Mastercard’s Commercial With Camila Cabello, Coffee, Cupcakes, And “Havana”

Camila Cabello’s “Havana” is one of the catchiest songs released in recent years, so it’s no surprise to see it pop up in ads. We follow the lovely Camila Cabello as she walks down the street surprising people by paying for their coffee and cupcakes with her Mastercard straight from the smartphone. And when Camila suddenly drops her rainbow cupcake, someone pays it forward by getting her another one. It’s a cute and stylish spot that’ll also have you singing along. If you were wondering, the commercial was filmed in Manhattan’s West Village.

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This Machine Only Dispenses Coffee If You Have Left Twix

Twix has been doing this Left Twix/Right Twix campaign for years. Which is your favorite? I have a hard time picking, since I think all Twix are delicious. Anyway, poor Dave (technically David) can’t get any coffee since he has a Right Twix. His female coworker with a Left Twix has no problem gettin’ some joe tho. David looks strangely like a more ethnic David Schimmer, and Bill the snarky repair guy is a hoot.

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.

McDonald’s McCafe Beverages Will Cause You To Become A Negligent, Irresponsible Person

For some, nothing comes before coffee. McDonald’s takes that to an extreme in this campaign for its McCafe line of coffee beverages. We see a personal trainer who almost kills his client that he’s supposed to be spotting. There’s the mom who’s too busy drinking her McCafe to intervene in her kids’ playground argument. And the football announcer who’s so into his coffee that he just stops while calling a big play.

 

 

 

Lactaid And The Cow With A Farting Balloon

This Lactaid spot has been around for a while, but I just saw it for the first time. A woman is drinking her morning coffee (cafe au lait specifically) when an annoying cow appears. The cow asks how her coffee is, but as she’s trying to answer, the heifer is making fart noises by pinching a balloon. Turns out, the woman might be lactose intolerent (or at least sensitive), and the balloon is probably simulating the sounds her body’s soon about to make. Fortunately, a more pleasant cow boots out the annoying one, and she’s carrying Lactaid.

 

Google’s Mark Potter Needs To Let Go And Move On

I like most of Google’s commercials. They’re always sentimental, but they do a great job of showing the sometimes overlooked roles that Google plays in modern life. But this one for Google Chrome is just awkward and creepy. Some might think Mark Potter’s attempt to win back his old girlfriend is sweet, but it fails on a number of levels for me. It comes across as too private…dredging through personal events in their relationship. Why did he document so much of their relationship anyway? At the same time, broadcasting his desperate message to the whole world looks as lame as a Jumbotron marriage proposal. So…how about that coffee? Not this time, Google. And in case you were wondering, the song is “Porch Song” by The Meemies.

6/25 update: Heh, here’s Jen’s spoof response created by UCBComedy. Good stuff.

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