Kia's Hamsters Are Back And They've Accidentally Conjured Up Some Sexy Lady-Hampster Companions

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It's been, what, like five years? Maybe six? Either way, those lovable Kia Hamsters are back again, this time touting the brand's new electric vehicle, the Kia Soul EV.

In the ad, created by David&Goliath, our fury friends are in the lab working on a new vehicle. When they are ready to make the final, magical adjustment, one of their normally-sized furry friends rolls into the lab and gets zapped along with the car.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-21-14    
Topic: Commercials



Mobile Phone Provider Apologizes For All Those Plane Wing Photos And Other 'Holiday Spam'

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Employing a hilarious approach to promoting its phone service in 16 other countries at no added cost, UK-based Three is out with a Wieden + Kennedy-created commercial in which a spokesman apologizes for "holiday spam."

And we're all familiar with "holiday spam." All those pictures of sunsets, cocktails, mini monuments, beach feet, street food, #nofilter, hot dog legs and, yes, the plane wing. Shooting those photos feels great at the time of the shot. But when you're Instagram feed is full of them, it gets a bit tedious after a while. And yes, we know we are very guilty of the practice as well!

But the fact that we all engage in this behavior is why we think this ad will resonate so well with people.

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by Steve Hall    Jul- 8-14    
Topic: Commercials



7-Eleven Introduces Doritos' Most Disgusting Snack Food Ever

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We really don't care how good or how bad this TracyLocke-created ad for 7-Eleven is. All we care about is the sad fact that there is a company out there that creates a deep fried cheese concoction that can't possibly be good for anything except sending everyone to an early grave with clogged arteries and all forms of dietary tract issues.

Now don't get us wrong. Cheese is not bad for you. Liquid Cheese Whiz-style cheese that isn't even cheese encased in a coating of bread crumbs -- which probably isn't even even bread -- and then fried is another story entirely. But let's not let that stop anyone from creating kookie commercials in which cheese-induced orgasms and owls prevail.

by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-14    
Topic: Commercials



Vodka Ad Celebrates Young People's Self-Centered 'We Own This Town' Mentality

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Borrowing liberally from every small town in America where kids wear "We Own This Town) t-shirts, New Amsterdam Vodka is out with a new ad which incorporates "All Hail Now" from Crown's debut album, All Rise.

The ad, created and produced by MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER (the most pain-in-the-ass agency name to type), celebrates and fuels into the idiocy that "young people" actually give a shit about anything other than getting drunk on vodka and waking up the neighbors with their late night antics.

MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER (we cut and pasted this time) calls it a sense of "officialdom." We call it the coming of the Idiocracy.

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by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-14    
Topic: Commercials



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Watch How Stupid These Men Become After Drinking Cumberland Farms Iced Coffee

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It's a well known fact that in many ads, men are portrayed as bumbling idiots. It's just payback for all those years Mad Men "put women in their place" by posing them in front of refrigerators, draping them across the hoods of cars and generally treating them like hysterical dumb blonds who were only good for sex and cooking dinner.

And so it is without surprise we have yet another ad treating men as if they just had half their brain removed and, along with it, half their IQ.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-26-14    
Topic: Commercials



You Won't Believe Where Oreo Minis Came From (But If You Click This Headline, You Will Find Out)

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In an ode akin to Twas the Night Before Christmas, Oreo tells the story of how its Oreo Mini rose to fame. It all began in a tiny little store called Mel's Mini Mini Mart. The store was so small, no one noticed it -- nor knew what was inside -- until one family of four -- a father, a mom and two pint sized girls with the shiniest, silkiest, bounciest curls -- stopped by and discovered the secret of Mel's Mini Mini Mart.

Yes, all Mell sold were Oreo Minis. Part of the brand's Wonderfilled campaign, the ad was created by The Martin Agency and if the agency has its way. Mel's Mini Mini Mart won't be so Mini much longer.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-23-14    
Topic: Commercials



This Creative Will Win $10,000 If You Watch Her Crazy Tequila Ad

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So apparently, the creator of this Avion Tequila video will receive $10,000 if it wins a competition the brand is running. Now, we're all for your creative making their mark but we're also all about calling out the, shall we say, less than stellar content which attempts to pass for advertising.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-19-14    
Topic: Commercials



Watch These Chickens Go Crazy At the Sight of Big Breasts

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I guess once you've hooked up with every last hottie on the planet and you've milked the whole sex sells thing to death, the only thing left is...chickens. Yea, chickens. And that's what we get in this new 72andSunny-created ad for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's.

Because the chain's Big Chicken Fillet has the biggest chicken breasts in town, even chickens (yes, I know they're roosters) can't stay away.

While there's no blatant sex sell approach here, they did manage to drop in a reference to big breasts. That's gotta count for something, right?

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 9-14    
Topic: Commercials



If You Do What TJ Smith Does in This Nissan Sentra Ad In Real Life You Will Look Like An Idiot

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Here's the problem with ads that celebrate the glory of a song that makes you want to to sing along with it and share that joy with friends. Unless you are doing this in a commercial, everyone on the planet looks at you like you have a screw loose (sorry, we can't use our favorite word here anymore).

But if it's a Nissan Sentra ad and its YouTube dude TJ Smith doing the singing, it's all good. But as disclaimers often state, don't try this at home.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 5-14    
Topic: Commercials



Only in Hay Day Do Pigs Gleefully Hand Over Bacon to Hot Tub Time Machine Guy

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Not that the popular mobile game Hay Day actually needs promotion but we're glad Barton F. Graf 9000 is on the case. They're out with a dry humored spot for Hay Day entitled Cowboy.

Only in Hay Day land can crops grow plentifully without rain, eggs be easily acquired and bacon be handed to Hot Tub Time Machine guy, Craig Robertson, all without the death and dismemberment that goes into putting bacon on your plate in the real world.

Currently the video has 4.6 million views on YouTube. Yes, 4.6 million in 6 days.

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by Steve Hall    May-29-14    
Topic: Commercials










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