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Urinating Voodoo Doll
Client: AmBev
Brand: Brahma Beer
Title: "Voodoo"
Agency: Craverolanis Euro RSCG

So, if you're a Brazilian liquor distributor trying to market your product in Argentina, how to you really make a splash? This company thought a urinating voodoo doll was just the thing. Talk about bad taste in beer.

Sour Candy
Client: Mars
Brand: Sour Starbursts
Title: "Prom"
Agency: Grey Worldwide

Why would sour candy cause a teenager to tear off her prom gown in anger? Find out in this new ad for Sour Starbursts.

Shining On
Client: General Electric Co.
Brand: Corporate Image
Title: "Edison"
Agency: M&C Saatchi, London

In a corporate branding campaign designed to boost the company's image in Europe, General Electric shows how it has been shedding light on man's discoveries for 120 years.

WEEK'S MOST REMEMBERED SPOT
No Running
Client: Pier 1
Brand: Pier 1
Title: "No Running"
Agency: Campbell-Ewald

Kirstie Alley's Pier 1 bedroom sale ad hit the target. This spot received the highest consumer recall score for the period of Sept. 30 to Oct. 13 in the bi-weekly Intermedia Advertising Group survey.

College Ads
Client: Saint Joseph College
Brand: Saint Joseph College
Title: "Someone"
Agency: Adams & Knight, Avon, Conn.

One of a series of TV ads for Saint Joseph College in Connecticut, this spot is about impressing the most important person in the world.

Airborne Pizza Man
Client: BMW
Brand: BMW Motorcycles
Title: "The Job"
Agency: Merkley Newman Harty & Partners

A frequently airborne pizza delivery man glories in a job that lets him ride his BMW motorcycle.

MSN Pod People
Client: Microsoft Corp.
Brand: MSN
Title: "Launch"
Agency: McCann-Erickson Worldwide, S.F.

With the air of a cheesy 1950s space invaders flick, this spot focuses first on the appearance of huge podlike cocoons and then on the Butterfly people who emerge to hawk a new version of MSN.

8.0
Client: AOL Time Warner
Brand: America Online 8.0
Title: "Arrival"
Agency: Gotham, New York

Gigantic landscape art like crop circles viewed from the sky announces the arrival of AOL's 8.0.

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