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Aamco Talks Transmissions

Aamco has a new campaign which takes a more serious approach, touting the brand as the transmission experts.

The 90-second spot (which is also being released in 60 and 30-second versions), entitled “800 Pieces” highlights the transmission and its 800 parts. “That means there are 800 things can go wrong,” says an actor, while the camera focuses on a transmission coming apart in slow motion. “When the day comes when something goes wrong with one of those 800 pieces, there’s only one place to go: Aamco,” he says, before explaining that Aamco are the “transmission experts,” having fixed over 40 million of them.

While “800 pieces” takes a more serious tone, we can expect a more lighthearted effort to follow. “We are very excited about our two new campaigns. ’800 Pieces”’is serious with an educational tone and addresses the difficulty of understanding the transmission,” said Mike Ganjei, president of the National AAMCO Dealers Association and chairman of AAMCO National Creative. “At the same time, we will continue with our tradition of using humor in our creative, which our second campaign accomplishes.”

Aamco’s follow-up campaign is expected to debut before the end of the year. Read more

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LeBron Poses Rhetorical Question, Addresses Backlash in New Nike Ad

With the Miami Heat set to tip off the NBA season tonight against the Boston Celtics, it’s rather timely that W+K Portland unveils this Nike spot called “Rise” starring Heat forward and two-time reigning MVP LeBron James. Following his less-than-well-received ESPN special, “The Decision,” where James announced he was taking his talents to South Beach, the backlash that ensued was virtually unparalleled.

So, in this spot, James simply asks the viewer, “What should I do?” While not even close to being as creepy as Tiger Woods’ pre-Masters Nike spot, this LeBron clip (directed by Stacy Wall) seems to beg for the audience’s sympathy just as much. Still, it’s not half-bad and way more entertaining than Tiger’s entry, what with its nod to “The Decision,” a shout-out to noted LeBron critic Charles Barkley and even a cameo appearance by Don Johnson. Will it rehabilitate LeBron’s image at all in the eyes of those who loathe him, though? We doubt it. Credits after the jump.

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