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TDA_Boulder Envisions an Amish Paradise for FirstBank

This week brings us the latest in TDA_Boulder‘s series of shorts for client FirstBank.

The campaign, directed by the Perlorian Brothers of LA production company MJZ, highlights the always-relevant disconnect between the Amish community and the modern world in order to promote the client’s new mobile app, which allows for the remote and super-convenient paying of bills.

Here’s your protagonist reflecting on the number of expenses he may now resolve without having to visit the real world in “Manure Bill”:

The campaign will run across all broadcast networks and various summer cable summer programs (and yes, that includes Amish Mafia).

Credits and previous spots after the jump.

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TDA Gets Creepy for Firstbank

TDA Boulder has a new ad for Firstbank highlighting the bank’s free checking entitled “Bargain Dummy.” If ventriloquism freaks you out, stay clear of this one.

In the spot, Firstbank’s free checking is contrasted with a less promising free giveaway. A man at a yard sale holds up a ventriloquist dummy and asks, “How much is this?”

“Oh, that’s free” replies the seller. When the man inquires what’s wrong with it, the woman replies, unconvincingly, “Nothing.” As the man walks away with the dummy on his shoulder, the dummy’s eyes shift and look around. “Free isn’t always a good thing,” says a voiceover, accompanied by eerie music, “except when it comes to free checking at Firstbank.”

The creepy 30-second spot is aimed at the 16-39 audience and will run on all broadcast networks, with an emphasis on sports and primetime, as well as more than 20 cable channels, including AMC, ESPN, Comedy Centeral, and USA Network. “Bargain Dummy” will also live online on sites such as EPSN, Pandora, Hulu, Yahoo, and Tremor, where it is sure to creep out unsuspecting site visitors. The geo-targeted online buy includes Colorado, Pheonix, Arizona, and Palm Springs, Califronia. Stick around for credits after the jump. Read more

CU to Take on BYU in AdFight Smackdown

This past September, Brigham Young University challenged the University of Texas to an “AdFight.” When the University of Texas backed out, Brigham Young University challenged Colorado University, and now CU is letting BYU know that it’s totally on with the above video and accompanying website, which the Denver Egotist reports “students of the senior Portfolio Ad Class at CU — taught by Barrett Brynestad and Austin O’Connor” launched yesterday.

The AdFight will take place over a three day period, from briefing to presentation, although many details still need to be worked out. Date and time are still to be determined, but the schools hope to get “get a hypothetical brief from an agency, and be judged by a panel of CDs and other industry professionals.” We’ll be interested to see how this one plays out. Let the AdFight smackdown begin.

And Now, Your Requisite Post About Condoms and Vajayjay

Those rapscallions at Boulder-based TDA are at it again, this time launching a new campaign for Sir Richard’s, the condom brand that kicked off its launch by giving us wild postings in NYC nearly 18 months ago and is now honoring National Women’s Health Week with “Vagina Rules.” To be specific, TDA’s effort calls on the ladies to offer “rules about what they won’t put in their vagina” to raise awareness for the lesser-known chemicals that are often found in condoms and lubricant, including spermicide, parabens, and glycerin. You can check out an image from the campaign below or go to the website for info. San Francisco, Denver and Austin, meanwhile, can expect Sir Richard’s wild postings of their own in the near future. Credits after the jump.

 

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