Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Capn'Crunch - Collection of Ads

Trivia Courtesy Wikipedia
Cap'n Crunch was featured in the song, "Today 4 U" in the Broadway musical "Rent" (see Rent (musical)).
Cap'n Crunch is featured in the lyrics of the 1974 Ronnie Milsap song, "Pure Love."
In the beginning of the "Weird Al" Yankovic song "Eat It," Cap'n Crunch is mentioned, along with Raisin Bran.
Thrash metal band M.O.D. have a song about the character, "Cap'n Crunch" which appears on their "Gross Misconduct" album.
Neal Stephenson's book Cryptonomicon contains several pages about the procedure of eating Cap'n Crunch
In the VeggieTales Silly Song "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything", Mr. Lunt tells Pa Grape "I think you look like Cap'n Crunch!" In the cover version by Relient K, this gag is referenced by the line "we don't wake up before lunch, but we all eat Cap'n Crunch"
In "There's Something About Paulie", a Season 2 episode of Family Guy, The Cap'n appears in a scene where he asks a Mafia Don to kill Count Chocula. When the Don asks why, The Cap'n responds "Because that son of a bitch has been spreading lies about me! My cereal does NOT cut the roof of your mouth!".
The Cap'n also appears in season 2 of Family Guy in "Let's Go To The Hop", as a member of The Breakfast Club
In season 1 of Robot Chicken, episode 18, "The Sack" a parody of The Cap'n (along with Tony the Tiger) defends a drug dealer's mansion from the authorities, proclaiming, "Their bones will stay crunchy, even when soaked in blood!"
Cap'n Crunch appears in an episode of Futurama where he was promoted to "Admiral Crunch", along with the promotion of Count Chocula to Archduke.
Early Cap'n Crunch cartoons were brought to us by Jay Ward Studios, best known as the makers of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
In 2006, as part of a promotion for Superman Returns, Quaker sold a Superman Cap'n Crunch cereal that turns milk blue.
In one episode of The Powerpuff Girls, there was a cereal called "Lucky Cap'n Rabbit King Nuggets". The cereal and mascot are parodies of Cap'n Crunch, Lucky Charms, Trix, and King Vitaman.
The Primus song "Frizzle Fry" contains the lyric, "I do believe in Captain Crunch."
Cap'n Crunch plays a prominent role in a piece of the theatrical shows of Blue Man Group. In the piece, the "Blue Men" make music by crunching the cereal in their mouths.
In season 2 of Friends, episode 16, "The One Where Joey Moves Out," Joey offhandedly comments to Chandler, "Man, this is weird. Did you ever notice Cap'n Crunch's eyebrows are actually on his hat?"
In the movie 100 Girls, Emmanuelle Chriqui's character states that she eats Cap'n Crunch to get her in "the mood".
In Ugly Betty, Wilhelmina Slater's daughter's favourite cereal is Cap'n Crunch.

Tanishq - Moham

An old song from Veera Abhimanyu so well used for Tanishq jewellery line called "Moham". Very apt and in place with its Deja Vu like ambience :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

MTV Porok

Trivia: Courtesy Best Ads


'Porok' is a sport played in certain parts of rural India. It is weird and wonderful because one has to adopt the stance of a fighter cock and head butt the opponent out of the circle. So we took this sport and blew it out of proportion to denote the power of gaming.

Our village was constructed bang in the middle of Bombay, because we love this great city of ours and besides, there was no budget to go out. So if you notice a parked car or an electric cable, keep it to yourself.

The spoken tongue in the spot is absolute gibberish. We mixed most of the Indian languages up to get people guessing as to what the language was. The last line actually means "Porok afternoon cock horn, eunuch inside big bangle insect."
Product : XBox
Agency : Mtv India
Creatives : Cyrus Oshidar (Executive Creative Director)
K.M. Ayappa (Copywriter)
Mahendra Bhatula (Copywriter)
Hiren Kapadia (Agency Producer)
Director(s) : Mahendra Bhatula
# K.M. Ayappa
Prod. Co. : Mtv India
Country : India

Pillsbury - Poppin' Fresh

Pillsbury Poppin' Fresh Ad from the '80s. Known for his distinct giggle on being poked, Poppin' Fresh is still favorite world over. its USP being the innocent giggle and the tiny bulge which is a sure sign of prosperity.:)

Trivia:Courtesy Wikipedia.
Pillsbury family

In the 1970s, a Pillsbury Doughboy family was created and were sold as toys in Sears stores.

Included in the family are:

Poppie Fresh (a.k.a Mrs. Poppin' Fresh, Pillsbury Doughgirl) (wife)
Popper (son)
Bun Bun (baby daughter)
GrandPopper and GranMommer (grandparents)
Biscuit (cat)
Flapjack (dog)
Rollie (uncle)
Poppie also appeared in some commercials along with Poppin' Fresh

The name of the artist who actually first drew Poppin' Fresh (the Pillsbury Doughboy) was Martin Nodell.

Dunkin' Donuts - Retro

Fresh Donuts at the stake of Fred, The Baker's personal life :).
He looks so exhausted and tired baking donuts "Twice Everday....upto 52 varieties..."

Guess the regular Labour Laws do not apply to Bakers...

Well.. other than just baking donuts looks like Fred the baker, managed to create his junior too..... :)

NIKE - Air Jordan

A very rarely seen ad starring Spike Lee and Michael Jordan.
The closing Statement:
"Mr. Jordan's opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Nike,Inc."
takes the cake ...

"Mars Blackmon" was a fictional character from the 1986 film She's Gotta Have It. He is also the alter-ego of filmmaker Spike Lee. In the film, he was an immature, annoying, "Brooklyn-loving", sports-loving, die-hard New York Knicks fan. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, "Mars Blackmon" became the primary pitchman in Nike commercials for Air Jordans, the basketball shoes worn by NBA legend Michael Jordan. In these commercials, Mars Blackmon popularized the phrase "Is it the Shoes? Is it the Shoes? Is it the Shoes? … it's gotta be the shoes."

In 2007 Nike and Jordan released the Nike Air Jordan Spiz'ike which is a mix of the classic retro Jordan III, IV, V, and VI.
-Courtesy Wikipedia

Life in the Ad World


Very Creatively captured slice of life of an Ad guy. Honest to goodness piece. Might sound a tad bit crass but if that's how life is in the Ad World, you cant help but laugh it off it a generous dose of humor...

Nike - Cricket ad

World Cup fever at its peak took the entire Ad world by storm..

Even NIKE was not spared of this Me-Too ism ..

"Celebration of Gutsy Cricket is the new theme Nike is adopting in India to unleash its first cricket-centric campaign on the eve of the World Cup. Using local insights, its agency, JWT's Bangalore office, has captured the changing profile of the game as it is played over the years. "The core of the film is about celebration of gutsy cricket - cricket that is daring and breathtaking,'' states Dhunji Wadia, Managing Partner, JWT, Bangalore.

JWT's brief was to create a commercial to inspire cricket-crazy kids by showcasing gutsy cricket. Research and local insights have shown that cricket has gotten `gutsy' over the years. The commercial, which has scenes of kids playing the game atop buses and under street lights, highlights the evolution in the game as it is locally played......."

Read more here

".....Contrary to many previous Nike ads which ride on the backs of sports stars, this ad depicts two star cricketers -- Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth -- as onlookers, who even get their car bashed up while the game is being played in a chaotic traffic jam.....

Extraaa Extraa...

Amul -Ad- Cricket

Amul always has had a soft corner for Cricket...

One of the ads from early years of Amul Ad campaign. Again counting on captivating the market with the reigning cricket fervour :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Jana Gana Mana - Multi Star Cast

Music by AR Rahman

A multistar cast video showcasing our National Anthem

Nike + Ipod

Via: Flixya

An ad depicting dual advertising .... very common place concept of a track runner ... the swift changing background leaves much room for improvement though.