The Best Ads site has launched their new podcast available via iTunes and it seems to be going off! Maybe because it’s free… On day three the BestAds Podcast has made an impression up to #1 on the top video podcasts in Australia and #2 in New Zealand and #15 in the UK and #90 in the USA. I guess podcasting the world’s current best ads has appeal to the ad folk who catch trains etc to work everyday…
Check it out here.
To celebrate’s it’s 30 year anniversary, Diesel throw’s a Dirty 30 party in 17 cities around the world. To promote the party, a 70′s style porn movie has been re-edited into.. well, see for yourself
The new Nintendo Wii game ‘Wario Land – Shake It’ is taking it’s shaking very seriously. The game is controlled by shaking the Wii, which is nicely translated into the promotional website (shake buttons to load). But even better is the YouTube channel for the game. We’ve seen similar concepts, but this is a YouTube’s first. See for yourself!
Just launched – A funny ad for Carlton Mild in Australia. The beer is mid-strength so you can stay longer at the pub drinking with your mates… well I am sure we have all seen this, been apart of it or been at the wrong end of this situation. VERY AUSTRALIAN!
Lingerie brand Agent Provocateur just released “the most scandalous experience ever seen on a AP website”.
The interactive advermovie (or something like that) consists of a full browser movie, which leads you into a dark castle, full of mistresses in sexy underwear.Your mission is to save a virgin by making the right choices. A really great way of showing new products while entertaining the visitor. Similar to AXE’s Let The Game Continue, but one step further. Well done. The agency is Hi-Res.
In Holland, this very odd TV commercial is making its way around the web, while it hasn’t been on TV yet. In a typical Dutch setting, a cow judges cars that drive by. The Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus are boo’ed away. But for the Fiat Bravo, the cow has something else to say. See for yourself:
A year ago, a Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 player posted a video on YouTube showing a new feature of the game: the Jesus shot. In the Jesus shot you see Tiger Woods hitting the ball while standing on water. Right now an EA Sports reaction pops up in which we see the real Tiger respond. Nice to see how EA Sports follows and reacts on consumer generated content around their brands.
Samsung just launched an online campaign to promote the supposed iPhone killer, the Samsung Instinct. First there is a campaign website including a fun product placement programm. But more innovative is the interactive short movie ‘Follow Your INSTINCT’, which can be watched on YouTube only. The movies are connected through YouTube annotations, which makes it the first commercial use of annotations I’ve seen so far. Pretty cool, simple and interactive.
YouTube partner Corry Williams (SMP Films) just released ‘Choose Your Path‘: a homemade interactive hunt for his cat Sparta. Using the YouTube platform and it’s tools like annotations you’ll have to find the shortest way to Sparta. Williams uploaded 64 films, covering different routes within his own house, so it might take a while before you’ll get there. But that can’t spoil the fun of this innovative and very low budget way of using YouTube’s video tools. I guess it’s only a matter of time before we will see some branded versions come by. Annotations is not working yet in embedded video’s, so you have to visit the one on YouTube itself.
After the thrilling football match last night between Turkey and Germany (2-3), tonight the other semi final of the EUFA Euro 2008 takes place. It’s Spain against Russia, with Spain as favourite. But they didn’t win a Championship since 1964. What do they need to win? In this Spanish video, Nike takes the Magnificent Five (Torres, Iniesta, Ramos, Puyol & Fabregas) from Spain to beat the prejudice.
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