Robinsons Has A Nice Ad Showing How Quickly Kids Grow Up

In 2013, UK drink company Robinsons released its “Pals” ad. It was beautiful, sweet, and had a great twist ending. I thought it was the best commercial of the year. Now Robinsons has a cute spot with a child who literally grows up before his parents eyes. Nicely done.

DirecTV Enlists Hannah Davis And A Talking Horse

DirecTV has apparently ended its Rob Lowe campaign amid criticisms that it contained false claims. It was a funny campaign, but getting kinda old. Now DirecTV is going in a different direction, with spots featuring 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model/ Derek Jeter’s main squeeze, Hannah Davis. And a talking horse. Hannah Davis is nice to look at, but these are stupid commercials.

Fruit Of The Loom Reminds Us That “No Diggity” Is A Fantastic Song

It’s amusing, though by no means a great or groundbreaking ad. But I can’t hate on any commercial that features “No Diggity”, one of the best songs of the ’90s. No diggity, no doubt.

This Lowe’s Commercial Features A Guy Who Can’t Fold A Fitted Sheet

This is me. Folding a fitted sheet is infuriating!

Tuesday Throwback: RIP Windell Middlebrooks, The Miller High Life Guy

Actor Windell Middlebrooks died today at the age of 36. He had roles on prominent shows such as Scrubs, Body of Proof, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but he was probably best known as the down-to-earth delivery man in a Miller High Life campaign. Here are a few of his High Life spots. RIP. I’m sure you’re living the high life somewhere.

Powerade: Featuring Derrick Rose And Tupac Shakur

Last week, Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus. It’s the latest in a long line of knee injuries for Rose. The Bulls say he should be able to return for the playoffs, but at this point it’s easy to wonder if Rose might be the new Penny Hardaway; a great player who is ultimately betrayed by his body. Under that lens, this new Powerade spot featuring a voiceover by Tupac Shakur seems especially poignant. It shows a young boy who represents a young Derrick Rose riding his bike through Chicago’s rough South Side to the United Center, paralleling Rose’s own life. The video is beautifully shot, and Tupac’s powerful words from “The Rose That Grew From Concrete” adds to the scene. Great work.

This Commercial Sucks: Chevy Colorado’s Focus Group

These have been out for about a month, but I’ve just seen them in the last few days. So we have a focus group setup, with participants being asked about two men: one standing in front of a sedan, and one standing in front of a truck. What results is awful, stereotypical stuff.

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