Meow Mix’s Country Duet

There are only so many commercials I can watch and keep track of, so sometimes memorable stuff falls through the cracks. That’s the case with this Meow Mix commercial released in December which I just discovered. These country cats named Heart & Paws sing a compelling and meowy duet that has the whole bar of cats transfixed. And in another ad, Luna is a sassy cat who meows a hip-hop and EDM mix. Meow!



Sheba: This Cat Mom Cuddles With Her Cat, While Ignoring Her Bleeding Child

This Sheba campaign is a somewhat edgy one. I find it funny especially as a cat person, but it’s a polarizing one that some think is offensive. In one spot, a mom is nuzzling with her purring kitty when she hears her daughter shouting that she fell. Mom says that there are bandages in the cabinet, and her daughter responds that she’s bleeding. Mom nonchalantly says “grab two!”, and continues the cuddling. Then we have a couple in bed. The man is petting a grey cat, when she tells him urgently that he’s gotta go. He’s still petting the cat and doesn’t go. Turns out her husband walks in on them. Whoops. And finally, a SWAT raid goes awry when one of the guys is too busy playing with a feline using his laser. Haha…love it. What do you think?



Geico: These Young Women Get Griswalda The Witch As Their Third Roommate

One wanted a roommate who would help with the cooking, while the other wanted someone who loves cats. So the clear compromise is Griswalda the witch. We then cut to Griswalda cooking up a mystery pot in a kitchen full of black cats. When one of the women (Megan) tries Griswalda’s unknown brew, it ends up turning her into a cat. Besides, it could have used a little salt. Then, the other roommate ends up teasing Megan with a cat toy. Not nice! It’s another amusing spot for “Geicoween.” And also, Geico added some cooking videos with Griswalda. Megan Cournoyer plays Megan…anyone know who plays her roommate or Griswalda?

Tidy Cats: Angela Kinsey Warns Against Stank Face

Angela Kinsey is best known for her role on The Office as the dour, cat loving accountant Angela Martin. In real life, Angela Kinsey actually is a cat advocate. So she seems like a natural spokeswoman for Purina’s Tidy Cats, informing us about “stank face” caused by stinky litter boxes. Funny stuff.

Sheba: Feeding A Cat Interrupts This Steamy Makeout Session

This couple comes in the door and gets hot and steamy. They start undressing each other…and then he catches the steely stare of his cat who’s waiting for meal time. REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling” plays, and suddenly the guy is under his cat’s spell. Making out ends and he walks with dropped pants to feed the friendly feline some Sheba Perfect Portions. The woman gets her sweater back on and looks pissed (the shots of her struggling with her sweater overhead are gold), but if she can’t handle his cat, is she really worth it? I’d never heard of the Sheba brand of cat food before this ad, but it definitely cracked me up. Well done! If you were wondering, Brendan Taylor plays the man, and Clare Filipow is the woman.

NaturVet’s Outta My Box Makes Cat Poop Smell Less Bad And Reduces A Dog’s Craving To Eat It

In my life, I’ve had cats but never a dog. I like dogs..just never had one. And it’s true that cat litter can smell, but what do you expect from crap in a box? I didn’t know that dogs had a craving for cat feces, but now I know thanks to this commercial from NaturVet’s Outta My Box. The video seems to acknowledge its own ridiculousness with a talking cat and dog, and a scolding “it’s time to curb the urge, buddy” from the owner.

FedEx Has Dogs Wearing Little Football Jerseys

Adorable. And yeah, cat cleats seem like a bad idea.

Cats Go Crazy For Temptations Tumblers

This one is a lot of fun to watch. The fact that Temptations Tumblers are in ball form and you might throw them to your cat makes the whole sports vibe of the spot feel natural. Great visuals too.

This Whiskas Ad From The UK Featuring A Housecat With The Soul Of A Wildcat

Domestic cats are genetically descended from wildcats. This is the basis of a Whiskas commercial from the UK made by AMV BBDO. It has very nice cinematography and music that evoke a nature documentary, albeit one with a leopard stalking through a suburban backyard. But then, the leopard is spooked by a dog…and it goes back inside and is transformed into a hungry housecat. The advert is narrated by Welsh actor Luke Evans.

Purina Cat Chow Tells The Heartwarming Story Of A Rain Rescued Cat

As much as us aspiring copywriters want to come up with “the perfect commercial”, the best stories are often right there in real life. This new Purina Cat Chow ad, apparently based on a true story from the Hutchison family, will no doubt resonate with thousands of cat owners who have had similar experiences. Lucy the cat and the Hutchisons are both lucky that they found each other.

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