Tag Archives: advertising

Google ads for Chrome extensions and Translate

I am a massive fan of Chrome, and have had it as my default browser for months at the expense of Firefox. Extensions have been available for a while and once downloaded the icons sit neatly alongside the address bar in the top right of the browser.

There are not as many available as in Firefox, as you might expect, but I already have Facebook, Delicious, Dropbox, Gmail, Digg, Evernote and Chromed Bird (an impressive Twitter extension).

Google has released a promo video for Extensions this week and it is equally impressive.

At the same time as this, a promo was released for Google Translate.  I have only started using this a lot recently since an old French friend got in touch via Twitter. In my limited experience it seems to be a great product, and again, the video is fantastic.

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Carlton Draught’s new TVC campaign

Your Weenis, your Weenis, it's wrinkly and it's pink

Your Weenis, your Weenis, it's wrinkly and it's pink

Here is the latest campaign for Carlton Draught, the sixth in the ‘Made from Beer’ series.

It was due to launch on television in February but was pulled by Carlton & United Breweries at the last-minute due to concerns that it may offend viewers.

The full series of 7 short spots can be seen at http://anyexcuse.com.au/ and is worth checking out, especially for Tingle, Weenis, and Wart.

The ads are pretty funny, and continue the humourous themes seen earlier in the series. I do hope, however, that the late jitters isn’t indicative of an increasing trend of advertisers becoming frightened enough about offending people that they substantially alter their marketing campaigns.

Updated: This campaign has now been pulled from the internet as well due to fears over a ‘public backlash’.

What’s worth more, a Tooheys New or a Bud?

There is an obvious similarity between the new Tooheys New TV campaign:

and one of the Budweiser Super Bowl ads:

The Tooheys New ad was created by Saatchi & Saatchi and the Budweiser ad by DDB Chicago.

They seem way too similar for it to be a coincidence, but either way, I really like the concept.

I found the Budweiser ad, along with all Super Bowl 44 ads at Advertising Age, and the Tooheys New ad, along with the other spots in the series, at Mumbrella.