Stouffer’s: This Couple Taunts Their Dog With Creamy Mac & Cheese

Well, I guess that title kinda exaggerates it. Can you imagine…exaggeration on the internet? It’s more like a gentle teasing instead of taunting. Anyway, Stouffer’s makes some tasty, creamy mac & cheese. That poor dog looks so sad though. He’d love it. Anyone know who plays the couple in this one?

Swiffer Brings Us Mia’s Cleaning Confession

I hadn’t seen this Swiffer ad before, but it just popped up for me on YouTube. Mia (and her dog) are quite cute, and it’s good that she found a Swiffer to help clean up all of his hair. But what is up with the voice-over? It’s just…bizarre. Most of the comments on YouTube are about the voice-over. In case you’re wondering, Mia is played by Gigi Saul Guerrero. By the way, one of my pet peeves is when people call them “Swifters.” It’s Swiffer. There is no T.

Geico Says To Give Your Fitness Tracker To Your Dog

The woman in this new Geico commercial says the claims process is so easy that she can do it all from the Geico app. In fact, it’s giving your dog your fitness tracker easy. And there he goes with her fitness tracker on his tail! 40,000 steps…all while just sitting on a park bench. Passerby people who are actually exercising don’t seem so impressed though.

 

 

 

 

 

Milk-Bone Says Life’s More Fun With A Dog…Especially At A Wedding

If you’re a cat lover like me, you might object to the “dogs are better than cats” message of this Milk-Bone ad. But if you’re going to use a furry friend as the ring bearer at your wedding, it’s likely that an obedient dog is a better choice than an independent-minded, tree-climbing cat. They’re both very cute though. Joe Gabler plays the groom…anyone know who plays the bride?

Amazon Shows A Puppy And Its New Family

Aww, this is a cute one from Amazon. A wife and kids surprise dad at home with a puppy. She orders puppy supplies and food on Amazon, even though he looks a bit reluctant to have a lil’ pooch. But in time, he’s cuddling in bed with the puppy. I’m not completely sure what kind of puppy it is…a YouTube comment says it’s most likely a Bernese Mountain Dog, which looks right. And the song playing is “(You) Got What I Need” by Freddie Scott (Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend” is an interpolation of it).

Wells Fargo: Sashimi The Husky Upgraded To A Sweet Pad

Aww. Sashimi is beautiful. And with the help of Wells Fargo and her human, Sashimi was able to upgrade to a sweet pad, complete with a 1200 square foot bathroom (the backyard), plus her very own spa (a bathtub). Sashimi’s “look” is pretty hard to resist. I can’t find this one on YouTube yet, but there’s also a longer version from last year that’s racked up over 11 million views on YouTube. It sounds like Sashimi’s “valley girl” voice has been altered and toned down in the newer version, which is good since it was pretty annoying. Here’s a link to the shortened ad, as well as the original.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/I6OS/wells-fargo-designer-dog-collar#

Southwest’s Wanna Get Away: This Man Mistakes A Long-Haired Dog For A Beautiful Lady At A Ball

He spots the beautiful blonde from across the room, approaches with champagne, and then…it’s actually an Afghan Hound. Don’t you hate when that happens? Here’s Southwest Airlines’ classy and hilarious new “Wanna Get Away” ad, as well as a behind-the-scenes with the dog.

Coffee-Mate Says To Stir Things Up

I know that I write a blog about ads, but I admit that I skip preroll ads on YouTube when I can. When I want to watch something specific, I want to watch it RIGHT NOW, and not sit through a commercial, regardless of the length. Which is why that Geico campaign was so ingenious. Anyway, sometimes YouTube doesn’t let you skip. That can be a blessing in disguise though, since that’s how I discovered these gems from Coffee-Mate. They’re sweet, simple spots that both feature a bit of a twist ending. The first has a husband reassuring his wife upon her return to the workforce. We then see her true appearance. The second involves a woman (Sharinna Allan) talking to someone unseen about how they can sleep in her bed, but she won’t sleep in theirs. Then, we see who she’s talking to. Aww to both of these.

Sprint’s Paul Chats On A Park Bench With A Woman And Her Golden Retriever

As you now probably know, Paul Marcarelli, Verizon’s former “Can You Hear Me Now” guy, is now doing ads for Sprint. The campaign is actually somewhat annoying, but this spot has a few things going for it. First, that cute Golden Retriever who barks in approval of Sprint. Aww. And second, the yoga pants-clad woman Paul is chatting with. She’s played by Lauren Braton, and I find her to be super attractive.

Chevy’s Emotional Dog Commercial

This Chevrolet ad was one of the finalists for the company’s film competition, where the winner would be shown during the Oscars. It didn’t win, but has become quite popular on YouTube. It’s not hard to see why it’s a sentimental favorite. The tale of Maddie the Golden Retriever is beautifully filmed and has obviously struck a chord with many. Told in reverse flashback, we first see a young woman saying goodbye to Maddie, and then we see all her important life experiences with Maddie accompanying, all the way back to when Maddie is a puppy and her owner is a young girl. And it’s all tied into Chevy…the car is also “a best friend for life’s journey.” Some have appreciated the artistic value of the ad, while decrying the Chevy-centric message as manipulative and cloying. But isn’t all advertising manipulative? What do you think?

 

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