Bruno Mars’ Finesse Video Brings Nostalgic 90’s vibes

By London “The Branding Blogger”


Bruno Mars and Cardi B is breaking the internet on this Throwback Thursday morning with their new visual to the song “Finesse”.

If you are a Bruno Mars fan like myself, you know how Bruno has a magic touch with connecting with his fans and making hits that make you rush to the dance floor. The original track is on Bruno’s sophomore album, 24K Magic. This new album gives you a ton of vintage vibes.

Its also only right that Bruno selects the Scarlet raptress Cardi B for the Remix.  Their energy on set compliments each other perfectly.

Bruno Mars dedicates this eye popping music video to what he considers to be his favorite T.V shows of all time.


“Finesse” has a lot of nostalgic 90’s vibes.  So it’s only right that the video underlines that.

The video pays homage to the 90’s show, In Living Color as the set is a replica of the In Living Color stage.  The dapper duo rocks 90s fashion in colorful clips while breaking out some incredible choreography.

Check the video below and feel free to share your thoughts!

Dove’s Ad: Nailed it or Marketing Fail?


By London “The Branding Blogger”


Yesterday,  I woke up to a cluster of posts from outraged people in regards to what seemed to be a failed marketing attempt from Dove.  It is not the first time that Dove was in hot water due to their advertisements.  This time around, the anger was sparked from an image of an African American woman who after taking her shirt off, transformed into a Caucasian woman.  This caused the Internet to break.

Dove immediately dropped the ad and issued a formal apology.  Hours later however, the entire advertisement surfaced.


After looking at the entire ad, I think the outrage was based off of premature assumption.

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By popular demand, see below for the highly anticipated Ad:


As you can see, each woman wore a nude shirt.  As they began to remove their shirt, the video frame changed to another woman of a different race.  It seems to me that Dove was simply trying to portray that their product was for everyone of all skin tones.

After watching the entire ad, do you feel as outraged as you did from seeing the initial image that went viral?  Should Dove fire their Advertising Manager?  Please feel free to share your thoughts.

New Movie Trailer: Collateral Beauty -Starring Will Smith

By London “The Branding Blogger”


Today the new Trailer for Collateral Beauty was released and it has some viewers (including myself) scratching their heads on what the true plot of this movie is about.  Starring Academy Award nominee, Will Smith, it seems that he lost his daughter and started writing letter to the universe as a coping method.  To his surprise, his letter is answered by the universe and this is where the adventure begins..

Collateral Beauty Trailer:


Critics already are predicting that this is an Academy Award worthy.  What do you think?

Release Date: December 16, 2016

Genre: Drama

Director: David Frankel

Distributed By:  Warner Bros.

Screenplay: Allan Loeb



Klondike: Sex sells -Even for a frozen dessert!

By London
Originating from a Switzerland dairy farm in the 1900’s it seems as if Klondike is spicing up their chilly, dessert treat with their new provocative commercial. -Sex sells, even with ice cream!

From the “What would you do for a Klondike Bar” tag, the Good Humor dessert line has released a new alluring slogan “Best ice-cream bar ever conceived”

The newest commercial targets the male shopper’s adult-movie-addled brain as it depicts a milk chocolate ice cream bar and a strikingly tall and slender chocolate bar nurse. The visual blends real world assimilation and animation. Greg Smith, chief creative officer at VIA Agency made the statement “A ton of ads use animated characters. So we made the decision to shoot as much as we could in camera. The awkwardness of putting ‘real’ characters on ‘real’ sets and then animating their eyes, arms and legs made it different and it helped us stay true to the lo-fi vibe we wanted to portray.”

In addition to 30 seconds of chocolaty seduction targeted to the viewer’s taste buds, Klondike has partnered with CollegeHumor to produce a comedy series about the couple. The series also introduces “peanut” child of the two dynamic treats.

Klondike has evolved from the simple innocence of asking random people “What would they do”, to unlocking a whole new world of  Klondike’s expanded product line by appealing to the male buyer appeasing to their mature humor and sexuality.

Below is one of the original commercials debuted in 1983. An elderly reserved man is asked if he would make monkey sounds for “that chocolate coated ice cream”. Initially, he bashfully declines then after a second thought, he throws all of his personal judgements out the window and let’s himself free as he bangs his chest and performs his best imitation of our hairy primates.

Orphan Black: Season 2

By Lady London 20 April 2014 

“… Just one of a few, no family too, who am I?”

Attention all Orphan Black fanatics!  The time that we all have impatiently awaited for has arrived.  Orphan Black’s Season 2 has finally aired and the events in the first episode has left us in full amazement.

To the novice, this is a disclaimer:  This show is NOT for the faint of heart and the exquisite acting and storyline will immediately have you enthralled. -You have been warned.

Trailer for Season 1:

Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction series, Temple Street production created by Graeme Manson and John Fawsett.  Tatiana Maslany takes the role of several identical women who are revealed to be clones made possible by in vitro fertilization. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on issues of personal identity.  Tatiana has recently been nominated for a Global Award for her outstanding ability to take the role of 7 women with very distinctive personalities.

I was only introduced to this incredible show 2 days ago have been brought up to speed. The writers for this Sci-Fi series are out of this world. 


The show airs on BBC every Saturday at 9pm EST.


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