Resistance Is Kind Of A Weird Angle For Booze Advertising

Making gin is something chemists do. It’s complicated, like life itself. This alchemical twist is brought to life in a new W+K Amsterdam spot for Diageo’s gin brand, Tanqueray. David Kiefaber of Brand Freak doesn’t care for the urbane sophistication portrayed in the ad. He says it has a “smarmy, young Hugh Hefner vibe to […]

Levi’s Goes Forth With New Work From Wieden

Levi’s is one of the most iconic brands in American history and in America today. Given that kind of solid bedrock to work with, a campaign that celebrates the Americaness of the brand seems like it might be a good fit. Portland’s Wieden + Kennedy, which picked up the $80 mil. piece of business six […]

It’s A Cup of Frozen Sugar

I often like Taco Bell’s advertising. But this latest spot from DraftFCB/Orange County doesn’t do it for me. Normally, I’d merely recognize that fact and pass on posting the commercial. I’m posting this one for one because I want to point out how lame the concept of a “breakation” is. Instead of forgoing a pay […]

You Are Hope

Ads for the Church of Scientology are airing now on the Food Network and three dozen other cable channels, according to Brand Freak. For a church with high profile connections to image makers in Hollyweird, it’s not surprising to see a commercial like this, one that could easily be refitted to sell shoes, insurance or […]

Break The Monotony With SPAM?

BBDO Minneapolis and Laika–the Portland animation studio that produced the film Coraline–teamed up to make something special for Hormel’s canned pork product. It doesn’t make me want to eat a Spam Lettuce and Tomato sandwich, but the advertising is not bad. [via BrandFreak] Share

SFX FTW

This is spec creative from Sharpe Blackmore/Toronto that the client–Steam Whistle Brewing–bought with beer and is now paying to run on CBC. Most spec creative stories get no where near a happy ending like this, so my hat’s off to all involved. Share

Making The Most of Guy In A Penguin Suit

Learn more about the penguin exhibit at South Carolina Aquarium. If you suspend disbelief, you can also follow one of the visiting penguins on Twitter. Share

Phun Thymes

Monte Carlo Resort & Casino is not a fan of luxury that’s exclusionary. The Las Vegas property wants everyone to experience “opulence and superior hospitality” and believes they can open open up “a whole new world where extravagance is accessible to all and where everyone can feel rich.” That’s why LA-based David&Goliath, spelled “debauchery” wrong […]

Better Hope The Brand’s Lawyers Never See This One

This spot reminds me of Cutwater’s viral video work for Levi’s where the guy jumps into his jeans, but I like it anyway. Agency: Bates United in Oslo [via AdFreak, which is becoming a veritable vault of TV spots.] Share

Mother Launches A Pirate Ship

The bad boy wins again, care of Stella Artois. [via AdFreak] Share