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this spot. Well, if you're one of the sneakers, you're now legal, no matter where you came from. Check out more info at about dual Canadian Amnesty at their website. Although I would've thrown in some Rush instead of the C&W music. How long now before we get spots here for immigrants converting into Americans. (Not every Canadian among us is honest about like William Shatner. Hard to tell them apart. The guy pumping your gas? Could be from Ontario.)
Mullen for the Bruins. A bear mascot throwing down never gets old. Never. Maybe you were stupid and tucked your jersey in. Bad move. Or perhaps you're a fan who talks too much on their cell. Another bad move.
Innit? From BBH and Gorgeous in the UK comes a nice little twist on a beverage spot for J20 below. Hey, don't hate. They don't all have to be home runs; getting on base is okay sometimes too. (Geesh. It's like you people always want epic Guinness domino action or something.)
other countries: Venezuela and the Turpial, Greece and a dolphin, or The Bahamas and an Orca. Wait, okay, how can an island chain the size of a garage in Texas have a whale while we get a bird.
There's a lot you can say about becoming more eco-conscious: that it's responsible, forward-thinking and personally/socially fulfilling, for example.
But in a spot called "Good Green," the Sundance Channel takes the go-green hype and staples on a passel of adjectives that ring both hollow and wince-worthy: sexy, trippy, fierce.
Confusingly, there's also a shot of Isabella Rossellini flirtatiously hugging a giant lobster.
WOW. Thanks for all the abstraction, BIGSMACKtv. We're definitely feeling the backhand.
"Icons," a McCann-Erickson/NY spot that aired during the '05 Super Bowl, is a fond standby of Mastercard's "Priceless" campaign.
Prep for serious warm-fuzzy syndrome: it's composed of brand mascots -- Count Chocula, the Vlasic stork, Jolly Green Giant, Pillsbury Doughboy -- having Soul Food-style dinner as Mr. Clean slaves merrily over the sink. Some of the icons weren't even animated for TV prior to this. (Thank Calabash for bringing them to life.)
Too much good stuff. There's even some illicit Facebooky pokeage between Doughboy and Morton Salt girl. Scandale!
Post Shredded Wheat, that most generic of cereals, did itself a favor and passed on that most generic of cereal commercials: a shot of mom, dad and the happy kids, pouring cascades of milk onto yielding gobs of grain.
Instead it went for another gimmick: Formidable Authority Figure, touting the dangers of progress.
Your tax dollars at work. Hey, pushing a kid to emotional breaking-point is small potatoes compared to all that guilt equity! the New York State Health Department will raise among smokers for the 5.5 minutes they could be spending with a cancer stick.
Contemplate the moral dilemma with fellow creatives-in-arms, and then ask yourself, just ask -- are a few seconds of anxiety worth it? It's not like smokers don't know about the health consequences, or that their priorities are mildly screwed up (I always feel a little guilty lighting up in front of tots); does one sappy spot a quitter make?
This emo thinkpiece brought to you by Quit Victoria.
I just showed a Sexually Active Female Friend (SAFF) a spot from the latest campaign for K-Y Intense -- a product that claims it's scientifically proven to get girls off harder.
SAFF's response: "This makes me entirely uncomfortable."
Rather than focus on fractured families and the slow, tragic waltz toward death, the Norwegian Parkinson's Association (Norges Parkinsonforbund) decided to add a little jazz to its disease awareness campaign.
And by "jazz" we mean you'll probably release an involuntary smirk, then put on your Serious Creative Face and soberly acknowledge the work's incendiary nature, the poor taste, etc etc.
Source: Viral Video Chart