Tuesday Throwback: Sony Bravia’s Bouncy Balls

This is a fantastic Sony Bravia ad from 2005. It’s visually stunning…I mean how could 250,000 colorful super balls bouncing down hilly San Francisco streets not be? And the beautiful song playing throughout the commercial is Jose Gonzalez’s “Heartbeats.” It’s one of those spots where I wish I was writing this blog when it was released.

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Verizon Can Help You When You’re Stranded Roadside

Here’s a young family whose car broke down along the side of the road. Dad has no bars. Lame! But then Verizon spokesman Thomas Middleditch suddenly appears, because that’s just what he does in these ads. He goes on to talk about how great Verizon is, and orders them a car…so they don’t have to be outside alone with the coyotes. Yay! Everything’s looking up for them! The mom is played by the lovely Emilia Ares Zoryan, and if I find out dad’s identity, I’ll add that too.

Spotify: “Havana” Causes Horrifying Havoc

Camilla Cabello’s “Havana” is a catchy song. That’s why these roommates put it on their Spotify wake-up playlist. But if playing it caused a possessed doll to appear, you’d stop playing it, right? It’s a funny spot from Spotify’s new campaign, which also features an action sequence set to Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Haha.

 

 

Heinz Ketchup Brings The Big Band

I recently wrote about an ad for Heinz’s new mayonnaise. Now we’re back to what Heinz is best known for: ketchup. Specifically, what’s the song playing in this ad where a sprout grows into a tomato plant and then a bottle of Heinz ketchup? You’ve probably heard it, since it’s a famous big band song that’s strongly associated with the 1940s and World War II. That song is “In The Mood” by Glenn Miller.

The Buick Enclave “Yes” Commercial

Kids ask a lot of questions. That’s the premise of this new spot for the Buick Enclave. An inquisitive boy keeps asking his dad different stuff during a family road trip, ranging from “can we open the sunroof to “is that how cows are made?” His dad’s answer to every question is a yes. I kinda doubt a youngster his age would really care about kombucha, but whatever. When they finally get to their destination, the boy asks if a bear just pooed on their tent. Clearly, yes. Good times, everyone. I’ll update with actor/actress info on this one when I get it.

 

 

POM Wonderful Tells The Inspirational Story Of A Man Who Was Impaled By A Dolphin

Now here’s a memorable parody of pharma advertising from POM Wonderful. We meet Jeff, who was impaled by a dolphin last July, and nearly died. But now he’s feeling better than ever, thanks to POM Wonderful. Before the dolphin incident, Jeff was overweight and didn’t exercise…then after it happened, he started drinking POM Wonderful and taking a more active approach to his health. He still notices the dolphin though, mostly on chest days. We also hear from Jeff’s wife, Karen, who discusses the changes the dolphin caused. Jeff is also more successful at work, and his memory has improved. But don’t ask Jeff if he feels lucky that he got impaled by a dolphin…that’s a really stupid question. And shorter videos further show Jeff’s and Karen’s healthier lifestyle (but not healthier sex life). Funny stuff. Here’s more about it from Adweek.

 

Sandwiches Love Heinz’s New Mayonnaise

I’m a huge fan of both sandwiches and mayonnaise, so I heard about the introduction of Heinz Mayonnaise with some interest. Heinz, of course, is best known for their ketchup, but I guess they’ve decided to expand their portfolio with some creamy white stuff. They’re also apparently releasing “mayochup”, which Utahns have long known as fry sauce. Anyway, in this spot for Heinz Mayonnaise, sandwiches (or uhh, people dressed up as sandwiches) line up at the Heinz Deli, eagerly awaiting to get topped. “Yesterday’s Mayo” doesn’t seem so happy though.

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