Up for Ed Mcmahon hawking you the latest must-have late night TV style? How about an update on what's going on with old school hip-hop star MC Hammer.? Well, you're going to get both whether or not you like in in a new commercial from Cash4Gold.
Billed as the first direct response commercial to air on a Super Bowl, the commercial will feature McMahon and Hammer hyping Cash4Gold's model of converting precious metals to cash. Both McMahon and Hammer know. first hand, the need for options when it comes to obtaining cash.
Created by Euro RSCG Edge along with Arnold Worldwide and directed by Bryan Buckley who directed GoDaddy's "Broadcast Hearing", E*Trade's "Monkey" & "Money out the Wazoo" and Monster.com's "When I Grow Up", was shot in McMahon's Beverly Hills home and explains Cash4Gold's "satisfaction-guaranteed" service.
If you think MC Hammer is old, wait until you see McMahon in this commercial. We'll have it for you the second it airs during the Super Bowl on Sunday. Yes, strange as it seems, we honor embargoes.
We're fond of commercials that involve the display of people's skills such as the Mentos/Diet Coke geysers, the Nissan Rogue ad where the guy drives the car through New York while managing to successfully move that ball through the maze game and...a guy who can build a cardstack with 108,864 cards to demonstrate the smoothness of a Lexus ES.
Bryan Berg took 18 days to build his masterpiece only to have it come crashing down for the finale of the commercial. Cruel? Brilliant? Both?
Life is full of adventures. Some good, Some bad. But you can't let the bad ones get you down so let's just move on and do what we're supposed to be doing here on Adrants: talk about adverting.
Cheetos has decided to join the Super Bowl action this weekend with a :30 featuring oddball, Chester the Cheetah. The commercial, which, again, centers around Chester encouraging a person to defy convention, will air during the first half of the game.
Created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, the commercial continues the freakiness which began with that weird commercial in which two women, one old dude and a Patrick Stewart-voiced, mischievous Chester Charlie who's there but not really hang out in a laundromat.
While we love the Cheetah, it's not going to be easy to outdo the weirdness of that original Laundromat commercial.
- Creatives Chris Yi and Jesse Epstein spent a month and $2000 producing three spots for that Doritos Super Bowl ad contest. Obviously they didn't make the cut, but hey, can you ever have too much material to compare your own to?
- AOL to cut 10% and forgo merit pay increases in '09. Join the club, guys.
- Coca-Cola's contribution to the Super Bowl: Heist. 'Tis cute.
The press folk representing Anheuser-Busch sent us a passel of teasers for this year's Super Bowl. Slapstick takes a backseat to dramatic setup; all punchlines have been saved for Sunday.
"Clydesdales: Generations," an American immigration story starring last year's heavy-hoofed underdog. (They're milkin' this bad-boy for all its worth. The Clydesdale appears in at least two more spots: one circus-themed, another featuring his old Dalmation buddy.) By Waylon Advertising/St. Louis.
- Michael Arrington gets spat on at the DLD Conference in Munich, then writes a worthy manifesto about how people's feelings about TechCrunch -- or any publication, really -- shouldn't evolve into a threat to the safety of editors and those they love.