Tag Archives: tv ads

He’s okay. He’s wearing leather.

Also, “I say. I say. I say.” (via boingboing)

Hostages and cannibals make me want to buy your snack product. (TV ads as hyperactive literary analysis)

M&Ms commercials have always bothered me a little. There’s a loveability to the anthropomorphized, walking/talking CGI candies to be sure, but there’s no getting around their looming demise. So to say that we identify with the protagonists is immediately to say that we understand just how little their lives are valued by their surrounding society. [...]

Rapping squirrels = marketing success

And really, success is more than just rapping squirrels, it’s also about really hideous animation played at 7fps.

Changing the game one irrelevant rule at a time

This tv spot for 1800 tequila has been around for more than a year, I believe, and yet I’m continually fascinated by its utterly ridiculous sales pitch: the bottle cap doubles as a shot glass. A couple of things: What kind of person who drinks tequila doesn’t already have a shot glass? Or rather, what [...]

Business cat is all business

(via WTF Japan, Seriously?!)

Panasonic Lumix: because nothing is art anymore.

An admittedly funny spot (“How did you compensate for the diminished light?” “Very well. Thank you.”), Panasonic plays up the generations-old stereotype of all art snobbery as wine-sniffing receptions to admire the emperor’s fancy new robes. And while I’d like to not get huffy about the simplemindedness of these phony photography aficionados, I would like [...]

I’m confused, scared, delighted by this.

Orangina makes weird, furry-fetish TV ads with outlandish claims. (via The Daily What)

Ad review: It’s more complicated than Kayak suggests.

It was bound to happen. That inevitable rupture between Mandy and Dave. And their raging river of problems runs much deeper than simply using different travel sites. Kayak.com might have helped Mandy maintain her sleep schedule, keeping her on time for her flight, but what of her not waking Dave before heading to the airport? [...]

You and Your Johnson

OH! NO! (via AdFreak)

You know it, lady friend

I’m really digging on this Xtranormal)-generated commercial for GEICO.




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