From the agency that brought us catvertising comes a company that makes your videos go “viraler and viraler”; putting in the effort; the sound of print; you’ll never want to eat zucchini again; Google spreads some jam on it; rather than making fun of Apple acolytes, Samsung has brought in the big guns for its big phone; while Obama had Will Ferrell, Romney had Mr Burns; Switzerland goes off the clock; perhaps the best song ever written about sports; five hours well spent if you watch to the end, the evolution of paywalls; a whole lot of creative catharsis; bovine photo bombing; a map of your brain; and the gift that keeps on giving.
Browsing: Woops of the week
An appropriate punishment for those who use buzzwords; Megan Fox: dolphin whisperer; beware the Zomney apocalypse; a beautiful bit of horse play; spot the Halloween-inspired ‘ghostbombing’; Call of Duty is back with a few more surprises; Nike’s very cool ‘live freeze’; a proper boom box; another kooky feline musical number for Litter Genie; If ten-year-olds ran an agency; the social media protest song; Wieden + Kennedy goes gonzo with Old Spice recruitment challenges, the Taxonomy of Arse, quite possibly the best Halloween costume ever conceived.
A clip not suitable for people with broken ribs; let nothing come between a man/woman and his/her fish; a bit too much eggnog, perhaps; the real reasons Facebook is like chairs; men are from mars, women are not; everyone loves big hits; just like Heineken and Gin Wigmore, Apple’s new iPod ad has a Kiwi connection, with Willie Moon’s backing track; Lexus brings print to life—by using a tablet; first world problems get hijacked, support Lance, amazing water wigs and what drugs do for self-portraits.
Samuel L Jackson reprises his Go the Fuck to Sleep role for Wake the Fuck up; Welly digi-maniacs Resn use the face; the hottest new dieting craze; selling smart cars with skateboarding; a call to arms for the middle classes from the Rainforest Alliance; Gin Wigmore becomes New Zealand’s Bond Girl; one of the many iPhone 5 parodies; there’s almost nothing better than a fake fragrance ad; Mitt Romney + One Direction = the Wrong Direction parody; it’s impossible not to use the phrase bringing sexy back when describing the new Justin Timberlakey MySpace; kids explain what they’d do with another five years; best word ever finals; ‘honestly doctor I fell on the eel while I was vacuuming’; and missing children on a 404.
Abe Lincoln is a sweetheart; Jennifer Aniston laughs at herself for Smart Water; Benetton courts controversy once again with ‘unemployee of the year’; Benefit cosmetics takes to the streets to dish out a few beauty burns; a very powerful way to promote first aid; Melbourne is pretty much good at everything, including the ads for its film festival; Guinness gets its carve on; Hot Wheels nails the corkscrew world record; an oldie but a goodie from Bud Light; no-one feels it like you do; Gospel Bill teaches his animal friends how to give all their money to the Lord; “Utility is unaspirational”, reinventing the lightbulb, sad impersonators, the world is massive, K-Rob like you’ve never seen him; and you are not a photographer.
What to do with your thing, meat and politics collide in mid-air, the Beeb’s Olympics promo, the lengths people will go to for snacks, a homeless polar bear in London, the wonders of Heineken, Toyota pins its colours to the mast, Hot Wheels in real life, the next instalment of DC’s boganic drifting series, Kapow!, and an ode to auto-correct.