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MTV's Two-Minute Spot
Client: Ubisoft
Brand: Prince of Persia Game
Title: "Sands of Time"
Agency: Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners
In the latest long-form advertainment to hit TV, Ubisoft has been running this two-minute commercial for the "Prince of Persia" video game on MTV.

Statue of Liberty
Client: American Express
Brand: Statue of Liberty Project
Title: "Passage of Time"
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, New York
Because it is a prime symbolic target for terrorists, the Statue of Liberty has been closed to the public since 9/11. There is now a campaign underway to raise money to install unspecified security systems and other safety measures that would allow the statue to be evacuated more quickly in the event of an attack. This spot is one in an American Express campaign aimed at raising $3 million toward that Statue of Liberty project.

Toilet Master
Client: Pampers
Brand: Kandoo Toilet Wipes
Title: "Master of the Toilet"
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, London
How cute. Kandoo, the name of Pampers new children's wet toilet wipe, rhymes with doo-doo. The commercial suggests that because children can't really manage toilet paper on a roll, they need a more expensive product in a plastic box with a neat frog logo. Cuter yet, the frog is wiping himself. Talk about being anal.

A Car for the Books
Client: Kia Motors of America
Brand: Amanti
Title: "Books"
Agency: David & Goliath
Next time you're planning a long drive through stands of gigantic books, you'll know which car to take. This visually curious but refreshingly different spot hypes Kia's new quasi-luxury model, the Amanti.

Brilliant Beer Again
Client: Guinness
Brand: Guiness Beer
Title: "6 Pack"
Agency: BBDO Worldwide, New York
In the latest round of Guinness beer commercials about discoveries that never were, we encounter the telephone. Brilliant!

eBay Takes the Stage
Client: eBay
Brand: "eBay Auctions"
Title: "Do You Know the Way"
Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

Do you know the way to use eBay? asks this commercial in a flamboyant stage production parodying the 1960s Burt Bacharach, Hal David hit song, 'Do You Know the Way to San Jose?'

Rubber Face
Client: Shaw's Supermarkets
Brand: Shaw's Supermarkets
Title: "Funny Faces"
Agency: Connelly Partners, Boston

Reaching for that lovably goofy touch, a New England supermarket chain spotlights a rubber-faced checkout clerk in its latest TV commercial.

McDonald's Monopoly
Brand: McDonald's
Title: "Good Life"
Agency: DDB Worldwide, Chicago

One of the commercials from the Monopoly promotion that McDonald's has, in part, credited for its recent sales uptick.

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