Liquid-Plumr Urgent Clear Is For Those Who Need It NOW

Following in the footsteps of last year’s wildly suggestive (and wildly popular) Double Impact spot, Liquid-Plumr has a new commercial for a new product called Urgent Clear. As the name suggests, it’s for those plumbing situations that just can’t wait. Luckily, when the daydreaming woman tells the hunky plumber named Peter that she only has 10 minutes, he informs her that he only needs seven. Then the Barry White-ish voiceover begins. And of course, the real-life Peter is drilling. This one will have people talking about Liquid-Plumr for sure.

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Want Waffles With Swag? Go To IHOP!

There’s nothing really interesting about this ad, aside from the fact that I just saw it and was previously unaware that waffles could have “swag.” Thanks TV, I’m learning so much.

Audi’s Summer Camp Spot Has Such Swagger

Cool commercial. That young guy sure looked impressive. I bet he’s really looking forward to next summer, and the shenanigans that will undoubtedly ensue. Snarky YouTube comments have said that it looked like he gave her weed too, but I think it’s just grass (the real thing).

Tuesday Throwback: Nike’s 2004 Red Sox World Series Commercial

2004 was a great year to start college in the Boston area. Largely because this happened. I don’t actually remember seeing Nike’s Red Sox ad, probably because I was out celebrating or watching a guy jump into our quad’s disgusting pond. But it’s a excellent spot showing the devotion of fans over decades of disappointment. It’s so cool that the brothers, young boys in 1919, grow up and attend the games with a changing cast of family and friends. They’re old men by 2004, and looking suspiciously good for being in their 90s. Styles and times change, but being a fan doesn’t. What’s also interesting is that the commercial, created by Wieden+Kennedy, actually was created in 2003, but it obviously had to be shelved when this happened.

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The Miller 64 Song That Makes Me Want To Throw A Bottle Of Beer At The TV

Clearly based off  “99 Bottles of Beer.” And just terrible.

Those Annoying Honda Hashtag Commercials

I used to hate Twitter, but over time, it’s become one of my most visited sites. It’s great for breaking news and to get a pulse on what’s happening in the world. Still, I find myself annoyed by constant tweeters (I don’t need to know EVERY detail of your life) and overuse of hashtags. For some reason, the word “hashtag” just bothers me. Incorporating real tweets is a somewhat interesting and interactive strategy, but I find these new Honda ads to be quite smarmy. “Hands” it is not. And in case you were wondering, the female dealer in the first spot is played by Jen Drohan.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Has A Very Real Football Spot

Quietly, Dick’s Sporting Goods has made some great commercials. There was this Father’s Day spot from last year, and a very realistic baseball ad from the spring. Dick’s new football commercial is a similar, and very worthy successor to the baseball spot. The one take style is extremely compelling and in the words of Adweek, “it’s reminiscent of the actual process of playing football in a way that few ads—hell, few movies—really are.” It focuses on the action before the action we usually see. Very nice work.

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