wrap it before you tap it
When you practice safe sex, you refuse to get frisky without a condom. Which means you'll have to figure out some new things to do while naked. You know, things like puzzles. And knitting. For more ideas for your nude abstinence session, consult this new TV campaign for Aides.
the dragon returns
Bruce Lee has been dead for a long time. So, imagine my surprise when I started watching this new Johnnie Walker commercial and saw him talking to the camera. Through the work of one of the world's top visual effects companies, the Dragon is back - and apparently, thirsty for some scotch.
the man in the banner
Did you know that in England, Lay's are called Walker's? Glad we cleared that up. Anyway, Walker's recently set up a cool interactive billboard at a London bus stop that dispenses chips (that's crisps to you Englishmen) if you tweet at the man, Gary, in the ad. Why can't I ever run into these?
Monday, October 20, 2014
poop in peace
Okay, fine. Poop is funny. Nonprofit Indiegogo of course needed to leverage poop in a video for their latest innovation "Drop-A-Brick." An eco-friendly solution designed to help save water in toilet tanks can ultimately save millions of gallons each day. The spot is a PSA to urge Californians to employ the new device as they face their worst drought in history. So what do you say? Go home, and drop a brick in every bathroom of your house.
step up to the plate
Aren't the best inventions always the simplest? How many billions of dollars have been spent in the diet space concocting the latest and greatest pills, regimens, packaged foods, etc. all to help combat overeating? What if we said that one Dutch designer figured out the easiest way to manage portion control, and all it requires is a specially designed plate? Enter the ETE plate - ingeniously divided into sections that show the recommended portion size for veggies, protein, and starches. No more counting calories or weighing portions - all you need to do is follow the guidelines on the plate. Suck on that, Atkins.
a new kind of Disney World
Makeup is an addiction, and cosmetic powerhouse MAC has monopolized that obsession better than anyone else. Their latest endeavor? Getting teens and tweens hooked young by opening specially-tailored stores just for this age group. The first one opened up in Orlando this summer with tremendous success, and the second will open this December in NYC. Kids, guard your allowance money, because there is no easier way to blow it than on lipgloss.
Friday, October 17, 2014
pencils, sharpeners and...sex?
We all know sex sells, but what sells sex? Well, this ad does. Just for the fun of it. Or it could be a way to boost sales for pencils & pencil sharpeners. But it’s probably just about sex. Decide for yourself.
gotta love customer service (pause) not
That was a Borat reference in case you missed it. Nailed it. Well we've all been there before, you order something (a product, service, whatever), but it's broken and you have to call the dreaded customer service line. It's pretty much the same lovely song and dance every time. Sketch comedy group FatAwesome gets it. That's why they hit it out of the park with their parody of every single customer service call ever. Seriously, ever.
pleasing travelers 24/7
KLM is making headlines again with their latest initiative to show their dedication to customer service. They’ve setup shop in the Amsterdam airport this week to help answer consumer travel questions and dilemmas around the clock. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill customer service center though. It’s a real-time social media machine that has over 250 workers answering questions, giving advice, sharing tips, etc. to those using #HappyToHelp via Twitter. Some of the responses even came in the form of custom made YouTube videos (like the one above).
Thursday, October 16, 2014
little blue pill engorges your... car
Fiat is very well known for making little cars that are really easy to parallel park. Evidently, they have been feeling a little self conscious about their size. I imagine that they started buying protein powder, going to the gym where they mostly walk around between rep sets to talk to girls on the ellipticals, and being generally confrontational when someone mentions how petite they are.
So, when they want to announce to the world that they had some work done and are now 'bigger, more powerful and ready for action,' things get a little awkward. Luckily, they revealed their little secret in an ad for us all to uncomfortably watch.