Little Brat

Apoligies to everyone for the slow week - just slammed with real work. Promise more posts in the next few days or your money back.

Got passed a helluva ad today. Can't link within the site but be sure to check it out here. Guaranteed laugh.

UPDATE: Found 2 spots from the campaign. Great stuff.

Thanks to Jay for the link!


Orangina - Animal love Juices in a bottle

Sorry for the slow week. We have been busy.

Enjoy this cornucopia of animated orgasmic animal images brought to you by Orangina.

Found on Glossy.


Viva Viagra? Are you kidding me?

I found this beauty of a spot on American Copywriter, home of some of the best Podcasts in the industry. I was going to comment on it but AC said it best:

"Oh, I get it. Guys don't like to talk about erectile dysfunction so let's show them singing about it! Yeah, that'll take the stigma away.

Hands up, who thought this was a spoof? A spot like this makes it clear why a guy might be embarrassed to ask his doctor for Viagra. And it has nothing at all to do with erectile dysfunction. Drugs in this category must be worth big bucks. The first pharma brand that figures out a way to talk to men about them in a way that's not goofy or adolescent stands to truly dominate. "

This used to be the worst Viagra spot.

This is still the best.


Ad Quote of the Day

"The problem is that ad agencies have defined themselves as the people who take the mediocre products and add interesting ads to them, and washed their hands and say, we can’t do anything about what the factory brings us."

From Seth Godin.

Tampax Saves Woman From Shark

Tampax; protecting Women from sharks since 1957.

Seriously, does this ad really exist?

PJC speculated that it might be student spec work and I'd have to agree - I don't think this would ever see the market.

If it did, my guess is the poor brand manager at P&G who approved it is now looking for a new job.

From Copyranter.


Google Trends. Google is more popular than sex

Ben Shoemate was playing with Google Trends yesterday. See his post below:

With a few keystrokes you can satisfy your need for both useless trivia interesting facts and the data to back it up. Where else can you discover that basset hounds are more popular in Hungary, that Hillary Clinton is finally more popular than her husband, or that in spring of 2007, google became more popular than sex: Here are some more fasinating trends (at least to me).
People search for terms like “full moon” with the clockwork regularity of celestial events like, well, like full moons.The holidays also show a steady heartbeat in search.

I thought it was strange that “Earth day” would be more popular than Easter.But then i remembered two things. First people are still working on Earth day, so they are at their computers, and second, google skews the results with those cartoon logos they put on their main search page. When you click it, it searches for that term. So bottom line, this just means more people are using google on Earth day than Easter. It makes sense but also reminds us that we have to take these graphs with a grain of salt.

Other things that follow a pattern: American Idol, which is apparently very popular in the Philippines. IBM’s star is falling (its as popular now as summer is in the winter) and Lenovo’s is rising.

Point A in the graph is where Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business. One last graph, this one ties into both IBM and portals. Since I spent a lot of time helping clients get value from their portal investments, lets look at where the market interest lies.

This may be apples and oranges since Sharepoint is used for collaboration more than portals (and I’ve always felt it creates silos for information more than it tears them down, but thats the subject of a later blog.) Tell me about the interesting trends you discover in the comments.

Thanks for the great stuff Ben.

ING - I need to go

ING pushes the limits of the Banking industry with their latest campaign.

Drop by the site embedded below. Yes, it is for ING.

The Ultimate Proposal

Gamer site, Gamernode, has an interesting story about two lovestruck Halo gamers:

"A man by the gamertag of Moviesign proposed to his girlfriend, furtive penguin... through Halo 3. At least it wasn't a virtual wedding, right guys?

Moviesign did it through a saved Forge map, in which he tricked furtive penguin into thinking they were playing a two-on-two match.

He led her to an area where there was an "energy sword", but instead she was surprised with his proposal spelled out in weapons, and he asked her to be "his teammate for life."

Nothing like expressing your love through a message made up of virtual weapons.

Today We Remember...

..and pray never again.

Lest we forget.