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Elephant on the Car Hood
Client: Peugeot
Brand: Peugeot 256
Title: "Sculptor"
Agency: Euro RSCG Messano Constantini Mignani, Italy
Consumed with ad-stoked desire, a determined man uses an elephant as crushing tool to redesign his car.

God Loves the Lakers
Client: Fox Sports
Brand: NBA Promotion
Title: "Wind"
Agency: Cliff Freeman & Partners, New York
And lo, God so loved the Lakers that he smote fans of its enemies with wind, lightening and hail. This spot, one of a trio, shows the wind part.

Generational Qwest
Client: Qwest
Brand: Qwest phone services
Title: "Generations"
Agency: Foote, Cone & Belding, New York
Currently under the hammer of two federal investigations into its restatement of $1 billion in earnings, Qwest is seeking to buff its public image with a new tagline and homespun images of its employees' families.

Lawsuit Video
Client: General Motors
Brand: Chevy Astro Van
Title: "Control"
Agency: Campbell-Ewald
This is one of the commercials that aired between 1985 and 1995 that are now at the center of a lawsuit embroiling GM and Campbell-Ewald. GM ran ads portraying the Astro Van as a safe family vehicle; the legal action alleges that van was not.

A Claymation Hosing
Client: Pepsi-Cola Co.
Brand: Mountain Dew
Title: "Hosed"
Agency: BBDO Worldwide, New York
Resurrecting the claymation characters of a 1960s Sunday morning church TV show, Mountain Dew portrays dad ripping off a soda from son Davey, dog Goliath and friend Tommy. Oh, the sin of it.

A Little Nike Music
Client: Nike
Brand: Low-Compression Golf Balls
Title: "Post Modern," "Rockabilly," and "Afro-Vegas"
Agency: Weiden & Kennedy, Portland, Ore.

Three spots from a golf ball ad campaign feature similarly motionless visuals backed by different musical styles including rockabilly and Afro-Vegas.

Fish Like a Football
Client: Visa
Brand: Visa Card
Title: "Should of Been There"
Agency: BBDO Worldwide, New York

A collection of coordinated vignettes show people of all sorts reliving the final play in last evening's spectacular football game. They all tell friends "You shoulda been there." But, of course, only people with Visa cards coulda been.

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