Sports Drink Maker Does DollarShaveClub Ad


OK, so it's not a shot for shot "homage" of DollarShaveClub's ad but it's the same concept; founder wanders through low key office/warehouse talking about the wonders of the product while dropping witty reparte and passing by randomly weird situations.

In this ad, Skratch Labs (wacky name for a sports drink company) co-founder Aaron delivers the very DollarShaveClub-like message that's all down homey and touts the brand's focus on natural ingredients.

We suppose everything is ultimately a copy of something else so to complain is really just a waste of breath, right?

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 8-13    
Topic: Commercials

Andy Richter, Alien Attack Featured in New Lottery Ads


Two witty new New York Lottery spots from DDB NY continue the brand's "Yea, that kind of rich" theme. In one spot, we see a guy spouting off brilliant humor. Thing is, it's not his own humor. He's rich enough to afford Andy Richter and a room full of writers to feed him jokes through a microphone.

In another spot, one rich friend pulls a very elaborate prank on a friend. He leads his friend to believe the city is under attack by aliens...all just to get a picture of his horrified friend.

Yea, that kind of rich.

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 5-13    
Topic: Commercials

Delissio Pizza Will Knock the Mormon Out of You


OK, OK, so maybe assuming the family in this Delissio pizza commercial are Mormon is blatantly stereotypical but the headline kind of wrote itself so we went with it. Complaints are welcome in comments.

Anyway, in the commercial, created by DraftFCB Toronto, a mom serves Delissio pizza for dinner. The family then imagines what their less-drab life might be like if it were fueled by Delissio pizza. All manner of excitable family togetherness ensues including mom getting a tramp stamp.

Back to reality...and dad decides to "forbid this wheel of temptation." Your loss, dad. Mom's non-Mormon look is kind of hot.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-31-13    
Topic: Commercials

Schneider Beer Asks Women to Forgive Men For Acting Like Idiots


Created by Ogilvy Argentina, this Schneider Beer commercial asks women to forgive men for their various annoyances such as tacky compliments, questionable browser history, an unbuttoned shirt as sex appeal device, taking no as a yes, playing a guitar that doesn't exist and for not washing hands. Oh yes, this one's got it all ladies.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-30-13    
Topic: Commercials

Roommates Get Intimate in New Kayak Ad


In yet another hilarious, new Kayak ad, Barton F. Graf 9000 delivers the twisted goods. In this ad, we have two roomates getting intimately close to one another to experience the full on goodness of Kayak's Search One And Done goodness.

Depending upon your interests, you may or may not want to wear a sweater while planning your next trip on Kayak.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-10-13    
Topic: Commercials, Strange

Kaley Cuoco Teams With William Shatner in New Priceline Ad


It would appear The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is the new ad babe. Hot off signing a deal to appear in a Super Bowl ad for Toyota, Cuoco will appear in a new ad for Priceline. And Shatner is back after having been dropped from a bridge during last year's Super Bowl.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-10-13    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials

Cats in the Cradle-Like Message Urges Man to Smell the Roses


Working with a52 and Rock Paper Scissors, twofifteenmccann created this beautiful spot for Nescafe which relates perfectly to the busy world in which we all live. Delivering a contemporary version of the message within Harry Chapin's classic Cats in the Cradle, the Spanish language commercial examines all the beautiful things a man could experience if only he took the time to do so.

And, it seems, all one needs to do to find this time as grab a cup of Nescafe and sit down with Dad in a cafe.

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by Steve Hall    Jan- 8-13    
Topic: Commercials

Google Play Puts Kibosh on Cookie Monter's New Year's Resolution


For anyone who thinks New Year's resolutions are never broken or whether or not Sesame Street Cookie Monster will ever stop eating cookies, look no further than this new Google Play ad.

In the ad, Cookie Monster attempts to turn over a new leaf first buying the Rocky soundtrack then downloading fitness apps and, finally, grabbing a subscription to Everyday Food:Light. Except that's were it all goes wrong and things, as they usually do, return to normal.

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by Steve Hall    Jan- 2-13    
Topic: Commercials

Disney-Like Soundtrack + Bikini-Clad Model = Fruit Drink Ad


With a soundtrack that plays very much like a tune from the latest Disney pop star, this work from Israeli agency Reuveni Pridan IPG for fruit drink Yafora Tavori is all fun and frivolity...complete with a red-headed beauty in a bikini swimming with fish.

And somehow the notion of fish and salt water connotes a fruit drink that actually tastes good.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-17-12    
Topic: Commercials, Racy

Mrs. Claus Gives Santa A Racy Video


Following the Samsung Galaxy S III commercial in which a wife sends her husband a racy video as he leaves for a business trip, the brand is out with a holiday-themed version. Upon leaving to deliver presents Christmas eve, the elves offer Santa something to watch during his sleigh ride. Then Santa's wife offers up a video and says, "you probably shouldn't watch it on the sleigh."

Both commercials, of course, promote the phone's ability to send videos from one phone to another by touching them. Hmm. Sort of like the iPhone Bump app has been doing for about five years.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-17-12    
Topic: Commercials