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Backseat Driver

I’m a closeted fan of slapstick comedy and that’s why I’m posting this ad by DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Amsterdam:


The spot itself is pretty funny and visually entertaining. But I kept thinking to myself throughout the entire thing,

‘What is this asshat doing riding in the back seat?’

That was a tad distracting.

And the fact that this ad is supposed to be selling me car insurance… that was an awfully long set-up. Are we there yet?

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Breath Deep

Mr. Sketch scented markers have been around forever. Those fantastically scented, use ‘em before they shrivel up markers. Those squeaky, lose the cap, get ink all over your hands markers. Those markers whose owners were easily identified by small, multicoloured rectangles on the tips of their noses.

I’ve never seen an ad for these markers until today – and I was not disappointed. I’m not sure which agency produced this, but whoever did, kudos. I laugh every time.

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JDate

Terri & Sandy, USA created some ads for JDate, and SoulPancake did the production. This first one, ‘Jewish Parents’ is the best of three.

These two, not as funny.

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Dairy Does an Agency Budget Good

Check out this ad for dairy company Devondale’s Smoothies by DDB Melbourne. The chunky child at 0:24 cracks me up.

Yum-0! Room temperature milk with berry flavoring in a cardboard box for everyone!

Here’s another ad from Devondale that’s well, pretty gross. And funny. But mostly gross.

 

 

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Don’t Do it Yourself

Many summers ago, I was laid-off from a job. I had gotten a good chunk of severance money – I think it was about five months worth. Great, right? No so much. After the first week, was indescribably bored and longed for a job. It probably didn’t help that I was living in the suburbs at the time.

I decided that, to keep busy, I would try finishing my unfinished basement. After all, if there are books on dry walling at the local hardware store, it shouldn’t be that hard, right? Several hundred dollars and big, fat mess (me) later, I came to the realization that DIY is not for everyone. And it is worth it to just hire someone. That was a very expensive, very messy lesson to learn. Needless to say that the basement never got finished… in fact, I would use a different F word to describe the state in which I left it.

Maybe that’s why I laughed out loud at each one of these new Lowes ads, by BBDO, New York. I know what these people are feeling.

 

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Did you know: Potatoes can be Cannibals?

Funny – albeit kind of sick when you really break it down – commercial for Lay’s potato chips by Energy BBDO, USA.

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Your Mom Does What?

I’m off to Quebec City for an extended long weekend tomorrow morning. It’s going to be -25 degrees Celsius (-13 F). So if I don’t freeze to death, my next post will be on Tuesday. But don’t fret, my pets. Mommy’s plan is to drink enough so that her blood alcohol is such that it would be impossible for her to freeze. Just like the French Québécois do! (Oui?)

Anyhow, before I leave you, here’s a dreamy little spot from GE, entitled ‘Childlike Imagination – What My Mom Does at GE”. This ad, created by BBDO, NYC employs a Tim Burton-esq look and feel. The score and the visuals are pretty epic. Nice work.

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If We Made It

Droga5 and Newcastle Brown Ale were just about to come out with a brilliant ad just for the Super Bowl the mega huge football game happening this weekend.But they didn’t.

Check out the official stock footage trailer for the ad that didn’t happen.

And here’s the storyboard for the ad that never happened:

And finally, here’s Anna Kendrick’s thoughts on the spot not getting produced:

For more on the ad that never was, check out IfWeMadeIt.com

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Rainbow Butts

The floodgates have opened. Advertisers have been posting their Super Bowl ads well in advance of the big game. And true to form, Volkswagen releases another great ad. Mind you it’s not as great as the Darth Vader ad from 2012, but any time you can work rainbows shooting out of people’s butts, you get my vote.

By Argonaut, San Francisco, USA

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GoDaddy Super Bowl Ad

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The Super Bowl ads are starting to be strategically released by the advertisers to create hype leak. Here’s one from GoDaddy. They deviated from the usual slutfest and in this year’s ad feature some super freaky stacked body-builders.

(Was I the only one who was expecting one of these body-builders to have a full cardiac from the running?)

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