The Most Epic of Splits
is a Volvo commercial featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme, and contains no computer editing or trickery. Behind the Scenes.
of a series
of new advertisements
Oreo Wonderfilled Anthem.
And during which show did The Martin Agency
decide to roll out its new, optimistic, and wonder filled (yes I know) Oreo ad campaign
? Why, during the sometimes dark and always cynical show Mad Men
, of course. [more inside]
But a commercial featuring two of MetaFilter's favorite things: knitting and stop motion animation. Also, there's a cat. The making of
Here's a video
(YT) from Nike's
newest Japanese ad campaign with DJ/musician Daito Manabe
and friends remixing Also sprach Zarathustra
(and some help from Ableton Live
). Daito Manabe's blog [in Japanese]
offers some additional photos. (via Engadget)
performing on Late Night, with "an unprecedented encore
by request from Dave." (second video courtesy CBS, including off-air encore) [more inside]
strikes all the wrong notes. Tofu-eater feels insecure upon seeing an unrepentant meat-muncher, goes buys a Hummer to 'Restore the balance' (previous tagline: 'Restore your manhood'.) Somehow the ad agency forgot that you're supposed to get the message of "Feeling Down on Yourself? Buy Our Product, Show it Off, You'll Feel Better!" across subtly
, not explicitly.
British Adidas commercial
(warning QT direct link) featuring soccer players on a field made only of the chalk outlines, floating in a void. I'm guessing this won't get shown in the U.S. due to the relative low profile soccer has here, but it's a great spot. More on the "making of" here
is, quite possibly, the funniest TV spot for an independent videogame retailer I've ever seen. Not that there are many out there (funny ones, I mean). There's more here
. (via Joystiq
, requires QT)
Aaarrrrgggghhh Gap ads are driving me mad.
It's not that I don't like Gap clothes, although their sizing system defies logic. It's just those ads. Juliette Lewis and the robots, some woman I've never seen before declaring her love for Angus Young. It's all just so smug. Every single campaign Gap has done I've hated. Is this the feeling in the US?
Taiwan's ruling party receives some very controversial
assistance. 'The commercial opens with a 10-second clip from a Nazi propaganda film, showing Hitler raising his arms and putting his hands on his chest.'
"Hitler was chosen as one of the four leaders because he dared to speak his own mind,'' Juan said. Among former Taiwanese president, Castro & JFK are featured in the commercial. AP notes that Taiwanese lack a deep understanding of the Holocaust and at the same time are suprised to that Mao Tse-Tung is used as a pop symbol in the West...
Is this a case that warrants cultural relativism ?