Topic: Gianatasio

Bank Offers Brief History of Get-Rich-Quick Schemes Silly speculation is timeless, FirstBank reminds us

Colorado's FirstBank illustrates the foolhardiness of trying to get rich quick in this new campaign by ad shop TDA. A spot called "History Lessons" skewers quick-wealth schemes ranging from "Tulip…

August 25, 2011, 7:57 AM EDT

Death Is Powerless Against a 3-Door Hyundai Automaker kills TV spot for being 'too shocking'

The Grim Reaper gets his comeuppance in this jarringly well-done Hyundai Veloster spot, which many are saying was "banned" by Dutch TV. However, an agency-provided summary on Ads of the…

August 24, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT

Easton's Slugger Can Hit Damn Near Anything Brand follows viral hit with another feat of fakery

Earlier this month, Easton sports gear scored a viral hit with its "Ultimate Batting Practice" video, which was viewed more than 2 million times on YouTube. Well, if you liked…

August 24, 2011, 8:13 AM EDT

Hell Pizza reoffends with damned Satanic ad

I always assumed New Zealanders were going straight to hell for getting the world addicted to Kiwi fruit. Now, we can add a sacrilegious promotion from Hell Pizza to their…

April 11, 2011, 8:53 AM EDT

Russia's anti-alcohol squirrel back on sauce

Last year, Russia's health ministry scored a huge viral hit—to the tune of 3 million views—with a PSA (see below) starring a psychotic, alcoholic squirrel manically raving about shooting someone's…

April 8, 2011, 8:34 AM EDT

Ads on your home could pay your mortgage

Is Adzookie, a startup mobile ad firm, riding a wave of free publicity over its offer to pay people's mortgages in exchange for them turning their houses into giant ads?…

April 7, 2011, 8:08 AM EDT

RadioShack irked by store owner's gun offer

The liberals who are taking aim at Montana RadioShack owner Steve Strand for a controversial gun giveaway should lower their weapons and celebrate the promotion as a bull's-eye of retail…

April 6, 2011, 9:47 AM EDT

Cheesy car-dealer spot slyly pitches 'Cars 2'

This "Sale-A-Bration" spot for Cars 'N Deals of Emeryville is supposedly not an ad for a used-car dealer but a brilliant viral promo for Disney-Pixar's upcoming Cars 2, featuring various…

April 5, 2011, 8:53 AM EDT

Dodge loves car chases, appropriate or not

I think we can all agree with Dodge's premise, in the commercial below, that car chases make any movie better. Imagine how great The King's Speech would have been if…

April 4, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

Woman's breasts go crazy in ad for earbuds

The last time I went to the park, a squirrel crawled up my leg. That was fun, but nowhere near as noteworthy as the display put on by the well-endowed…

April 1, 2011, 9:17 AM EDT