Benetton is going for shock value in its latest ad push, which shows major world leaders, including Barack Obama, Hu Jintao and Benjamin Netanyahu, kissing. And not just any old peck. It's a full head-tilted, eyes-closed sort of deep smooching.
Really makes you wonder where the term "politically correct" came from. Berlusconi lasted 17 years. Favorite excerpt from the article:
"His offensive and vulgar off-the-cuff wisecracks at international meetings, such as saying that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's behind is not worth penetrating, do little to endear him at home or abroad."
A spot from Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors uses the tricks of traditional alcohol advertising -- soft, amber lighting, perfect pace and peaceful, tinkling music -- for an ad that isn't really about whisky at all: