Tuesday, November 2, 2010
T-Mobile is no stranger to flashmob stunes. Their latest one involves an a cappella concert welcoming travelers arriving at London's Heathrow Airport. The performers bust out a diverse array of lyrics, ranging from Iggy Pop and Thin Lizzy to Mel Tormé and Etta James. That said, "Welcome Back" was clearly inspired by the merry pranksters at Improv Everywhere. But T-Mobile again proves that ad hacks can take someone else's idea to a higher level instead of simply rehashing it and calling the result a viral video. Did they succeed? I'll leave that up to you.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 12:51 PM
|This is tough guy/ad guru Jose Molla - my first advertising mentor.|
|This is his leg after a Lemon Shark bit the heck out of it in the Bahamas.|
The words, "No way, Jose!" have never been more apt. After being bit by the Lemon Shark, Jose somehow made it back to shore and into a crappy plane only to be flown to a hospital/condmemned room with rusty bed in Nassua. Sounds like something out of a movie. Anyway, you'll find the full story on Jose's blog. It's crazy and inspiring, just like his work. Glad to know he'll be okay. If I were the shark though, I'd be shitting myself. If I know Jose, he'll be back in the Bahamas spearfishing as soon as he can.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 10:54 AM
I posted this "viral" on my old blog about a year and a half ago and it seems to be creeping around the net again. If you haven't seen it before, it's a swipe at McDonalds, Burger King, etc... from their wannabe rival, Arby's - who claim to only roast their burgers, never fry them. Hence no grease. Sure, guys. Either way, if anything, this video should teach all of us to just stay the heck away from all fast food. Unless you feel like recreating the Sistine Chapel out of grease or something. That would be awesome.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 7:43 AM