Indeed Shows A Recent College Grad Who Has To Move Back With His Parents

As someone who spent some time back with the parents shortly after graduation, this one hit close to home (pun absolutely intended). The young man in this Indeed commercial is always on his phone. His folks thought he’d be a little bit more motivated to find a job after graduation, but his phone. And then at dinner, he gets an Indeed notification that he’s got 3 interview requests for junior web developer jobs. Turns out he has been taking some action after all. I’m sure some baby boomer types will say that he should be more proactive and hitting the pavement passing out his resume in person, but nobody really gets jobs that way anymore, so whatever. It seems like unemployment among recent grads is a worldwide problem, since Indeed is also playing this spot in Canada, the UK, France, and the Netherlands. Michelle Jones plays the mom, Tom Jenkins is the dad, and Bryan Huey provides the voiceover. Anyone know who plays the son?

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Olive Garden’s Family Commercial

Olive Garden is apparently on its way back up, after getting ripped to shreds in a report by investment firm Starboard Value. And while the jury is still out about whether the Olive Garden is a good place to eat, they do have a nice new ad here created by Grey New York. Going off the restaurants long-running theme of family, the spot combines home movies and statements about the value of family. The backing song is a version of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ “Home”, an advertising favorite.

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