Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Unhappy Holidays!

As if your life isn't already stressed enough right now, I would like to share with you the TV commercial Harris Teeter ran last year.

Their jingle is lame enough to begin with, but this takes it to new levels of excruciation. So as you're standing in line, shelling out big bucks for your holiday dinner, perhaps you can hum this in your head.

As the song goes: "that's my Harris Teeter!"

(apologies in advance...)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Knob Job Part II

As I reported in my July blog, it looks like the summer "drought" hit the makers of Knob Creek.

Funny, the whiskey river is suddenly flowing again, and just in time for the holidays.

Isn't that conveeeenient...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sound familiar?

Check out the new Lexus commercial. Does the music seem the least little bit familiar?

Which, when you think about it, ALSO seems just a little bit familiar...

Or is it just me?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

OK, this has nothing to do with advertising

but it's cool.

These are the end credits from the Lemony Snickets movie of a few years back. It would be a great animation style for a longer format commercial or a video.

Fun to watch, anyway...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Caribou takes a shot--not at Starbucks--at their customers!

Seems like everyone is "getting real" these days. First Wendy's (wtf? what's real about square hamburgers?) and now Caribou.

Mixing real chocolate into a coffee drink is a good selling point, but it probably gets lost here.

I'd be curious to see how long they can keep this gag going. Seems like they've already used up all the "real" jokes.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Brother, that's cold.

Verizon's new spot putting Apple's iPhone in the Land of Misfit Toys (from the old animated "Rudolph" show) is sheer brilliance.

It won't work, of course. Too many people still want an iPhone, not a Droid. Plus Verizon is getting sued over their suspect map coverage comparisons.

More importantly, they could have had a LOT more fun with the commercial. For example, we never see the misfit toys being misfit. Where's that squirt gun squirting jelly when you need him?

But as an idea, it's second to none.

As one of the main characters might say, "but who wants a CHARLEY in a box?"

Monday, November 2, 2009

Another epic TV commercial.

I can't imagine how much this spot cost to produce, but it's worth it for the gag at the end. Like the previous New Balance spot, you have to wait for it, but trying to figure out where it's going is half the fun.

There was a time when beer commercials were this engaging...