Mad Men shill for Unilever

Unilever Launches ‘Mad Men’ Blitz
Says a spokesman” “Unilever created the vignettes to showcase its iconic brands and celebrate their heritage on a hit show that is culturally relevant to consumers today. Consumers are craving nostalgia. The featured brands are prominent today and were popular in the 1960s, when ‘Mad Men’ is set.” Interestingly, the first reactions from viewers and bloggers haven’t been positive, with complaints about how the ads too closely mimic the show. On the “Mad Men” Facebook page: “Who is Dove soap trying to fool with that fake Mad Men commercial!? That is how I felt, like Dove was trying to steal Mad Men’s thunder!’.

And there’s more: “Despite hating the weak, we-suckered-you-into-watching-our commercial, Dove did generate some talk about … Still, subconsciously, I’m sure next time I buy soap I will see the Dove brand and automatically think SCAM ARTISTS and buy Ivory instead.” A blogger griped, “I usually love Dove commercials but I found this one to be way off-target from their ‘women loving themselves’ branding.

    Dove ‘Mad Men’ Commercial Causes Controversy; Unilever Says It’s Witty Parody (stylelist.com)
    Dove make ads just for Mad Men, women have the ideas, get no credit (adland.tv)
    More Fake ‘Mad Men’; More Real Ads (mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com)
    Advertising: Commercials in ‘Mad Men’ Style, Created for the Series (nytimes.com)

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    Absolut Drinkspiration, Soap Poster, Barmy Army

    Absolut has launched Drinkspiration, an iPhone app which makes drink suggestions based on mood, location, time of day, weather, liquor type (yes, they don’t just limit it to vodka), drink color, shape of glass, type of venue and a whole lot more. You’ll never order the same boring drink again.
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    Worthy of Jonathan Durden or John harlow – a poster that’s actually made from soap. The poster was the idea of Grey Group Hanoi for the World Bank’s Ministry of Health and the Water and Sanitary Program. At the top are the directions: “This poster is made of soap. Use it to wash your hands!” Attached below are dozens of squares of blue paper coated on both sides with soap. The perforated squares can be torn off and used just like bar soap to wash hands. Put up two months ago, the posters were hung outside of public restrooms in 50 locations in the cities of Son La, Phu Tho, Hung Yen, Nghe An, Binh Dinh, Ninh Thuan, Dong Thap and Vinh Long.
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    Naked Communications has joined forces with the English cricket supporters’ club, the Barmy Army, to launch the fan club’s first music single.
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