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collectible of the day: Hammer and Coop poster ad

Hammer and Coop poster ad
In early 2007, MINI USA launched the Hammer & Coop advertising campaign developed by Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners.  The campaign centered on Web episodes of a series starring Jim Turtledove as “Hammer” and a MINI Cooper S as “Coop”.  Pictured is the poster ad for the series.

The Hammer & Cooper poster ad can be found in these magazine issues:

  • Anthem. No. 27. March/April 2007 (page 9)
  • ESPN The Magazine. February 26, 2007. (back cover)
  • MC². Issue No. 7. March-April 2007. (page 8)
  • Men’s Fitness. April 2007. (back cover)
  • Men’s Health. March 2007. (inside back cover)
  • Men’s Journal. May 2007. (page 223)

The Hammer & Coop website address shown on the poster (HAMMERANDCOOP.COM) now goes to the MINIUSA.com website.


collectible of the day: Hammer and Coop glossy photo ad

Hammer & Coop glossy photo adIn February 2007, MINI USA launched the Hammer & Coop advertising campaign developed by Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners.  The campaign centered on Web episodes of a series starring Jim Turtledove as “Hammer” and a MINI Cooper S as “Coop”.  This ad insert was made to look like their publicity photo.

BRAWN IS BACK.

Hammer is a lovable tough guy with looks that kill and a karate punch that isn’t too shabby either. Coop is a more powerful 2007 MINI with ball bearings of steel. Together this unlikely duo is on the run, fighting for justice, looking for answers and reestablishing the belief in the power of a guy and a car. This is Hammer & Coop. This is the next classic car/buddy TV show. Get ready to kick some asphalt.

The Hammer & Cooper glossy press photo ad insert appeared in these magazine issues:

  • Automobile. April 2007. (between pages 48 & 49)
  • Motor Trend. Vol. 59, No. 5. May 2007. (between pages 24 & 25)
  • The New Yorker. April 9, 2007. (between pages 8 & 9)

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collectible of the day: Hammer and Coop iron-on ad

Hammer and Coop iron-on ad
Three years ago today, MINI USA launched the Hammer & Coop online episodes as part of a large advertising campaign for the second generation MINI.  Ad agency Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners also created a series of Hammer & Coop print ads including a movie poster, magazine fashion spread, magazine supplement, fake magazine article, autographed celebrity photo, workout poster, and iron-on patch ad (pictured).

The iron-on patch can be used to create a Hammer & Coop t-shirt.  The ad reads:

HAMMER & COOP KNOW HOW TO LAY IT ALL ON THE LINE.
It’s not hard when you’ve got a more powerful turbocharged engine under your bonnet, and the heart of a lion in your chest. Sure, they may take the occasional uncalculated risk—but only because they have the brawn to back it up. Just goes to show you there’s nothing you can’t do with a new MINI by your side. Probably wouldn’t hurt to have one on your shirt, too.

The iron-on patch ad can be found in the following magazine issues:

MC². Issue No. 8. May-June 2007. (between pages 18 & 19)
Outside. Vol. 32, No. 5. May 2007. (between pages 32 & 33)
Road & Track. June 2007. (between pages 32 & 33)
Rolling Stone. April 19, 2007. (between pages 26 & 27)