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]

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.

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.

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.]

Mother Launches A Pirate Ship

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

Microsoft Believes It’s Time To “Bing & Decide”

Drop that search engine, or I’ll shoot. That’s the thinking in Redmond apparently. After all, search–an area dominated by Google and Yahoo–is just too good to pass up. Hence, it’s time to use a “decision engine” to “Bing and decide.” Ad Age reports on the motivations for the new product launch and the ad campaign […]

Fake Boy Band Promotes Real Frosty

See more at The Frosty Posse, or not.

Bert & Ernie Get Some Hops

[via Common]