When did doing something ‘like a girl’ become an insult?


Proctor & Gamble
recently took on a self-esteem issue in their new Always “Like a Girl” ad. They object to the age-old expression that is always used to express a weak or lesser form of anything with a simple question, “When did doing something ‘like a girl’ become an insult?”

They set up two groups of people: pre-adolescent girls and everyone else. They ask a boy and a woman to run like a girl and they flail their arms and jog weakly. Ask a young girl to run, throw, or do some karate moves they give it their all!

Even if this is just a sales pitch to sell more panty liners, it sends a great message and I hope I see more ads like this!

2014 World Cup Commercials

germany-winsLast night Germany took home the 2014 World Cup title, so what’s a better way to celebrate then check out some of the best World Cup commercials?!

The World Cup in Brazil has been one of the most entertaining World Cup tournaments in recent memory. With so many goals and upsets, every match has been interesting, but the commercials have also been quite entertaining! Here’s a few of the best commercials that aired during the World Cup!

McDonalds
This has to be one of my favorite commercials. It features some of the most amazing trick shots being performed by average people around the world.

Hyundai
I’m sure this has happened to everyone before; trying to avoid the outcome of the big game that’s already happened. Oops!

T-Mobile
What would happen if the rules of soccer were similar your wireless plan?

Adidas
Oh you know, just the gorgeous David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Gareth Bale and Lucas Moura playing an innocent game of soccer.. in their house.

Beats By Dre
In “The Game Before the Game” we see how everyone gets ready for the beautiful game.

Nike
“Winner Stays” is a pick up game with friends where they transform into their favorite players.

 

Want to see more? You can watch more commercials for the 2014 World Cup, here! Prost!

Cannes Lions Favorites

The Cannes Lions is the world’s biggest annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry held in Cannes, France. They have over 150 hours of content, plus tons of creative speakers and workshops to attend. It’s a pretty big deal!

This year’s festival was held June 15-21st. The categories range from directing to creative effectiveness and subcategories therein, each holding an award from 1st to 3rd, including an overall grand prix winner. There were to many great videos to count, but here are some of our favorite winners!

 

Chipotle “The Scarecrow”: PR, Cyber Grand Prix

This is a gorgeous, but haunting animation. A scarecrow living in a dystopian world, flees an industrial food company and opens his own restaurant with healthy, unprocessed food.    

British Airways “Magic of Flying” Billboard: Direct Grand Prix

This one is really cool! OgilvyOne, from London, featured digital billboards that reacted in real-time to the British Airways planes flying above in the air.

 

Volvo’s Epic Split: Cyber Grand Prix and Film Grand Prix  

Of course I had to throw in Jean-Claude Van Damme doing “the most epic of splits!” I’m sure you’ve seen this one being shopped around the web, but it actually won 2 Grand Prixs.  

These are just a few of our favorite winners. What were some of your favorites? You can view all the Cannes Lions entries and winners, here!

Orange is the New Black is Back!

oitnb If you’re like me, you’ve probably already binge watched season 2 of Orange is the New Black on Netflix! The popular on-demand show and its crazy ensemble of inmates is back in action, or incarceration…

OITNB season premiere begins with a re-introduction of inmate Piper Chapman played by Taylor Scilling; however, following episodes are much less Piper. Episodes are filled with flashbacks from inmate’s pasts and give other characters a chance to shine and tell their story. The good thing about OITNB is that there are so many interesting characters so you don’t have to wait long for something frisky or funny to happen!

Don’t have Netflix? Season 1 of Orange is the New Black is out on DVD and Blu-ray, but you’ll have to wait a bit for season 2 to hit the shelf.

Game of Thrones Season Finale Recap [Spoilers]

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This post contains spoilers, so don’t say I didn’t warn ya!

Well wasn’t that a Father’s Day surprise for Tywin Lannister! The season 4 finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones ended with a few new plot twists that left viewers on the edge of their seat.

The season finale tied up some plot lines and set a few new ones in to motion. First, Cersei Lannister stirred the pot by wielding the truth about her relationship with her brother, Jamie, daring her father to force a marriage to Loras Tyrell. However, Tywin’s death came as the biggest shock for those who haven’t read the books yet. After everything he has done for his family, Tyrion finally lost his cool and killed his father with a crossbow while sitting on the porcelain “throne” after Jamie sprung him from his cell.

 

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Other than Tyrion’s big moment, we’ve got what we’ve been waiting for all season. Arya finally left the Hound to die, Brandon Stark‘s storyline finally got really interesting, and someone finally came to the poor wall’s rescue!

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So many stories were squeezed in to such a short 75-minute time slot, but dang did it leave you wanting more. I know you’re just as excited as I am to see where each of these character’s stories lead, but you’ll have to wait till next season. Game of Thrones is set to return in April of 2015. That’s so far away, but hopefully 10 months is enough time for me to finish reading books 4 and 5 of the series.

You can read more about the latest Game of Thrones episode, here!

 

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