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


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)


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


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


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


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


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

This Epic Ads Steals Taglines From Other Brands. You Won't Believe What It's For


There are ads that poke fun at other brands. There are ads that poke fun at the ad industry. There are ads that poke fun at big brand advertising. There are ads that poke fun at advertising's propensity to over-hype the simplest of things. This ad is all four of those things and more.

We're not going to tell you what it's for. Just watch. We will, however, say you may feel like eating a bit more healthy after viewing this ad.

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by Steve Hall    May-19-14    
Topic: Commercials

Without Realizing, People Are Murdering Each Other In This Mexican Environmental Ad


Here's a beautiful piece of creative entitled Help Save Us from Publicis Mexico for Mexican environmental group, CEMDA, that deftly illustrates the effect humans have on their environment and how they re inextricably intertwined.

In the ad, we see a logger, a hunter, a driver, an ice fisher, all of whom are engaged in acts that are detrimental to the environment. With increasingly quicker intercuts, the ad drives home its point that humans are damaging the world around them. And as the ending is revealed, that damage has a direct affect not only on the planet but on people as well. .

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by Steve Hall    May-14-14    
Topic: Commercials

Kona Brewing Suggests Multi-Taskers Try Some 'Single-Tasking'


Delightfully toying with the ridiculousness of multi-tasking that has devoured the lives of "mainlanders," Kona Brewing is out with a new spot, Dear Mainland, featuring two Hawaiian brothers who think sitting in a meeting sending texts about another meeting where you'll send emails about the first meeting is, well, not so great.

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by Steve Hall    May-12-14    
Topic: Commercials

See John Lewis Time Travel Through 150 Years of English History


While nowhere near as moving as its Christmas ad last year, John Lewis' 150th anniversary ad is a nostalgia-laden look at 150 years of life in England presented in one flowing long shot that shifts from one era to the next.

With the tagline, "For 150 years you've never stood still. Neither have we," it would seem John Lewis wants everyone to know its changed to meet the changing needs of everyone's changing needs over the changing years.

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by Steve Hall    May- 7-14    
Topic: Commercials

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