Guy Goes Viral, Gets Written Into VW’s Script

Check out Scotsman Danny MacAskill in this new VW spot from TRY Advertising in Oslo, Norway. in April, MacAskill placed a five-minute video of himself doing bicycle stunts to the tune of Band of Horses’ “Funeral” on YouTube. The video has since been viewed more than 12 million times. Todd Wasserman of Brandfreak says the […]

Music Videos Are Commercials For The New Album — This One Features The Retailer’s Logo Throughout

BTW, Pearl Jam is on tour right now. They’re playing Vancouver, WA next Saturday, the 26th, with Ben Harper opening. Share

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 […]

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

Sucking Up A Song Like It’s Dirt

T.L. Stanley at Brandfreak has the following spot in his crosshairs for its misuse of the classic Etta James love song “At Last,” reimagined as an ode to housekeeping.If you’d like to here the entire song in its original context, click here: At Last – Etta James Share

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,” […]

One Song, Two Spots

I was looking at some Joe Purdy music vids on YouTube and happened upon this commercial for Autism Association of South Africa. Then I made a few more clicks and found this commercial for Kia that uses the exact same song. Both of the spots appear to be from last year. My guess is Kia […]

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 […]

It’s All So Clean

Reids Dry Cleaners has 16 locations in the Austin, TX area and a new spokes-singer, Austin musician Erin Ivey. Ivey says on her blog that she sot shot video throughout the production process and that she’ll post it soon. [via Adfreak] Share

Don’t Go To A House Party Without Your Adidas

BrandFreak, the new blahg from BrandWeek, is showcasing the above Adidas ad from Sid Lee in Montreal. The spot features cameos by Method Man, Katy Perry, D.M.C. (of Run-D.M.C.), Russell Simmons and David Beckham, plus a remix of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ 1968 hit “Beggin’ by Parisian producer Pilooski. Share