There’s a fun fan theory which suggests that Malcolm in the Middle was a sequel to Breaking Bad, placing Walter White in witness protection as Hal. Other theories point to Malcolm in the Middle as some kind of prequel. As Comedy Central in the UK prepares to launch their Malcolm in the Middle reruns, they’re […]
Isaiah Mustafa and Terry Crews have both starred in some immensely successful commercials for Old Spice. We could sit around and debate which Old Spice guy is better – Mustafa’s smooth “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” or Crews’ shouting, muscular portrayal – but we’ve never been forced to have that conversation. Until now, […]
The Hoverboard is here. Well, kind of. Ever since Back to the Future II came out back in 1989, people have clamored for a company to create the Hoverboard seen frequently throughout the movie. There have been several attempts, but Lexus has unveiled their version which appears to be the closest iteration of the beloved […]
Apartments.com found success in those bizarre, yet entertaining Jeff Goldblum commercials. The ads have been on television all the time, but the campaign hasn’t been limited to just TV. Physical ads have popped up in various cities and this one takes the whole Goldblum strategy to another level. Via Reddit: Shots fired! Whether or not Apartments.com […]
We’re historically critical of the music which appears in advertisements. The overarching rule is that music in ads shouldn’t be the focal point and the moment it is, the ad usually falls into the annoying category. That’s not always true, but we have so many examples which support our little rule that we’re just going […]
The Barclays Premier League will soon become known as simply the Premier League. Though that’s already how most soccer fans refer to England’s top flight, the news here is that the Premier League is moving away from title sponsorship beginning in 2016-17. Once Barclays’ current deal with the Premier League expires next year, the league […]
There are a ton of different companies and ads that promise a new bathroom when you cover up the old one with plastic. The concept is pretty simple – add some thick plastic and you instantly have an updated, “custom” bathtub. Your old fixtures are still there, but out of sight and out of mind. Kind […]
Payless ShoeSource has a deal so good that they can’t help but yell. Actually, that’s not true. They took things one annoying step further and decided that the best way to discuss their 1/2 off sandals is by yelling through a megaphone. There are some simple rules advertisers should never break: 1. Don’t bother singing […]
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 […]
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 […]
Old Spice has a new line of products which are all inspired by nature. Their new smells – Timber, Amber and Citron – are featured in some new Old Spice ads which continue the company’s descent into the bizarre. A while back, we praised Old Spice for breaking the mold and trying new ideas. Their […]
The Women’s World Cup is coming and Fox is promoting the event with an outstanding commercial highlighting both the men’s team and the women’s team.
It’s not over.
You could devote an entire marketing class to the This is SportsCenter commercials. The latest proves how you can take a rather simple concept and turn it into something brilliant if you act fast enough. This ad reveals who were in those infamous shark costumes at the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 49 was a pretty exciting one on the field. Unfortunately, the same enthusiasm we saw in the tight game between the Patriots and Seahawks didn’t translate to the commercials during the breaks. It was a weird, weird Super Bowl as far as ads go. Some seriously depressing topics (horrible parenting, dead children, etc) […]
Did you think this year’s Super Bowl ads were depressing? We did too, but the St. Louis area received an extra dose of depression with an odd song about heroin overdoses. Enjoy your Super Bowl party, everyone! Here’s a kid dying from heroin!