Budweiser Remakes 9/11 Commercial For Tenth Anniversary


As you all know, we're a sucker for any commercial that manipulates the heartstrings. Just as it did ten years ago, this remake of the famed Budweiser 9/11 commercial (aired during the Super Bowl in February 2002) which featured the Clydesdales paying their respect to New York City is as powerful as the original.

The new commercial is nearly identical to the original except for one small change. When the horses kneel in respect, the skyline now shows One World Trade Center under construction. Oh and the snow has been turned to grass.

You can view the new one and the original below.

Not everyone liked the remake. Hill Holiday CEO Mike Sheehan, whose agency created the original, voiced his opinion on the agency's blog.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-13-11    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Opinion

Are We Still Laughing at This KFC Commercial?


There are so many urban myths (or truths if you choose) about the origin of KFC chicken. Everything from headless chickens to genetic mutation has been speculated. Seems everyone is getting a kick out of the latest KFC commercial which says, "What part of the chicken is nugget? We're KFC. Our cooks don't make nuggets. They make Popcorn Chicken."

Seems there's some concern over the definition of a nugget versus the definition of popcorn chicken. Though KFC's definition of popcorn chicken is quite clear: "100 percent off the bone premium breast meat" which is claimed to be better than "pressed, formed nuggets."

Of course, if one wanted to be a stickler for detail, one could call attention to the fact the word "chicken" is no where to be found in KFC's definition of popcorn chicken. Then again, that would just make one a person with way too much time on their hands.

by Steve Hall    Sep-13-11    
Topic: Commercials, Opinion

Nine-Year-Old Gets Jiggy With Her Stuffed Animals


So...this is what the kids are doing in their rooms these days. Well, at least nine-year-old UK street dance whiz kid, Arizona Snow who locks and pops her way around her bedroom to the stunned amazement of her three friends. The stuffed animals join in and a feather pillow is exploded for special effect. What's it all for? Well, according to the commercial, any nine-year-old can dance just like Arizona Snow as long as they eat a bowl of Wheatabiz Chocolate cereal every morning.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, David Griner.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-13-11    
Topic: Commercials

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