Nike MVP Puppets "Car Jump" Kobe and Lebron

MVP Puppets "Car Jump". Nike and the NBA thanks to the ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, Portland have created possibly one of the greatest advertising campaigns with the MVP Puppets staring Lebron James and Kobe Bryant.

For credits to the MVP Puppets and other spots in the campaign including: Chalk, and Mrs. Lewis click here MVP Puppets commercials, and her for the Lil Dez spot.

Google Street View Claims The Streets of Amsterdam

In the Netherlands the Junior Academy of Art Direction created the Google Claims The Streets campaign to promote Google Street View. The application that allows users to take a 3D virtual tour throughout cities anywhere in the world was taken out into the real world and had stencils sprayed in various locations, as well as bus shelters where people could experience just how the Google Street View works. Brilliant work from students of art direction.Advertising School: JUNIOR Academy for Art Direction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Art Directors / Copywriters: Eduard van Bennekom, Jasper Diks
Photographer: Eduard van Bennekom

Medusa 3D Animated California Milk Processor Board Ad

Princess Medusa stars in a fantastic animated 3D new commercial for the California Milk Processor Board. The spot was done by Grupo Gallegos.

Client: California Milk Processor Board
Agency: Grupo Gallegos
Chief Creative Director: Favio Ucedo
Group Creative Director: Juan Oubiña
Associate Creative Director: Saul Escobar
Associate Creative Director: Curro Chozas
Copywriter: Edgar Hernandez
Agency Producer: Carlos Barciela
Account Director: Caro DAntuono
Director: Psyop
Psyop Creative Directors: Marie Hyon, Marco Spier
Design Director: Haejin Cho
Executive Producer: Lucia Grillo
Producer: Michael Neithardt
Assistant Producer: Tarun Charaipotra
Lead 3D Artist: Christian Bach
3D Artists: Florian Witzel, Jacob Slutsky, Ted Kotsaftis, Jimmy Gass, Todd Akita, Jae Ham, David Barosin, Alvin Bae, Tony Jung, Dan Fine, Rie Ito, Jeff Lopez, Xuan Seifert, Jonah Friedman, Jason Vega, Genessa Chamberlain
3D Animators: Jason Goodman, Michael Shin, Alejandro Castro
After Effects: Jason Conradt, Ted Kotsaftis, Fred Kim
Designers: Gordon Waltho, Anh Vu, Pete Sickbert-Bennett, Jungeun Jaye Kim
Storyboard Artist: Ben Chan
Software Developer: Andreas Gebhardt
Music: Nylon Studios
Sound Mix: AZ Los Angeles
Sound Engineer: Gonzalo Ugartec

Nike MVP Puppets Kobe Bryant and LeBron James

Nike took two of the NBA's biggest names in Kobe Bryant and Lebron James to create the MVPuppets Nike commercial campaign. Nike presents to you the MVPs (Most Valuable Puppets). The roommate puppet versions of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant get competitive in this campaign for the NBA Playoffs the first titled "Chalk" and the second ad is "Mrs. Lewis". Brilliant work from Wieden + Kennedy, the puppets in the spots are by Legacy Effects, and the voices are not Kobe or Lebron, the voices are actually David Allen Grier, Kenan Thompson.

Nike MVP Puppets "Puppet Chalk"

Nike MVP Puppets "Mrs Lewis"

Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland
Creative Directors: Jeff Williams, Alberto Ponte
Copywriter: Edward Harrison
Art Directors: Sasha Swetschinski, Matt Murphy
Head of Production: Ben Grylewicz
Senior Agency Producer: Matt Hunnicutt
Agency Producer: Jessica Staples
Production Company: Imperial Woodpecker, New York
Director: Stacy Wall
Executive Producer: Doug Halbert
Producer: Jeff McDougall
DP: Emmanuel Lubezki
Puppets: Legacy Effects
Editorial: Rock Paper Scissors
Editor: Biff Butler
Post Producer: Tricia Sanzaro
Post Executive Producer: Carol Lynn Weaver
Assistant Editors: Anton Capaldo-Smith, Aaron Morris
Telecine Artist: Angus Wall
VFX: A52
Flame Artists: Patrick Murphy, Chris DeCristo, Joanna Cruz, Michael Bliss,
George Cuddy
Smoke Artist: Paul Yacono
VFX Producer: Megan Meloth
VFX Executive Producer: Jennifer Sofio Hall
Mix: Lime
Mixer: Rohan Young
Mix: Producer Jessica Locke
Music: "Sandstorm" by Darude
Voice Over: David Allen Grier, Kenan Thompson

Adidas F50i Spark Zidane Commercial

The new F50i boot launches with a bang with this advert titled The Spark, featuring football superstar Zinedine Zidane. Adidas knows they are on to something big when they call in the likes of Zidane to promote the F50i soccer shoes.

Agency: 180 Amsterdam (180\TBWA)
Executive Creative Directors: Andy Fackrell, Richard Bullock
Copywriter: Peter Albores
Art Director: Martin Terhart
Design Director: Julian Wade
Senior Producer: Joe Togneri
Production Company: MJZ, London
Director: Rupert Sanders
Executive Producer: Debbie Turner
Producer: Nell Jordan
DP: Alwin Kuchler
Editorial: Work Post London
Editor: Neil Harris
Producer: Jane Dillworth
Online Edit/SFX: The Mill, London
Producer: Matt Williams & Darren O’Kelly
Shoot Supervisor: Jimmy Kiddel
Telecine: Adam Scott
Flame Artist: Richard de Carteret
Additional Flame: Gary Driver
Audio mixing: Wave Recording Studios, Amsterdam
Sound Designer: Alex Nicholls- Lee
Mixer: Alex Nicholls-Lee
Music: Record-Play/SkinnerBrothers
Producer: Daniel Cross
Digital Agency: RIOT

Top 5 President Barack Obama Ad Collection

My list for the Top 5 President Barack Obama ads. Not sure if these advertisers were granted permission to use the image of the President in their campaigns but either way here they are and these are my favorite.

The media campaign launched by titled “Life: Imagine the Potential” that features the life of President Barack Obama.

Woz The View Point Magazine featured an image of President Obama expressing the view point of American bankers and the viewpoint of Swiss bankers. Advertising Agency: Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett, Zürich, Switzerland, Creative Directors: Martin Spillmann, Peter Brönnimann

Be the second one to know was the tag line used by Terra News for their print ad campaign with President Obama and Vice President whats his name. Created by the Advertising Agency DDB, Brazil Art Director: Rodrigo Tortima Copywriters: Adriano Matos, Marcelo Reis.Duet Ice-Cream print ad from Russia features and an image of Barack Obama for their ice-cream. Advertising Agency: Voskhod, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Creative Director: Andrey Gubaydullin.
The Swiss Sunday newspaper "Sonntags Zeitung" US elections "Babushka"-campaign. This newspaper-ad analyzed the situation of the new president of the United States. Advertising Agency. Advico Young & Rubicam, Zurich, Switzerland.
Do you have one you'd like to see added to the list? Be sure to leave us a comment and we'll have it posted.

Coca-Cola Movies On The Coke Side Of Life

Great animated movie theater promo/intro spots created for Coca-Cola using the well known Coke side of life tag line, this time it's "Movies On The Coke Side Of Life". This is one of a series of three spots created by Saatchi & Saatchi, is there are wonder the people over at Saatchi are the best at what they do with great work like this.
Cinema Intro Spot - asking the audience to concider other guests and enjoy the movie on the coke side of life.
Shhhhhh - movies on the coke side of life
Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Copenhagen, Denmark
Creative Director: Simon Wooller
Art Directors: Tobias Ambs-Thomsen, David Ebbesen
Produced: Nick Donkin, Flying Gherkin
Additional credits: Sound by Nick Donkin, Flying Gherkin & Bjørn Vidø, Freezone
Published: 2009

Samsung Alias 2 Ozzy Osbourne Commercial

Ozzy Osbourne is back again in a new Samsung commercial, this time Ozzy stars in the spot for the new Alias 2.
Ozzy Meets The New Alias 2.
The Alias 2 handheld boasts the E-Ink technology that enables the keyboard to right itself no matter which way you're holding the phone, but this freaks Ozzy out, and starts yelling "Samsung voodoo," lifts up his cross and leaves.
The scientist tries to go after Ozzy and explain only to be zapped with a taser. Pretty funny commercial and the phone too.

New Audi R8 Maranello Commercial

The Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro drives through Maranello, Italy, the capital of Ferrari in this new advert directed by Sebastien Chantrel. The Audi Maranello is a humorous but provocative commercial where on lookers are stunned by the Audi R8 when they see it driving through the streets of Maranello Italy. All you Ferrari fans stay calm it's just a commercial.

Agency: Kempertraumann, Hamburg
Creative Directors: Jens Theil & Gerrit Zinke
Account: Andrea Bison & Niklas Kruchten
Production Company: Tony Petersen Film GmbH, Hamburg
Director: Sebastien Chantrel
Exec. Producer: Tony Petersen
Producer: Michael Duttenhoefer
Director of Photography: Olivier Cocaul
Post Production: nhb studios, Hamburg
Editor: Thierry Hoss
Music: Audioforce, Berlin

Carlsberg Sinners Wanted For Vegas Billboard

Carlsberg, Sinners Needed For Vegas billboard in Toronto at the corner of Carlingview Drive and Fasken Road by the Airport.

Carlsberg Beer Billboard I spotted while driving down Carlingview Drive in Toronto the other day. The campaign is for the Sinners Needed For Vegas contest. The winners are to be announced at the end of May, see more at I'm going to have to keep the Blackberry at the ready more often to share some of the great billboards and other advertising trends in and around Toronto.

HP Kevin Garnett All-Arounders Commercial

A new commercial for HP computers takes you into the life of Kevin Garnett. The spot "All-Arounders" created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners features NBA All-Star Garnett wandering through his daily routine, Kevin even uses his HP to check up his competition. Music by The Rumor Mill, Josh Ralph.

Client: HP
Spot Title: “Kevin Garnett All-Arounder”
Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Co-Chairman, Creative Director: Rich Silverstein
Creative Director: Steve Simpson
Creative Director: Will McGinness
Senior Art Director: Dino Spadavecchia
Senior Copywriter: Alex Flint
Producer: Todd Porter
Assistant Producers: Christine Oh, Jessica Mehl
Group Account Director: John Coyne
Account Director: Melissa Nelson
Account Manager: Nick Pacelli
Production Company: Psyop
Director: Psyop
Psyop Creative Directors: Todd Mueller, Kylie Matulick
Executive Producer: Neysa Horsburgh
Live Action Producer: Michael Angelos
Director of Photography: Max Malkin
Production Designer: Floyd Albee
Music: The Rumor Mill, Josh Ralph
Sound Design: 740 Sound design, Eddie Kim, Andrew Tracy
Final Mix: Lime, Rohan Young, Joel Waters

Quiznos and Playboy 2 Girls 1 Sub Commercial Video

Kari Nautique and Playboy Playmate Hiromi Oshima show you what a hot sandwich tastes like in this spot titled 2 Girls 1 Sub for Playboy or is it Quiznos. Quiznos says they had nothing to do with the Playboy ad but you never know.
According to a Quiznos representative, the company had nothing to do with the video. It didn't produce it. It didn't pay for placement. Nothing. Sure, it's advertising ranges from the raunchy to the desperate, but if it's too good (or gross) to be true, it likely is. (Warning, the below video verges on being not safe for work.) via:Ken Wheaton and Emily Bryson York over at

The Unbelievable Song for Coke Zero

Cute spot for Coke Zero titled "The Unbelievable Song", what is really unbelievable about this commercial is that it hasn't been seen by the public because it never aired in any part of the world until recently when it just began running in Brazil only.
Quote from Buck Productions:
We finished this spot 15 months ago and it just aired… only in Brazil… but at least it aired! In 2007 Wieden+Kennedy selected Buck to direct this epic rock opera for Coke Zero featuring such memorable cast members as a singing bear, candy-pooping birds, an elk with sausage antlers, g-string wearing antelopes and honeycomb encrusted sheep, among many others.

Europride 2009 There's A Little Gay In Everyone"

Entertaining new ad by TBWA promoting the 2009 Europride in Zurich, "There's A Little Gay In Everyone". That is all I have to say on this topic; cute spot though isn't it? Anyone going to Zurich June 7 to the 9th for Europride?

Advertising Agency: TBWA\Zürich, Switzerland
Creative director: Urs Schrepfer
Art director: Adrian Egger
Copywriter: Tobias Bühlmann
Account director: Philipp Sattelmeyer
Director: Richard Hickey
Animation: Andrew Daffy, House of Curves

Mars Bar "Heroes" Advert

Funny new commercial advert for Mars Bar titled "heroes" features everyday people being heroic athletes. The spot was created for the Mars Bar Ball giveway, see more at If anyone knows who did the music for this spot please let us know.
This summer Mars will be giving away 200,000 tennis, rugby, cricket and footballs to help you Bounce into a Summer of British Sport. To launch the promotion Mars have created an ad that will ring true with everyone whos been inspired by the pros they watch on TV to have a go themselves, so "Don't just watch your heroes, be your heroes."
Agency: AMV BBDO, London
Creatives: Jeremy Tribe, Prabs Wignarajah
Agency Producer: Lindsay Hughes
Production Company: Knucklehead, London
Director: Ben Gregor
Producer: Audrey Hawkins
DOP: Steve Keith Roach
Post House & Producer: Finish, Fi Kilroe
Flame Operator: Jason Watts
Edit House/ Editor: White House, Alaster Jordan
Sound House/ Engineer: Jungle, James

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Meets Prius Commercial

Fun new ad campaign for the Volkswagen Jetta Meet The Volkswagen's, the newest commercial is titled "Jetta TDi Meets The Prius. I love Max he makes the spot work.

Agency: Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Co-Executive Creative Directors: Andrew Keller, Rob Reilly
Creative Director: Ryan Kutscher, Tony Calcao
Associate Creative Director: Paul Caiozzo
Art Directors: Paul Caiozzo, Tom Zukoski
Copywriters: Ryan Kutscher, Omid Farhang
Integrated Head of Video: Matt Bonin
Executive Integrated Producer: Chris Kyriakos
Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks USA
Director: Aaron Ruell
Senior Executive Producer: Shawn Lacy
Executive Producer: Holy Vega
Line Producer: Tracy Broaddus
Director of Photography: Jo Willems

Ford Fusion "Factory" Commercial

New commercial for the Ford Fusion titled "Factory". Nothing special here but I enjoyed the music in the spot for the Fusion as well as the orange color of the car. Ford, Feel The Difference.

Agency: JWT Shanghai
Production Company: HANraHAN / New Life Films
Director: David Edwards
DoP: Stuart Graham
Executive Creative Director: Lo Sheung Yan
Executive Creative Director: Yang Yeo
Copywriter: Raymond Chin
Copywriter: Margin Ma
Art Director: Elvis Chau
Art Director: Rojana Chasakul
Art Director: David Mo
Art Director: Lu Nan
Editor: Dayn Williams
Producer: Swifty Hanrahan
Country: China

Oscar Mayer's Kid In 'My Bologna Has A First Name'

Move over Mikey there's a new kid in town and he's sings too. This cute 70's TV spot features one of the catchiest commercial jingles in "My bologna has a first name". Even "Wierd Al" Yankovic did a parody song with 'My Bologna' to the tune of 'My Sharona'. The cute little kid who stars in the ad was 4 year old Andy Lambros.

BP Fuel Ultimate Takes You Further Advert

A new advert for BP titled "Ultimate Takes You Further". Here's the their claim..."On average, BP's Ultimate fuel gives drivers 28 extra miles per tank. This new TV campaign from Ogilvy Advertising (with help from colleagues at OgilvyOne London), "BP Ultimate Takes You Further", demonstrates that very fact!
I'd like to know how all those people are going to fit in your fuel tank.
The best part of this commercial is the music, by Buller & Bang and the song is called "Little Puzzle".

Spot Credits:
Agency: Ogilvy London
Advertiser: BP
Project name: BP Ultimate Takes You Further
Client Nicola Buck, brand manager, Vincent Couffon, brand manager, Lisa Gardiner, Assistant Brand Manager, BP
Brief: To show how BP's developed its Ultimate fuel so it cleans your engine, making it more efficient.
Creative agency: Ogilvy London (OgilvyOne and Ogilvy Advertising)
Copywriter: Alan Morrice, Paul Diver
Art director: Alan Morrice, Paul Diver
Planner: Rupert PriceTim Jones
Media agency: Mindshare Worldwide
Media planner: Charles Young
Director: Greg Gray
Editor: Deliverance, South Africa
Post production: Black Ginger, South Africa
Audio Post propduction: Ben Leeves @ Grand Central Sound Studios
Agency Producer: Vicky Newbold Exposure: TV/Radio/Print/POS/Digital

Mac vs PC "Elimination" I'm A Megan Commercial

The Mac vs PC advertising campaign gives us not just I'm A Mac and I'm a PC, but now we have the I'm A Megan in this great new commercial for the Apple Mac.
Megan is laptop shopping and PC brings along the entire gang on computers that are no contest against the Mac. Megan just wants a big screen, fast processor and something that simply works without viruses, crashes and a ton of headaches and in the end PC gives Megan up for Mac..."Hi, I'm a Megan...Mac...Hi, I'm a Mac."
Spot Title: Elimination
Agency: TBWA\Media Arts Lab
Chief Creative Officer: Lee Clow
Executive Creative Directors: Duncan Milner, Eric Grunbaum
Creative Director: Jason Sperling
ACD/Art Director: Chuck Monn
Sr. Art Director: Jamie Reilly
Sr. Copywriters: Krista Wicklund, Kevin Tenglin
Agency Producers: Mike Refuerzo, Chrissy Gilmartin
Production Co: Epoch Films
Director: Phil Morrison

Andy Samberg MTV Awards Knuckle Up Promo For Your Consideration

Andy Samberg will be hosting the 2009 MTV Movie Awards coming May 31st, so we are blessed with a number of promo commercial teasers for the big award show. Here is the promo for Best Fight Category for your consideration which features Rashida Jones along with Samberg in the spot titled "Knuckle Up." It's shame these are only mock categories, some of them might be entertaining.

Agency: MTV In-house
Executive Creative Director: Kevin Mackall, Amy Campbell
Creative Director: Brent Stoller
Copywriters: Jason Karley, Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, Aaron Stoller
Art Director: Aaron Stoller
Agency Executive Producer: Brent Stoller
Agency Producer: Kris Walter
Production Company: Backyard, Venice
Director: Aaron Stoller
Executive Producer: Eriks Krumins
Producer: Caroline Pham
Production Designer: Dan Butts
DP: Tami Reiker
Editor: Tiffany Burchard, Cory Livingston (Our Son) @ Filmcore, Santa Monica
Music/Sound Design: Jorma Taccone
Audio Post Company: POP Sound, Santa Monica/Margarita Mix, Santa Monica
Mixers: Mitch Dorf, Stephen Dickson @ POP / Jimmy Hite @ Margarita Mix
Talent: Andy Samberg (all spots); Jack Black & Michael Cera (Our Son, X Host Spot); Cuba Gooding, Jr (Pommel: The Bobby Brooks Story); Rashida Jones (Knuckle Up); Eva Mendes (The One Who Dared to Leave); Will Arnett & Bill Hader (Slaughter Shack)

Las Vegas Ad For Troubled Times But What Happens Still Stays In Vegas

A reporter, Candace Newman and her cameraman make the best of their poolside location assignment in Las Vegas in the new commercial for Las Vegas Tourism, What Happens In Vegas Still Stays in Vegas even in troubled economic times.
In the Vegas commercial, we are told by Candace Newman "the water's nice but no one's getting in" and "these cabanas are yet another troubling sign of the times."

Rascal Flatts Hersheys Chocolate all Rascally

In the latest ad for Hershey's via Arnold NY, jumP editor Michael Saia put his clever cuts to the beat of country superstars Rascal Flatts in a spot that celebrates the pure gooey goodness of a Hershey's chocolate bar.
In Rascal Flatts, the country music phenomenon of the same name shows up at a neighborhood barbecue to perform while the neighbors help craft that classic summertime treat: a smores sandwich. Nothing says summer like a homemade smores with Hershey's chocolate. For a limited time, on specially marked wrappers, is a chance to win your own backyard barbecue featuring a live performance from Rascal Flatts, courtesy of Hershey's. It just wouldn't be summer without them.

The credits behind the Rascal Flatts Advert:
Client: The Hershey Company
Spots Title: Rascal Flatts :30
Air Date: May 2009
Agency: Arnold NYC
CCO: John Staffen
Creative Officer: Ken Ferris
SVP Group Dir.: Lauren Foreman
EP: Tim Speidel
Production Company: HSI
Director: The Malloys
E P.: Rebecca Skinner
Producer: Tim Lynch
Editorial: jumP
Editor: Michael Saia
Asst. Editor: William Zitser
Managing Director: Dee Tagert
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Krajewski
Finishing: Manic
Flame Conform: Eric Gelgand
Animation: Digital Kitchen
VFX Producer: Christos Mountzouros
Audio: Manic
Mixer: Stephane Guyot
Audio Post: Sound Lounge
Mixer: Keith Reynaud
Shoot Location: Los Angeles

Schweppes Nicole Kidman and Latika Commercial

Schweppes commercial featuring Nicole Kidman and little Latika from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Not an award winning advert for the Schweppes Soft Drink but who cares Nicole Kidman is the star of this one.

Advertiser: Schweppes
Advertising Agency: FRED&FARID (FFL)
Creative Directors: Fred & Farid
Creatives: Feng Huang, Emmanuelle Durand
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Production company: RSA London
Agency supervisors: Emmanuel Ferry, Nathalie Chopra, Shirley Sayadi
Advertiser supervisors: Hugues Pietrini, Stanislas de Parcevaux

Virgin Trains UK Adverts Booty Train and Success Express

Virgin Trains new TV advert commercial gives us a young lady named Becky off to see her boyfriend for the weekend who spoiled on the Virgin Train. The spot titled "Booty Train" and feature the music of ABC, "The Look of Love". Virgin Trains tag line: Where do you want to be? The second advert for Virgin titled "Success Express" with the music of Europe, song title "The Final Count Down"

Agency: Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy, London
Creative Director: Danny Brooke-Taylor
Agency Producer: Lorraine Geoghegan
Production Company: Partizan, London
Director: Traktor
Producer: Emily Crofton-Atkin
DP: Tim Maurice-Jones
Art Director: David Lee
Production Manager: Mags Milan
Production Coordinator: Ella More O'Ferrall
Production Assistant: Lucy Jones
Editor Rick Russell @ Final Cut
Post-Production: MPC, London
Telecine Operator: Paul @ MPC
On-line Operator: Rob @ MPC
Model Makers: Sebastian Sue @ Propshop Modelmakers
Music: "The Look of Love"

Miller Lite Wise Guy Protection Commercial

New Miller Lite Protection commercial gives us a couple of wise guys offering to protection to a bar owner.
In Protection C-Store two wise guys approach a store clerk stocking the refrigerators with cans of Miller Lite. When the mobsters offer to provide the store with protection, they are rebuffed by a clerk who explains that Miller Lite's cans have a new Taste Protector lid and that's all that is needed to lock in Miller Lite's great pilsner taste.

Protection Bar finds our wise guys walking into a bar to offer their services to the bar owner. When he declines, the thugs persist, reminding him that bad things can happen to people who decline the kind of protection they're offering. Unfazed, the bar owner shows them a bottle of Miller Lite with the new Taste Protector cap to demonstrate that he has all the protection he needs.

When it comes to locking in the great pilsner taste, some may say that Miller Lite is in the protection business!
The Creds:

Client: Miller Lite
Spots Title: Protection Bar, Protection C-Store
Air Date: May 2009

Agency: DraftFCB
Art Director: Todd Durston
Copywriter: Berk Wasserman
CD: Chuck Rudnick
Producer: Jody Murrie

Stella Artois 4% The Tunnel Spot

Isn't it amazing how a chicken can steal the show in this new commercial for Stella Artois 4% titled "The Tunnel". A lot seems to happen in France when you drive through a tunnel, it's music like musical chairs meets the Autobahn.

Stella Spot Credits:
Agency: Mother
Creative: Mother
Director: Ringan Ledwidge
Production: Rattling Stick
Producer: Sally Humphries
Director of Photography: Ray Coates
Post Production: The Mill
Editor: Richard Orrick
Brand: Stella 4%

Antonio Federici Gelato Shocking Print Ads

Antonio Federici is Italian for ice cream and the print ad campaign is universal for shocking in the eyes of some. The Gelato campaign where nuns and priests get a little more intimate than the Holy Spirit is comfortable with. Short but sizzling taglines include "submit to temptation" and "kiss temptation".

UK's Advertising Standards Authority, which has banned campaigns less shocking has apparently never indulged itself in the sensual magic that is italian gelato. The watchdog is investigating the ads now, but that's pretty much a formality: according to the Committee of Advertising Practice, "linking sex or sexualised images with religion may cause particular offense" and "portraying nuns in a sexual manner is inappropriate." In other words, don't expect to see the Federici Gelato print ads dangling above the ice cream section at your local supermarket.

It's actually too bad they are going to ban these ads as they are pretty good, they just used a couple in the wrong proffesion. For those of you who just have to see more the Antonio Federici Gelato website has the music and the complete campaign up for your viewing pleasure, just remember God see's everything you do.

HEAD Novak Djokovic Scores On and Off Court

New Head commercial campaign featuring tennis star Novak Djokavic.

To promote their powerful new tennis racquet the "Speed," HEAD has teamed up with Serbian tennis champ Novak Djokovic and Berlin-based agency Aimaq Rapp Stolle to create a new online video that features everything from an attractive girl (naturally), a 90’s boy band, nipple tassels and a Navy Seals balancing act. The jam-packed video is already over 1 million views on multiple video sites with 350,000 views on YouTube alone and made a recent appearance on Ad Age's new viral video chart. Djokovic's hilarious impersonations of fellow tennis stars like Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova are very popular online so the creative syncs up nicely with what tennis fans expect from Djokovic while also putting some distance between HEAD and close competitors Prince and Wilson.
Full Credits
Client: HEAD
Agency: Aimaq Rapp Stolle
Executive Creative Director: André Aimaq
Copywriter: Christian Schuck
Art Director: Ulrike Ziggel
Managing Partner: Robert Stolle
Account Director: Daniela Rote, Marijana Kelava
Account Manager: Marén Echtermeyer
Managing Director Strategy: Alex Jordan
Production: Czar Films, Hamburg
Director: Paul Innacchino
Producer; Jan Fincke, Thorne Mutert
D.O.P. Sam Levy
Editor: Paul di Natane
Sound Design: Brett Graves
Post Production: Creative Bubble

New BMW Ads Put The Competition in their Place

New BMW commercials titled Logic and Knowledge go after their competition in these spots created by Grey West.

The Brief:
Kommitted's Nathan McGuinness puts the competition in its place in a pair of expertly directed spots for BMW via Grey West.

Knowledge, a :30 spot finds us in the drivers seat traveling fast across a desert highway. As the road begins to morph we realize we are following a trail of ink flowing from a pen across the surface of one of the amazingly affordable lease agreements BMW is offering on its popular 3 series. The message is clear: BMW is more affordable than ever. Now you know.

In the live action :30 Logic, we open on a two-lane city street. As the handsome 3 series sedan comes up from behind and blows past its expensive to maintain competitors, we are reminded that a BMW, with its logic defying worry free maintenance program, costs us nothing to maintain. "We shot the cars off a 20-foot arm on a camera with an ultra-long lens, the idea being that BMW surpasses the competition," commented Kommitted's McGuinness. "I went a bit more old school and color corrected the bleached bypass of the print instead of going to the negative, which is a great example of what can be done with good, old fashioned 35mm film."
Client: BMW
Spot Title: Knowledge, Logic
Air Date: April 2009
Agency: Grey West
EP: Tor Myhren
ECD: Melissa Webber
Producer: Ben Latimer
Prod Company: Kommitted
Director: Nathan McGuinness
EP: Marc Siegel
Producer: Jodi Fisher

13,500 Sing Hey Jude in Trafalgar Square For T-Mobile

T-Mobile took 13,500 people to Trafalgar Square in London to sing The Beatles Hey Jude in this advert for the T-Mobile. This is full four minute version done by advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi. Life is for Sharing.

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, London
Copywriters: Steve Howell
Art Directors: Paul Silburn, Kate Stanners, Rick Dodds
Agency Producer: Ed Sayers
Production Company: Partizan, London
Director: Michael Gracey
Editor: Diesel Schwarze
Post-Production: TBC
Audio Post-Production: 750 MPH

Pepsi ThrowBack Cola Commercial

New Pepsi Cola "ThrowBack" commercial for the brands new throwback. Why is calling it it a throwback you ask? I couldn't answer the question either but I did find this comment over at Ads Of The World, "It is throwback, because the original pepsi used sugar, not this high fructose corn syrup crap that is in all US pop today. Since this "new" Pepsi is using sugar like back in the day, throwback is a perfect name. And, this is nothing like Coke. Coke is still only using High fructose corn syrup (for now). I think it's about time we get flavor-full drinks without high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. As for myself, I just really like the commercial.

Advertising Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, USA
Worldwide Chief Creative Officer: Lee Clow
Executive Creative Director: Rob Schwartz
Creative Directors: Brett Craig, Joe Shands
Art Director: Jamin Duncan
Copywriter: John Witting
Head of Production: Richard O'Neill
Executive Producer: Anh-Thu Le
Producer: Jane Krull
Group Account Director: Erica Hoholick
Account Director: David Dreyer
Account Supervisor: Ellie Mooney
Account Executive: Maura Menapace
Business Affairs: Ken Rongey
Animation/VFX Company: Radium
Design Director: Tuesday McGowan
Editor: Alan Chimenti
Lead Artist/VFX
Supervisor: Aladino Debert
Art Director: Hatem Ben Abdallah
Motion Graphics: Andrew Hoeveler, Brandon Hirzel
Executive Producer: Jeff Blodgett
Producer: Linda Jackson
Audio Post Production: Margarita Mix Santa Monica
Sound Design
Mix: Nathan Dubin
General Manager: Michele Millard
Producer: Whitney Warren
Song: EMI
Music Supervision: Mophonics

Music Editorial: Amber Music

Interesting Ebay Viral Marketing Campaign

A very interesting viral spot, short film created for Ebay by Belen Gayan. The Ebay spot, film, viral, commercial,(I'm sorry I don't know what to call it) is really pretty good, enjoy.

Agency: CAA, Los Angeles
Executive Creative Director: Jae Goodman
Creative Directors: John Kaplan, Jesse Coulter, Andrew Ault
Agency Producer: Matt Bijarchi
Director: Belen Gayan
Screenwriters: Belen Gayan, Andres Duque
Producers: Allison Kunzman, Rafia Montilla, Toni Moreno
Executive Producers: Patrick Milling Smith, Brian Carmody
Production Company: Smuggler, NY/LA
Editors: Anna Oriol, Gabriela Soria
Cinematographer: Sergi Vilanova
Production Designer: Marta Marrero
Sound: Xevi Masip, Alex Perez
Music: La Crem

Google Chrome Shorts pretty cool stuff

Another creative piece for the Google Chrome Shorts video collection on YouTube. This is my favorite so far, by Motion Theory.

Google teamed with Motion Theory to craft the first video for Chrome's arrival. Directors Mark Kudsi and John Fan created a lively 2 1/2D animated spot celebrating Chrome's revolutionary features with music by Tim Meyers. A Chrome Short by Motion Theory.
The Evolution of Simple by Pantograph.
Another video from the Google Chrome Shorts is the "Evolution of Simple", The simple video game mirrors the simplicity of Google Chrome's clean user interface. They used stop-motion to create this short created by Pantograph.

Google Chromance by Superfad

Google took to Superfad to create this animated spot for the Google Chrome browser titled "Chromance".

It seems confusing the first time you watch it, but actually there is a great story in the video. The white ball is you or me and you have a question needing an answer to, Chrome bridges the gap between it and the info-world. The roller-coaster ride is a search engine, that shows the process of going through various search results and websites, which eventually lead to the correct answer and Chrome does it best.
Client: Google
Title: Chromance
Production Company: Superfad
Director: Superfad
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