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72andSunny Marries X-Men, Bacon for Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s

72andSunny have launched a new campaign for Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s’ X-Tra Bacon promotional tie-in for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, which premieres May 23rd.

The X-Men themed campaign from 72andSunny features appearances from iconic characters using their mutant powers to take down the extra bacon on the  Western X-Tra Bacon Cheeseburger and X-Tra Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit. 72andSunny’s campaign kicks off with “Mystique” in which Mystique takes on the Western X-Tra Bacon Cheeseburger, morphing into just some dude who loves Carl’s Jr. and back over the course of the spot. Additional spots starring two more characters yet to be revealed will be unveiled this April.

In addition to the broadcast campaign, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are inviting fans to engage in “X-Men Digital Makeover.” By submitting a photo of themselves eating or drinking at a Carl’s Jr. or Hardee’s, on Instagram using the hashtag #EatLikeYouMeanIt (#That’sWhatSheSaid, replies @MichaelScott) fans get a chance of receiving a mutant makeover transforming them into an X-Men character. Stick around for campaign credits and the actual trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past 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

NFL Season: Another Reason for Old Spice to Do Old Spice Things

There’s a very fine line between stupid funny and annoying, a line that Old Spice is willing to tightrope for miles and miles. Their “Unnecessary Freshness” campaign, created by W+K Portland, will hit screens starting Thursday night for the season opener. As you might expect, there will be plenty of shenanigans that don’t make sense. But, at least that’s the point.

Three new spots starring Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker might make you shake your head, laugh, or both (there’s also a fourth spot featuring New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo, possibly a pity commercial since Welker darted for Denver). However, since each ad is less than 20 seconds, it’s easy to stomach the goofy jokes and images of lizards eating Welker’s legs. If commenters take to the site to rip W+K, Welker, football, me, AgencySpy itself, or a number of other things that exist, and therefore, should be ridiculed incessantly, they can hopefully agree that the running time is a plus. And, if you believe that a majority of people in America are stupid and these spots are stupid funny, then maybe W+K is onto something brilliant. Maybe.

Credits and some more unnecessary freshness after the jump.

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Domino’s New Statement: Kids Don’t Have Same Taste as Adults

We can’t help but be reminded of the cinematic masterpiece Kindergarten Cop when watching this new Domino’s ad from CP+B, which picks a different kind of focus group altogether for its new campaign.  The new spot promotes the pizza chain’s specialty deal and thankfully there are no dairy farm-related hijinks involved. However, um, cheesy you think the campaign is, it seems like Crispin’s efforts are paying off as Domino’s hit a new 52-week high on the stock market today. Hooray? Credits after the jump.

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Domino’s Brings Focus Group to the Dairy Farm

We’ve covered some Domino’s stuff in the recent past,  i.e. the whole “take a picture of your pizza and send it to us” bit. That idea was kind of nifty-getting the audience involved and just showing the pizza as it is with no smoke & mirrors.

Now, Crispin Porter + Bogusky is attempting to prove how seriously Domino’s takes its cheese by setting up a focus group in the middle of a dairy farm, one that the pizza chain actually uses. Still, are we to honestly believe these people aren’t aware of a fake set? View full credits after the jump.

More: Pizza Hut Using Actual Employees For New Campaign

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