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TASTELESS JEANS AD & NISSAN'S BIG SHIFT

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Amputee Rock Climber
Client: Nissan
Brand: Nissan 2003 Models
Title: Shift Dandy
Agency: TBWA/Chiat/Day, Playa del Rey, Calif.

What does an amputee rock climber, a deaf woman at a picnic and a slew of desert motorheads have in common? They all appear in this new Nissan commercial.

Jeans a Dog Can Love
Client: Bugle Boy
Brand: Jeans
Title: DMV
Agency: Gigante Vaz Partners, New York

This exercise in tastelessness has a stray dog going through coital motions on a man's leg. The man is wearing Bugle Boy jeans.

Jeans A Girl Can Love
Client: Mavi
Brand: Mavi Jeans
Title: Stay Late
Agency: Legas-Delaney, San Francisco

This human exercise in tastelessness has a gaggle of males and females wearing Mavis jeans ogling each other's crotches and worse.

Wild World of Bounce
Client: Tenneco Automotive
Brand: Corporate Image
Title: Bounce
Agency: Red Phone, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Given the dreary and mundane nature of its product, shock-absorber maker Tenneco has produced an incredibly lively corporate-branding spot.

WEEK'S MOST REMEMBERED SPOT
The Rugby Bunch
Client: Old Navy
Brand: Rugby shirts
Title: The Rugby Bunch
Agency: Old Navy In-House

For the second period in a row, one of Old Navy's Brady Bunch takeoff spots for the 'Rugby Bunch' was the commercial most remembered by consumers. This spot received the highest consumer recall score for the period of Aug. 5 to 19 in the bi-weekly Intermedia Advertising Group survey.

Rumped Orange
Client: American Express
Brand: American Express Credit Card
Title: Oranges/Capriati
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather

So what's a tennis star like Jennifer Capriati to do after she's purchased an orange but has no pockets in which to carry it? Up the leg of her panties it goes, just like a tennis ball. Oh, and she has an American Express card, too.

Talking Bottle Cap
Client: Coca-Cola Co.
Brand: Coke Classic
Title: Opus
Agency: McCann-Erickson, New York

Talking bottle caps star in new Coke ad.

Subaru
Client: Subaru
Brand: Subaru Baha
Title: Multiple Choice
Agency: Temerlin McClain

Part car, part truck, the Baha is the featured vehicle of this new spot.

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