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.

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.

Mr. Clean Gets Sexy In Its New Super Bowl Ad

Do you believe that advertising can make people change their behavior? If so, I wonder whether we’ll see an upswing in men doing house cleaning. Of course, the whole notion that they don’t is a pretty tired stereotype. Regardless, this Mr. Clean commercial created by Leo Burnett Toronto seems like one people will be talking about during the Super Bowl. I’ll update with actor/actress info when I find it.

Skittles’ Super Bowl Commercial: Katie!

With the Super Bowl a little over a week away, many of the big game ads have already been released. It’s been like this for numerous years now, and I’m not a fan. For an advertising nerd like me, there’s something special about seeing a brand new Super Bowl commercial. But that’s the way it is, so I guess I’ll just have to get on the trolley. Skittles has always had weird ads, and this one is no different. Fortunately, unlike last Super Bowl’s Steven Tyler spot, this one is actually good. A guy is throwing Skittles at Katie’s window and repeatedly calling her name. Only thing is Katie, her parents, grandma, a burglar, a cop, and a beaver (or gopher?) are all catching the Skittles in their mouths. It’s a bizarre and amusing ad, created by London’s adam&eveDDB.

UnitedHealthCare: Chuck Norris Has Still Got It!

Remember Chuck Norris Facts? They became popular starting in the mid-2000s, and quite possibly served as an inspiration for Dos Equis’ The Most Interesting Man in the World campaign. The old men at this diner see Chuck Norris and mention some of the “facts” they’ve heard about him. The one old guy bets the other a buck that Chuck can catch a salt shaker that’s quickly chucked at him. Chuck responds with a quick kick, and the salt shaker ends up smacking the old man chucker right in the face (landing right-side up on the table to boot). He ends up going to the doctor with his busted face, presumably where UnitedHealthcare has him covered. It’s a chuckler.

 

 

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