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05/28/2014

Scooter the Neutered Cat promotes a gonad-free lifestyle to save kitties  »

imageMegan Rascal here, on the Ad Beat again. Here’s a super silly commercial for GiveThemTen.org, a campaign to combat kitty overpopulation and euthanasia in shelters:I love Scooter! He will definitely catch some attention and that’s got to be good for spreading the message. I know from past posts that many of us disagree on cats in clothes, but I’m fine with it if the cat isn’t protesting. And Scooter seems super chill.

You can see some behind the scenes shots in this video below. Apparently, Scooter comes from a shelter himself. The shelter said he was unadoptable because he had a serious ‘tude. Look at the boy now!: 

Totally chill. And he has a great message because hella cats are killed in shelters all the time. Besides simply raising awareness on the importance of spaying and neuturing, Scooter provides a lot of info about where to get low-cost spay/neuter surgery and will even give your cat a ride to get snipped! There’s also info on TNR and links to kitties up for adoption. So, lots of good stuff on the site. 

You know who they need to do a campaign like this for? Bros with male dogs. Because, I swear, I have encountered way too many dudes who won’t neuter their male dogs because of some sort of testicle worship. Bonkers. Are people like that about male cats too? Or is it just a dog thing? 

imageOf course it is to be noted that GiveThemTen.org specifies it wants a no-kill world for cats. And as we’ve recently discussed, most people feed their cats other animals. So, I guess those other animals don’t get a no-kill world. BUT less cats having babies means less cats around to eat other animals. We still win! Yay!   

Note: Is “Give Them Ten” a play on 9 lives?? That’s what I’m thinking but not sure. I invite your insight.

Another note, this time for my ad nerds in the crowd: The campaign is by Northlich Cincinnati. Good job, pals!

03/26/2014

Stop eating eggs! For Little Miss Sunshine’s sake!  »

Meet Little Miss Sunshine from Animals Australia.

Animals Australia has a funny campaign, "That ain’t no way to treat a lady" about egg-laying hens. It’s a cute little play on gender roles. You can see the commercials on the link above but I like this sweet video about Little Miss Sunshine! Look at her looking in the mirror! So silly! I love her!

So what do you say, omnis and vegetarians? Maybe a living being is more important than breakfast?

01/02/2014

Play this computer game, save some animals!  »

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Fancy Pants, a digital agency my dear brother knows, made this cute holiday-themed game that actually helps animals! When you win the game (I didn’t get it at first, took me a 2nd try but then I won), they will donate $5 to the World Society for the Protection of Animals to help animals effected by Typhoon Haiyan!

Before some joker says it, yes, they could just directly donate the money without people having to play a game BUT doing something like this brings so much more awareness to the cause! And makes helping animals more fun. So play! Share! Play again! Share again! And so on and so forth etc.

Oh, there’s also a steak at some points. But it’s a cartoon steak. But I’m sorry anyway. 

12/13/2013

Superstar pets of Instagram encourage you to adopt a new best friend!  »

Megan Rascal here, on the ad beat. This is a few weeks old but so cute. It’s all my favorite internet pet stars doing a spot for Best Friends Animal Society! Of course Lil Bub is on there and a little pal I newly followed on Instagram, Tuna! Here’s Tuna ready for the holidays:

I love when famous animals use their popularity to help other animals! This pro-bono campaign comes to us from TBWA\Chiat\Day in LA. You go, ad peeps!

09/30/2013

Pet condoms: the latest weapon against overpopulation!   »

imageThe SF SPCA cracks me up again with more excellent advertising. Thoughts?

09/25/2013

"Honest Scarecrow" by Funny or Die. 

Several people suggested Vegansaurus might want to post that Chipotle scarecrow commercial. I was like…you’re cray. All my advertising friends were immediately taken with the vid and posting it all over fb and I was just like…you’re cray. How can anyone take this seriously? Sorry bros, Chipotle is not some caring, anti-big ag corporation. I like Chipotle, I won’t lie, but come on. Don’t be silly.

Then, finally, one of my ad peoples (Yay Pete Johnson! Speak the truth!) posted this Funny or Die parody. Please, let it knock some sense into the world. 

09/09/2013

Marketing those one-of-a-kind mutts!  »

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I’m pretty sure this translates to Bordercocker fire tail. One of the many unique “breeds” you’ll find at the Territorio de Zaguates shelter in Costa Rica. 

Territorio de Zaguates found that while interest in adopting was up, many people didn’t want “mutts.” Agency Garnier BBDO took a new approach to this by marketing these mutts as new one-of-a-kind breeds! 

See more pics of the pups and process here!

05/16/2013

PETA continues its quest to be the weirdest pro-vegan organization on earth—not that there’s a lot of competition, but definitely it’s steep—with PETA Europe’s sexxxxy sexxxxxxxy animals-doin-it video promoting the “bigger sexual appetite” of us vegans.

Maybe it’s spring and all the pigeons out are strutting for each other, but I’m not in immediate hate with this thing. What do you guys think? Puerile and great, or just puerile?

05/15/2013

Here I am, on the vegan ad beat again! This time, we have a wacky spot from Silk by agency EVB. I haven’t tried Silk Iced Latte yet, have you? Is it good? I’m not one for iced coffee but it’s about to be summertime. Hot weather makes people go all sorts of cray. Once I start sweating, who knows what I might do! Drink iced lattes! Take a cab five blocks! Hole up in my air-conditioned apartment watching DeadZone on Roku and going straight-up Todd Oldham on the walls with potato stencils and hot-pink paint!

03/12/2013

Here’s a brand new commercial from Mercy For Animals. It launches today in NY, Chicago, and LA on MTV, VH1, and Bravo, and then also nationwide on HULU. 

Say word? MTV, VH1, Bravo and HULU? That’s a big deal! What do you think? Is it good enough to represent us on the mainstream stage? Will it turn-off meat eaters or open some minds? Furthermore, do you think advertising in the mainstream media is a necessity or could it be bad for the veggie and AR movements? Or what? Discuss!

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