The epic smartphone war, started by Samsung against Apple, is escalating as a new member, Nokia Windows Phone, enters it with a new commercial created by Crispin Porter + Bogusky. In this new Microsoft’s campaign a smartphone from Nokia comes as a nice solution to those who are tired of figuring out which phone is better, iPhone or Galaxy. Positioning Windows Phone as a smart “peacemaking” option, the commercial invites the audience to consider other choices rather than iOS and Androis-based devices.
Old Navy plays on nostalgia in the series of its new holiday ads, created by Crispin Porter + Bogusky to reach US consumers, who have emotional connection to the 1980s and 1990s. The brand is to launch five commercials featuring the Griswolds family characters from the popular comedic “National Lampoon’s Vacation” films, which were a real hit two decades ago. The first of them, “Plug in the Pop,” has already arrived to Old Navy’s YouTube channel, with others to be released soon.
Old Navy has introduced an apparel catalogue of the next generation—the casual wear giant has tapped New Kids on the Block pop star Jordan Knight to sing songs about the summer collection pieces, including bikini tops, cargo shorts, dresses and tees to name but a few. Of course, the singing tribute to the seasonal wardrobe is just a joke, devised Crispin Porter + Bogusky, the agency behind the brand’s latest campaign, to add to the ‘funnovation’ atmosphere the brand creates.
KRAFT Mac & Cheese is launching a new social-media push, which is revolving around the fact that old can be modern. We invite our friends of around the same age to our birthday parties, and so as part of its 75th anniversary celebration of KRAFT Mac & Cheese decided to turn two lovely old ladies—Frankie, 87, and Dottie, 86—into its temporary social media managers on Facebook page and Twitter for three days, from April 10 through April 12.
In February, as the world celebrates Valentine’s Day, love is the major theme of promotions and advertising efforts. Brands offer their own unique or predictable ways to share love with their special ones and with the world as well by purchasing the new themed merchandise or writing messages of love. Recently, Heineken and Starbucks to name but a few offered their hilarious solutions for spreading the romantic spirit with people they love and know, but KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese is taking love sharing to the next level by offering to send positive emotion to those, whom they probably haven’t met in their life, as part of the charitable ‘Golden Voice of Love’ effort.
AXE would lose its unique style if it decided to turn respectable and stop balancing on the edge of decency. And that’s why it’s not going to change its style at all. The brand, well-known for its controversial campaigns revolving around sex-related themes, released a bunch of short ironical spots, which offer another approach to discussing the embarrassing topics. The vignettes, which were uploaded to the AXE Canada official YouTube-channel, appear in the top section on the AXE Channel website for male consumers, which provides them with valuable tips on a very wide range of topics and humorous content.