Air New Zealand’s Christmas Commercial Features Kids Who Are On Santa’s Naughty List

I’ve been getting an oddly large amount of views from New Zealand lately, so here’s an cute Christmas ad from New Zealand. Santa’s compiling his naughty/nice list, and he’s gonna email it to the elves. But whoops! He’s accidentally sent it to Elvis Anderson. We see Elvis Anderson in detention somewhere in New Zealand, and Elvis discovers that he’s on the naughty list, along with his detention chums. So they decide to do something. They end up holding a summit, with children worldwide who are on the naughty list. Amazingly, all the children converge on New Zealand, and “The Summit of Naughty Kids” begins. They decide to do good deeds to tip their favor back to the nice side. Except for the USA kid, a clear Donald Trump parody with a red “Make Christmas Great Again” hat, who claims that he’s the nicest person he knows. Hahaha…nice reference. Elvis then takes the mic and announces that New Zealand promises to do all their chores, spend less time on their phones, and be nicer to Australia. And with that, they’re on the nice list! Yay!

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H&R Block: Jon Hamm Says To Get Your Taxes Won

More tax time commercials. In H&R Block’s new campaign, created by Fallon, a dapper Jon Hamm (looking Don Draper-esque), compares a good tax return to a tasty frosted donut with rainbow sprinkles. The pretty donut girl is played by Elizabeth Shapiro. He also says that it’s time to blow up the old way of doing taxes. “Ger your taxes won” is a strong tagline. And contrary to popular belief, the campaign apparently has nothing to do with Donald Trump.

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Tuesday Throwback: Donald Trump Loves Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Crust

I remember when Pizza Hut came out with Stuffed Crust. Everyone was eating it, and everyone was eating it backwards, like the commercials suggested. Did anyone in 1995 thought Donald Trump would be the Republican presidential candidate 21 years later?

 

Aeromexico Talks About The Negatives Of Borders…Taking A Not So Subtle Shot At Donald Trump

This ad has the subtlety of a sledgehammer. It would be pretty easy to criticize it as being too heavy-handed. With all the talk of borders and visuals of walls, it’s pretty obviously taking a shot at a certain presumptive Republican nominee with an obsession for forced deportations and building a hugely expensive wall. But while obvious, this ad created by Ogilvy & Mather Mexico contains really strong copy and imagery, and a compelling narration. We only learn that it’s an airline ad for Aeromexico in the at the end. “Borders. On land they can maintain distances. But in the sky … we show you it’s different.” Nice.

Spotify Wants You To Listen To Flo Rida’s “My House” If You Move To Canada This November

In recent years, “I’m moving to Canada” has become an annoyingly common thing to say in America in response to the impending election of a president you don’t want. It’s back due to this guy (and to a lesser extent, this Canadian-born guy).  Of course, it’s an empty threat since very few people actually go through with it. Becoming an ex-pat typically is a bit more complicated than the uninformed masses suggest. So while the concept of leaving America because democracy worked (for better or worse) irritates me, this Spotify commercial gives me the chuckles. It shows a couple hauling their house on the flatbed of a truck, while jamming to Flo Rida’s very fun track “My House.”

Donald Trump’s First TV Ad Is Exactly What You’d Expect It To Be

If you’re a Donald Trump supporter and are terrified of all the world’s brown people, then his Willie Horton-esque ad is probably effective as hell. If you hate Donald Trump, you’ll probably be disgusted. “Until we can figure out what’s going on”…what does that even mean? So really, nothing changes. Carry on, everyone.

Update: Oh, and that footage of our “southern border”? Actually from Morocco.

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