In Ad, Car Test Drive Makes An Unbelievable Sexy Turn

To promote its new CLIO car model, vehicle manufacturer Renault took some unsuspecting customers on an unbelievably ‘sexy’ test drive. The drive starts off normally—until the salesman prompts the driver to press the ‘Va Va Voom’ button, which causes the scene in front of car to change—transporting the driver to the streets of Paris. After […]

Volkswagen: Slowmercial For Fast Forwarders

DVRs and delayed viewing have caused a conundrum for the advertising industry – with up to 80% of people who record shows fast forwarding through commercials, how do you get their attention? DDB Brussels has developed, what they call, a new form of advertising: the slowmercial, where the movement is relatively static, so that even […]

WPP, Ford Apologize For Controversial Ads

WPP, Ford Apologize For Controversial Ads

WPP and client Ford have apologized for a series of controversial online ads that were created and posted by a JWT India staffer. JWT is one of WPP’s global agency networks. The ads, which were not authorized, were posted Friday and taken down after the client and agency became aware of them. One of the […]

In Japan, A Company Advertises On Free Underwear

In Japan, A Company Advertises On Free Underwear

In Japan, a startup company has come up with an unconventional advertising idea—offering free ad-supported underwear to men who don’t mind turning their butts into ad spaces. If you want to receive free underwear with ads on them, simply register on the Free-Pants website—answer a few questions about your personal interests and the kind of […]

HitBliss: We’ll pay you to watch TV commercials!

HitBliss: We’ll pay you to watch TV commercials!

A US company is pioneering a service which effectively pays people to watch TV ads. The Massachusetts company HitBliss and its video streaming service pays people with “virtual cash” to watch targeted advertisements. Viewers use the credit they earn to buy TV shows and rent movies from the company. “This is radically different than anything […]

Marketo Delivers Industry’s First Integrated Social Marketing Application

Marketo Delivers Industry’s First Integrated Social Marketing Application

Marketo, the provider of a leading cloud-based marketing software platform, today announced the availability of its new social marketing application, featuring the industry’s tightest integration between social, email, mobile, and web channels. Built upon Marketo’s comprehensive marketing platform and unified customer database, this new application for the first time transforms social marketing from being an […]

Cint: Music Platform Users Can Be Utilized To Determine What is On-trend

Cint: Music Platform Users Can Be Utilized To Determine What is On-trend

With enterprising music artists continuing to take advantage of social networks and digital music services to promote their work, A&R executives can benefit from surveying the users of such platforms in order to help identify up-and-coming trends and musicians to sign, suggests Cint, a global provider of tools to obtain market intelligence. Platforms such as […]

Jaguar Land Rover Showcase the Luxury VIP Experience Of Range Rover

Jaguar Land Rover has worked with global creative business Imagination to complement the launch of the all-new Range Rover by creating a bespoke, VIP visitor experience that utilises 3D augmented projection mapping. Imagination was tasked with creating a transformational brand experience benefitting the new model. To meet the brief the agency reimagined the purchasing journey […]