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September 26, 2006

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Pretty funny stuff. Congratulations to the team who sold this.

Enter the Copywriter

September 15, 2006

We apologize for the stale air around here, but it’s been a busy fortnight for us here at IBN. To make up for it, we bring you this awesomely funny (if you’re in advertising) kungfu overdub video done by some guys at McCann. They had an internal contest, and if this effort didn’t win gold, I’d like to see what did. From what we can guess, the objective was to spoof life at the agency with mention of clients and internal politicking. It’s even in Cantonese for extra comedic points!

Worth mentioning is the bit where copywriter and art director fight over the rights to an abandoned TV spot, to beef up their stagnating portfolios.

[via Russell Davis]

GM’s ‘flying car’ virals

September 14, 2006

The verdict… nice effects, lame acting and distribution. Check out the YouTube descriptions on these shakycam videos where flying cars zoom past in the middle of someone’s home-moviemaking. They completely destroy the illusion of reality that these spots needed.

Um… whoa. Watch until the end for the flying cars. This is craziness. We took this video on the way to Vegas (I’m the guy in the back, actually) and I swear I almost wet my pants. We saw some film crews up the freeway from this spot, so, I’m guessing they were filming a movie or a commercial, but a little warning would have been nice. Also, there were no wires or anything… so I don’t know if these are real vehicles or not. If they are, I want one, though.

Two more after jump. [via leftlanenews]
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Flash Beer

September 14, 2006

Although they should really spell it Flashbeer for authenticity, Y&R Australia has followed up their award-winning ‘Big Ad‘ for Carlton Draught with this parody of Flashdance. It requires you to trust a video-streaming applet which then plays the spot full-screen on your computer. The quality was amazingly good when I saw it, although some might not be comfortable with a website video taking over their computer at work.

As for the spot, well. Not a superb idea, but very charming in its execution.

Ads for Tekken 5

September 12, 2006

Over at Campaign Brief Australia:
Whybin’s Risque all with Tekken ads for Playstation

The game is just for the Playstation Portable, actually. There’s a YouTube video, print, and a funny personal/adult classifieds placement over at the originating article. The above video is meant to be shown on late night TV, and would probably be quite funny to see when half-asleep.

Ad Blast #1

September 7, 2006

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TED Talks now on Google Video

September 7, 2006


The TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) conference’s legendary “TED Talks” series of speeches and presentations are now available through Google Video. Here is a link to the announcement on the official Google Blog.

This should be a valuable resource for any thinking person, and one I’m particularly excited to see is Al Gore’s speech on global warming, the subject matter of the film, An Inconvenient Truth.

The first batch of eight include Al Gore’s compelling story of climate crisis; Hans Rosling’s inspired interpretation of global public health statistics; Sir Ken Robinson’s vision for an education system that values creativity; MacArthur Foundation prize-winner Majora Carter’s commitment to environmental justice; storyteller Julia Sweeney’s quest for a sensible faith; architect Joshua Prince-Ramus’ tour of the new Seattle Public Library; Tony Robbins’ roadmap for human potential; and David Pogue’s unforgettable technology-inspired show tunes.

iGallop ad

September 6, 2006

This “health” product by OSIM has been out for awhile, as has this commercial, but I’ve only just noticed the critical mass of videos tagged ‘iGallop’ on YouTube (42). Lots of phonecam videos of people trying it out in stores and so on. AdRants has noted a striking similarity with the Sybian device, something that also occurred to my filthy mind within a nanosecond of seeing it.

Anyway, if you don’t want to load the whole video, the iGallop is a device for women to ride upon, simulating a nice jaunty trot on the back of a horse down in the countryside. It helps them lose weight and flab off those thighs, don’t you know.

Here’s an article on it at TMZ.com.

German Is Hot, not

September 6, 2006

BoingBoing reported yesterday that a German white supremacist group made some crude posters declaring that “German is Hot!”, over a picture of a beautiful semi-naked teenager who turned out to be Czech. The group used her photos without permission, and now the girl (identified to be “Jaimy” from soft-porn site, Sweet Natural Girl), is seeking damages. All in all, the event is probably generating tons of impressions on her sweet, hot pink site. [via AdRants]

Dummy Copy Blooper

September 5, 2006

An observant rag reader noticed that Star Magazine’s website let loose a story about Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi being involved in a car crash… before they had the story. The article online was just a file photo and Lorem Ipsum dummy copy.

Remember to proof your work twice today, kids!

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