Haha, OMG I forgot how much I LOVE this commercial from Virgin Mobile. Aka “Look, people who have Virgin Mobile are cool and party. And they’re attractive and have cool accents.” Joke. I mean they actually said, “I mean these people look pretty satisfied”… hahahaha! I really feel like they called Tim up from Accounting and said “Tim, you’re in charge of marketing now.” I mean I really feel like this is the epitome of poor/cheesy marketing. Hey look, these people are happy… they’re not payed actors or anything… look how much fun they’re having on their “awesome android phones”. Ohhh, by the way the T-Mobile girl is ditzy and plays with a windmill. Do you really want to have a phone carrier who is dumb and our less attractive version of the T-Mobile girl? I mean think this over, she is probably the CEO of T-Mobile, and she can’t dance?! Please, I think you should go with the safe choice here, I mean at least the Virgin Mobile people know a good club you can get roofied at. Plus you don’t want the middle aged AT&T guy grinding up on you at the club. So hike that skirt up, grab you’re cigarettes, and choose Virgin Mobile if you don’t want to be an L7 Weeeiiineeyy! 2 Very “hoping I’m not a square” Thumbs Down.
Virgin Mobile Pay-As-You-Go Phone and Pet Rock Bundle to come out around Christmas time!
This is just too good not to send to every teenager that you know. The College for Creative Studies launches an art school campaign that will make Detroit even more proud. Providence, Boston, NYC - your move.
pretty inartistic for an art school ad if you ask me. Pretty sad looking too… doesn’t exactly have me reaching for a paintbrush. It really looks more like a D.A.R.E. ad, which was probably the intent but the message is lost for me. I also feel that it is slightly targeted toward inner city kids or those in a less than fortunate school setting and that ART would be there way out. Self expression and putting the endless boundless ends of your imagination on canvas that reach beyond a depressing poorly lit high school. Even though I may have painted a rainbow bridge to an ivy covered art school in the back, I am not as qualified to say what would reach young adults in this situation. But the question remains… Do people in sad unfortunate circumstances want to see ads of other sad people in the same seat as they are reminding them of how bad they have it OR would a group of smiling likenesses of themselves working on their next Rembrandt’s be more captivating or is it too far a stretch of the imagination that they could overcome their current situation and become the happy, smiling, likeness of their future selves?
If you haven’t seen this commercial yet, I feel like you might be missing out. It’s an ad for Kayak.com starring a poor shlub who apparently made fun of the founder of Kayak.com years ago and now is apparently banned for life. I still laugh at this commercial and more importantly it’s been in my head and I remember the name. I haven’t been in the need for a travel site but if I were, this would be the one I would think of. Besides the hilariousness of Frank Reardon’s immaturity and 80’s hair, I’m pretty sure that’s the funniest build up to a middle finger that they couldn’t show on TV. The creator of Kayak as shown in the commercial looks like an ‘83 Steve Jobs or how I would imagine a young genius to look like… semi-stylish and yelling nerdy life long pledges at people with his underwear over his head. I’m sure Bill Gates has someone who made fun of him in college still using Windows 95 and dial up internet somewhere in Alaska. Makes you think twice before you pick out your next victim for a swirlee.
See Kayak.com’s other odd but funny commercial here
Yesterday I posted Dr. Pepper’s latest lest than epic ad for Dr. Pepper 10. but it had me thinking which soft drinks did it right. Enter Sprite. Now I’m not that big a soda drinker myself but I know good advertising when I see it. So I’ve posted Sprite’s ad with Drake. Now although the ad itself isn’t all that impressive, it has one of the biggest names in music right now in the commercial. But if that isn’t enough to get you to grab a Sprite instead of a Sierra Mist or Mountain Dew, then it’s the deeper rooted marketing I believe that is actually found in Drake’s music. Now granted Drake’s new album doesn’t drop until Tues November 15th, he still already has at least 2 songs where he endorses Sprite, and really any Drake song is usually a big hit anyway so that is really all you need. But I digress. In a world where tv, print, and radio ads sometimes fall on deaf ears, Sprite teamed up with a music superstar and where someone might listen to the same song over and over, Sprite managed to get it’s name right in their with one of the most popular stars today. I myself am a big Drake fan, and every time I reach for a Sprite I have that slight inkling that maybe someone will sign me for a million dollar contract or at the very least become somewhat successful as my favorite recording artist.
So in honor of the game being released minutes ago now today, Tue. November 8th… I figured I’d post this ad for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - The Vet & The n00b. As you will see the video is funny to say the least, but even if you don’t get the video game references, or even funnier inside jokes for gamers who have frustratingly watched new/noob players sneak up on a sniper only to blow them away with an RPG… No red blooded American can’t deny a video ad with ACDC blaring, Old Glory waving, guns firing, and more explosions than a Michael Bay film. Throw in Avatar star Sam Worthington, pepper in some humor from Jonah Hill, and inject as much red blooded Amerrrican action combined with the concept that “YOU can be a real American soldier” if you buy MW3 today, and you’ve got a #winning, mouth watering ad for the most anticipated game of 2011. Target acquired MW3, and I’m picking up my copy TODAY!