Attack of the pre-rolls as Rhett & Link win at April Fool’s; taking a leaf out of the Dumb and Dumber book, Mentos shows you what not to do; golf suddenly got better; it’s no Guy on a Buffalo, but this chap’s also pretty manly; cereal is the leading cause of puppet self-destruction; truth in advertising; Beyoncé battles herself; HSBC shakes its money-makers in this OTT effort for the Hong Kong Sevens; an overdose of ribald humour and dick jokes in Seth Rogen’s directorial debut for This is the End; a chimpanzee riding on a Segway; 150 years of Perrier celebrated with interactive web experience The Secret Place; anthropomorphic (and very well-dressed) animals; the internet keeps getting weirder with Hadoukening and Vadering; a bevy of unfortunate ad placements; and Google Maps as Persian rugs.
Browsing: Woops of the Week
Mr. Wolfdog is a shoo-in for marketer of the year; Carlsberg has a history of good stunts, but this is one of its best; Samsonite and Heinken take a trip around the world; some big ‘news’ for Google as Jash destroys all the videos; St Patrick’s Day through Google Glass; the story of Gatorade; while you were sleeping; an impressive proposal; up your Instagram game with Instasham; copywriting tips from the homeless; a motorbike with character; thumbs not guns; the hater app; and a couple of links for the OCDers here and here.
Old Spice answers the call of the wild; Litter Genie’s weird musical feline journey continues, this time with a slow jam; what real humans think of ad awards; print and digital up a tree; fashion forward; fast chat; two memes collide in the best Harlem shake yet. Plus, George FM’s solid effort; Lego and Google get romantic; the first internet banner; Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon’s history of rap; marketing pick-up lines; Puritan Valentines cards; our favourite Valentine’s website; and why Papa Ratzi really quit.
The follow-up to TNT’s ‘push to add drama’ campaign goes even further; Nike strokes the egos of Christiano Ronaldo and Kobe Bryant; Dick Smith’s banned Australia Day ad; speaking of Australia, this smarmy Kia ad gets some pretty funny parody treatment; amazing powers put to, well, pretty mediocre use, really; Brick Lane goes 8-Bit; ‘The Replacer’; studies have shown that newspapers are interesting; VW’s Superbowl tease ad (what the?) brings some of the world’s greatest meltdowners together; and, awww, mini Subarus.
A single salty tear runs down our cheek because it’s the last instalment of Woops of the Week for 2012, with Dan News’ always popular yearly blooper wrap-up; Rube Goldberg vs. Isaac Newton; fake fun with lights; driving music; make it count; BBC’s Christmas festivities; a Twitter-powered billboard; an old school musical mash-up; a year in the life of The Yoob; we need more Hobbit; trolling turned on its head in Warm wishes from Adland; an interesting/interactive take on Maurice Levy’s annual address; YouTube’s advertising leaderboard for 2012; poor Dr Hedgeh and the perfect gift for the malodorous.
A match made in parody heaven; slide effects; two of the UK’s most-watched ads on YouTube this year; Diesel’s pre-internet shoes; behold the wonder of Google’s search app; compare and contrast; Slipknot vs. Cliff Richard; bread gloves, sneezing sucks and pizza perfume, famous photos reframed as selfies.
XXL violently taps into the Zombie zeitgeist; choose beer, make music; the wine—and cocaine—is over; Happy holidizzles yo; after last week’s DSLR nerds, here are a few more passionate shutter bugs; Hot Chip feels the video game love; the NBA’s big colour; a meme that will please Fonterra; spray and walk away; the hot new fitness craze that’s sweeping the nation; street art meets cake decoration; The Onion strikes again as Kim Jong-Un’s sexiest man alive award gets taken seriously; Namesake Motors; and 20 creative marketing stunts.
Sony takes aim at DSLR nerds; we hope the Mayans aren’t right, but if they are, at least we have former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo; William Shatner’s deep fried turkey PSA, now in song form; a good (but fake) ad for Durex; protect ‘ya eggs; after ‘Dads in Briefs’, here’s ‘Summer Psycho’; mini-Vinnie follows in maxi-Vinnie’s footsteps to help promote CPR; the tables are turned in this fictional charity song aimed at showing a different side of Africa; certainly not laughing material, but a moving ad for the UN that demonstrates how we lose one child every three seconds; a very different take on death, this time from the viral sensation that is Dumb Ways to Die; quite possibly the funniest hashtag fail ever for Susan Boyle; 20 of the best magazine covers of 2012′ and ‘I love to do spanky with my big wooden cane’.
Fenton moves up the chain as viral hit remade into ad; one for the hairy inbetweeners out there; the perils of reply all; the athlete machine; things can only get better; the ‘truth’ about music videos; Guinness shows its progressive side; a couple of slightly surreal takes on Christmas; some sweet time lapse action in KL; another magnificent web comic from the Oatmeal that sums up the creative process; the Onion’s dehumanizer; get your phallic sway on; and deep fried gadgets.
The man with the lustrous lip guard offers some Movember tips; beware the cannibalistic, zombiefied chocolate eggs; unlocking the inner Bond; a very real—perhaps too real—Twitter follower; drinkssss innnn spaaaace; LG shows its stripes by scaring the bejesus out of lift-riders; Apple’s musical iPad mini ad (and a spoof); mixing business with pleasure; a beautifully made plea to take shark fin soup off the menu; the power of children; some inspiration for the upcoming Xmas party season from Ikea; Jell-O presidents; a very NZF(most)W but very funny collection of thrusting men; and a stacking whoopsie.
Bodyform’s brilliant video response; at last, an honest corporate video; as if Red Bull Stratos wasn’t enough, the brand has to show off some more; inside Old Spice; Drambuie’s been sampling a little too much of its own product; some top class ‘what’s that smell?’ acting from Mr Pitt; Microsoft focuses on the clicks; human motorbikes; honestly, who wears an apricot shirt? New Zealand stars in the latest—and awesome—GoPro promo; who needs screens when you’ve got H²O; why the world is in debt; good GIF grief; Romney’s tax plan; and inside Google’s data centres (and its Easter eggs).