You know, it's just not right when a hot girl says to a hot guy in a touch football game, "Throw it to me. I'm gonna be wide open." Sorry, you witty creative. We know what you were thinking when you wrote that line and we know you laughed about it over and over and wondered if you'd get it past the client. Apparently, you did. And you know what? It was funny. Oh, was it for Bud Light? Sorry, we were, once again, distracted. Oh wait. It was Michelob. See the spot here.
For a spots fan, walking through a city where athletes from every possible sport are doing their thing is heaven and that is exactly what ESPN is telling us in their commercial for its new ESPN mobile service which brings the world of sport to your mobile device. The spot did a perfect job with message and did it in an interesting and not so ordinary way. After all, it''s not very often you see NASCAR vehicles scream down the street. See the ad here.
Playing right into our enjoyment of sick humor, the first Ameriquest Super Bowl spot showed a couple of doctors presiding over a patient with cut shots to the patient's husband and daughter. A fly is buzzing around the patient and one of the doctors kills the fly with the those heart paddle things and says, "That killed him" just as the wife and daughter walk into the room. Love that sick humor! However, we forget what the spot had to do with mortgages. See the ad here.
The FedEx ad took place in pre-historic time with a cave man setting a bird free becasue the bird was delivering a package for him. but as soon as he set the bird free, a large creature devoured it. The cave man goes back into the cave and his "boss," who wanted the package delivered overnight, fires him but than man, complains, "FedX isn't invented yet!" He then walks out of the cave, dejected, only to be stomped on by some gigantic elephant foot. Funny. Click More to see the ad.
OK, we were already to hate the Burger King Brooke Burke Whopperettes commercial until all those Whopperettes started flying through the air, dressed like burger ingredients, and landing face first, one on top of each other, until they formed a Whopper presented by Burke all while that really freaky looking Burger King dude looked on. From Crispin and we like it. See the ad here. And thank you Crispin for making it so easy for us ad types that obsess over this stuff to actually find and view the ad. Much appreciated.
With an explosive orgasm of motor vehicles including Hell's Angel's-like bikers, hemis and attack helicopters, Coke's Full Throttle ad is so over the top...and so good...that we bet even those complaining truck drivers will be choking on their Bud's, laughing and the over-blown hilarity of it all. Click More to see the ad.
While we're sure there's some deep inner meaning to the winged woman in white bending over the hood of this red car counting, we're too distracted imagining ourselves sitting in the driver's seat to bother figuring it out. Maybe Flirt vodka has some sort of stamina-building ingredient and our winged one is keeping score. Whatever. Back to the Super Bowl.
While brilliance is something we don't see very often in advertising let alone in any industry, thank God creativity still exists somewhere. Ad Blather points out a BBDO New York-created campaign for Kinko's which places an oversized highlighter at the end of a line yellow line drawn on a roadside curb. We like.
Rapp Collins created a promotion, linking its client Juniper/Barclay with US Airways to attract customers for its new US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard. Customers had to sign on to the Us Air site to get 50-cent flights to various locations around the world...they earn frequent-flier miles on US Air while traveling. The first batch of 50-cent flights was scooped up yesterday within about 30-seconds. Fifty lucky winners snagged round-trip tickets to Rome for 50 cents.
While we know there's all sorts of metaphors for human body parts and the selling of such parts, we don't seem to recall seeing a grocery store liken it's produce to body parts in quite this particular manner. In these ads, asparagus, pears, bananas and, yes, melons are compared to the various body parts one might envision when thinking about such produce.