Poo-Pourri: Even Santa Poops

Poo-Pourri greeted the internet well and truly just over a year ago with “Girls Don’t Poop” which was quite frankly bloody hilarious and if you haven’t seen it before 1) Where have you been? 2) What you waiting for – go watch!

A couple of days ago they released a special Christmas ad, featuring the big man himself – Santa. Seeing Santa on the loo is something I think we can all safely say we did not expect to see this Christmas! I don’t think it’s quite as good as their first but it is a refreshing ad to see this time of year and definitely stands out compared to all of the other Christmas ads. It has the standard Poo-Pourri charm, with another witty script with a new edition of three posh English girls.


Mr Bean: You’re Not You When You’re Hungry

During the X-Factor on Saturday evening a brand new ad was aired for Snickers, featuring the one and only, Mr. Bean. It’s filmed in Mandarin with English subtitles featuring Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) who was last seen in an advert over 18 years ago. The suitably funny ad shows Mr. Bean as a Kung Fu master who isn’t particuarly feeling his usual self until he eats a Snickers bar.

The campaign is still using the same slogan “you’re not you when you’re hungry” and follows on from their previous advert starring Joan Collins.

I personally believe seeing Mr.Bean pop up on our TV screens being his usual clumsy self will be a welcomed occasion, although he has a slight ‘Marmite’ presence, it goes exceptionally well with the brand and style of advert. It comes from ad agency AMV BBDO, who believe Mr. Beans’ iconic and well recognised character will really boost the brand globally.

Mr. Bean Snickers




Girl Fakes Period In New HelloFlo Ad

HelloFlo are back with another hilarious advert. If you didn’t see their last advert around a year ago then you must go and watch it too as it’s equally as funny – I even wrote a post on it!

The ad is comical genius and as they regularly use the word period/vagina/uterus it makes the whole topic a little less taboo and squeamish! It’s obviously very “American” styled but at the end of the day you can’t help but laugh, plus it helps promotes HelloFlo’s subscription package service in a very memorable way.

One Minute Brief: Create a typographic poster that reflects the 20th anniversary of comic sans

One Minute Brief: Create a typographic poster that reflects the 20th anniversary of comic sans

One Minute Briefs teamed up with ‘Comic Sans For Cancer‘ for a brief celebrating the 20th anniversary of the font we all love to hate, ‘Comic Sans’.

Comic Sans for Cancer was created by Chris Flack, Renee Quigley & Jenny Theolin and below are their words explaining exactly what it is..

We are using Comic Sans to take on cancer.

In its short history no other font has caused as much division as Comic Sans; not only does it divide opinions, but it is also a font that everyone seems to have a view on. So extreme are these views that websites have even been set up to have the font banned from use! We want to harness the energy and opinions that surround Comic Sans and show that it can have a positive effect on society. So why not put this divisive font to good use and use its 20th anniversary to raise money for cancer research.

Designers are being asked to represent what Comic Sans means to them. Do they love it or hate it? What would the world be like without the font we all love to hate? Should we wish it a happy birthday? The results will be showcased in a curated exhibition which aims to challenge the way we look at this divisive font.

It’s a fantastic project which has created a lot of conversation already and it’s creatively using a font that is despaired worldwide to actually do some good and help beat cancer. Admittedly, the graphic designer in me did not enjoy using Comic Sans one bit, to be honest with you I don’t think I have ever selected the font from the font list.. EVER. But I have to say once again it is a great project and I look forward to seeing all of the pieces of work submitted from designers and artists. To find out more details check out their beautifully designed website or give them a follow on Twitter or Like them on Facebook.

Are You Trying Too Hard On Social Media?

Ever wondered whether you’re trying too hard or not trying hard enough when it comes to your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? Well now thanks to Axe you can find out..

Axe (known as Lynx here in the U.K) has created a smart website called the Social Effort Scale, which analyses your social media posts and calculates your efforts. The video itself explains the whole process and background story with a good use of humour. It’s also pretty hard to not cringe when they list common hashtags used by guys, as I am pretty sure we have all seen these hashtags more than once on Instagram!

The Social Effort Scale is part of the campaign launch of Axe’s new Matte Effect line of hair products (in case you were wondering?). Apart from being pretty interesting I have to say the whole design of the website is seriously impressive, plus it’s dead easy to navigate and has all sorts of different areas to explore.
Unfortunately, my scores were not the best when it came to Instagram, scoring +369, which basically means I am trying far too hard – ooops! When it came to Twitter my score was a little lower being, +281 and it made it clear I didn’t try hard enough with some of my Tweets although a number of them were regarded as effortless..

So, if you fancy finding out your own scores then pop over to the Social Effort Scale to discover and explore how you’re doing on social media!

The Car Chase From Kit Kat

Kit Kat’s Latest Advert

I spotted this new ad this morning on Facebook, curious as ever I obviously watched it. At first I was a little unsure I mean we’ve all seen car chases involving cops and robbers in many films and ads before, right? But I have to say I did really enjoy the ending. I’m sure many of us guessed what was going to happen, that at some point they were going to stop for “a break” but I really did love the humour used amongst the characters as it made it much more enjoyable and entertaining.

The ad was only uploaded yesterday by Kit Kat on to their YouTube account so I am sure we will be seeing it on our T.V screens very shortly. It’s their first T.V ad since 2011 when they had the “crane” ad. The agency behind the campaign is JWT, who have been with Kit Kat since the brand started. Kit Kat have definitely come back with good funny ad, reminding us we all need to take a break every now and then!

One Minute Brief Advertise: Greenwich Mean, Winner!

One Minute Brief Advertise: Greenwich Mean, Winner!

One of last weeks One Minute Briefs was to advertise Greenwich Mean, which is a Twitter account. To give you an idea of the stuff they tweet about here is some of their tweets: “It’s 8.35pm. Nobody loves you.”, “It’s 1.56pm. Your face looks like a dehydrated giraffe’s bollocks.” and “It’s 10.12pm. You’re online on New Year’s Eve because nobody loves you.”

As you can see it’s basically full of pretty humorous insults. I was lucky enough to be one of the winners for the brief, with my winning entry above. Using a twist on a well known saying, I think it sums up the Twitter account well!

See the other winners entries here.