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The Hard Core Stuff Has Started

on September 26, 2008 by Mark Comments

Check this weirdness out video

Droga5 and Sarah Silverman have thrown their hats in the fierce political furnace that is the 2008 Presidential Election. Pro-Obama Jewish voters have organised to mobilise young Jews to go to Florida to convince their grandparents to vote for Obama. The Jewsvote.org campaign is called the “The Great Schlep” and stars Sarah Silverman. Droga5 produced the video.

Best Ads Podcast

on September 25, 2008 by Mark Comments

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.

Diesel’s Dirty 30 party

on September 25, 2008 by Mark Comments

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

Kudoos for The Viral Factory update:Other then many among us, YouTube doesn’t like the video and is removing all copies due to ‘terms of use violantion’, probably because of adult content

Wario Land – Shake it

on September 23, 2008 by Mark Comments

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!

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The Woman Whisperer

on September 16, 2008 by Mark Comments

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!

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Agent Provocateur Experience

on September 10, 2008 by Mark Comments

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.

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Fiat Bravo – Bravo!

on August 27, 2008 by Mark Comments

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:

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Woods can walk on water

on August 21, 2008 by Mark Comments

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.

Via Illegal Advertising

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Samsung: Follow your INSTINCT

on July 30, 2008 by Mark Comments

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.

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Choose Your Path

on July 3, 2008 by Mark Comments

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.

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