We actually laughed. We never laugh at commercials. It takes a lot to make our jaded ass laugh. After all, there's so much appallingly awful advertising out there. So it was with joyful delectation we chuckled at this SapientNitro-created Footlocker commercial the agency created for the European market.
Speaking of ass, we see a couple enter an apartment and head for the bed in what appears to be a concerted effort to...get some ass. Though, as it turns out, the two engage in a different kind of ass play. The spanking kind. And the funny part? The guy getting spanked can name the brand (and year) of the sneaker with which he's being hit.
So if you're Mexican, you must be a wrestler, right? Or you must take siestas all the time and forget to shower, right? Well, that's what BBDO in Toronto thinks if its campaign for Quesada Mexican Grill is any indication.
In one ad we've got a dirty Mexican taking a nap. In another, we've got a family dressed in goofy wrestler costumes. The campaign's headline? Real Mexican Know Where to Get Real Mexican.
Hmm. A cause group disaster waiting to happen or an innocuous approach that leverages harmless stereotypes?
Last week when we reported the launch of a new Eastpak campaign, one commercial eluded us. Most likely because it;s the kind your not likely to see on TV. Which, of course, means it's the very one you do want to see. So here you go.
Little person. Seductively sultry and sexy Asian hottie. Anti-war message. Yea, that's it
Because as soon as you stop thinking about football you start thinking about women again. It's true. Axe says so.
It's that simple.
And we're not even going to get into the whole women as on-demand play things thing.
Because they are.
In the fantasy-addled minds of most men.
I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream. Oh...sorry. Actually, no one's screaming in this Proximity-created commercial for AMP Energy. Well, maybe they are. It's just that we can't hear them as they run through the office in slow motion like crazed zombies as an ice cream wielding robot dispenses the frozen stuff as if its lost bladder control.
The office workers, who clearly need something to spice up their Monday morning, engage in some kind of ritualistic group foodgasm while the stunned boss wonders who the hell he's employed.
This is funny and stupid all at the same time. Funny because it's always fun to watch people act like idiots in a crisis situation. Stupid because in this day and age of mobile connectivity, people would actually engage in this sort of idiocy during a crisis.
But funny and stupid go hand in hand here because we're talking about a commercial. And if there's one thing commercials do well it's making people look stupid so the rest of us can laugh at them.
Somewhere in this idiotic hilarity is a promotion for the LG Ally and Iron Man 2.
Feel fabulous, not flabulous, ladies. That's the message from Belle Bouton who is helping Mama Mio pimp its Get Waisted Body Shaping Serum.
Yea. It's all a little bit weird.
Attention ladies with cleavage. Do you struggle will ill-fitting tops? Sick of leering men staring down your blouse? Tired of layering to prevent spillage?
Then let us introduce you to Cami Secret. It's like a doily for your cleavage. Seriously.
- It's global branding of another sort: How Americans See Europe.
- If you want to see a bad Photoshop job. Or if you just want to see a hot woman in her bikini.
- More from the lady who loves to create ads inside Second Life which feature but, busty avatars.
- An old Old Spice ad.
- Not new but worth a look. Agency (almost) shoots kitty to illustrate the qualities of good advertising.
- Thought: If social media didn't exist, would P&G have the problem they are currently having with their Cruisers and Swaddlers diapers?
So you're Cadbury. Among other things you make ice cream. But wait. Maybe people don't know you make ice cream. So what do you do? You give everyone an ice cream cone and ask them to eat it while riding a roller coaster. Yes. Things get messy. Very messy.