Dark Comedy Sketches Work To Modernize ’80s Vodka Brand

Zach Galifianakis, Tim and Eric in Absolut Zach (Part One) from Zach Galifianakis The New York Times Sunday Magazine ran a feature on comedian Zach Galifianakis a couple weeks ago. In the piece, author John Wray mentions the Absolut Vodka “ads” Galifianakis did. The resulting three sketches, made in collaboration with the absurdist comedy duo […]

Wait For It

In the spot above, Dr. Dre teases a song called “Shit Popped Off,” from his long-awaited album Detox, currently slated for a late 2009 release on Aftermath/Interscope. Dre’s last release, Dr. Dre 2001 was in 1999, which gives added meaning to the concept of slow. [via Billboard]

Beauty Doesn’t Come In A Bottle

With Lux Shampoo, Unilever is striving to make beauty available to all women. To achieve their mission, the global packaged goods concern is turning to the star power of Catherine Zeta-Jones in a Hollywood-like production. According to Brand Republic, the short, “Alchemist,” was created by JWT from an original screenplay by Jeffrey Caine, who also […]

Diet Coke Heads Down Warwick Avenue

Like other famous white girls from the British Isles, AimeĆ© Ann Duffy is a retro soul singer whose songs take one to another place and time. What place and time the above advert represents is hard to say. Could be 1972, could be tomorrow. Maybe that’s the point. Self-discovery is eternal and Diet Coke is […]

Contemporary Artists Cover An Advertising Classic

Cotton Inc. is reintroducing a song from 1989, “The Fabric of Our Lives,” that served through the 1990s as a jingle in commercials for clothing and home furnishings made from cotton. The jingle comes back this week in a campaign from DDB/New York. To make sure the cotton jingle “is relevant to a new audience,” […]

Lindsay, Is That You?

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Sweet Noise From The Urban Jungle

I remember the first spec ad I ever had designed by a professional. It was for Banana Republic and the headline read, “Clothes for the Urban Jungle.” It looked good, but it didn’t work hard enough as an ad. According to Ad Age, The Gap-owned brand is still working that basic theme, but they’re adding […]

Celebs Offend Someone, Somewhere, Somehow

ESPN pulled this spot from the airwaves after gay rights advocates complained that it’s homophobic. In other celebrity endorsement news, Ashley Judd who hails from Kentucky where no wolves live, gets up in Gov. Palin’s face on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife. Watch: I found both spots on Adfreak. Flame throwers are starting to heat […]