Category: ad

Van-Damn!!!

 

Van Damme - Splits

A few days ago Volvo Trucks released an ad, teasing the release of their latest ad.
Oh yes, we do that now.

As you may have guessed from the  clever title, this campaign features ‘vans’, or in this case Volvo Trucks, and Van Dammes, just one, Jean-Claude (of course).

The Teaser

Tantalising isn’t it?
Well wait no longer. It is the 14th, we do have the stunt and it is awesome.

Volvo Trucks – The Epic Split

Thanks for pointing this one out @JanPruijser

Submarooned

I’m not here to tell you about anything, rather ask you… Why the f#€@ is there a submarine emerging from the center of Milan?

I remember when Land Rover did this, and it was good. I instantly knew the strong off-and even-under roading message they were trying to purvey. But apart from the regularly unsubtle hash tag (#L1F3) and the nerve racking presence of a Smart Car (please not the Smart car, please not the Smart car), my question is this… What is the message?

After deep dive into the possibilities, I have emerged with one life line… Genertel.

I’m assuming that they are an insurance company whose tagline paraphrases the great Forest Gump… ‘it Happens’.
‘It’ in this case being; L1F3 (life).

Seen as their website credits them as ‘Genertel Life’,  I seem to have had my Eureka moment. However it was not obvious and not easy.

So in this world of disposable content and fleeting engagement, is this intriguing (and expensive) piece of stunt media enough to be considered worthwhile?

It will be interesting to find out.

 

I will leave you with the disappointing CCTV footage that ‘actually’ catches the moment the sub rose from the ground. It may also be worth noting this video was posted on Genertel’s YouTube Channel.  *shakes head

Other activity can be seen on Twitter, Instagram, more on YouTube (including an  interview with the italian submariners that emerged from the wreck) as well as a bespoke site: ProtectYourLife.it

 

Plumb Drunk

In this amazing viral stunt, a group of mischievous mates replumb an entire house so every tap flows with Tui beer.
What a horrible trick to pull. You really know who your friends are, hey?


You can watch the full length version here

The stunt was created by Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand and although we may not believe every aspect of this pleasing prank, the sediment still remains.
Tui’s are a cool brand!

 

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

I feel slightly estranged to this blogging malarky, but better way to get back in the saddle than a post dedicated to Friday funnies. So here they are…

World’s funniest eye witness account recorded via voicemail:

Funny or Die parody Chipotle’s recent ad, Scarecrow:Chipotle - Scarecrow

This ad:

And… I made another Friday Photoshop:Look Who's Tolkien

Va Va Voom

French Girls

Renault’s latest online offering has already accomplished  viral success. Their simple test-drive video has already clocked up over 2.5 million views in under a week.

 

‘What did they do?’ I hear you cry. Jump from space? Make a pony dance? Gangnam Style???

No…. They made French girls dance in their underwear. #Winning

They also did a more female friendly version. Let me know what it’s like.
Cheers.

Seven PsychoCATS

If you can forego the slightly saccharine outlook of the forgivingly pretty presenters, then Clevver Movies is a really good YouTube channel to subscribe to. Regular uploads keep followers abreast of breaking trailers, movies and Hollywood goss… but never this-

Ex Cartoon Network and Adult Swim director (and all round doer) Jim Tozzi has recreated Martin McDonagh‘s Los Angeles criminal underworld… with cats.

Seven Psychocats

Based on the upcoming movie Seven Psychopaths (obvs), Tozzi has turned the all star cast into all star cats, to much amusement. For me, Christoph Walken makes the best pussy there but who’s you favourite famous feline?

Check out the original trailer here.

Facebook Ad

So just in case you didn’t know what Facebook was, they made an ad.

I know, I know. And it’s probably more vomit inducing than you first imagined BUT… If you make it through the first 35 seconds you will be rewarded with the link at the bottom of the page.

Chairs, doorbells, bridges, airplanes. These are things that people use to get together and connect. Facebook is also something that over a billion people around the world use to connect with one another.

It is also important to note that these social guru’s have disabled comments and rating on this video.

Congratulations for surviving that saccharine monstrosity, now here is your reward:
http://www.arechairslikefacebook.com/

 

Via @daniisbeing and @NaomiBM