Nike with the World’s Fastest Commercial

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Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 10.46.35 PMThe shoe giant Nike recently created the fastest commercial ever advertising their newest Zoom Air sneakers. the spot features some of the world’s best athletes doing what they do best at lightning speed. That lightning speed is demonstrated via time lapse video technology of course. Let me know what you think of the spot down below.

The spot was created courtesy of an agency with one of the funniest names I’ve ever heard of “Must Be Something” also based out of Portland. Being in close proximity to your client must provide extra incentive to produce outstanding work. Anyway, let me know what you guys think of the commercial that incidentally takes a minute and 30 not the traditional 30 seconds.

Some of the athletes featured include:

  • Kobe Bryant: 5-time NBA champion (basketball)
  • Wayne Rooney: 3-time England player of the year (soccer)
  • Richard Sherman: Super Bowl champion (football)
  • Marlen Esparza: Olympic bronze Medalist (boxing)
  • Odell Beckam Jr.: Offensive rookie of the year (football)
  • Rafael Nadal: 14-Time Grand Slam champion (tennis)
  • Serena Williams: 20-Time Grand Slam champion (tennis)
  • Marcus Mariota: 2nd overall NFL draft pick (football)
  • Katarina Johnson Thompson: 2014 world No. 1, heptathlon (track and field)
  • Shane O’Neill: Pro Skater (skateboarding)
  • Mo Farah: Olympic Gold Medalist: 5,000M/10,000M (track and field)
  • Allyson Felix:  Olympic Gold Medalist: 200M/4x100M/4x400M (track and field)
  • Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce: Olympic gold medalist,100M (track and field)

the athlete list above was courtesy of Adfreak.

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Almost Forgot About Uncle Drew

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Uncle-DrewA few days ago, on YouTube, I noticed a video featuring Uncle Drew Pepsi Max’s favorite elderly baller. The character came on to the scene in 2012. He was brought to life by Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Utilizing Hollywood style talent Irving was made to look like he was well into his golden years dropping buckets on youngsters at a local street court.

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Everyone Gets a Little Excited with Fiat & Viagra

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So I’ve wanted to write about this  advertisement for quite some time now but just haven’t got around to it. There are some ads that try to fake you out with what they’re trying to advertise and this is a great example of that. Then starts out by showing a young (at heart) couple where the wife is “ready to go-Pun intended.” The husband excitedly runs to the restroom to take a little blue pill. But, alas he accidentally drops it out the window and it goes for a ride through the city.

At the and of the tumbling journey of the blue pill it was swallowed by the The Fiat 500X which made the car bigger, stronger and faster. Oh, and let’s not forget obviously it’s ready for action. The commercial progresses everyone who comes in contact with the car gets a little excited too.

This commercial was a product of theThe Richards Group which reportedly shot the spot in Pitigliano, Tuscany according to Adfreak.  that agency did a wonderful job filling the spot and of course picking the location. But, this file does take the viewer required a loop. When I started watching it I thought it was definitely advertising Viagra and not a rocket on four wheels.

I’ll say this again as I said it many times before: sex sells no matter what products you’re selling. What you guys think? Did you always know that this spot was advertising a car? Let me know in the comments below.

Provoking Images

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Hi World,

I recently read a Foreign Policy Magazine article that discussed Saudi Arabia and building weapons technology but that isn’t the main point of this post. my question is why does the image (the attention her of the magazine) have to be so negative? Particularly because Saudi Arabia as a country has never engaged in such activity.

IMG_1844 But seeing this image without any context enables people to make harsh and unfair judgments without understanding the real issues. It conjures up hate among mankind and I think with the holy month of Ramadan upon us we should a little more to promote love and understanding. But what do I know? The side of says the magazine has the responsibility to its parent company.

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United Passions – Awesome

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I want to see the movie United Passions last night and contrary to my earlier point it turned out to be an awesome movie. The feature is the docudrama about the history and development of FIFA. Featured below is the trailer  that I’m sure most of you seen already, but wait there is more. The two production companies are Leuviah Films & Thelma Films and they received a majority of their funding from FIFA.

FIFA has full control over production and used it to make themselves seem like one of the greatest organizations in the world. What I don’t understand is why are people mad at them for this? FIFA is a business and it has an obligation to steak holders. Is there corruption? Probably.  but I mean really, what do you expect?  There is big money involved.

And nobody can deny that FIFA is responsible for spreading the beautiful game throughout the world.

ITA Getting into Movie Trailers

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Earlier today I took a photo of the Jurassic Park movie poster plastered all over my neighborhood. I did that with the intention of talking about how Inside That Ad plans  to feature more movie trailers as part of its regular updates.  Movie trailers are a form of advertising for movie. In fact, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a movie trailer as “a selected group of scenes that are shown to advertise a movie” So, I figured it would be fair game for this blog to discuss. Below is trailer for the latest addition to the Jurassic Park series “Jurassic World.”

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What Happened to agencycompile.com?

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AgencyCompileAgencycompile.com has changed significantly since the last time I tried to use it seriously back when I was living in Boston. I wanted to ask the community out there, why this change happened? What you guys think about it? Do you guys the site got better or worse since making the transformation?

I remember it as being a simple website, with a plain look, feel and login that was very appealing to me. That appeal stemmed from knowing of a site where I can look up agencies based on size, specialty, billing ranges and most importantly to me location so that I can submit my resume to open positions. Now, the site doesn’t appear to be so simple to navigate through. It has so many sections and functioned very poorly while I was trying to use it in Google Chrome that I’m surprised no one else has complained. Furthermore, I submitted another registration form and tried to contact some sort of support department because I wasn’t getting the confirmation email to complete the registration to allow me to use the site but I haven’t heard anything back. Has anyone else experienced the same type of problem?

Back when this blog was on blogspot.com I used a list agency compile as an advertising related resource. But these days, I don’t know if I would do the same thing on this blog should I ever build another advertising resource page. What’s the community think about the new site design? Have you all experienced the same types of problems?

It will be great if we could start a conversation about the site. Leave your comments and feedback below in the comments section.

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Coke Continues to Show Caring Towards Disabled Community

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coca-cola-braille-hed-2015Hello world,

I always knew that the Coca-Cola Company was one of the greatest companies in the world. The advertisement that we’ll discuss today further strengthens my belief. What you see above are Coke can designs created so that blind individuals can read them. Now, here’s why I believe the company is one of the greats, I think these cans were designed so that blind individuals can also be a part of the ” Friend” campaign.

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Coco de Mer Does 18+ Campaign…No, Really?

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Hello World,

I know it’s been a while since my last blog post. But, guess what? I am done with my MBA program and I really wanted to talk about the above ad. As in, was it really  necessary? Also, I really don’t believe that there is any anyone else perusing the pages of Inside That Ad. So why not write about advertising and sex, right? Anyhow, on to the ad subject of the day.

Coco de Mer, the London-based sex toys and lingerie retailer recently was involved in a collaboration with TBWA\London and Rankin, the fashion photographer to produce an NC-17 ad campaign.  The commercial or short film depending on how you want to look at it is a collage of images and vignettes strung together to capture the perv in you, or the bizarre in you. The string of images don’t really make sense, in fact they’re kind of random but rather artistic. You see snippets of women in lingerie, a Viagra pill on the tongue, and a woman in BDSM leather just to name a few examples. Also, a rather odd scene of Whiplash the cowboy monkey riding a dog.

Coco de Mer launched the film at a gallery in Soho on May 18th, 2015.

And my question is was this short film/advertising necessary to further promote the company’s products? Didn’t really sell more toys and lingerie? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Also do you believe that this ad was dreamed up simply because of the old adage that says: “Sex Sells.”