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Wednesday, 9th April 2014 at 10:45am
Once again, this year did not disappoint in terms of creativity, with a number of companies jumping at the chance to create some funny content.
From square eggs, to a yeasty new soft drink from Vegemite, Malibu even pitched in with their 'plans' to launch the world's first mobile tasting app which would let you taste cocktails by licking your phone screen!
But perhaps the best offering came from YouTube, who released a video claiming to be secretly behind viral trends of the past - and even showcasing what they intend to be the trends of 2014!
See YouTube's video below, or take a look at the rest here, and let us know which is your favourite.
Tuesday, 25th February 2014 at 3:56pm
C. D. Hermelin takes his portable ‘Royal Safari’ typewriter around the parks of New York City, setting up on a bench and advertising ‘stories while you wait’.
Passers-by just need to request a story about the subject of their choice and Hermelin will type up a unique tale there and then; afterwards, they simply pay him what they think the story is worth.
Hermelin has now branched into online requests, which can be sent to the reader by post.
Watch the video below or find out more about ‘The Roving Typist’ here.
Wednesday, 16th October 2013 at 5:31pm
Featuring seven generations of the Porsche 911, the cars joined together in revving their engines to the familiar tune of 'happy birthday'.
To coincide with this video Porsche has also released a game which allows users to use cars to play different songs.
See this stunt in the video below, and tell us what tunes you think your car could belt out.
Tuesday, 15th October 2013 at 5:28pm
Europ Assistance Italia, an Italian insurance company launched this ambitious marketing stunt in Milan by installing a submarine into the surface of the streets - making it appear like it had risen from below!
A group of actors even emerged from within the submarine to meet with emergency crews at the scene.
This brilliant stunt comes from advertising agency M & C Saatchi Milano.
You can see this stunt in the video below, tell us how you would deal with a submarine popping up in your town centre.
Monday, 14th October 2013 at 12:13pm
This daredevil stunt was created with Swedish agency Forsman and Bodenfors.
The idea of this test was to show how the Volvo Trucks' new city distribution vehicle handles extreme conditions and pressure situations.
You can enjoy this stunt from a 360 degree camera here, or see the video below, and tell us if you would be brave enough to lead the chase.
Tuesday, 1st October 2013 at 3:26pm
You might think it would be difficult to advertise a toilet spray, however Poo-Pourri have done just that with this hilarious video advert.
The video features a contrast between a young and elegant actress speaking in a most 'proper' way, with a shockingly crude script.
The advert has been a massive success - having already had more than 10 million views on YouTube!
So it would be natural to expect that soon enough this toilet spray will become a common fixture in a bathroom near you.
Take a look at the video below, and order yourself some Poo-Pourri spray here.
Friday, 20th September 2013 at 4:21pm
In this death-defying stunt from Volvo Trucks Charlie the hamster is enlisted to steer a 15 ton truck through a precarious mountain track in Spain.
The stunt highlighted the launch of Volvo Trucks' new steering wheel technology that they claim can make even the heaviest trucks easy to manoeuvre.
Charlie was carefully selected from a long list of applicants from an extended casting procedure - where he was trained to stay focused in a noisy, and unfamiliar environment.
A specially built hamster treadmill was attached to the steering wheel of the truck, meaning that whichever way Charlie ran steered the vehicle.
Take a look at the stunt in the video below, and tell us if you think any of your pets could steer your car.
Tuesday, 10th September 2013 at 3:04pm
The cloud-based software company wants to help businesses reduce the amount of paper they use and become more digital.
To deliver this message in a light-hearted way the video invents a disease called 'APIS' (Acute Paper Infection Syndrome) which is blighting the success of businesses.
So to protect themselves they must switch to digital.
Watch the hilarious video below, and tell us if you know of any businesses suffering from 'Apis'.
Wednesday, 3rd July 2013 at 2:15pm
Golf star Rory McIlroy is becoming a bit of a TV star these days with the various ads he has been appearing in. This one is one of our favourites.
The commercial is advertising the European Tour and pits the golfer from Northern Ireland against a sharp-talking chipping robot in a challenge involving washing machines.
It is a little long, but has some funny moments that make it worth a watch, see it below.
Wednesday, 26th June 2013 at 2:54pm
Autotrader.ca (Autotrader in Canada) has produced a couple of great ads highlighting better ways of selling or searching for cars.
The two ads from DDB Canada show the ridiculous lengths people could go to to buy or sell a car.
Both ads are off the wall but brought a smile to our faces. A clever and entertaining marketing approach. Watch them both below.
Friday, 31st May 2013 at 5:37pm
Following on from the success of its 'Dumb ways to die' campaign for Melbourne Metro, McCann Australia has produced an iPhone and iPad game built along the same idea.
The game, developed in collaboration with local developer Barrel Of Donkeys, has been the No. 1 free app in Australia for a week, and is charting in 79 other countries.
The concept of turning the viral advert into a game was to continue to encourage younger people to be careful around trains, and avoid dying in a dumb way, as you try to save the characters featured in the video from their fate.
The game is free from itunes.
Friday, 17th May 2013 at 2:31pm
In a new advert Audi has brought together two actors who have played the same character. Both Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto have played Spock in the Star Trek movies, with Nimoy portraying the character in the original series and movies and Quinto taking the reigns for the new 'rebooted' movies.
So it comes as no surprise that Audi is asking the question, which Spock is better? In the advert we see the two playing chess online, then a new challenge is laid down.
The commercial is comical, showcasing their latest car, but drawing on some past achievements of Nimoy with an interesting ending.
Created by the same team that produced the viral dollar shave club commercial, Paulilu and agency PMK*BNC.
Watch it below.
Tuesday, 7th May 2013 at 9:40am
The campaign for the soft drink, which was released in Russia back in 1998, currently comprises of two videos.
The videos show the penguins getting up to no good in a shopping centre and underground rail station. The campaign is similar to the 'Gets you through' campaign currently running in the UK.
Take a look at the wacky videos below.
Thursday, 2nd May 2013 at 7:59am
In the video we see a group of people attending a speed dating event, only for one guy to be left without a date, see what happens when he is taken outside to meet Caroline.
Watch the video below.
Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 11:34am
The bottled water company's adverts have become synonymous with dancing babies since 1998, working along side their slogan of "live young".
This new ad, created by BETC Paris, see's adults catching their reflection and seeing themselves as a baby, a dancing baby.
Whilst this is in no way as entertaining as the previous outings for the talented tots, it has it's moments.
Watch it and the previous ads below.
Thursday, 28th March 2013 at 7:41am
It appears that in Brazil using a woman's shampoo can have strange side-effects, at least that's what we gather from this ad for Dove Men+ Care made by Ogilvy & Mather Brazil.
In this humorous commercial see what happens when a work colleague uses the wrong shampoo.
Definitely an odd one but worth a watch below.
Tuesday, 19th March 2013 at 11:36am
In a clever add by French toilet paper company Le Trèfle, the fight between paper and digital reaches a pivotal point.
In the spot a married couple are depicted with the husband constantly trying to prove that his tablet is better than traditional paper, for drawing, doing sudoku and reading books. However his wife takes it to another level!
Clever and funny from Leo Burnett Paris, have a watch below.
Wednesday, 13th March 2013 at 3:32pm
Interviews can be stressful at best, but preparation is everything. That is however unless you were interviewing for Heineken's internship.
The company decided that they didn't just want someone who answered the right questions; they wanted someone up to the challenges that would lie ahead so they put the interviewees to the test.
During the course of the interviews the candidates were subjected to hand holding, fake heart attacks and fire alarms.
The one who kept their cool was voted for by the Heineken Internet community and the winner was taken to a Champions League game to represent the brand, having their success broadcast at the Juventus v Chelsea game on the 20th November 2012.
A great strategy for weeding out the chaff in the interview process or a very clever viral marketing campaign?
Watch the video below and choose for yourself.
Friday, 8th March 2013 at 11:43am
There are two things that seem to work well in advertising; zombies and reverse psychology.
With this in mind the Darewin Agency created a social media campaign for 'The Walking Dead' in France for the TV channel NT1. They urged viewers not to use the hashtag #walkingdeadNT1 as it was 'contaminated with a virus'. Those that did were then stalked by online zombies.
This clever ploy started with ads on the website that led to people trying it out to see what happened, obviously this then led to them telling others to use the hashtag to gain their own zombie followers. They also introduced this to Facebook, with zombies commenting on posts where the hashtag was used.
The final result was 30,000 users being "attacked" by zombies in less than two weeks, with 550,000 impressions tallied, and most importantly for the TV channel, viewers ratings were up.
Another clever marketing campaign for the TV series, that some may feel doesn't need marketing. Watch the campaign video below.
Saturday, 2nd February 2013 at 11:00am
In its first venture into TV advertising, electronic cigarette company E-Lites has beaten everyone to the punch by combining a dancing baby with last year's viral video hit - Gangnam Style.
The advert features a dad going out for a cigarette and missing his baby's first steps and more.
Their tagline for the campaign is "What will you miss?".
An amusing bit of CGI, watch it below.