May 31, 2012 Leave a comment
Tags are annoying. So are these commercials. But I’m just glad Michael Jordan got rid of the Hitler mustache.
Sometimes commercials are the best part of TV.
May 30, 2012 3 Comments
Subaru’s advertisements tend to be sentimental. Of course, they’re also really good. Their commercials are the type that find deeper meaning in consumer products, which is a method that can be highly effective. In their incredibly cute and sweet new commercial, a little girl and her dad take an unplanned adventure to catch a rainbow. I’ve always found babies in ads to be more creepy than cute, but little kids in commercials are adorable. The soft song playing is Jenny O’s “Won’t Let You Leave” and it adds a nice, whimsical atmosphere. This one is a winner, for sure.
May 26, 2012 3 Comments
The campaign continues. And it’s still really funny. Phil Shifley is on Facebook now too.
May 25, 2012 Leave a comment
How to tell a story for Getty Images, a stock photo company? You could use 873 images (all from Getty’s archive) in a breathtaking 60 second video. So Brazilian ad agency AlmapBBDO did just that, using all those images to tell the story of a life. It took six months to finish. But it was worth the wait…just brilliant. Here’s the scoop from AdFreak.
Bonus video: I’m reminded of the montage from Up.
May 24, 2012 6 Comments
In the last post, I wrote about a Pepsi Max commercial/short film starring NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving. It was good stuff that kept you interested even if the twist wasn’t completely unexpected. But this Pepsi Next ad just sucks. Oh look, the clueless husband and wife are SO BLOWN AWAY by Pepsi Next that they ignore their CGI baby doing crazy things. They even need their camera because they are really dumb…much like the mouth-breathing audience that this spot will probably appeal to. This is a commercial that makes people hate commercials.
May 22, 2012 1 Comment
At 5 minutes, this Pepsi Max short film/commercial is one of the longest videos I’ve ever posted on here. But it’s some good stuff. Here’s the description from YouTube: Pepsi MAX went to a pick-up game in Bloomfield, NJ pretending to shoot a documentary on a basketball player named “Kevin.” When his Uncle Drew came into the game, some magical things happened. It’s only been up since Friday, but already has more than 2,000,000 views. Enjoy!
May 19, 2012 2 Comments
I know this commercial has been around since the beginning of the NBA season, but it’s one that I never wrote about. It’s got a great message to stay in school and it’s hard to argue with the “life is too short to sleep through it” line. Really…every 26 seconds? That’s gotta be some sort of average, since I don’t think many kids are dropping out at 4 AM. But what always cracks me up is the part with the cheesy music and LeBron just chillin in the back of the classroom with nobody noticing.