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Posts Tagged ‘George Meeker’

Firehouse Helms Simple, Effective ‘Forest’ Spot for Interstate Batteries

Dallas-based agency Firehouse created this simple, yet clever and effective spot for Interstate Batteries.

The 30 second “Forest” depicts an overgrown forest swallowing up a long-abandoned ’52 Ford Mainline with weeds and vines. Although the car is overrun with vegetation, its battery is still going strong, evidenced by the song blasting from the radio. “No battery lasts longer,” the spot claims, ending with the tagline “Interstate Batteries Outrageously Dependable.” It’s a refreshing, no-frills approach devoid of such new-fangled devices as campaign hashtags or social media tie-ins. Hell, it doesn’t even need actors or voiceovers. “Forest” is simply concerned with delivering its message in as direct a way as possible, which it does adeptly over the course of its 30 seconds. Credits after the jump. Read more

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American Standard, Carmichael Lynch Want to Celebrate the Great Indoors

American Standard and Carmichael Lynch celebrate the indoors with their latest campaign. The TV spot “Movie Marathons,” directed by Albert Kodagolian, opens with a young woman dressing up as a vintage scream queen, seemingly in preparation for a night out. But it’s soon revealed that she’s “attending” a sci-fi movie marathon with her boyfriend and cat. The spot tries perhaps a little too hard to be cool, but one thing it definitely does well is cash in on people’s love of cats dressed up as stuff. I won’t give it away, but it’s particularly adorable.  Read more

Jell-O’s Funpocalypse, Much More Exciting Than Actual Apocalypse

We’re only four days away from the 12/21/12 Mayan apocalypse prediction, and as the our alleged time on Earth winds down, Jell-O wants us to have fun. Lots of fun. And when I picture the crazy stuff people will do days before turning into characters from a Cormac McCarthy novel, I think of eating Jell-O.

CP+B continues its work for the Kraft brand with the Funpocalypse campaign, which includes #funpocalypse, a TV spot (above), e-cards, a survey, and a small giveweay where winners get $100 apiece to accomplish bucket-list goals until our planet combusts.

The infographic (below) is strangely the most appealing part of the package. Jell-O and Wakefield Research conducted a national survey with 1,000 adults and asked questions about how people would spend their last days before an apocalypse. You can find out things like: 52% of Americans would be most excited about not having to pay taxes anymore and 4% of those surveyed actually believe the world is going to end.

Other brands have been trying to stop the apocalypse. Old Spice already took Dikembe Mutombo, so I guess Jell-O is banking on sacrificing sugary snacks to the gods to save humanity. If the gods have diabetes, then we’re all screwed. Are there sugar-free puddings available for the health-conscious deities?

And more importantly, what would Bill Cosby have to say about this? Graphic and credits after the jump.

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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Publicis Dallas conjures some H.P. Lovecraft-inspired characters in its new ads to Terminix (above). link

-Angry Birds creator Rovio has launched a cookbook based on the inexplicably huge game. link

-Here’s a look at “social media darling” W+K Shanghai. link

-George Meeker was named EP/partner at production company, Meeker.

-McDonald’s play areas, you’ve been warned. link

-Sequoia-backed (series B) startup Taykey has launched a new online ad platform. link

-The Economist tackles issues including immigration and China in new press ads. link

-The Sims is ready for Facebook. link