THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT: Win Taco Bell for Life*

Win Taco Bell for Life Contest 2014

Just like Willy Wonka, Harley Morenstein from Epic Meal Time wants you to find 11 golden tickets in the form of dollar bills and you could win a lifetime* supply of Taco Bell. The hunt for The Eleven Everlasting Dollars started on August 26 in Los Angeles. And if you’re lucky enough to find one of the random $1 bills Harley has planted throughout the U.S. you could win. Learn more after the break. Continue reading

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Ragú is the Cure for a ‘Long Day of Childhood’

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While watching the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, one of the most surprisingly hilarious and racy commercials aired that featured a little boy walking in on his parents, as we as the viewers are to assume are bumping uglies. When they coined the term, “sex sells,” I’m not exactly sure pasta sauce was ever considered.

Ragú, one of the many brands under Unilever Food’s supervision, took a big leap of faith to debut this commercial, especially during such a monumental event like the Olympics. The “Long Day of Childhood” campaign composed by the BFG 9000 agency (Barton F. Graf 9000) – although his name creates BFG, I’m sure he thought he was clever referencing the video game Doom – sparked major controversy, but I consider it one of the best commercials ever. Continue reading

T-He: Hilariously Creepy Snickers Halloween Commercial

Yayyy Snickers! Holidays bring the best out in advertisers, but the best holiday I could think of to be creative would be Halloween. This great new creepy Snickers ad is absolutely eerie and amusing. The costume in this commercial reminds me of the horrible horror gem The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. Check out the ad spot after the break for a good time along with some great Burger King Halloween print ads from last year!

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An Assortment of Amusing Images

Found these funny little things that amuse ME. Maybe you might find them hilarious……… do you? Maybe? Click on them to enlargeeeeeeee

Wal-Mart Likes Destroying Little Girls Spirits

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According to an AdAge article, Wal-Mart has concocted a Thin Mint and Tagalong rip-off cookie. Those once loveable cookies are no longer sacred and exclusive to the Girl Scouts of America.

“Just when you think your opinion about Walmart might be changing … just when you think that maybe, just maybe, Walmart was learning to be a better citizen … Walmart turns around and does something really despicable,” Ms. Harquail writes. “It’s not discriminating against women, strong-arming suppliers, polluting neighborhoods or racing to the bottom of the China Price. No, this time, it’s closer to home, and in my case, really close to home. This time … Walmart is knocking off the Girl Scouts.”

Mrs. Harquail was the “cookies mom” for her own daughter’s scout troop. She easily recognized the distinct flavor of those knock-off brand cookies immediately.

“The exclusivity of Girl Scout cookies is what makes the cookies really sell,” Ms. Harquail writes. “But now, Walmart is shoving itself in front of these little girls, and knocking on your door to sell you their almost-as-good fake Thin Mints and fake Tagalongs, whenever you want them.”

Does Wal-Mart have no soul? Knocking down the little girls is what they are doing. But nothing says Wal-Mart can’t do this, but is this ethical? I myself don’t really eat the cookies to begin with, but thinking about those sad little girls who can’t sell those cookies because Wal-Mart has them for cheaper and anytime you want is saddening. Do you think Wal-Mart is immoral?

I’ll Have a Burger With a Side Order of Sex Please…

Here we go again…To follow up on the previous post on sex and advertising, especially with fast food, Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s has done even better with their campaign with the almighty Audrina. They want you to submit a video of yourself about you, you eating a burger, the name of it, and of course being sexy. This is their Hot Chicks Eating Burgers Campaign……I don’t even know what that means, but I guess we’ll get some interesting videos along the ride. Ladies, you could win $1000; that’s a lot of burgers you could buy.

I'll Have a Burger With a Side Order of Sex Please…

Here we go again…To follow up on the previous post on sex and advertising, especially with fast food, Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s has done even better with their campaign with the almighty Audrina. They want you to submit a video of yourself about you, you eating a burger, the name of it, and of course being sexy. This is their Hot Chicks Eating Burgers Campaign……I don’t even know what that means, but I guess we’ll get some interesting videos along the ride. Ladies, you could win $1000; that’s a lot of burgers you could buy.

Pizza “The Hut”

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There is a new Hut in town but more delicious. This is kinda old news, but just thought I’d “write” about it. Pizza Hut, actually, is the new “Hut” in town. Pizza Hut is changing due to the fall of pizza delivery? Well anywho, Pizza Hut is going more toward all their other endeavors with their pasta and other foods and calling themselves “The Hut” now. They are not changing their name. It’s more of a new look and nickname to get rid of the image of them just being a pizza business.

In my opinion I think it’s kind of bad idea. You keep a name for so long that you “change” your name/image. Some can pull it off, but if you’re a pizza place, you are a pizza place. Just because Subway serves salads, pizzas and apples doesn’t make them a sub place anymore. Your name is your name.

Ad Age reports on their little mission of reimaging:the_hut_box

“That’s not to say that the company’s non-pizza lines aren’t successful. Pizza Hut’s Tuscani pasta line, launched last year, has already surpassed $1 billion in sales. The chain is also in the midst of a massive reimaging effort, updating the look of its restaurants and adding “Wing Street” chicken wings at its 7,500 U.S. locations.”

And we’ll see where “The Hut” leads to, what do you think? Do you even care? I’ll still be calling it Pizza Hut most likely.

Pizza "The Hut"

jabba

There is a new Hut in town but more delicious. This is kinda old news, but just thought I’d “write” about it. Pizza Hut, actually, is the new “Hut” in town. Pizza Hut is changing due to the fall of pizza delivery? Well anywho, Pizza Hut is going more toward all their other endeavors with their pasta and other foods and calling themselves “The Hut” now. They are not changing their name. It’s more of a new look and nickname to get rid of the image of them just being a pizza business.

In my opinion I think it’s kind of bad idea. You keep a name for so long that you “change” your name/image. Some can pull it off, but if you’re a pizza place, you are a pizza place. Just because Subway serves salads, pizzas and apples doesn’t make them a sub place anymore. Your name is your name.

Ad Age reports on their little mission of reimaging:the_hut_box

“That’s not to say that the company’s non-pizza lines aren’t successful. Pizza Hut’s Tuscani pasta line, launched last year, has already surpassed $1 billion in sales. The chain is also in the midst of a massive reimaging effort, updating the look of its restaurants and adding “Wing Street” chicken wings at its 7,500 U.S. locations.”

And we’ll see where “The Hut” leads to, what do you think? Do you even care? I’ll still be calling it Pizza Hut most likely.

T-He: It’s Nine Inches…Around…And Has Bacon?

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This ad makes me laugh. It seems like food isn’t food anymore. Advertisers must be running out of ideas to promote their food and cranking up the sex appeal dial to eight. Fast foods sex ads are sprouting up everywhere with no signs of stopping, why would they? Thank you Paris Hilton for beginning this new trend, that’s hot. Just think about the Quizno’s Toasty Torpedo commercial of with the guy and his oven, or the “2 Girls, 1 Sub” playboy spoof. Also Hardee’s Western Bacon Burger with Padma Lamshki. Or even ‘The Hills’ Hottie Audrina Patridge is in on the it:

YUM.……Soon, fast food will be one giant orgy on television with ketchup, lettuce, mayonnaise, but hole the onions. The age old phrase that pay, “sex sells,” will never die and never be wrong. It may not make you hungry, but it will make you remember the advertisement. The fact is fast food is becoming sexy and in my opinion hilarious. Food + sex = hungry…. hmmmmmm… I think they got the hint from George Costanza trying the trifecta of food, sex and TV. Now if only they get the full hint and use the most sensual of salted cured meats, pastrami. Thanks adage for bringing this to my attention, just one more thing to look and analyze for when I judge ads.