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Saatchi & Saatchi’s ‘Miraculous Hen’ Launches Andes Barley Wine

What could be more appropriate than a beer post on a Friday afternoon?

Saatchi and Saatchi Del Campo’s new spot launching Andes Barley Wine features a most enviable bird: a hen who lays beer (specifically Andes Barley Wine) instead of eggs. Who wouldn’t want to own one of those?

First, a little terminology for the uninitiated. Barley wine is a strong, top fermented ale originating from England in the 18th century. It typically has around 8-12% alcohol by volume. Translation: This shit is strong and will get you crunk if you drink it like you would a lager. The word “wine” is meant to indicate that the ale has similar alcohol content to a wine, not that it tastes like or resembles wine.

“Miraculous Hen” was shot in Uspallata, Mendoza and directed by Agustín Alberdi. The scenic location makes an excellent backdrop for the spot, a lighthearted and humorous 1:11 devoid of dialogue. When a man finds that his chicken lays beer instead of eggs he is, predictably, very happy. He hops on his motorcycle to show an understandably skeptical friend the miracle and chases off a dog who is after the bird. Soon he’s sharing the beer with a group of friends, as there’s plenty to go around. When the bird suddenly starts laying eggs again instead of beer, the man cooks up the hen with the fresh laid eggs. It’s a simple spot that succeeds at being memorable without any dialogue whatsoever. I’ve never had barley wine before, but as someone partial to strong ales, this spot makes me want to try Andes Barley Wine. So, mission accomplished. Credits after the jump. Read more

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Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a F****d-Up Air Conditioner Spot from Argentina

As the chilly pangs of winter draw nigh, it’s a great time to remember that, hey, if you were living in South America right now, it would now be summer. It’s because hemispheres and weather patterns and poles and the Earth’s rotation and other things I don’t quite understand, but the southern hemisphere experiences opposite weather patterns that we have up north. This is why there is an air conditioner ad in your AgencySpy this morning.

This spot for BGH comes from Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi Argentina. The concept evolves around a creepy voyeuristic shut-in being the personification of an air conditioner. As things end up taking a pretty bad turn around the 45-second mark, it’s hard not to reflect on two things: 1. This spot would never run in the U.S. and 2. Your own demented broadcast concepts will never be made unless you leave the country.

So, as you give thanks this holiday weekend, remember that your life would be so much better in you were in Argentina. Then laugh, because we all know that’s not true. I mean, football, AMIRITE? Credits after the jump.

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Andes Beer Spoofs ‘Edward Scissorhands,’ Melodramatic Silent Movies

From Del Campo Saatchi and Saatchi comes yet another spot for Argentinian beer Andes, a product of Anheuser-Busch InBev that is (maybe, but probably not) the brew giant’s equivalent of Michelob. We meet an attractive young man with a horrifying affliction–he has empty beer bottles for hands. It’s kind of like (¡EL SPOILER!) Edward Scissorhands, except with beer bottles, you follow? Okay, cool.

Anyway, we can assume the team at Del Campo Saatchi and Saatchi decided to have a little fun of the brief, taking the ol’ “What problem does this solve?” approach to Andes’ new wide-mouth bottles and making up a silly non-problem for “A Singular Man.” I mean, really, the only reason we have wide-mouth anythings is because the developed world contains a bunch of fatty-fat-fats who feel the need to consume food and beverage in greater volumes in order to support their bloated stomachs. It’s either that, or, you know, people who self-medicate by binge-drinking away their problems.

We wish you well, Argentinians who inevitably will smirk like idiots when they replicate this spot and dunk their fingers into their bottles. We doubt that Budweiser introduces their own bottles of similar design to the States with a spot that doesn’t feature a bunch of young models chugging beer at a beach party or something. Credits after the jump.

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Saatchi & Saatchi Unveils ‘Teletransporter’ Follow-Up

Almost a year to the day when Del Campo Nazca/Saatchi & Saatchi unveiled its inventive “Teletransporter” campaign for A-B InBev’s Andes beer, which deservedly picked up a Grand Prix at Cannes last year, the Buenos Aires-based operation is back with a sequel dubbed the “Andes Friend Recovery.”

While the novelty’s slightly worn off, AFR still elicits a chuckle with the premise that you can kick back and drink some brews with the buddies and simultaneously put your girlfriend at ease. As the case study above explains, Del Campo with the help of Sake and production company Primo placed a robot in various bars in Mendoza, Argentina and used interactive facial recognition software to apply the face of a man to it. By logging onto the AFR site, husbands and/or boyfriends could spend quality time with their significant other while also making their presence known at the pub. It’s still win-win if you ask us. Credits after the jump.

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