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 […]
Pride Month is underway and with it Target has released a very beautiful and poignant ad promoting inclusivity. The ad is titled ‘Take Pride’ and Target’s message on their YouTube page says “Pride isn’t something any of us were born with. It is something we take, by finding purpose in every challenge, experience, victory and feeling. Join […]
On the heels of the new Entourage film, based on the HBO television series of the same name, Cadillac has released a series of teaser ads featuring the show’s most popular character Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). In the spots Gold talks about how he’s OK with his retirement, when throughout the ad he’s miserable. See him sporting […]
YouTube has named its best advertisement of the decade. The ad Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout, by Turkish Airlines has received the honor based on public vote, and that makes perfect sense. The spot features Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and FC Barecelona’s Lionel Messi, two of the highest profiled and paid athletes on the […]
First of all, Splatoon is a bad name for a game. I don’t care if it’s an animated paint shooting game that involves paint splatter and cartoons, find a different name. More importantly, don’t advertise the game with some of the most annoying music ever created. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjPOSKnOftA Ok, take a few seconds to recover. I […]
What happens when a moustachioed hipster decides on a whim to adopt a puppy? A Purina dog food ad of course! This spot produced by Buzzfeed does a very solid job as coming off as a short video, opposed to being an actual advertisement. Make no mistake - Purina logos are everywhere and there are […]
Johnsonville released a new commercial for Brat Original sausages and it’s pretty funny.
As a member of the Internet, I understand that page views, clicks, and ‘likes’ are what fuel web-based advertising sales, however I don’t think about it often. For those whose full time job is creating content and running a website, getting those clicks and such can keep them awake at night.
Nostalgia is a wildly popular thing in advertising these days. Do you know what I’m not ready for? YouTube nostalgia. Delta feels differently about that, as they’ve made a safety video featuring a bunch of memes and YouTube phenomenons. Appearing in order are Keyboard Cat, Double Rainbow Guy, Annoying Orange, Roomba Cat, Rahat’s Prank, Evolution of Dance, Slow Mo Guy, Harlem Shake, Deltalina, Screaming Goat, Internet Browser, Peanut […]
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 […]
I’ve talked about fast food restaurants needlessly reviving dated characters in hopes of making them modern. It seems to be a huge trend in advertising. If they can reboot a movie, why can’t they reboot a commercial? McDonald’s inexplicably brought back the Hamburglar this month with a series of bad advertisements that put a damper […]
In the liquor industry, getting your name out there is the best way to make your brand succeed. There are so many competitors for shelf space that some companies will do whatever it takes to set themselves apart. Even Justin Timberlake’s tequila, Sauza 901, had to go all out to separate themselves from the pack. […]
Mercedes-Benz must have a serious sponsorship deal with the upcoming Jurrasic Park installment Jurassic World because they’re about to be featured heavily in it. They’ve released a series of promotional photos and videos, which really try hard to connect the car to the Jurassic universe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=50&v=F9H1Gwl05vk Producer Frank Marshall really give it his all to […]
I noticed a commercial for Lego’s “Bionicle” sets when my nephew was watching TV the other day, and it brought back memories of my own childhood obsession with them. It got me thinking about Bionicle’s introduction (in 2001, which seems like a long, long time ago now…), and just how well-done it was: Commercials for […]
It’s been mentioned a ton on this site before, but nostalgia in advertising is currently what’s hot. McDonald’s has jumped on this trend by reintroducing a character that’s long been a part of their history - of course I’m talking about The Hamburglar. The Hamburglar initially appeared in 1971 as part of McDonald’s Mcdonaldland community. […]