Senokot’s Constipated First Date

Senokot’s “First Date” ad has been out for more than two months…how did I miss it? Anyway, a man and woman are on a first date at a coffee shop. After almost hitting her with the coffee, they giggle and he comments that first dates can be uncomfortable. She chimes in by saying that her constipation is also uncomfortable. She’s sooo backed up, and she’s been trying. Don’t talk about constipation, everyone. Jessie Cannizzaro is the girl, and Dolan Bloom is the guy.

Apple’s iPhone X Password Commercial

This one is cinematic and stressful as hell. A man (Kevin Christy) imagines he’s in a memory competition, but he’s stumped by trying to remember his online banking password. Time is ticking and ticking…until the iPhone X’s Face ID saves the day.

Tuesday Throwback: Liberty Mutual’s Beautiful Commercials Featuring The Music Of Hem

I remember these great Liberty Mutual ads debuting around 2006. They focus on people witnessing acts of kindness and then “paying it forward” by performing good deeds to those around them. I love the ads on their own, but what really puts them over the top is the beautiful music of New York band Hem. This particular Liberty Mutual campaign had a lot of spots, but I’ve just included a few of the classics, which feature the songs “Half Acre” and “The Part Where You Let Go.” It’s a campaign that seems like it could be even more apt now, considering our polarized and hostile political climate.

Gain Flings! Foil These Brothers’ Jockstrap Prank On Their Dad

The Martinez brothers are going to prank their dad. He’s napping on the couch, and they decide to stick his jockstrap on his face. It’s a jockstrap, so it’s gotta smell gross, right? Wrong! It’s been washed with Gain Flings! with Oxi Boost and Febreze. Dad just smiles as he sniffs and snoozes. The one brother takes a deep whiff of the jockstrap, before throwing it down in frustration. It’s a funny spot that made me chuckle, though the boy smelling the strap is a little creepy.

Dawn, Ducklings, And “Lean On Me”

Dawn is the best-selling dishwashing liquid in the United States. Its status as a frontrunner means that the packaging on stores’ generic dishwashing soap often contains the words “compare to Dawn.” But if you asked the average person their first association with Dawn, you’d probably hear “ducklings.” That’s because for the last 40 years, Dawn has used its grease fighting skills to help remove oil from animals affected by oil spills. Cleaning up an oily duckling and restoring it to cute and quacky is pretty much advertising gold, so that’s been Dawn’s main marketing angle. In its newest spot, Dawn shows oily creatures being cleaned up, most notably the aforementioned ducklings, but also other adorable animals like sea otters, geese, and seals. The commercial is soundtracked by a pretty cover of the classic Bill Withers song “Lean on Me.” The cover is performed by Paris Ray. Here’s more from Adweek.

Credit Karma Will Save You From Bad Roommates And Wind Chime-Obsessed Neighbors

This is a very fun campaign from Credit Karma. The premise of these spots is the Credit Karma can help you build your credit, which in turn can help you move away from undesirable situations. My favorite of these involves a couple with a new and creepy wind chime-obsessed neighbor (“The wind is my wife, and the chimes are our children” is a fantastic line.) You could have a social media maven roommate (amusingly played by Patty Guggenheim) who Instagrams her avocado lattes and is just #BAD. It seems like it would be terrible to live next to a family with 13 children and a reality show called “The Baker’s Dozen”, but it could happen. Then there’s the cat lady. I love cats personally, but if you have as many as the woman in the commercial does, that could be excessive. Especially if you’ve got cat allergies and two dogs. Haha. Well done, Credit Karma.

McDonald’s McCafe Cold Brew Frozen Drinks Are Colder Than…

Here’s a short list of things that new McDonald’s McCafe Cold Brew Frozen Drinks are colder than:

  1. Cold brew
  2. A drafty igloo
  3. My stepson’s handshake
  4. Being left hanging for a high five
  5. A South Pole streaker

Alexandra Ruddy plays the cold brew woman, Kevin L. Walker is her friend, and John J. York is the man with the cold stepson.

 

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