Delsym’s Bizarre Orange Demo Man

Delsym will help out your cough, and allow you to enjoy your life, even if you’re an orange demo man. I got a chuckle out of this ad’s fine print: “Dramatization. Demo man is not a real man, he is only a man in spirit.” Good to know, Delsym, good to know.

Tuesday Throwback: Ch-ch-ch-Chia!

I don’t do Tuesday Throwbacks very often anymore, but when I do, it’s usually because I randomly thought of an old commercial. After my mom said something about chia seeds, my mind inevitably went to the classic, cheesy, Chia Pet commercials. The “ch-ch-ch-Chia” catchphrase came to be after someone pretended to stutter the name during an ad agency brainstorm. I remember these commercials being played endlessly during my childhood.

Take Note Tells A Sweeping Love (And Life) Story

Oh man…this is a good one. We meet a couple who communicates with little notes from the beginning of their relationship, through major life events, until the end. The storytelling in this spot is somewhat reminiscent of Google’s “Parisian Love”, albeit with a much sadder ending. Beautiful work for Toronto stationary store Take Note, created by BBDO Toronto.

Geico: Ordering A Getaway Car With An App Is Surprising

Ride hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft have proven to be invaluable over the last few years. Just whip out your phone, and you can get picked up in a matter of minutes. Of course, if you just pulled off a heist at an art museum, ordering a getaway car with an app probably isn’t the best idea. Their drivers make wrong turns too, even if they’ve got a four-star rating, and a trustworthy name like Randy. This is one of the funnier ads from the “It’s Not Surprising” campaign, partly because it seems like something that might actually happen nowadays. Also, here’s an article from today’s Wall Street Journal about people who get into random cars mistakenly thinking it’s their Uber or Lyft.

 

 

Budweiser Tells The Immigrant Story Of Adolphus Busch In Its Super Bowl Commercial

Advertising often reflects the events of the outside world. So at a time when immigration is a red-hot topic, especially in the United States, it’s not surprising that Budweiser would create an ad about the immigrant story of the co-founder of Anheuser-Busch, Adolphus Busch. It’s a compelling, well-shot commercial that’s racked up more than 6 million views only a few days after being released online. Here’s more from Adweek.

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