Allstate Too Applies The Heat

Question: Did Bobby Bowden, Florida State and the NCAA approve this ad? Question: Where’s the 1-800 number to place an order for one of these grills? Question: Why are the dudes in blue using an opposing team’s grill? Here’s what we do know: The one-of-a-kind Bobby Bowden replica grill featured in the spot is part […]

Nine West And Nashville Sing Harmony Together

I like promotions where the winner gets something he or she would likely never attain without the help of the sponsoring brand. For instance, anyone can book a trip to Hawaii, but it takes some connections to book a recording studio and all the talent it takes to make a record. According to BrandWeek, retailer […]

Bono and Edge Leave Their iPhones at Home

Visit Blackberry.com/U2 for more info on the brand’s integration with Ireland’s most popular rock band. Agency: Arc Worldwide, Chicago Director: Alex Courtes of Partizan Share

Deepak Chopra Helps Honda Sell Cars

“Dreams vs. Nightmares” is the latest installment in Honda’s DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE documentary series. Launched in January, the series works to reveal the true essence of Honda’s corporate philosophy. “We hope to inspire our customers to see the possibilities beyond the nightmares they may read in the news,” says Barbara Ponce, manager of corporate advertising […]

Just Think, Today’s Newest Ad Pros Aren’t Old Enough…

…to remember when he was THE biggest star in the world. Share

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] Share

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, Aimeé 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,” […]