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Mob Phones and Other Current TV Commercials of Note

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Why Gangsters Like Verizon
Client: Verizon Wireless
Brand: Verizon Wireless
Title: The Sit Down
Agency: Bozell, New York

A demonstration of why gangsters find Verizon wireless systems useful in the execution of nefarious deals.

The Rugby Bunch
Client: Old Navy
Brand: Rugby shirts
Title: The Rugby Bunch
Agency: Old Navy In-House

Starring Morgan Fairchild, this takeoff on the Brady Bunch theme hawks Old Navy's new line of rugby-style shirts. This spot received the highest consumer recall score for the period of July 22 to Aug. 4 in the bi-weekly Intermedia Advertising Group survey.

Tongue Lock With a Ferret
Client: Verizon Wireless
Brand: Verizon Wireless
Title: Ferret
Agency: Bozell, New York

Quick -- which cell phone brand would YOU want to use to call for help if a vicious ferret sank its teeth into your tongue?

Steak and Donuts
Client: Dunkin' Donuts
Brand: Steak Sandwiches
Title: Ring
Agency: Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Boston

How many people go to donought shops for steak sandwiches? Dunkin' Donuts thinks the idea is a winner. This campaign also unveils the company's new tagline: "Just the Thing."

Offbeat Gen-Y Pitch
Client: Virgin Mobile
Brand: Virgin Mobile
Title: Diarama #1
Agency: Leagas-Delaney, San Francisco

One of a series of seriously offbeat spots aimed at the MTV crowd. In case you miss it, the spot promotes Virgin Mobile cellular phone service.

Xtreme Coolers
Client: Coca-Cola Co.'s Minute Maid
Brand: Disney Xtreme Coolers
Title: Little Boy
Agency: Leo Burnett USA, Chicago

An obnoxious child sells the latest Walt Disney beverage product.

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