Saving the world from bad tequila, one slow motion shot at a time; a life lived through beds; quite possibly the worst (but funniest) first day at work ever; show us your Rube; Playboy and the power of imagination; Salvation Army looks on the bright side of life; men have a problem; Cats. And exercise. At the same time; one smooth talking yoga mat; my favourite band is more fictional than your favourite band; the amazing acoustic version of Daft Punk’s new song; someone sign this chimp up for an ad; lest we forget (to try and cash in on Anzac Day); the world’s weirdest fliers; your mobile device is a prison; and nothing goes right when music goes wrong.
K-Mart ships its pants; the Most Interesting Man in the World is back and he’s more interesting than ever; attack of the gnomes; Zuck, you’re boring (and so’s dinner); liquid beats from Coca-Cola; comedy gold from Steve Ayson; Louis CK on what really happens on Facebook; Nicholas Uncaged; a brilliant crowd-sourced music video; who needs exercise when you’ve got this magnificent invention; and ‘wash me’.
Media Design School’s brilliant funeral piñata; Old Spice nails commercial absurdity once again; take that advertising stereotypes; Rhett and Link’s twisted, crowd-sourced commercials; Ken Block in Russia! Google Street View ‘hyperlapse’; Vodafone makes you feel funny with some kissing oldies; The Replacer adds some muscle in Call of Duty follow-up; another Lurpak Butter stunner; chocolate meets art; in praise of oil; an epic surf trip; dogs are people too; a very accurate portrayal of how animals eat their food; real-time marketing sucks; Dr Un; and celebrities Photoshopped to look like normal people.
We’ll be off giving praise to the dairy milk divinity tomorrow so there won’t be a StopPress newsletter, but there’s no way we’re going to miss out on our favourite part of the week. Herewith, unbridled advertising-related e-jocularity.
Easily the best thing we’ve seen all week; Conan O’Brien finds one person may be writing all the news in the US; Domino’s does what it says on the tin; hey look, a dancing horse; What would you do?; the joys of live TV; Greenpeace fades to black; finally someone finds a good use for QR codes; Dove hacks Photoshop; every horrible corporate website in one; least popular Pope names; and a glorious release.
Oreo’s story of the splitter; the next big indie film thing via Andy Samberg; the little known history of John Jameson; bread to be free; Audi’s automotive paintball extravaganza; woolly thinking with Knitterstream; drink the billboard; Nazis like you’ve never seen them; some ‘stunning’ special effects in the second-worst cricket-related ad you’ll see all year; some actually stunning time lapse from Joe Michael as part of the Dark Cloud: White Light project; time is of the essence; a brilliant campaign for the new season of Game of Thrones; actual Kevin Bacon; a Toyota timeline; and the PPA’s magazine cover of the century.
There’s nothing we love more than excellent use of generic stock imagery; finally, a cure; Zebra-based drama; the world’s first (planned) backflip in a car; God made a factory farmer; Nike inspires some social media-fuelled masochism; the power of glass; the best bust stop in the world; advertising via stethoscope; rappin’ for Jesus; yawns are weird; workplace ineptitude; horse power; canine Facebook; and Tyler Brule’s love letter to Auckland.
Ronald McDonald meets Uncle Pennybags; Dragons are cute, but deadly; Talking animals = highest level of advertistry; Say goodbye to responsibilities; Just a bit of tongue and cheek; Wishes, yay! ; Gender benders; The latest unexplainable internet meme; and funny stuff economists say.
The inescapability of mayhem; VW’s aural doggelganger; Bookin’ ay; Samsung’s cheeky ‘El Plato Supreme’ spot; oldies go bananas; fear the goat; the power of the sun; Beyonce in all her glory; Crocvertising; this is why we love New Zealand; extremely trivial police reports; and a collection of Not Right Notes.
It’s no Three Little Pigs, but BBH’s spot for the Observer and Guardian Weekend is still pretty classy; two men, lots of cups in Nike’s latest golf spot starring new mascot Rory McIlroy; D&AD’s ‘Win one, die happy’ campaign to promote its 51st year shows ad awards are the key to eternal happiness; nothing beats an astronaut; the annual Australia Day lamb push; Target’s deprecating ode to fashion; Bad Lip Reading takes to the field; the Fresh Prince goes multi-lingual; body music; oh the humanity; a dildo in a Dettol ad; a developer adept at outsourcing; states of meat; and the Great Freedom Wars of 2013.
Quite possibly the best cat poo-related ad ever made, you’re not scary when you’re hungry, it is better to give than receive, in praise of British cuisine, Guinness embraces the cloud, chairs are like Facebook, a slo-mo summer skate promo for Def, the modern approach to mind reading, Wonderbra gives people a creepy super-power, ‘human’ meat, women replaced with Ikea items, and Breaking Ned.
The Cravendale cats—with opposable thumbs—are back; the full, glorious clip of Flight of the Conchords charity song for Cure Kids; honestly, I need a new phone; the weirdest ice cream commercials ever; drive an Audi, dream of robbery; the year 3000; easily the best football songs you’ll ever hear; Australia certainly loves its big musical numbers; Chuck Norris just lost all his meme cred, Where whoopsie, Catroulette and run over your pretentious friends.
Nike’s ode to greatness, quite possibly the best Olympic video ever made, a male response to the Carefree ad, Coke Zero and Ken Jeong massacre a classic, men throwing things with the other hand, what some believe is a contender for the most disgusting ad ever, cat herding: it is possible, how to capture people’s dreams, a catchy wee Japanese ditty, some pretty cool lettering, 50 Shades of Angela Merkel, what the Fox, 36 things for the ultimate opening ceremony and the Chrome Web Lab.
Spinning Olympic promo, Gotye meets Star Wars, when Lego gets gangsta, Banking group Banco Sabadell’s mob of symphony, Morgan Freeman champions New Zealand, have a taco why don’t you, Lionel’s tea, Good Book’s metamorphosis, Graham Henry and Ted, and the most fitting 50 Shades of Grey promotion.