Tag Archives: 2014

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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You Should Probably Make an Appearance

The latest AdDrinx event has been announced for Vancouver! We’re holding it on the (G0d willing) sunny patio of the Art Gallery.

Some appetizers will be provided courtesy of AOL, and there will be a few door prizes. But mostly this is a great event to come hang out on a sunny patio with your friends, co-workers, and other industry folks. Super casual.

Click on the image below and RSVP to the event so they know how much food to order!

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Hey Chum

This Discovery Channel spot for shark week, starting August 10th, is bloody good.

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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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Artificial Sweetness

This is the sweetest life insurance commercial that I’ve ever seen. Like a big old spoonful of saccharin. It almost made me emote, it’s that good. (But at the end of the day, it never happened – wahh wahh.)

Via The SF Egoist.

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What does Gravity, a Chicken, & a Monsoon Have in Common?

They’re no match for Samsonite luggage, that’s what!

Saatchi & Saatchi Belgium released this series of three ads for Samsonite luggage. Three great ads that demonstrate the product benefits in a fun, lighthearted, and memorable way.

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Potatoes That Speak for Themselves

Potatoes are tasty. And in this spot for GreenVale by London-based agency AESOP, they also speak for themselves.

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Dare, Schmare

Here’s an interesting ad from Nokia. Spreading the message of ‘dare to be different’. Does the ad make me want to learn more about their products? No. Would have I known this was a Nokia spot if I hadn’t read the YouTube title? Probably not. But I was entertained for one minute and fifty seconds. So there’s that.

By Denkwerk, Germany.

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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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Doberhuahua!

Another great Super Bowl 2014 ad. This one from Audi for with creative by Venables Bell & Partners. Keep your eyes peeled for a special Canadian guest appearance at 0:26

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