliability of the Subaru brand. It tells the story of a young Chinese couple balancing tradition with their Chinese-American lifestyle. The campaign shows the couple preparing for parenthood and introduces Subaru as their choice for safety and comfort in the next chapter of their lives."
"Welcoming Party"
(December 2010)
"We like to think of ourselves as a welcoming party."
"For the life you live, a car you can love. It's called a Subaru."

YouTube description:
"Welcome Party tells the story of four brothers that travel in their Subaru Outback
to the eastern most point in the US (East Quoddy Head, Maine), every year,
in order to be the first ones to welcome in the New Year." 
Check out more ads from Subaru in some of my older posts:
"Lost Sunglasses," "Baby Driver" and Keepsake," 
"Honeymoon" and "Where did we park?" and "Sexy Sumo!"

Ayudin "Wasabimuffin" print ad (Grey, Argentina)

"Clean dishes, clean taste."

"British cuisine also knows how to colonise our tastebuds. And now their pastrycooks have taken the unmistakable taste of japan to bring us the WASABIMUFFIN. The traditional five o'clock tea is no longer that traditional. WASABIMUFFIN is an excellent snack that helps put some spice into all those tedious customs. A combination as explosive as the Queen's cannons.
Now, five o'clock tea is fire o'clock tea. God save the WASABIMUFFIN!"

Advertising Agency: Grey, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Executive Creative Directors: Pablo Gil, Sebastian Garin
Creative Directors: Daniel Fierro, Gonzalo Ricca
Copywriters: Hernan Kritzer, Rodrigo Greco
Art Directors: Lisandro Cardozo, Tomas Duhalde
Photographers: Facundo Garay, Rodrigo Bermudez
Additional Credits: Belen Fagalde, Jorge Villar, Simon Dukart, Sergio Bonavia, Esteban Moreira
Published: April 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Volkswagen Parking Precision print campaign (Germany)

"Precision parking.
The Touran with Park Assist."

From AdsoftheWorld:
"Precise parking has always been an enormous challenge for a lot of drivers. That was yesterday. Today, with the new 'Park Assist' electronic parking system from Volkswagen, there's absolutely no need to worry about whether your car fits into a tight space or not. Park Assist is always a reliable friend when you need to park precisely. Now matter how full your garage may be."

(Check out two other ads from the campaign here and here.)

Advertising Agency: Grabarz + Partner, Hamburg, Germany
Creative Directors: Ralf Heuel, Tom Hauser, Timm Weber, Christoph Stricker, Christoph Breitbach
Art Director: Tim Hartwig
Copywriter: Christian Möhler
Photographer: Patrice Lange
Published: March 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Johnson + Johnson's "Name Game" nurses commercial - Campaign For Nursing's Future

Have you seen Johnson + Johnson's "Name Game" commercial for their
Campaign For Nursing's Future?  What about the "Open Window" ad?

Check out Pediatric Nurses and also Hospice Nurses below...
they might bring a happy tear to your eye. 

See more at YouTube.com/JNJhealth.

Ford "Doug the Spokespuppet"

Some of these spots are pretty funny!

Check out a few from YouTube.com/FocusDoug...
"Doug's swagger falters when a strange woman, with a penchant for singing, proposes to him.
John and Doug (the Orange Puppet) discover offering free rides sometimes comes at a cost."
"Doug (the Orange Puppet) and John deliver their most rib-cage rattling, skull-shaking, heart-rate-elevating sounds EVER, with help from the new Focus with available Sony® Audio System."
"See what happens to an unsuspecting John as he deals with a puppet that never sleeps--
because of the whole 'no eyelids' thing."
Like Doug? Follow him on Facebook and Twitter: facebook.com/focusdoug or @focusdoug
Like John? Follow him on Facebook and Twitter: facebook.com/focusjohn or @focusjohn
For more info on the all-new 2012 Ford Focus, go to ford.com/focus

Tulipan Condoms - "Mess" print ad (Y+R, Argentina)

(Did you see yesterday's post?)


(From AdsoftheWorld):
"Goal: People perceived Tulipan as a brand with an excellent communication but not as a safe condom.
We had to demonstrate that the condoms were safe and of maximum quality.
Solution: We made the first interactive condoms postcard and placed it in the most famous pubs and
discos of Buenos Aires so that people could test Tulipan’s quality and safety.
Results: We ended a long time installed prejudice, changing people’s perception and consequently
raising the frequency of usage and the sales of Tulipan condoms."

Advertising Agency: Young + Rubicam, Buenos Aires, Argentina
General Creative Director: Martin Mercado
Creative Directors: Martin Goldberg, Diego Tuya, Dario Rial
Art Director: Gonzalo Fernandez
Copywriter: Juan Ignacio Galardi
Retoucher: Hugo Horita
Photographer: El negro Pizzorno
Published: April 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New KRAFT Mac + Cheese commercials!

There are some really funny ads airing lately for
KRAFT Mac + Cheese!
"Officer Dan"

"People are still stealing KRAFT Macaroni + Cheese.
And from the looks of it, noodle theft is a gooey, cheesy crime that isn't to be taken lightly."

"Pawn Shop"

"How would you like it if someone took something you really, really love?
When you eat someone's gooey, cheesy KRAFT Macaroni + Cheese, there's a price to pay." 
Also, check out these ads!
"KRAFT Macaroni + Cheese presents Mac and Cheese TV,
where real Mac & Cheese Tweets were turned into TV commercials at the speed of cheese."
"Ninja Please"

"Cnt Sleep"

"#classic mac and cheese"

"Should I make some? lol"

"Spoon and Fork. Which will prevail?"

 See more ads for KRAFT Mac + Cheese
like "Dad's in the Doghouse," from an earlier post
and also ads like
KRAFT Mac + Cheese TV - Teaser (March 25),
"Somedays Mac n cheese is perfect," "First Meal Back," 
"Can't stop thinking about Macaroni Cheese," "Sundays"
and "Now I want mac + cheese!" at

Honda weather forecast commercial (CR-V)... song?

Found the song, found the ad!
Love this... the art and music go so perfectly together.

Tulipan Condoms PUPPIES! print ads (Y+R, Argentina)

"Kids later."

Advertising Agency: Young + Rubicam, Buenos Aires, Argentina
General Creative Director: Martín Mercado
Creative Directors: Diego Tuya, Dario Rial, Martín Goldberg
Art Director: Matias Varise
Photographer: Juan Mathe Retoucher: Dani Romanos
Published: April 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Suntory Rickey commercial (Japan)

Since I'm in the Japanese-ad spirit today (and always!),  here's a gem from Suntory!


Softbank English Class Commercial (Japan)

(Via JapanProbe):
"For the past few weeks, Softbank has been running a semi-English commercial 
advertising its mobile phone plans for students..."

"They are not attempting to speak proper English. If they tried to speak in complete sentences,
almost nobody would understand what was being said. Instead, they just shout some simple
English words that most Japanese."

Mountain Dew Waves commercial- It's Different On the Mountain

I love watching this ad from Mountain Dew!

""Waves" is Mountain Dew's new tv spot featuring the pioneers of tarp surfing doing their thing at the 605 Bank in Norwalk, CA. Featuring music from Theophilus London ("Flying Overseas" remix), plus Santa Cruz boys Nic Lamb, Homer Henard and Omar Etcheverry, professional skaters Darin Jenkins, Garrett Plotkin and Holly Lyons and AM Force skater Chris Mendes."

Nestea "Perfect Day" commercial

(Featuring the song, "It's Getting Better," by Mama Cass)

And if you're in the mood for more Mama Cass,

JWT Mumbai, India "Sky" (ambient)

Advertising Agency: JWT Mumbai, India
Executive Creative Director: Tista Sen
Creative Director: Nandita Chalam
Art Director / Copywriter: Minal Phatak

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cadbury "Monks" commercial - YESSSSSS!

OMG, (yes, OMG),

"Monks" from Cadbury!


YouTube description: 
"Erik Van Wyk's latest offering is a breathtaking piece of human whimsy for Cadbury's Glass And A Half Productions filmed entirely on location in rural China. Visual authenticity and pitch perfect performances formed the basis for creating and capturing a surreal moment of pure joy.

Working with untrained talent did not come without its challenges, although integral to Erik's vision
for balancing respect with a heartfelt connection towards the reclusive and charming monks.
Van Wyk, 'What this endearing group does so beautifully and simply, is reflect humanity back to us.
The part of humanity we like.' As always, Executive Producer/Producer Melina McDonald
made the impossible possible."

Also, searching YouTube.com/glassandahalffull, I found "Spots vs. Stripes"  ...check it out!

Mercedes-Benz "Diner" commercial, and more!


"In the C-Class the ATTENTION ASSIST warns the driver if he becomes drowsy.
What interesting encounters can result from this, you'll see in this commercial!" 


(Thanks for sharing AdsoftheWorld!)
Advertising Agency: Jung von Matt/Alster Werbeagentur, Germany
Chief Creative Officer: Thimoteus Wagner; Creative Director: Jonas Keller
Art Director: Jonas Keller; Copywriter: Daniel Pieracci
Production Co: Element E; Director: Alex Feil; Director of Photography: Alex Barber

Searching YouTube.com/MercedesBenzTV,
I found some other kick ass ads...  

"A restaurant full of surprises: What happens when Nico Rosberg and
Michael Schumacher meet while having dinner, you'll see in this spot...
For more information about our race team visit: www.mercedes-gp.com."
"Drive and Seek"
'The new C-Class Coupé has a very special mission:
Watch the first pictures of the interactive film about the new coupé, now!
Experience the full length interactive film on www.mercedes-benz.com/c-coupe now."
"In traffic precarious situations can come unexpectedly: before you know it there is an uninvited passenger. But with the brake assistant BAS + in the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class
you can even trick the reaper."
"Sunday Driver"

"A Mercedes-Benz will bring you through the winter in style. However, even a 4MATIC
drive cannot protect a professional racing driver from the other drivers."

"Ants" commercial (Belgium)

(from De Lijn)