Protection and Connection

I’ve mentioned my love of Volkswagen adverts before on here but it’s fair to say that once again they have proved they know their market and get what it is to connect with an audience. On this occasion it’s about the role of a dad and their protective nature over their kids. Stand by with the tissues, it’s an emotional one.

Kilian Martin, “that” Lucozade advert and a spin round Barcelona

Last June I told you about Kilian Martin and what an amazing skater he was. Now, he is starring in the Lucozade Advert that has been airing recently. It’s a really nice feel-good summer advert, lots of bright sunshine, gorgeous people, big smiles and awesome rollerskate and skateboard action. Pretty much the perfect recipe. Kilian Martin is the main skateboard protagonist, doing what he does best. The guy is incredible.

Check out the advert


The thing is though, it doesn’t really do Kilian justice, to see what he does best check out my previous post here or his more recent video of his tour around Barcelona – A Skate Regeneration. Just so beautiful and incredible skills. Enjoy.

The end of a lovely relationship?

So a while back I blogged about the latest G-Shock I had bought (the G-Shock X-Large Combi). I was so delighted to have found a white version of this fine watch available for delivery to the UK and initial thoughts were excellent.

Now though, less than 8 months on, I am returning the watch to Casio. The strap has deteriorated hugely, the resin peeling away and the casing/bezel has become discoloured and losing resin too. G-Shocks are highly regarded for their toughness, used by all sorts of people in rigorous situations. It seems however I have got a dud. See photos below of how badly the strap has peeled and the resin has been discoloured.

This is not my usual experience of Casio and indeed G-Shock however, having owned and loved many other models previously. I really hope Casio can either replace the strap and housing or swap over a brand new model under warranty. I have it all packaged up and ready to go in the post on Tuesday.

Keep your fingers crossed. I will keep you posted with progress. Here’s hoping it isn’t the end of a beautiful relationship.

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Cats with thumbs

Loving the new campaign from Cravendale. Was a fan of their sinister cow adverts but now they have introduced cats with thumbs. Great work.

 

Day V Lately – JR Hartley for the New Generation

The original JR Hartley advert was a classic from Yellow pages. Now, with a major promo for it’s App and Yell.com, JR Hartley has died retired and there’s a new kid on the block – Day V Lately. It’s a great reworking of a classic advert. Well done Yell.

Enjoy.

And of course, it would be remiss of me not to include the original.

Volkswagen Advert – The Force

I love Volkswagen’s advertising, they always seem to get it right. This latest one – The Force – is no different.

Great stuff.

My recent favourite has to be this one though

Love the soundtrack and the dance. Amazing.

Finally a couple of Golf adverts from the last few years with rather differing styles.

Ark° Photoshoot


Ark° Photoshoot

Posing for the Movember campaign with Ark° T Shirts and taches

Following on from my request for people to model the new T shirts from those clever boys over at Ark°, I was able to get the call answered via 4 friends on Twitter. I managed to secure a location and the deal was done. 60 minutes of fun, poses, taches and Acts of Random Kindness! Thanks to Andi, Lee, Sharon and Laura. You guys rock! Check out the samples from the shoot here

If you want to look as cool as them (taches optional), check out the Ark° online store and pick up a great looking new T shirt.

Once again, the power of Twitter shines through.