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Red Bull ad brilliantly capitalizes on Kris Bryant’s MLB call-up

Kris Bryant’s call-up to the Chicago Cubs was inevitable. The young phenom has been widely praised and his debut was greatly anticipated both among fans of the Cubs and those who simply love baseball. Red Bull hoped to take advantage of the hype and created an ad which sheds some light on what Bryant was up […]

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Adidas: Good things come to those who take

Adidas has fallen by the wayside in the world of sports. They are not the main clothing or shoe provider for the MLB, NFL, NHL. They do have a few top world athletes who are signed with them. Among them are Andrew Wiggins, John Wall, Joakim Noah, Derik Rose, Dwight Howard, Lionel Messi, the Real […]

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Fake Irony and Carl’s Jr.

We’ll begin with this Carl’s Jr. ad: They have a supermodel slowly, suggestively sucking peppers and jamming sandwiches into her mouth. It’s so over the top and sexualized that it looks like one of The Hamburgler’s dirtiest thoughts. The first time I saw it, I could hardly believe how disgusting it was. Surely, though, they […]

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Peter Dinklage voices new Game of Thrones inspired Fiat Chrysler ads

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants viewers to know that power and royalty can be attained by the new Chrysler 300. In the first of a new series of advertisements titled “The Kings & Queens of America,” starring Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage, the spot channels the GoT world in many ways with a powerful tone and similar […]

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Reviewing the Apple Watch… commercial

The Apple Watch preorders are beginning and so are the tech writers’ reviews of the newest gadget on the market. Every product launch by Apple creates a buzz in the air and at the forefront of creating buzz is the Apple commercial for the new item. Since Apple’s inception, the marketing has been a focus […]

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Xarelto brings in big name celebrities to sell medicine

I never thought I’d get excited about a blood-thinner, but this Xarelto commercial is a tour de force of manliness I just can’t ignore. The ad features Kevin Nealon, Brian Vickers, and Arnold Palmer who at first glance are an unlikely trio. My theory is that the combination of Nealon (a big name comedian from […]

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Sex sells as Kate Upton and Game of War: Fire Age creates brilliant ad campaign

Every successful celebrity advertisement is memorable for a reason. Apple embraced their inner quirkiness with Zooey Deschanel for the launch of Siri on the iPhone 4s. Lincoln went for the introspective look in the Matthew McConaughey spots that were widely mocked, but still plenty effective and talked about. Now, a Kate Upton led advertisement for a […]

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DirecTV ditches Rob Lowe in favor of a talking horse and Hannah Davis

A while back, we praised DirecTV for their Rob Lowe commercials. They were refreshing and comical takes on the tired topic of television. When the first couple ads debuted, we wanted to see Lowe in more and more ridiculous parodies of himself. That’s exactly what DirecTV delivered, but over time – like any idea – the […]

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Tiger Woods passes torch to Rory McIlroy in brilliant new Nike ad

Nike has released an effective new ad showing how much Rory McIlroy admired Tiger Woods growing up. The ad titled “Ripple,” tells the story of McIlroy’s childhood, illustrating just how important Woods was in McIlroy’s development and progression to becoming number one ranked golfer in the world. In the ad we see McIlroy’s childhood idolization of Woods on display. His room […]

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Advertisers are copying the success of Progressive’s Flo

If the Geico caveman taught us anything, it’s that when advertisers hit on something that works, they tend to beat it into the ground. Unsurprising, then, that they’re in the process of mimicking fictional Progressive spokeswoman Flo, introduced in 2008. Flo is what the customer service automatons in employee training videos would be like as […]

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BMW X5: The third row from hell

This commercial, or a version of this commercial (where the grandmother says something embarrassing in the third row of a car), has come on almost every break in March Madness so it’s getting a bit old. Despite that, it’s laugh out loud funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m65RVM_gsk First of all, the commercial hits on subtly introducing the features; […]

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The surprisingly real Amazon Dash, which makes shopping on Amazon even more instant

Amazon has launched a totally new original product with their first official advertisement for the new Amazon Dash. This version of Amazon Dash differs from their previous variation of the product, which was aimed towards Amazon Fresh. That version was voice activated and could scan barcodes. This version of Amazon Dash is a small plastic button […]

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