Nest Shows A Father Giving His Son Some Prom Night Wisdom

In this new ad that will premiere during the Oscars, we see a young man named Steven, who is about to leave for prom with his date Sarah, and his friends. Then, we hear Steven’s unseen dad talking to him about treating Sarah with respect. Why is the dad unseen? Because he’s a doctor at the hospital, and he’s watching with Nest’s video doorbell. It’s a nice message that could resonate with the Me Too movement, though the surveillance aspect does seem a bit creepy.

 

Sarah Works At GE, Awkwardness Ensues

Remember Owen, the guy who had to awkwardly explain his job at GE to friends and family? They just couldn’t understand that Owen was working as a developer, and wouldn’t actually be manufacturing things. Well, now GE has a new campaign starring Sarah that shows the flip side…that GE is still an industrial company, which is also an digital company. I was going to say that I hope her and Owen meet each other and get together, but apparently Sarah is married. Sarah is played by Elizabeth Alderfer.

Geico Shows A Marriage Proposal Interrupted By A Butt Dial

Butt dials…they happen occasionally. It seems like they’re much rarer now that most people have smartphones as opposed to phones with keys, but they still occur. Now what would be the worst situation for a butt dial to interfere? A marriage proposal would be high on the list, as happens in the newest of Geico’s “It’s What You Do” campaign, created by The Martin Agency. And as we see, not only does Todd interrupt a proposal with his butt dial, but he also has his own seemingly ill-advised proposal up his sleeve. At a baseball game, of course. Nicholas Daly Clark plays Sarah’s proposing beau, and Jozef Fahey is Todd the Butt Dialer. Stevie Nelson plays Sarah, and Lyndsey Doolen is Todd’s the Butt Dialer’s new fiancee.

Extra Gum’s Lovely New Commercial Follows A Young Couple’s Relationship

Extra Gum’s origami commercial from 2013 was extremely popular, and still stands as one of the most viewed and shared posts on this blog. Now there’s a followup created by Energy BBDO that hits on another emotional soft spot: young people in love. In “The Story of Sarah & Juan”, we follow a young couple’s relationship through good and bad, stretching from high school into adulthood. Extra Gum plays a prominent role of course and the ad culminates with pictures drawn on Extra wrappers of memorable moments in their relationship and then a picture of the next step. Haley Reinhart provides a version of Elvis Presley’s oft-covered “Can’t Help Falling In Love”, a song that always manages to sound beautiful. A lovely, sweet, and yes, a little sappy spot from Extra Gum. Here’s some more information about it from Adweek.

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