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Kobe, A-Rod, Phelps and Tony Hawk in Guitar Hero World Tour Commercial

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An ode to Tom Cruise’s famous scene in Risky Busi­ness. This must have been bank to make but I think it was humor­ous and creative.

Nike “Leave Nothing (Fate)” Commercial

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David Fincher directs the life-long jour­ney of pro foot­ball play­ers LaDain­ian Tom­lin­son and Troy Pola­malu as their des­tinies col­lide in an NFL foot­ball game.

Truly a cou­ple of the best ath­letes that I have been for­tu­nate to watch so far.

MasterCard “Timeline”

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Nicely done.

Mas­ter­Card spot by MacLaren McCann in Toronto “cuts” through the clut­ter in the most lit­eral sense of the word because of its focus on the pain, sac­ri­fice and human­ity behind every true sports icon. A hockey legend’s many sur­gi­cal scars from his play­ing days trace a hum­bling “time­line” across his skin. At the end, the player sim­ply sits in the locker room alone, a poignant image of a man who earned his acco­lades by pay­ing the painful price many times and always skat­ing back onto the ice for more. It’s Bobby Orr, but he’s never ID’d, imply­ing that his hard-earned achieve­ments out­live the fleet­ing fame. Besides, in Canada, they’ll know who he is.

Source via AdF­reak by David Gianatasio

ABC Refuse to Run Repower American Ad

After the pres­i­den­tial debate last night, most high pro­file chan­nels ran ads from oil com­pa­nies (ABC had Chevron, CBS had Exxon, and CNN had the coal lobby). Notic­ing that there’s some­thing a bit off, the We Cam­paign1 is flag­ging ABC to recon­sider their actions for refus­ing to run the Repower Amer­ica ad (below) last week2.

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ABC recently refused to run our Repower Amer­ica ad, even though they run ads from oil com­pa­nies that mis­lead the Amer­i­can peo­ple about the role fos­sil fuels play in the cli­mate crisis.

They recently started a peti­tion and sent out a mes­sage ear­lier this afternoon:

Our Repower Amer­ica ad has a clear and sim­ple message—that mas­sive spend­ing by oil and coal com­pa­nies on adver­tis­ing is a key rea­son our nation hasn’t switched to clean and renew­able sources for our energy.

The peti­tion is to “send a mes­sage to ABC and tell them to air the Repower Amer­ica ad this Fri­day on 20/20.” The We Cam­paign is work­ing on get­ting 100,000 pub­lic com­ments to ABC before 20/20’s next air­ing. They are cur­rently (at the time of this post­ing) near 25,000 mark.

You can get more info, sign the peti­tion, view the ad, etc. by going to: wecansolveit.org/ABC

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  1. The We Cam­paign is a project of The Alliance for Cli­mate Protection—a non­profit, non­par­ti­san effort founded by Nobel lau­re­ate and for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Al Gore. The goal of the Alliance is to build a move­ment that cre­ates the polit­i­cal will to solve the cli­mate crisis—in part through repow­er­ing Amer­ica with 100 per­cent of its elec­tric­ity from clean energy sources within 10 years. Our econ­omy, national secu­rity, and cli­mate can’t afford to wait. []
  2. The ad that takes on the same oil and coal lobby. []