All You Need is A Cute Baby And Your Commercial Will Be Awesome!


While some might say it's lazy to grab a baby, stick a mustache on him and have him chase a vacuum cleaner around his house in a roller cart, we say stop over analyzing and just laugh your ass off because that's what you'll do when you view this Samsung Motor Sync vacuum cleaner ad which touts an easy-to-manuever, swivel-style vacuum cleaner.

Add Samsung to the ever-growing list of brands (Evian, eTrade, etc.) digging on babies.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-19-13    
Topic: Commercials

Stephen Curry Saves James Harden From Career Suicide in Footlocker Ad


Working with BBDO New York, Footlocker is out with a new commercial entitled Harden Soul featuring NBA players James Harden and Stephen Curry. In the ad, Harden wants to branch out by cutting a new R&B single in the studio. Thankfully, Curry arrives and saves Harden from embarrassment who when he hears himself, utters, " that me?"

Somewhere in there is a message about Footlocker having "all the fresh, new gear."

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by Steve Hall    Aug-16-13    
Topic: Commercials

This Interracial (OMG!) Samsung TV Ad Is the Best TV Ad of the Year


This is, perhaps, the most interesting TV commercial you will see in a very long time. And by TV ad, we mean a TV ad for a TV. In this case, a Samsung TV. Created by 72andSunny and called Meet the Family, this ad introduces us to a family that just got a new SmartTV from Samsung.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-13-13    
Topic: Commercials

Travelocity Gnome, Geico Gecko Attack Leavenworth's Woody Goomsba


Well this is meta. A new ad, created by North 40 Productions, for the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, WA -- which perviously strutted out a collection of bodacious hip hop hotties, along with spokes-creature Woody Goomsba to tout the destination -- is out with an ad that has Travelocity's Gnome and Geico's Gecko chasing down Goomsba in a James Bond-ish boat chase epic.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-12-13    
Topic: Brands, Commercials

Elite Cow Chocolate: So Good Anyone Can Advertise It


It's a well-known fact marketers are obsessed with pretty people when it comes to selecting spokesmodels for their advertising campaigns. But what happens when a product is so good, just about anyone can step in and promote it?

That's the silly notion behind this BBR Saatchi & Saatchi-created campaign for Elite Cow Chocolate...which is so good it can turn anyone into a windblown hottie.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 8-13    
Topic: Commercials

Watch This Wallflower Transform Into A Windblown Beauty With Twin Pink-Shirted Hotties at Her Beck And Call


Some do say that food cures all ills. After all, why do we sometimes refer to it as "comfort food?" Well, because after a life of losing out to the more beautiful half, a girl ought to be able to walk into a Subway and get exactly what she wants.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 7-13    
Topic: Commercials

Loving Mother Smothers Son in Taco Bell's Smothered Burrito Ad


Who doesn't love the attention of a doting mother every once in a while? And the loving attention of a doting mother becomes ever more important when you're one of the 24% or so of 20-34 year olds living at home.

Deutsch LA gives nod to this statistic in a new Taco Bell commercial -- perfectly titled Smothering Mother -- which promotes the brand's Smothered Burrito. In the ad, mom buzzes about tending to her son's every need with rapid fire questions and commentary.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 6-13    
Topic: Commercials

Hellacious Children (Once Again) Prove Condoms Are A Good Thing


Here's yet another ad that uses children as a really good reason to make sure you use a condom when you have sex. This one for Durex was just dubbed Spec ad of the year by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers. It was directed by Paul Santana and it's certainly funny but it breaks no new ground. And it, like all others of its ilk, has a gigantic strategic flaw.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 5-13    
Topic: Commercials

Baby Cracks Up While Viewing Dikembe Mutombo Geico Spot


How in the world could we not write about this? What's funnier than a baby laughing at a silly commercial? Or a baby laughing at anything for that matter? And, thanks to YouTube, we now have hundreds of these videos to enjoy in perpetuity.

Here's one of a baby cracking up while viewing Geico's The Martin Agency-created Dikembe Mutombo commercial. Via.

Predictably, a few fuck heads (and that's really what they are) had to make several idiotic racial comments.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-24-13    
Topic: Commercials

Nothing Ever Happens in This Awesome TelecomNZ Ad


Can someone please explain this ad? No. wait, we get it. Entitled Waiting is Over -- for TelecomNZ from Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand and produced by GoodOil -- it's all about waiting. Waiting for something to happen. Anything. Anything at all! Because nothing actually happens in this ad. It's just a bunch of dramatic still shots. Which, we suppose is the point. Because all you get with slow internet is...dramatic, frozen, still shots. Kind of like the way images would load back in dial-up days.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-23-13    
Topic: Commercials