Old Spice – Believe In Your Smellf


[YouTubeUlar] <— 116,752 I Love Awesomeness – The Delorean and The MixTape make an appearance in Old Spice’s latest ‘Champion’ line of deodorant.

Repeat after me… I am the best.
I have big muscles… and cool hair.
I have a sophisticated and diverse group of friends.
I own an environmentally responsible sports sedan.
I’m breaking up with Heather Graham because I need my space.
I am winning… all the sports.
I believe in myself.

Genius.

Full Credits:

Agency – Wieden + Kennedy (Portland)

Old Spice – Motorcycle


[YouTubular] <— 301 views Old Spice is at it again. Genius. Full Credits Agency: Wieden + Kennedy Portland Client: Old Spice Creative Direction: Jason Bagley Creative Direction: Craig Allen Copywriter: Andy Laugenour Art Director: Max Stinson Producer: Lizzie Marcy ECD: Mark Fitzloff ECD: Susan Hoffman ECD: Icaro Doria ECD: Guillermo Vega Agency Executive Producer: Ben Grylewicz Prod. Co.: MJZ Director: Tom Kuntz Exec. Producer: Jeff Scruton Line Producer: Scott Kaplan DOP: Philippe Le Sourd Director of Editorial: Mackenzie Cutler Editor: Gavin Cutler Post Prod: Sasha Hirschfeld VFX: The Mill Music and Sound: Barking Owl Mix: Lime Studios

The Black Mamba

[iDevice Link] <— 1,478,782 Nike Basketball taking the creative process and turning it into a film. Genius.

Full Credits

Agency: Wieden + Kennedy Portland
Client: Nike Basketball
Creative Director: Alberto Ponte
Creative Director: Ryan O’Rourke
Copywriter: Sheena Brady
Copywriter: Brandon Pierce
Art Director: Mike Warzin
Producer: Erin Goodsell
Executive Creative Director: Mark Fitzloff
Executive Creative Director: Susan Hoffman
Agency Executive Producer: Ben Grylewicz
Production Company: Radical Media
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Executive Producer: Frank Scherma
Executive Producer: Donna Portaro
Line Producer: Mala Vasan
Director of Photography: Mauro Fiore
Editorial Company: Rock Paper Scissors
Editor: Angus Wall
Post Producer: Esther Gonzalez
Post Executive Producer: CL Weaver
Post Executive Producer: Cassie Hulen
VFX Company: Hybrid
VFX Supervisor: Rodney Brune
Flame Artist: Pierre Blain
Flame Artist: Mathieu Dupuis
Flame Artist: Nadine Homier
VFX Producer: Daniel Leduc
Titles/Graphics: Kurt Volk
Finishing Company: A52
Finishing Company: The Mill
Flame Artist: Paul Yacono
Flame Artist: Gareth Parr
Flame Artist: Phil Crowe
VFX Producer: Hameed Shaukat
VFX Producer: Jamie McBriety
VFX Producer: Enca Kaul
Composer: Robert Rodriguez
Sound Designer: Robert Rodriguez
Engineer: Robert Rodriguez
Mix Company: Troublemaker Studios
Mixer: Bradford Engleking
Producer: Robert Rodriguez

Chrysler – Born of Fire (Imported from Detroit)

Super Bowl Ad favorites are coming in from every direction. Lets jump into who was in charge of some of these creative pieces.

[iDevice Link] <— 3,722,503 Super Bowl XLV Advertisement Brand – Chrystler
Commercial Name – Born of Fire (Imported from Detroit)

Hydle Ranking – Almost Genius
Eminem previously appeared in a “Brisk” Super Bowl Ad that blatantly states why he does NOT do commercials prior to this Chrysler ad running. Whether it was unfortunate timing or not… the two ads did not jive with me.

Full Credits
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy Portland
Client: Chrysler
Creative Director: Aaron Allen
Creative Director: Joe Staples
Copywriter: Joe Staples
Copywriter: Mark Fitzloff
Copywriter: Kevin Jones
Copywriter: Greg Rutter
Copywriter: Dan Kroeger
Art Director: Jimm Lasser
Producer: Bob Wendt
Executive Creative Director: Mark Fitzloff
Executive Creative Director: Susan Hoffman
Agency Executive Producer: Ben Grylewicz
Production Company: Serial Pictures
Director: Samuel Bayer
Executive Producer: Violaine Etienne
Line Producer: Martha English
Director of Photography: Samuel Bayer
Editorial Company: Joint
Editor: Tommy Harden
Post Producer: Jennifer Patterson
Post Executive Producer: Patty Brebner
VFX Company: Method
VFX Executive Producer: Robert Owens
Flame Artist: Claus Hansen
VFX Producer: Ashley Zastrow
Titles/Graphics: A52
Music & Sound Company: Que Chevere Music
Music & Sound Company: Sync2Picture
Music & Sound Company: Shady Records
Composer: Marshall Mathers
Composer: Jeff Bass
Composer: Luis Resto
Composer: Rhys Chatham
Sound Designer: Luis Resto
Mix Company: Eleven
Mixer: Jeff Payne
Producer: DJ Fox-Engstrom

2010 Old Spice Case Study

[iDevice Link] <— 6,400 views Cementing Old Spice as the number 1 brand of body wash for men. How did they do it? Just watch. I think we can cleanly say Old Spice has won this game... even though they were a little late to the game.

Successful Man Cleaning and Grooming Internet Campaigns:
2010 – Old Spice
2008 – Axe Detailer
2006 – Philips Body Groom

Nike: Rise

[iDevice Link] <— 1,906,481 views

“LeBron James asks for advice. In this spot, James seems to only stir up the antipathy that was directed toward him around his overly-publicized move to Miami. Doth he protest too much?”
Creativity

Wieden + Kennedy Portland are still at it.
Basketball – welcome back.
Genius.

Top Viral Ads of All Time

Just had an amazing marketing conversation with Jeremy keefer and this list just popped through my inbox — it definitely puts an exclamation point on the conversation we just had.

Top 10 Viral Ads By Unique Views
1. Blendtec – Will It Blend – In-house: 134.2 million views
2. Evian – Live Young – BETC Euro RSCG: 103.9 million views
3. Old Spice – Responses – Wieden & Kennedy: 57.1 million views
4. Pepsi – Gladiator – AMV BBDO: 46.7 million views
5. Microsoft – Xbox Project Natal – World Famous: 42.7 million views
6. Dove – Evolution – Ogilvy & Mather: 41.1 million views
7. T-Mobile – T-Mobile Dance – Saatchi & Saatchi: 35.5 million views
8. Doritos – Crash the Super Bowl 2010 – Goodby Silverstein & Partners: 34.2 million views
9. Old Spice – Odor Blocker – Wieden & Kennedy: 34 million views
10. DC Shoes – Gymkhana Two – In-house: 32.9 million views

[Read Full] <— if you want to learn something about marketing on the internets.

Top 10 July Viral

The top 10 picks for July, with links to view on YouTube:

1. Old Spice – Questions (and Responses), agency: Wieden-Kennedy;
2. Levi’s – Walk Across America, agency: Conscious Minds;
3. Dentyne Pure: Epic Rap Battle, agency: Rhett & Link / Platinum Rye / PainePR;
4. Burn (Coca-Cola) – Ride, agency: Publicis Mojo;
5. Samsung – Redneck Hunter Goes to Jail, agency: Cheil Worldwide;
6. Domino’s Pizza – Domino’s Pulling the Cheese; agency: Crispin Porter & Bogusky;
7. PepsiMax – Diner 2PointZero, agency:TBWA/Chiat/Day;
8. California Skateparks – World’s Largest Skateboard Disaster, agency: N/A;
9. Harold B. Lee Library – New Spice/Study Like a Scholar, agency: N/A;
10. HP – Hit Print, agency: N/A

Genius:
1, 2, 6, 8

Almost:
3, 4, 9, 10

Not:
5, 7

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Old Spice – Hello Ladies

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Thanks to Adcritic for the Full Credits
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland
Client: Old Spice
Creative Director: Jason Bagley
Creative Director: Eric Baldwin
Copywriter: Eric Kallman
Copywriter: Craig Allen
Art Director: Craig Allen
Art Director: Eric Kallman
Producer: Lindsay Reed
Executive Creative Director: Mark Fitzloff
Executive Creative Director: Susan Hoffman
Agency Executive Producer: Ben Grylewicz
Production Company: MJZ
Director: Tom Kuntz
Executive Producer: Jeff Scruton
Line Producer: Pete Vitale
Director of Photgraphy: Neil Shapiro
Editorial Company: Rock Paper Scissors
Editor: Carlos Arias
Assistant Editor: Aaron Morris
Post Producer: Juliet Batter
Post Executive Producer: Carol Lynn Weaver
Post Executive Producer: Cassie Hulen
VFX Company: The Mill
Lead Flame Artist: Ant Walsham
Flame Artist: Tara DeMarco
Flame Assists: Jodi Tyne
Flame Assists: Aaron Neitz
Flame Assists: Shane Zinkhon
Flame Assists: Gavin Camp
Flame Assists: Christal Hazard
VFX Producer: Arielle Davis
VFX Executive Producer: Sue Troyan
Music and Sound Design Company: Stimmung
Sound Designer: Gus Koven
Producer: Jack Catlin
Executive Producer: Ceinwyn Clark
Mix Company: Lime
Engineer: Loren Silber
Producer: Jessica Locke
Film Transfer Company: CO3
Colorist: Stefan Sonnefeld

Date
Jun 30, 2010

Genius.

Old Spice – I’m on a Horse

Full Credits
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland
Client: Old Spice
Copywriter: Eric Kallman
Art Director: Craig Allen
Executive Creative Director: Mark Fitzloff
Executive Creative Director: Susan Hoffman
Creative Director: Eric Baldwin
Creative Director: Jason Bagley
Art Director: Eric Kallman
Copywriter: Craig Allen
Agency Executive Producer: Ben Grylewicz
Agency Producer: Erin Goodsell
Production Company: MJZ
Director: Tom Kuntz
Executive Producer: Jeff Scruton
Line Producer: Scott Kaplan
Director of Photography: Neil Shapiro
Editorial: Final Cut
Editor: Carlos Arias
Post Executive Producer: Saima Awan
Post Production: The Mill

Date: Feb 09, 2010

Genius.

Top 10 May Viral

The top 10 picks for April, with links to view on YouTube (the link to Stella Artois “Up There” is on Vimeo):

1. Nike – Write the Future, agency: Wieden & Kennedy
2. TomTom – Behind the Scenes of Darth Vader’s Voice Recording, agency: Pool Worldwide
3. Olympus – Pen Giant, agency: DSG
4. Hi Tec – Walk on Water (Liquid Mountaineering), agency: CCCP
5. Arriva Movia – Mukthar’s Birthday – Better Bus Ride, agency: bybird/cadaver
6. Toyota – Toyota Sienna “Swagger Wagon,” agency: Saatchi & Saatchi
7. Sony – 3DTV, agency: Anomaly
8. Nissan – Urban Bowling, agency: TBWA/G1
9. Stella Artois – Up There, agency: Mother
10. Google Chrome, Speed Tests, agency: BBH

Genius:
1 – Nike kills it (again)
5 – Flash Mobbed birthday – This is the power of social media and the direction it should go.
6 – Still give Toyota props on this, but the original is better.
9 – Quite the interesting look into a skilled original talent.

Top 10 April Viral

The top 10 picks for April, with links to view on YouTube:

1. Heineken – Men With Talent, agency: TBWA
2. Nike – Earl and Tiger, agency: Wieden & Kennedy
3. Old Spice – Flex, agency: n/a
4. Samsung – Master of Business Card Throwing, agency: The Viral Factory
5. Coca-Cola – Quest, agency: SANTO
6. Nike – The Secret Behind Nike Air, agency: n/a
7. Sony – Around the World in 80 Seconds, agency: Rapp
8. Nike – Music Shoe, agency: Wieden & Kennedy
9. Greenpeace – Give Earth a Hand, agency: n/a
10. Nestle – I Like Big Butterfingers, agency: n/a

Top 10 March Viral

The top 10 picks for March, with links to view on YouTube:

1. BMW S1000RR – Dinner Table, agency: n/a
2. Pedigree – Dogs, agency: TBWA
3. Pepsi Max – ‘Oh Africa,’ agency: n/a
4. Nike – The Human Chain, agency: Wieden & Kennedy
5. Adidas Originals – Street Corner, agency: Sid Lee
6. Tropicana – Arctic Sun, agency: BBDO
7. Sprite – Spark, agency: Bartle Bogle Hegarty
8. Sony Playstation – Move, agency: Deutsch
9. Specsavers – ‘The Specs Effect,’ agency: Specsavers Creative
10. Natural Gas Belgium – Soft Heat, agency: TBWA

Genius: 4, 10

Hydle Favorite:
Although I am a fan of a couple of these commercials – the key word here is that they are mainly all commercials – and that I am not a fan of. Goviral needs to rethink this batch.

About the Rankings: goviral issues a monthly top-10 list of viral video rankings on its site, including additional commentary about the videos, their approaches and why the firm thinks they are viral or likely to become viral in the future.

Top 10 February Viral

The top 10 picks for February, with links to view on YouTube:

1. Bud Light – Clothing Drive, agency: DDB
2. Sussex Safer Roads Partnership – Embrace Life, agency: Rockutainment
3. Old Spice – The Man You Could Smell Like, agency: Wieden & Kennedy
4. Google – Parisian Love, agency: Google Creative Lab
5. Nolan’s Cheddar – Mousetrap, agency: John Nolan (parody ad)
6. Puma – Hardchorus, agency: Droga5
7. Snickers – Pick Up Game (Super Bowl), agency: BBDO
8. Doritos – Gym Ninja (Super Bowl), agency: Goodby Silverstein and Partners
9. Cerveza Andes – Teletransporter, agency: Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi
10. Burton – Shaun White Double McTwist, agency: N/A

Genius: 2, 3, 7, 9
Not Genius: 8

Hydle Favorite:

I posted this back on February 9th as it provided emotional fuel for a very emotional Craig Hospital project I was working on.

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