• NEW! Tattoos Double As Coupons In Outdoor Campaign For Laser Removal
    If only tattoo removal was this simple and painless. Fading Fast, a laser tattoo removal shop in Canada, launched an out-of-home campaign to promote its business. Pictures of a man and woman, heavily covered in tattoos, were placed throughout Toronto. Upon closer inspection, passersby noticed the tattoos had stickers attached that said, “Remove unwanted ink.” Pulling the tab removed the tattoo, which, in turn, was a coupon for a laser tattoo removal. Once the coupons were removed, all that was left were pictures of tattoo-less people. Check out a video of ...
  • App Lets Users Scan Health And Beauty Products For Toxic Ingredients
    Random iPhone App of the week: An iPhone app wants you to “Think Dirty” and take a closer look at the health and beauty products used by both men and women. The app informs consumers of the potentially toxic ingredients found in cosmetics and personal care products. Users can scan a product’s barcode, to be read by the app’s dirty meter, to determine whether the product is dirty or clean. If the product is "dirty," the app will recommend a similar one with cleaner ingredients. Currently, more than 13,000 cosmetics and personal ...
  • Hyundai Goes From 0 To 60 In Less Than A Vine
    To prove the performance of its 429-horsepower Genesis R-Spec, Hyundai took to Vine in an effort to race to 60 mph before the six-second time limit was up. Each Vine cuts between the car’s speedometer and a backseat passenger, and stars an improv actor named “Circus.”  In the first Vine, a man and a sockpuppet scream at one another when the car hits 60 mph. See it here. In another vignette, a construction worker spills his coffee when the car accelerates too quickly. My favorite Vine shows a scared ...
  • NEW! How Many Times Do You Expect To Get Heartburn On Thanksgiving?
    Pepcid launched a Thanksgiving-themed ad campaign illustrating the potential downside to Turkey Day: heartburn, or, as I like to refer to it, agita. The TV spot features The Burns family, a quirky family with a fiery last name and equally fiery stomachs whom Pepcid introduced to viewers earlier this fall. Sadly, this family uses Tums to treat their recurring heartburn – how about getting Mom some cooking lessons for Christmas? – except for Randy, the son who takes Pepcid Complete and can stomach his mother’s cooking, sans heartburn. “The Burns Family ...
  • NEW! Firehouse Combines Thanksgiving and Twerking To Create Thanksgiving Twerky
    Would Thanksgiving twerky be considered a vegetarian dish? Present signs point to no. Advertising agency Firehouse combined Thanksgiving and twerking – just when I was unseeing it from my psyche – to create a minute-long video where turkeys twerk in between a pilgrim and Indian, who each hold a speaker. These turkeys do have moves, ones that I can’t unsee anytime soon. Hopefully, the tryptophan will kick in soon. “Happy Twerky Day” to all.
  • NEW! AT&T Kids Wonder If Bringing A Pet Turkey To Thanksgiving Is In Bad Taste
    Keep heartburn away this Thanksgiving. Firehouse agency combines twerking with turkey. Let's launch!
  • NEW! JFK Library Launches Online Tribute To Kennedy's Legacy
    With today marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Foundation launched AnIdeaLivesOn.org, an online tribute where visitors can submit stories about how Kennedy’s legacy lives on, and how he has shaped their lives today. Named for President Kennedy’s observation that “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on,” the site contains personal stories in video, audio, text, photographs and tweet forms. Stories are assigned to categories like volunteerism, the space program, arts and humanities, civil rights, ...
  • NEW! Michael Bolton Sings Winter Tunes For Happy Honda Days Sales Event
    Michael Bolton is a busy spokesman. In the summertime, he serenades baby Starburst trees and begs for Optimum customers to stop calling his house. When the cold weather comes, Bolton sings for Honda and its Happy Honda Days campaign. To highlight the annual year-end sales event, Bolton appears in a series of TV spots doing what he does best: serenading unsuspecting customers as they purchase discounted Hondas. The fake snow is falling as Bolton sings tunes like, “Spread Some Cheer,” "Snow Is Gonna Blow, Blow, Blow” and “Snow Is Falling.” ...
  • Fans Of Little Caesars High-85 One Another In Hot-N-Ready Pizza Ad
    Little Caesars launched a pair of quirky ads to promote its Hot-N-Ready pizzas. In “Ohhh!” a woman craves pizza but hubby doesn’t want to wait. No problem, since Little Caesars has hot pizzas at the ready. Neighbors come from everywhere to yell, “ohhh, she told you,” to the unsuspecting hubby. Even the garbagemen take part. See it here. Why high-five someone with excitement if you could high-85 them? Don’t try that at home. See it here. Barton F. Graf 9000 created the campaign.
  • 'Big Is On' In NBA Ad Highlighting Up-And-Coming Athletes
    With basketball season up and running, let’s take a look at “Big is On,” the debut TV spot from the NBA to get fans and players excited for the season. As an cappella rendition of “This Little Light of Mine” plays in the background, basketball players are shown in empty arenas, shooting three-pointers in the dark. When the shot is good, the lights go on, signaling the art of a new season. “Big is On” features a group of up and comers in the NBA, including Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail ...
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