Dawn, Ducklings, And “Lean On Me”

Dawn is the best-selling dishwashing liquid in the United States. Its status as a frontrunner means that the packaging on stores’ generic dishwashing soap often contains the words “compare to Dawn.” But if you asked the average person their first association with Dawn, you’d probably hear “ducklings.” That’s because for the last 40 years, Dawn has used its grease fighting skills to help remove oil from animals affected by oil spills. Cleaning up an oily duckling and restoring it to cute and quacky is pretty much advertising gold, so that’s been Dawn’s main marketing angle. In its newest spot, Dawn shows oily creatures being cleaned up, most notably the aforementioned ducklings, but also other adorable animals like sea otters, geese, and seals. The commercial is soundtracked by a pretty cover of the classic Bill Withers song “Lean on Me.” The cover is performed by Paris Ray. Here’s more from Adweek.

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This Couple Has McDonald’s Quarter Pounders After Their Wedding

Apparently at weddings, there isn’t a whole lot of time for the newlyweds to eat dinner. They’ll spend their time schmoozing with friends, dancing, and having awkward conversations with those distant family members that they don’t really know but got invited anyway. The meal often takes a backseat. In fact, the whole wedding experience is so stressful (and also intoxicated) that a majority of couples don’t even have wedding night sex. Anyway, in this new McDonald’s commercial, we follow a newly married couple at their wedding. At the end when they are getting into the limo to depart, they open the door and find couple Quarter Pounders, fries, and a note from the bride’s dad. “There’s never time to eat at your own wedding. Love- Dad.” Aww. Pretty sweet actually, but hard not to be a little snarky. It’s nice that he didn’t get stuff off the Dollar Menu, but McDonald’s? Maybe they just like Quarter Pounders? Or maybe he’s just a little broke from paying for the wedding and feeding everyone else? I guess we’ll never know. The song playing is “Lean On Me” by Telekinesis. Jaclyn Hennell plays the bride, while Josh Salt is the groom.

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