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Chris Webber Dons B-Ball Uni Once Again for BK March Madness Campaign

Culver City, CA-based Pitch has just launched an NCAA March Madness campaign for tournament sponsor Burger King, the agency’s first since taking over for Mother NY on BK general market duties in January (Pitch has been in charge of youth/family ad duties since 2010).

For the campaign, entitled “Watch Like A King,” Burger King and Pitch have teamed up with iconic Fab Five member, former NBA star and current NBA TV/TNT analyst Chris Webber, who stars in the Final Four 2 for $5 “Watch Like A King” spot. The 30 second spot sees a fan tell the guy in front of him in a Chris Webber jersey, “Seriously dude, we’re trying to watch the…” at which point Webber turns around and the man lets out a comical scream. Webber then asks him about his two sandwiches for five bucks from Burger King, and they work out a mutually beneficial agreement. The new spot, which unfortunately does not involve Webber attempting to call a timeout, will debut on March 16th. Webber will also be in attendance at the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Dallas cheering on participants of the Burger King-sponsored Kings of the Court 3-on-3 Tournament.

Meanwhile, from today through April 7th, fans can follow @BurgerKing on Twitter and tweet why they deserve to “Watch Like A King” and/or post a NCAA-themed photo with the hashtag #WatchLikeAKing for a chance to win a prize, including “$100 Burger King Crown Cards, mobile phone projectors, flat screen TVs, tickets to the NCAA Final Four and much more.”

“We know March Madness is about the fans, games and of course the student-athletes, so we’re celebrating by partnering with the NCAA to provide the fan base with a viewing experience fit for a king,” says Eric Hirschhorn, chief marketing officer, North America, Burger King Worldwide.

In addition to television and social media, Pitch’s “Watch Like  A King” campaign will also feature experiential elements, details of which have yet to be released (but according to the credits you can expect “Throne Installation” and “Crown Headbands,” so that should give you some idea). Stick around for those credits after the jump. Read more

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PETA Once Again Proves They’re Bats**t Crazy

If you prematurely ejaculate, blame that burger you had for lunch. At least, that’s what PETA would have you believe with their new (yes, batshit crazy) “Another Cuban Missile Crisis” spot, developed along with creative agency Matter.

The spot opens with a guy and his attractive girlfriend in the throes of passion. As things get heated on the couch, he pictures Fidel Castro‘s head on her body, (“Focus on my mustache,” he says) in a desperate attempt to keep from blasting off too soon. His efforts are to no avail, however, as he’s soon lost it. PETA’s tagline “If you go vegan, you can last longer. Try thinking about that.” comes on screen, to accompany the disappointed girlfriend.

Wait, what? Is PETA really trying to use fears of premature ejaculation to get men to go vegan? What could the rationale be for that?

“Any man who lacks stamina between the sheets should look at what’s on his plate—and resolve to do better in 2014 by choosing healthy vegan meals,” explains PETA SVP/certifiably insane person Lisa Lange. “Unlike cholesterol-laden meat, eggs, and dairy products, vegan food such as beans, rice, tortillas, fruits, and vegetables keep the blood flowing to all vital parts of the body.” Okay, so that may actually be true, but where’s the connection to premature ejaculation? Well, apparently the fear of impotence can lead to premature ejaculation in some men, so there may actually be a tiny shred of truth to this crazy load of shit PETA is trying to feed you. Still, there’s a large jump from meals high in cholesterol contributing to impotence, to fears of impotence leading to premature ejaculation, to “eat vegan so you last longer in bed.” None of these strings, obviously, are tied together during the ad — so when you watch it you just think “What the fuck just happened?”rather than considering cholesterol’s contribution to impotence and the link between impotence fears and premature ejaculation.

While we should know by now not to be surprised by any of the batshit crazy things PETA does, somehow we never saw premature ejaculation being used as a fear tactic to sell veganism. Because, what the fuck? But then PETA also likes to kill perfectly adoptable pets. So the lesson here, once again, is to never be surprised by anything PETA does. Because they could do pretty much anything. Credits after the jump. Read more