Embarq Brings Us to 2525 with Big 2-Decade Detour


This skin-crawling ad for Embarq so thoroughly grated the nerves on Bill that it gave us an uncourted sense of schadenfreude. In general, something about the ad embarrasses us in the same way your immortalization in the yearbook embarrasses you.

It merits adding that Embarq, who consider themselves trailblazers in the direction of common sense, will probably make good on a spot this annoying. It sort of clings, like toilet paper or static.

We're thankful that the song hasn't lodged itself in our heads yet but that's mainly because we're afraid of watching the spot a second time. We might catch '80's hair. And nobody wants that.

Written by Angela Natividad    Comments (3)     File: Bad, Online, Radio, Television     Feb-13-07  
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It's not that bad! It's kind of funny in a cheesy velveeta kind of way

Posted by: Tammy Allen on February 13, 2007 02:02 PM

Not if you lived through the song the first time around.


Posted by: makethelogobigger on February 13, 2007 04:50 PM

Drives home a point that the company won't bait and switch like the cable competition. If the song helps you remember that, it works. On the other hand, for example, GEICO, like cable companies, baits and switches on prices, and I don't like that. But that stupid gecko forces me to think of the company. I wasn't crazy about the song 2525 the first time around, but the EMBARQ ad makes it much more palatable.

Posted by: KM on February 14, 2007 01:41 AM

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