Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Volvo's Brilliant Plan To Hijack The Super Bowl. Hmm...

Volvo getting you to think about their cars while watching other car ads during the Super Bowl? Brilliant. Love, love, love this idea. 
 

For Creatives: The Public Domain Project. Hmm...

10,000 video clips, 3,000 audio files, 65,000 images and more than 100 3D models available for use. For free. All at Pond5.com/free. Go make awesome.
 

Louis CK Talks Babies On Planes. Hmm...

These may just be the funniest 4 minutes of your day.
 

Obama Sings Uptown Funk. Hmm...

 

Newcastle Crams 37 Brands Into Their Super Bowl Ad. Hmm...

Well, it looks like they did it. Droga 5 and Newcastle have managed to create a ridiculous Super Bowl ad with 37 brands in, each helping foot the bill. The brands? Seemingly everyone from Jockey underwear to a dental office in Pittsburg. Well played Newcastle. Well played. 
  

Kia And Pierce Brosnan Make A Super Bowl Ad. Hmm...

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Eden: A Film About Daft Punk. Kind Of. Hmm...

 

Coffee From Around The World. Hmm...

 

Ken Block's 650hp Snow Mobile. Hmm...

Only Ken Block would have to have a Ford F150 kitted out with suspension-mounted tank tracks and a 650hp turbo engine so he can go nuts on snow-capped mountain tops. Not that I'm complaining.  

Monday, January 26, 2015

Meet Randall Higgins: KillCameraman. Hmm...

Ever wonder how Call Of Duty "captures" those sweet-ass KillCam POV shots? Well, according to the new ad campaign for their Advanced Warfare Havoc edition, they use this friggin maniac, Mr Randall Higgins - a sarcastic, narcissistic, eats-food-out-of-a-can, spits-in-the-face-of-danger prick, who's pretty good with the camera and absolutely terrible with zombies. Well, of course they do. 

 

Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow & Paul Bettany Play Never Have I Ever. Hmm...

 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Bill Gates: How The World Will Change By 2030. Hmm...

 

Real-Life Pac Man. Hmm....

The latest #UpForWhatever activation from Bud Light. Love it. The Pac Man thing. Not the beer. The beer's gross.  

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dear Kitten - Super Bowl Edition. Hmm...

Ze Frank, Buzzfeed and Friskies are back in time for Super Bowl Sunday. Is it as funny as the first Dear Kitten vid that took the Internet by storm or even the second Dear Kitten vid with the new puppy? No. But it's still pretty rad branded content to watch. Enjoy!  

Conan Goes Full Archer. Hmm...

 

Before They Were Famous - Oscars Edition. Hmm...

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The World's First Self-Destructing Book. Hmm...

This is not a joke. To promote his new suspense novel, Private Vegas, author, James Patterson, together with ad agency, Mother, has created a book that will destroy itself within 24hours of you turning its first page. You can buy it for $294,038 or you try your luck at being one of only 1000 lucky people who'll get a chance at downloading the free ebook version by heading here. It too will destroy itself, albeit virtually, 24 hours from the second you swipe its first page. How brilliant is this? I doubt there'll be a more suspense-filled book ever. Good job, James Patterson.

  

The Weirdest Milk Ad You'll Ever See. Hmm...

Something tells me they weren't drinking milk when they came up with this ad.  

How To Peel A Hard-Boiled Egg Just By Blowing On It. Hmm...

Mind = blown!  

Time To Take Microsoft Seriously Again. Hmm...

It's been a while, but it seems Microsoft has returned to relevance with something amazing. It's called HoloLens, a pair of goggles that project holograms you can actually interact with, fully. They unveiled the prototype to a small group of reporters yesterday and from reading this NYTimes article about it, it's no gimmick. Sure, it's not perfect, but they were blown away. Looks like the future will arrive quicker than we thought, thanks to Microsoft? Hmm...
  

Newcastle Starts Teasing Their Band Of Brands Super Bowl Ad. Hmm...

Aubrey Plaza is brilliant. If this is their teaser, I can't wait to see how sarcastic their Super Bowl ad is going to be.  

If Facebook Came Out In 1995. Hmm...

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

If You're Into Hackathons... Hmm...

Sat Jan 31st at the Maker Space in Braamfontein. Should be fun! Click here for the high-res invite.

 

Honest Oscar Movie Posters. Hmm...










 

Who Needs Ball Boys When You Can Have Ball Dogs? Hmm...

For years, they've tried to find a way to make tennis more exciting. I think they've finally done it.  

For All You Dads Out There, From Dove. Hmm...

Very touching ad from last year. Dunno how I missed it. 
 

Bud Light App Brings You Beer And So Much More. Hmm...

If you live in Washington DC, the next 90 days could be amazing for you. Not because only you will be able to push a single button on your smartphone and have beer delivered straight to your door. No. That beer is Bud Light and it's never amazing. No. The next 90 days could be amazing for you because you could be one of the lucky few who push that button for beer and get an entire party delivered to your door, with Steven Aoki, hot girls and prob so much more. If it was me, I'd totally order the beer, hope for the party, and when it arrives, let everyone enjoy their Bud Lights while I sip on some delicious Pliny The Elder all night. Just sayin...