That Capital One Commercial With Taylor Swift

Capital One experienced a major data breach last week. That’s not good, and also makes their “What’s in your wallet?” a bit more ironic. Something else that’s not good (yeah, I know it’s a clunky transition) is Taylor Swift’s waitressing skills. No, Taylor, $13.13 plus $13.13 does not equal $19.89. While Taylor is a bartender, she spills a drink while shaking it off. And at a diner, she gets a lil’ too eager with her whipped creaming. But you earn four percent cash back on dining and entertainment with Capital One’s Savor card, so it’s all good. The song playing in the ad is “Me!” featuring Brandon Urie.

The Classic Hershey’s Kisses Ad With “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”

Holiday ads tend to be played for a long time, and for that reason they can feel like a tradition. The Hershey’s Kisses commercial with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is one that’s felt like it’s been on for as long as I can remember. Just how long has it been aired? Since 1989…so it basically has been on for as long as I can remember. Here’s a nice little article with some nifty factoids about the spot.

Gillette: The Best A Razor Commercial Can Get

I know I usually focus on current ads here, but this Gillette commercial from 1989 is too good to not write about. It’s an absolutely classic take on masculinity, chock full of sports, shaving, and success. Makes me wanna lift up something heavy, eat some meat, and then shave. The song is incredible…it’s very 80s, so a little bit cheesy, but totally inspiring (sorta like the Perfect Strangers theme). And let’s not forget the slogan. “Gillette: The Best a Man Can Get” is about as good as an advertising slogan can get. So yeah, great stuff. This spot came out when I was only 3, but I still remember it. That means it’s something special.

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