Geico: Casual Fridays At Buckingham Palace Are Surprising

Buckingham Palace is one of the most formal and traditional locales in the world. It’s not the kind of place where you’d expect a casual Friday. But that’s just what happens in the newest spot from Geico’s “It’s Not Surprising” campaign, where we see the normal guard replaced by a guy wearing a robe, eating snacks and reading the paper. He does still have the fun hat though.

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Wells Fargo: This Cat’s Owner Definitely Did Not Spend $107 At Doggy Lover’s Warehouse

After this woman gets a suspicious activity alert about a $107 charge at Doggy Lover’s Warehouse, her cat looks pissed. Turns out it was fraudulent, and Wells Fargo removes the charge. Her feline friend, however, is still pissed and walks away. At least Wells Fargo didn’t open up a phony account in her name. That we know of, at least. The woman is played by Stacey Farber.

Are You Becoming Like Your Parents? Progressive’s Got A Support Group For You!

The other day, I found myself talking about deceptive retail prices, and said “that’s where they get you.” And then it sunk in…that’s something my dad says. As we get older, a lot of us will take on traits of our parents, for better or worse. So I chuckled at this new Progressive commercial, set at a “Dad Support Group.” We hear men and women tell honest confessions, like that they refer to every child as “chief.” Because Progressive can’t save you from becoming your parents, but they can save you when you bundle on home and auto.

Downy Says Don’t Be Half-Washed

If you showed up for a first date with a V-neck that looks like a U-neck, Downy says that shirt’s been “half-washed.” Quite diplomatically, the woman on the date says he looks “amazingly comfortable.” Oof. Shannon Hollander plays the woman, while Jim Mahoney is the man. In another awkward situation, a guy (Brian Kimmet) encounters his boss (Jason E. Kelley) when his T-shirt (actually, a polo…) smells like a T-Bone. His doctor’s appointment excuse falls apart, since he was actually at a steakhouse.

Southwest Airlines: Actually This Basketball Team Is Flying Back Today

When you’re a coach, you give inspirational speeches. This basketball coach for “State” believes in his team so much that he booked tickets for them all the way to the championship game. They’re NOT FLYING HOME TODAY. Except that they lose, and they are flying back today. At least Southwest Airlines doesn’t have change fees. Haha. Anyone know who plays the coach?

What Emoji Would You Give This Buick Encore Commercial?

I guess we’re at the point where it’s not too weird that “smiling pile of poo” emojis end up in advertising. What is weird is thinking that if this Buick Encore spot came out just a few years ago, people would be totally confused. The driver is played by Akemi Look, while the passenger is Gabby Lane. And that song, which Buick has used in many of its commercials, is “It’s Alright” by Matt and Kim.

International Delight Gets Loud With Their Latte

When you’re advertising a not so interesting product like International Delight, you might have to put in more of an effort to make sure people watch and pay attention. So in that respect, I think this commercial succeeds. The woman loves the sound of her One Touch Latte. Her man just has to push it hard, harder…and then magic. Loud, frothy magic. Then he does it again, for a loud repeat.

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