Puma Shows Its Retail Face

Do you ever enter a hip retail store and the people working there look like they just stepped from the pages of a fashion mag, and you think you could never talk to them, because they’re too damn pretty? Well, PUMA wants to make the hotties in their stores more available to you. For instance, […]

A Parody of An Informercial Can Also Morph Into An Informercial

According to The New York Times, Steve Pacheco, director of advertising at FedEx, believes “lunchtime is the new prime time,” a fact which led him to supply BBDO-made, YouTube-distributed infotainment starring Fred Willard. The Times says the shipping company needs a successful campaign. Pummeled by the downturn and high fuel prices — not to mention […]

Confused About Your Sexual Identity? Try Tampax.

According to AdAge, Zack16 and his missing man parts is an effort to sell more Tampax. “It was inexpensive for us to do this one little effort and kind of get a feel for how much pickup it gets, if it goes viral or if it doesn’t,” a P&G spokesman said. Leo Burnett is the […]

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 […]

American Media Pie

The lyrics herein are brilliant: Sung to Don McLean’s “American Pie”, this 19 stanza song was written and produced in just one day by “L. McDuff”.

Leroy Smith Has The Best Fake In The Game

In a culture awash with self-help books and DVDs, Tony Robbinsesque seminars, and late night pitches on TV, Leroy Smith really has little to worry about. That’s because his infomercial is simply better than all the rest. Learn more at GetYourBasketballOn.com.

Phish Swims On

A band like Phish with legions of loyal followers doesn’t need advertising. But they have it anyway…

No Beer Drinkers Were Injured During The Making of Amstel’s Mouth Watering Viral

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Ninja Says Download IE8

The following video from Bradly and Montgomery premieres today as part of a keynote address at MIX09, Microsoft’s developer conference in Las Vegas. Ben Carlson, Chief Strategy Officer of Bradly and Montgomery, explains the thinking behind the campaign, “Almost everything you’ve experienced on the World Wide Web in the past 15 years or so has […]

How To Sell TV Technology On The Web In 2009

For more on Samsung LED technology, please see The Google. Here’s a bit more on the British sheep industry.