New Absolut "Ice" Print Ad from France

In An Absolut World, Absolut Ice print advert from France. This is a great print ad. I love it.Absolut Vodka
Advertising Agency: TBWA\Map, France
Creative Director: Sebastien Vacherot
Art Director: Clement Langlais
Copywriter: Clemence Cousteau
Photographer: Vincent Dixon
Matt painting: Miryam Catrin

Body By Milk - Got Milk Ads- Milk Your Diet

Body by Milk and Milk Your Diet, Got Milk Print ads. The most recent addition to the Got Milk advertising campaigns: Trisha Yearwood, The Dark Knight, and of course Body by Milk Marg Helgenberger just to name a few. Who doesn't love the milk mustache.

Got Milk ad 2008 Miley cyrus
milk your diet got milk ads 2008milk our diet got milk ads yearwood

New Levi's Capital E Jeans Commercial The "KnockOut"

Two new Levi's Jeans Commercial titled "Knock Out" and the second "Onion Peel".for the Levis Capital E brand. Levi's jeans commercials created by the Cutwater ad agency. The Levis Knockout commercial is fantastic, the jeans seem to shoot at anyone who stares at an inappropriate spot of the body. Gotta love it.

Levis KnockOut Commercial

Levis Onion Peel Commercial, no idea why they called it onion peel. Music is by Human and titled "Rewind To A Simpler Time"

Ad Credits:
Advertiser: Levi's -
Agency: Cutwater -
Executive Creative Director: Chuck McBride-
Creative Director: Marty Senn -
Agency Executive Producer: Jennifer Golub -
Production Company: HSI -
Director: Michael Haussman -
Director of Photography: Paul Laufer -
Executive Producer: Michael McQuhae -
Line Producer: Tim Kerrison -
Production Designer: Richard LaSalle -
Editorial Company: Mad River Post -
Editor: Marco Perez.

LL Cool J Swagger Old Spice Commercial

LL Cool J is making a comeback but this time the Cool J is starring in a new commercial for Old Spice Swagger. If you are an LL Cool J fan then you will this commercial.
LL Cool J Old Spice Swagger Commercial

Ad Credits:
Agency: Wieden & Kennedy, Portland
Executive Creative Director: Mark Fitzloff, Susan Hoffman
Art Director: Eric Baldwin
Copywriter: Michael Illick
DoP: Bryan Newman
Agency Producer: Fran O'Connor, Ben Grylewicz
Executive Producer: David Thorne
Producer: Timory King
Director: The Perlorian Brothers
Production Company: Furlined

BMW Efficient Dynamics Commercial FREE DIVER 2008

The new BMW Efficient Dynamics commercial titled "Free Diver". Nice commercial and the free diver actually does a great job of getting BMW's Efficient Dynamics message across in the ad. Great ad, I really like it.

BMW tag lines for these 2 commercials: "Less Fuel, More Performance" and "Less Emissions, More Driving Power".
BMW print ads efficient dynamics
Agency: Ireland Davenport Johannesburg
Editor: Kobus Loots
DoP: Rob Malpage and Didier Noirot
Executive Creative Director: Phillip Ireland and John Davenport
Creative Director: Phillip Ireland and John Davenport
Art Director: Gina King
Copywriter: John Davenport
Agency Producer: Chantel Kriel
Director: Greg Gray
Production Company: Velocity Films

Meatatarians Unite Wendy's Commercial

The Wendy's Meatatarians Unite Commercial
Wendy's new Meatatarians unite campaign could be a huge success with great ads like this hitting the internet. I know I just love saying the word "Meatatarian". Wendy's has a new website to go with the campaign,

It's a funny commercial at the very least, enjoy the Wendy's Meatatarians Unite revolution.

Wendys Meatatarians Unite commercial video via:

Commercial Credits:
  • Agency: Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, New York
  • Network Creative Director: Izzy DeBellis
  • Creative Director: Gail Barlow
  • Copywriter: Aaron Robnett
  • Art Director: Daniel Shapiro
  • Agency Producer: Allyson McEvoy
  • Production Company: Paranoid US, Los Angeles
  • Director: Nieto
  • Executive Producers: Claude Letessier, Phillip Detchmendy
  • Head of production: Cathleen O'Conor
  • Producer: Anne Lifshitz
  • Lead After FX: Damien Martin
  • Food Stylist: Serge Roux

Last Of The Google Olympic Doodle Logo for 2008

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The last of the 2008 Google Doodle Logo's for the Beijing Olympic Games

EA Sports & Tiger Woods "Walk on Water" Commercial

This a great commercial for the new PGA Tour EA Sports 2009 video game titled "Walk on Water" featuring the greatest golfer in he world Tiger Woods. What is great about this commercial is that it was specifically created to respond (or so they made it seem) to a user on Youtube that claims there was a glitch in the game. Of course Tiger Woods stars in the commercial, walks on water, the have started calling it the Jesus shot, makes the shot and EA Sports tells Levinator that Tiger Woods really is that good.

EA Sports and Tiger Woods 2009 PGA Tour Commercial "WALK on WATER"

EA and Tiger Woods take to the greens to respond to YouTube poster Levinator 25.
  • Agency: Wieden+Kennedy, Portland
  • Creative Directors: Jed Alger, Aaron Allen
  • Copywriter: Eric Samsel
  • Art Director: Rob Kendall
  • Producer: Ben Grylewicz, Jeff Selis
  • Executive Creative Directors: Jelly Helm, Steve Luker
  • Agency Executive Producer: Ben Grylewicz
  • Production Company: Motion Theory
  • Director: Mathew Cullen
  • Executive Producer: Javier Jimenez
  • Producer: Stanny Park
  • Editor: Motion Theory
  • Post-Production company: Motion Theory
  • Audio Post-Prod. Co.: Joint Editorial
  • Special Effects Co.: Motion Theory
  • Sound Designer: Charlie Keating

Ashley Madison Commercial gets pulled from ESPN

Ashley Madison dot com new racy TV commercial was created specifically much tamer than most of their advertising spots just so they could be aired on ESPN. The new spot was to be less risque so prime time wouldn't go all nuts when it aired .
ESPN pulled the Ashley Madison commercial right away but not after a few affiliates aired the commercial, stating that the Ashley Madison TV spot was not appropriate. Bob Garfield an Advertising Age columnist had this to say about Ashley Madison:
"They're ADVERTISING FOR ADULTERY! That's what they're doing wrong.The media are responsible for being the gatekeepers of their own medium. It's certainly within their rights, and they do all the time decide whether a given message is inappropriate for any number of reasons. In this case, I think not only did they make the right decision, they made the only correct decision."
The Full Reuters news report,

Is it just me, I can't believe that they have over 2.5 million paid members, and the Ashley Madison slogan "Life is Short, Have an Affair".

The unedited Ashley Madison TV commercial that aired on ESPN.

Controversial Ashley Madison commercial, the TV spot goes on to state that this couple is married, but not to each other. What a sad sad world we live in. ESPN had every right to pull this ad.

Hot New Exploding Tabasco Sauce Print Ads

tabasco sauceNew print ads for the popular hot sauce "Tabasco" from the South African ad agency: Ogilvy Johannesburg. What is Tabasco trying to tell us with these print ads? Tabasco sauce adds a hot spice to food, you could even call it explosive. Sadly though, the creative minds behind these aren't very original, this idea has been done over and over. Scroll down to the bottom to see the creative TV spot that was done for Premium Plus Kraft Crackers Canada titled "Firework".tabasco sauceCredit where credit is due:
Advertising Agency: Ogilvy Johannesburg, South Africa. Creative Director: Jonathan Beggs. Art Director: Mike Martin. Copywriter: Alison Hingle. Photographer: Michael Lewis. Retoucher: Rob Frew. Published: April 2008.
tabascoNow this is the original genius behind the exploding food idea in advertising. Ad created by the Advertising Agency: Sharpe Blackmore Euro RSCG for Kraft Canada "Premium Crackers" called "Fireworks".


Get A Mac vs PC Commercial "Off The Air" new Apple Mac ad August 2008

Mac vs PC "Off The Air" Commercial-new commercial released August 2008
Get A Mac, Apples Mac vs PC advertising campaign created by TBWA/Media Arts Lab just got a lot better. The world famous Mac vs PC commercials are simple, witty, funny and very effective. In this one which also features the Mac Genius, PC finally gives up and takes them off the air. Lets hope these great commercials for Mac vs PC don't actually end up going off the air anytime soon.

Ad Credits:
Agency: TBWA\Media Arts Lab
Chief Creative Officer: Lee Clow
Executive Creative Directors: Duncan Milner, Eric Grunbaum
Creative Director: Jason Sperling
ACD/AD: Chuck Monn, Jamie Reilly
Sr CW/CW: Krista Wicklund, Kevin Tenglin
Producers: Mike Refuerzo, Serena Auroux
Production Co: Epoch Films
Director: Phil Morrison
DP: Peter Donahue
Editorial Co: Mad River Post
Editor: Val Thrasher
Post Co: Company 3

McDonald's Rock 'n' Fries Print Ad from Brazil

You have to love the ad agency Taterka from Brazil for creating this great print ad for McDonald's. McDonald's Rock 'n' Fries the tag line - slogan rocks. I'd would like to know where they ran this advert, I'm sure we wont be seeing this ad in North America, could you imagine flipping through the pages of Parent Magazine and seeing this great ad.macdonals rock n fries
AD Credits:
Advertising Agency: Taterka Comunicações, São Paulo, Brazil
Creative Director / Copywriter: Rodrigo Vezzá
Art Director: Luciano Honda
Photographer: Arnaldo Pappalardo
Published: July 2008

Michael Phelps Visa Go World 8 Medal Commercial

Visa Go World Commercial featuring Michael Phelps, narrated by Morgan Freeman. This Visa TV spot aired on NBC directly after Michael Phelps won his 8th medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Morgan Freeman congratulates Michael Phelps on behalf of Visa through the Go World Visa advertising campaign.

  • Ad Agency: TBWA
TBWAChiat/Day personnel:
  • Worldwide Creative Director: Lee Clow
  • President: Carisa Bianchi
  • Executive Creative Director: Rob Schwartz
  • Creative Director: Patrick O’Neill
  • Art Director: Becca Morton
  • Copywriter: Gage Clegg
  • Agency Producer: Richard O’Neill
  • Agency Producer: Rob Saxon
  • Account Director: Carolyn Contois
  • Account Supervisor: Nicole Bray
  • Account Executive: Abby Tarver
  • Group Planning Director: Julie Smith
  • Director of Business Affairs: Linda Daubson
  • Sr. Business Affairs Manager: Abilino Guillermo
  • Sr. Traffic Manager: Jerry Neill

New Burger King "Make Out Point" Commercial 2008

Newest commercial for Burger King BK called "Make Out Point" for the New Cheesy Bacon Tendercrisp burger. Simple idea for this great ad and wow does it work. I'm not sure if the steer in the commercial is the guys lover and it is just really upset that he is eating chicken or what. At any rate, I loved this Burger King commercial and I just might have to go and try the new cheesy bacon tendercrisp tonight.

Agency: Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Miami
Executive Creative Director: Rob Reilly
Creative Directors: Bill Wright, James Dawson-Hollis
Senior Art Directors: Lynn Born, David DeRoma
Copywriter: Michael Danko
Executive Producer: Matt Bonin
Integrated Producer: Amy Bonin
Production Company: Smuggler, New York/LA
Director: Happy / Guy Shelmerdine
DP: Sebastian Pfaffenbichler
Executive Producers: Patrick Milling Smith, Brian Carmody
Editor: Chan Hatcher @ NumberSix

How To Advertise A BookStore

In a world where digital media has taken over, many people are reading less books. How do bookstores and advertisers get people to keep reading and buying books? Not an easy task in this day and age. The Steimatzky BookStore and their ad agency came up with this print ad hoping to scare us back into reading more books, it is a great idea for an ad campaign. Wouldn't the idea of your head shrinking make you just a little worried too.

Summer time is a great time for reading books. It broadens your mind and knowledge and can provide hours of fun. But in a world where digital media has taken over, how do you get people to read more books?

Answer: You warn the public of the consequences their behavior might have.
  • Credits: Shalmor Avnon Amichay / Y&R Interactive Tel Aviv
  • Chief Creative Director: Gideon Amichay
  • Creative Director: Tzur Golan
  • Creative Team Leader: Amit Gal
  • Art Director: Ran Cory
  • Copywriter: Geva Kochba

Google Doodle Logo for August 18 2008 Olympics

Google Olympic doodle logo for August 18th
Have you ever wondered just who is creating these wonderful Google Doodles or how they are created? Dennis Hwang, Mr. Hwang is the Chief Google Doodler.
This video is Dennis Hwang himself showing us exactly how he creates the Google Doodle in a time lapse video, from start to finish.

GE Wind Energy "Discus" 2008 Beijing Olympic Commercial

GE, General Electric 2008 Beijing Olympic commercial titled "Discus". This great commercial created by BBDO New York just for the Olympic Games has some interesting comments, you come to your own conclusions about General Electrics claims on wind energy.
Hoping to keep things unpolitical here at Great Ads, this GE "Discus" Olympic commercial is great.

" ... Wind hasn't always played a helpful role at the Olympic games, but today wind energy is helping power the Beijing Olympic games; no matter which way the wind is blowing".


Released: August 2008
Avertiser: GE
Country: USA
Category: Corporate image
Tags: 2008 Beijing Olympic Commercials

Agency: BBDO, New York
Chief Creative Officers: David Lubars/Bill Bruce
Executive Creative Director: Don Schneider
Sr. Creative Directors: Ted Shaine/Tom Darbyshire
Art Director: Ted Shaine
Copywriter: Tom Darbyshire
Agency Producer: Filomena Lovecchio
Director of TV Production: Regina Ebel
Director of Music: Rani Vaz
Production Company: Partizan, New York/Los Angeles
Director: Traktor
Editor: Sherri Margulies/Crew Cuts
Animation Company: The Mill
Audio Post/Sound Design Company: Buzz, NY, NY
Mixer/Sound Designer: Michael Marinelli
I love this great commercial just a little more because the General Electric, GE commercial for Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, was filmed in Jastrebarsko, Croatia, which is not from where my family is originally from.

The Google Doodle Olympic Logo

The Google doodle logo seems to have a very loyal following, I'm sure many of you have noticed it changing daily in spirit of the Olympic games. Below are 3 more Google doodles/logos.
I love this Google logo with the basketball theme, notice the little mouse hanging off the rim?

Google Olympic doodles/logo, more coming.

New Audi A4 "Progress Is Beautiful" TV Commercial

The all new Audi A4 "Progress Is Beautiful" commercial.
The all new Audi A4 ad debuted in front of millions of viewers for the first time during the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. This spectacular commercial was created by the Venables, Bell & Partners Ad Agency.

I have been attempting to get more details on the music used in the Audi commercial, this is a quote from an email response a friend received after contacting Audi about the "Progress Is Beautiful" commercial campaign.

"We appreciate your taking the time to share your comments with us about
the Progress is Beautiful video and are very pleased that you enjoyed
the music so much. As a general rule, our commercial videos have
specially-created music from a music house for each commercial; this
music is not available to the public."

If anyone has any information on the song title, artist or composer please do share it with us.

Hp TouchSmart PC Commercial "Maestro"

HP TouchSmart PC Commercial titled "Maestro", this is a great commercial and is sure to be an award winning commercial. Created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Franscisco also featuring the music by "Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Summer".
You must turn up your volume to truly appreciate this great commercial for the new HP TouchSmart PC by Hewlett Packard. What ever your opinions are on the TouchSmart technology, I am sure you will agree this is a great commercial.

Advertising Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, USA
Co-Chairman / Creative Director: Rich Silverstein
Creative Directors: Rick Condos, Hunter Hindeman
Art Director: Andre Massis
Copywriter: Jordan Kramer
Executive Producer: Cindy Fluitt
Producer: Todd Porter
Production Company: Psyop, Los Angeles
Directors: Todd Mueller, Kylie Matulick, Psyop
Executive Producers: Angela Bowen, Neysa Horsburgh
Producers: Sara Mills, Blythe Dalton, Luisa Murray
Associate Producer: Tarun Charaipotra
Lead Flame Artists: Jamie Scott, Aska Otake
Flame Artists: Tim Farrell, Peter Amante, Joe Wenkoff
Technical Directors: Jeffrey Dates, Dave Barosin, Ted Kotsadtis, Todd Akita
Animation: Jason Vega, Gerald Ding, Jeff Lopez, Kittly Lin, Andy Hara
R&D: Andreas Gebhardt
Lighting: Andy Hara
Tracking: Joerg Liebold, Jeen Lee, Chris Hill, Steven Hill
Roto: Leslie Chung, David Marte, Alejandro Monzon
Design: Zoe Wishart, Lutz Vogel, Jon Saunders, Chris Saunders Jake Sargent, Ron Kurwin
Storyboards: Josh Wiesenfeld
Editors: Cass Vanini, Brett Goldberg, Brett Nicholetti
Director of Photography: Crille Forsbaerg
Line Producer: Michael Schlenker
Final Music: Sejong Soloists
Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Summer
Sound Design Company: 740 Sound Design
Sound Designer: Eddie Kim
Executive Producer: Scott Ganary
Aired: June 2008

Adidas 2008 Print Ads Olympics

Adidas 2008 Olympic print ads "Impossible Is Nothing"

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adidas advertising imagesSimply amazing print ads for Adidas, created by TBWA in China for the Olympic games.
Advertising Agency: TBWA, Shanghai, China

Creative Directors: Yang Yeo, Elvis Chau, Sarawut Hengsawad, Lesley Zhou, John Merrifield
Copywriters: Leslsy Zhou, Sarawut Hengsawad, Nicky Zhang, Michelle Wu
Photgrapher: Mark Zibert
Illustrators: Luming, Lance Ma

New GM Commercial featuring The Story by Brandi Carlile

GM, General Motors 2008 Olympic commercial "The Story".
General Motors just began airing their new Olympic commercial TV spot, featuring the beautiful song "The Story" by the talented Brandi Carlile. GM used "The Story" to promote their hybrid, bio fuel, and clean diesel vehicles. Without making any environmental issues of this commercial by GM, it is a very well done commercial and at the very least GM is moving in the right direction.
The only question is why they are claiming this to be an Olympic commercial, there is no mention of the Olympics in the commercial. Airing during the Olympics does not make it an Olympic themed commercial.

GM "The Story" 2008 Beijing Olympic Commercial.

Nike USA Mens Olympic Basketball Team Commercial - Marvin Gaye singing National Anthem

Nike, although not an official 2008 Olympic sponsor is still creating some of the best Olympic themed commercials. "United We Rise" is the the official title of this Nike commercial featuring Marvin Gaye singing the Star Spangled Banner and the USA Dream Team Basketball Olympic team. Of course all the big names make appearances in this great commercial: Lebron James, Kobe and the rest of the 2008 Olympic Dream team. This Nike commercial is full 2 minutes long and worth every second spent watching it.

NIKE United We Stand, 2008 USA Men's Olympic Basketball, The Dream Team with Marvin Gaye

Amanda Beard Gets Naked for Peta Print Ad 2008

The lovely Amanda Beard of the U.S Olympic Swim Team has become famous not just for her athleticism as a swimmer but her body as marketing tool. Just in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a flurry of Olympic commercials seen constantly on TV and in print. Peta and one of the sexiest Olympic Athletes of all time teamed up for this Peta campaign.
Amanda Beard posed nude to help save animals, the slogan is perfect "Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin. Don't Wear Fur". Amanda Beard for Peta, sexy Olympic athlete and now an activist, it's a great ad.Click on image to enlarge
Amanda Beard for Peta 2008

Adidas 2008 Olympics Commercials "Countdown"

Adidas "Countdown", 2008 Beijing Olympic Games commercial. This is just one of those feel good TV spots. The Adidas commercials for the Olympics are by far becoming my favorite.

Released: August 2008
Avertiser: ADIDAS
Agency: TBWA/China
Country: China
Category: Clothing & footwear
Tags: Beijing Olympics 2008
Agency: TBWA/China
Client/Brand: adidas
Creative director:
John Merrifield – Creative-at-large
Yang Yeo – Executive Creative Director
Elvis Chau, - Creative Director
Sarawut Hengsawad, Lesley zhou – Associate Creative Directors
Copywriter: Lesley Zhou, Sarawut Hengsawad, Nicky Zhang, Michelle Wu
Art director: Elvis Chau, Nie Lang, Xia Zheng, Susie Sun, Amani Qian
Production House: Stink London
Film Director: NEO
Account Team:
Koo Yeat Mung – Group Account Director
Clare Xie – Account Director
Sosuke Koyama – Associate Planning Director
Production Company: Corbis Artist Representation

Michael Phelps 2008 Olympic Sports Illustrated Cover

Sports Illustrated July 28, 2008 cover with Michael Phelps. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Preview by S.I featuring a great image of Michael Phelps of the US Olympic Swim team. This issue actually featured a number of Olympic themed print ads, that I will try to share with you over the next few days.

Google Logo 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing

Google jumped into the spirit of the 2008 Beijing Olympics today with a great Google logo on their site today. Google has always created some rather unique logo's. This one is great, I love the little guy carrying the Olympic torch just ahead of the 4 characters walking with the Olympic flag. Well done Google.

Eva Mendes for Calvin Klein "Secret Obsession" uncensored

Eva Mendes for Calvin Klein "Secret Obsession" uncensored commercial spot. If you have made your way here from my Bikini Lines Advertising site, you know keeping a working version of the new Eva Mendes Calvin Klein Secret Obsession commercial has been rather difficult.

Here it is again, what the big deal about having this Calvin Klein Obsession ad with Eva Mendes banned is I don't know. Sorry, but this commercial really isn't that good anyway.

Well, was it everything you hoped for?
With so many great commercials being produced we seem to get so wrapped up in nonsense like having Eva Mendes commercials banned. Why can't we just take them for what they are?

Visa 2008 Olympics Commercials with Morgan Freeman

Visa "Go World" 2008 Olympic Commercial "Come Together" featuring narration by Morgan Freeman

Another commercial for, Visa "Come Together" Olympics also narrated by Morgan Freeman, this TV spot features US Olympic team swimmer and gold medal contender Michael Phelps.

Visa "Come Together" Ad Agency Credits:
Director of Media Arts: Lee Clow
Executive Creative Director: Rob Schwartz
Creative Director: Patrick O'Neill
Art Director: Becca Morton
Copywriter: Gage Clegg
Design & Animation: Superfad
Visual Effects: Superfad
Visual Effects: DTrain
Music: Elias Arts
Composer: Jonathan Elias
Executive Producer: Kevin Batten
Head Of Production: Angela de Oliveira
Producer: Camille Labouchere
Editor: Charles Jensen

John McCain Presidential Commercial August 2008

The latest John McCain Presidential ad campaign highlights Barrack Obama as The One and asks us in the end simply if he is ready. Great campaign.
John McCain campaign ad (August 2008)

"We are the ones we've been waiting for."

The One:

It shall be known that
In 2008 the world will be blessed.
They will call him THE ONE...
And he has anointed himself,
Ready to carry the burden of the world.
To quote Barack:
"I have become a symbol of America
returning to our best traditions."
He can do no wrong...
Can you see the light?
And, the world shall receive his blessings.
Barack Obama may be the one—
But is he ready?
To lead?

2008 Beijing Olympic Commercial Print Ads

Olympic Sponsors from Italy, 2008 Beijing Olympic commercials, these are print ads for Freddy, the first Elisa Santoni, member of the national Olympic Rhythmical Dance team and the second is Simone Collio, 100 meter sprint runner. I like the slogan, Olympic Games preformed by Freddy.

Advertising Agency: 1861 United, Milan, Italy
Executive Creative Directors: Pino Rozzi, Roberto Battaglia
Creative Directors: Federico Pepe, Stefania Siani
Art Directors: Federico Pepe, Micol Talso
Copywriters: Stefania Siani, Luca Beato
Photographer: Lorenzo Vitturi

Mr T Snickers ad pulled for being offensive

The new Mr. T Snickers commercial, with the Speed walker. And the new Snickers - Gun
Sadly, this great commercial has been pulled from the air. I guess a sense of humor is a thing of the past in advertising.
Mr.T as himself
Kirby Heyborne as the Speedwalker

Mars has pulled a UK TV ad for Snickers featuring Mr T harassing a speed walker for being a "disgrace to the man race" after US complaints that it was offensive to gay people.

The American confectionary giant pulled the Snickers ad even though it was never shown on TV in the US - as happened last month with the Heinz Deli Mayo ad featuring two men kissing.

The Snickers ad, made by the same agency that caused an international furore with the Heinz male kiss commercial, was first broadcast in the UK on July 13.

The commercial, by ad agency AMV BBDO, features Mr T in full-on BA Baracus mode, the character he played in The A-Team.

It opens with Mr T crashing through a building on the back of a flatbed truck mounted with a Snickers-firing machine gun.

Mr T pulls alongside a man in tight yellow shorts who is speed walking and growls: "Speed walking. I pity you fool. You a disgrace to the man race. It's time to run like a real man."

He then opens fire, peppering the man with Snickers bars and forcing him to break into a run.

In the UK the TV ad barely ruffled feathers, the Advertising Standards Authority said.

The ASA received just two complaints and did not investigate the commercial for a possible breach of the advertising code.

However, the ad caused a storm overseas. A US advertising industry title published an open letter challenging Omnicom, AMV BBDO's American parent company.

The Human Rights Campaign criticised Mars for perpetuating "the notion that the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community is a group of second class citizens and that violence against GLBT people is not only acceptable, but humorous".

Mars said that the ad was meant to be "fun", that it never intended to cause offence and has pulled the campaign.

"This ad is the second in a series of UK Snickers Ads featuring Mr T, which are meant to be fun and have been positively received in the UK," said a spokeswoman for Mars.

"However, we understand that humour is highly subjective, and it is never our intention to cause offence. Accordingly, we have pulled the Mr T Speedwalker ad globally."

New Guinness Light Show Commercial BBDO Ireland

New August 2008 Guinness 'Light Show' ad commercial Guinness Beer "Its Alive Inside"

A brand new ad for Guinness - called "Light Show", in which an office block is made to resemble a pint of Guinness. Made by Irish International BBDO, the music for this commercial is perfect too, Alpha 4 by SoundTree Music

Agency:II BBDO, Ireland
Creative Director: Mal Stevenson
Creatives: Catherine Lennon & Sophie Farquhar
Agency Producer: Noel Byrne
Production company: GORGEOUS ENTERPRISES
Director: Peter Thwaites
Producer: Anna Hashmi
Director of Photography: Alwin Kuchler
Service company: Sofa, Prague
Editor: Rick Russell at Final Cut
Post production: The Mill
Music: Alpha 4 by Soundtree Music

Got Milk Ad 2008 Beijing Olympics - Team U.S.A Got Milk

Got Milk, new slogan "Body by Milk"
Got Milk print ad - The 2008 U.S.A Olympic Team was featured in this great print ad for the Got Milk campaigns. This was run in the Mid July Sports Illustrated magazine just in time for the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.Olympians featured in the Got Milk Ad campaign for the 2008 Beijing Olympics range from swimmers Maritza Correia and Ryan Lochte to gymnasts Paul and Morgan Hamm to soccer players Sasha Kljestan and Leslie Osborne. Also among those who made the “Got Milk?” Olympic cut is Cat Osterman, the assistant softball coach at DePaul University who is part of the U.S. Olympic softball team.

2008 Beijing Olympics Commercial Promo "The Mummy" Movie

For fans of the upcoming release of The Mummy "Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" on August 8th 2008 this promotional commercial is for you, it is being aired on NBC. The movie preview is tied into the 2008 Beijing Olympic games beginning also on August 8th 2008. A great Olympic commercial.

Promotional piece that ties the 2008 Beijing Olympics to The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Both are set to arrive in early August.

New 2008 Official Beijing Olympics Commercial Heroes

Brand new 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Commercial
"Heroes" "The Best of Us"

"The Best of Us" - a simple, powerful idea that transcends cultures and borders, motivating young people around the world to participate in sport by proving that sport can bring out the best of them.

Legendary Olympic athletes included in this 2008 Beijing Olympics Commercial are: Roger Federer, Yao Ming, Laure Manaudou, Liu Xiang, Yelena Isinbayeva, Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselelassie, Vanessa Ferrari and Carolina Kluft who, star as superheroes seeking to achieve the seemingly impossible.
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