Positive Attitude, Life in Advertising Promote 'American Dad'

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Here's a whacked little promotional clip for FOX's American Dad that features a guy with a great attitude on life. At the end of the clip, he tells us why he's such a positive guy.

by Steve Hall    May-10-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange, Television, Viral



Ventura Securities Grabs Indian Stock Market by the Balls

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If you've seen any financial services-related commercial in America, you know most drone on incessantly about service and advice and expert consultation or good hands or they get all warm and fluffy like a Kiplinger's Magazine cover or a State Farm commercial. In India, they have fun. In India, they poke fun at the American cowboy. In India, they catch the market by the balls...uh...bulls. Written by Sunil Shibad and produced by Steam Engine Production, this commercial is for Ventura Securities.

by Steve Hall    May- 9-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Atlanta Braves' Jeff Francoeur Hits Them Around the World For Delta

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Delta has a new spot that features Atlanta Braves player Jeff Francoer which we like a lot. Perhaps it's because this brings back the nostalgia that once captured the game. Perhaps it's the music. Perhaps we're just feeling emotional this morning. Who know. You watch it and tell us.

by Steve Hall    May- 9-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Oozinator Gets Cartooned, Moms Discuss Poop, Walmart Is Scary

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Words and Pictures has given their cartoon treatment to the messy Hasbro Oozinator ad.

Club Mom has introduced the web's first social network for moms. Now discussion about the consistency of baby poop can be taken to a global level.

IQ Interactive and Arnold have created a virtual tour website for the recently launched Royal Caribbean ship Freed of the Seas.

Gatorade and Just Ad Orange think Americans should care more about World Cup football and this ad asks them to consider it.

The growth of Walmart is scary, Really scary.

AdFreak asks, Is there anything breasts can't sell?

AdJab analyzes a Suzuki Forenza ad and wonders what a "smoking hot" woman stripping in an elevator has to do with selling cars.

by Steve Hall    May- 8-06    
Topic: Commercials, Online, Spoofs



Ad Explains How to Enjoy Your Whack

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Here's an ad that does absolutely nothing to conceal the double meaning of the product. Created by Bos in Toronto for its client Mac's Convenience/Mac's Froster, it promotes a drink called Whack. Appropriately, the email that contained this commercial was signed "Enjoy."

by Steve Hall    May- 8-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Loud Bike And Penis Size Combine to Deliver Noise Message

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OK, this is sort of funny. It's certainly loud in the city and whenever you see one of those burly biker dudes, you do sort of wonder what personal deficiency they're trying to hide with their big ass bike. Well, this commercial answers that question quite clearly.

by Steve Hall    May- 8-06    
Topic: Commercials



GE Expects Commercial-Skipping DVR Users to Pause And Watch

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Someone else is going to have to explain the point of this too me because after viewing the site, I just don't see the point. We should be making it easier for people to consume advertising, not more difficult. BBDO has created this thing called the One Second Theater that is embedded in the last second of it's Dancin' Elephant commercial and can be viewed by moving forward one frame at a time.

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-06    
Topic: Bad, Brands, Commercials



Aquafine Commercial A Waste of :59

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Here's a commercial for Aquafina water that's 59 seconds too long. The joke's pretty dumb too. Yet another fancy, high-priced production to insure nice, fat agency fees. Oh wait. Silly me. That's a good thing. Of course we want big fat agency fees. Otherwise, how would we fund all the foosball tables and pool tables and "client lunches" and "business" cell phone bills and trips to Cannes? Sorry, we lost our mind for a minute there. This spot is great!

by Steve Hall    May- 8-06    
Topic: Bad, Commercials



Jessica Alba Appears In Korean Skin Care Ad

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Here's Jessica Alba doing the Asian commercial thing. Like all kinds of other celebs who go to Japan and other far away (from America) places to make a little extra cash without suffering overexposure in America, Alba, her handlers and the handlers of other celebs seem to have forgotten about these things called the Internet and YouTube where geography is a non-issue. Sure, a commercial airing on TV is still more glamorous and far reaching than a commercial on the web but that won't be the case for much longer. The practice of celebrities "hiding" while making money won't last. If you want to see more American celebrities doing the foreign commercial thing, you should go visit Japander, a site whose sole purpose is to catalog American celebrities appearing in Japanese commercials. Some are hilariously goofy.

by Steve Hall    May- 7-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials



Axe Underwear Gets You 'The Look'

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Every guy be so lucky as to have a woman react to him this way when she marvels at his underwear-clad package. Too bad that's not always the case. But, apparently, Axe Underwear thinks they can help.

by Steve Hall    May- 5-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good








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