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Here's another stupid Milk Protein Fight Club commercial

The Protein Fight Club commercials designed to promote milk are really, really stupid. In fact, we've already made fun of one where a woman makes a weird omelet inside a cup. Here milk battles an Everything Bagel and the results are annoying. Oh so annoying.  The actual idea - showing off how much protein your product has by comparing it to other products - is a pretty...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

P&G's Olympic commercial is a great tribute to moms

It's not often we'd encourage you to watch an ad which is a whopping two minutes long. We'll make an exception for this outstanding P&G Olympic ad which celebrates the fact that sometimes it takes falling - and a little help from Mom -  to make us stronger.  This tribute to moms is a little bit different than that strange Old Spice Mom ad from earlier this week....
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Adidas may place their name on NHL jerseys

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article was originally posted on fellow Bloguin blog Puck Drunk Love. Make sure you follow them for all of your hockey needs.] Seeing a big Reebok logo on an NHL sweater is a pretty common sight. Those days may be coming to an end after a report from CBC.ca indicates that Adidas is considering placing their name on NHL uniforms.  Adidas, the...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Old Spice's "Mom Song" ad is pretty creepy

Old Spice commercials have been pretty weird for the last few years. At first they fell into the Weird: Charming category, with ads built around the idea of the Old Spice Man and The Man Your Man Could Smell like. The ads then became bigger, louder and more bizarre. They fell into a Weird: Annoying category as each ad tried to outdo the last in terms of pure ridiculousness.  ...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Awful Classics: Purnell's "Old Folks" Sausage commercial

Low budget commercials are incredible. Each one is instantly recognizable the moment it comes on your TV. Not because of brand awareness or brand recognition, but because of the horrible audio quality, bad acting and even worse editing.  This commercial for Purnell's "Old Folks" sausage is the perfect example of what makes low budget ads the best ... and the worst.  ...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wendy's ups the stupidity in fire extinguisher ad

Wendy's is out to prove that Wendy, their spokeswoman, works with the biggest group of morons on the planet. In an effort to promote their Spicy Chipotle Sandwiches, the company created yet another annoying commercial where Wendy is the smug, brilliant individual surrounded by incompetent coworkers.  1. Where does Wendy work and why do they employ such morons? 2. The...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Applebee's promotes their Under 550 Calorie Entrees with bizarre GIF ad

The latest trend seen in various television commercials is the usage of GIFs. To be clear, the advertisements try to incorporate the popular way to share media online in their commercial by showing one action repeated over and over through looping video. The results have been disastrous. We first ripped on Kmart. Now our attention shifts to Applebee's.  As if the food at Applebee...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

JBL Synchros headphones call out Beats by Dre

Beats by Dre has been mostly unchallenged in the audio and headphones market. If you've been following along the last couple of years, you've probably noticed tons and tons of Beats commercials. Those commercials are pretty awful, but that's not the point of this article. JBL Synchros headphones has called out Beats by Dre. In a commercial promoting their new headphones, the...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Nike's epic Olympic hockey commercial

Nike is trying to make hockey fans forget that they're the ones responsible for some of the worst hockey uniforms the sport has ever seen. To do this, they've rolled out one of the most epic hockey commercials we've seen in quite some time. Considering just how impressive the NHL's advertising has been over the last several years, that's really saying something. All ice is home...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Gatorade celebrates Peyton Manning's 51 TD passes

Gatorade wanted to celebrate Peyton Manning's 51 touchdown passes. There were a number of ways they could do this, but they chose one of the more creative routes. The company took images from each and every touchdown pass and combined them into one nearly seamless video.  The result was a fantastic tip of the cap to their spokesman.  Great stuff. Sure, it's kind of...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Terrell Owens shows his love for Philly Cheesesteaks

Carl's Jr. has a Philly Cheesesteak Burger which combines thinly sliced steak and the usual Philly Cheesesteak toppings with one of their Thickburgers. In order to promote this artery clogger, Carl's Jr. called on a man despised in Philly - Terrell Owens.  The result is a commercial with a few laughs and some major boobage.  Well, at least they haven't abandoned their...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Awful Classics: 1980's Coors Light commercial

Coors Light commercials weren't always about a speeding silver bullet train randomly bursting through city landscapes. Instead, commercials focused on relationships and encounters in the local tavern. The bartender was your friend and everyone bonded over Coors Light. Talk about your slice of '80s nostalgia. It's also worth pointing out the completely different marketing...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kmart's holiday sequel to Ship My Pants

Kmart's ads are almost bipolar. We've praised the Ship My Pants, Big Gas Savings and Yo Mama commercials, but then we've been forced to ridicule the store's bizarre and completely humorless holiday GIF commercials.  After their spectacular holiday flop, Kmart decided to call on and old, yet successful strategy: Shipping pants. This time they added a Christmas Carol twist. ...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Orange Juice wants you to miss your flight

Florida Orange Juice is trying to show all of us that a tall glass of orange juice is the perfect way to start a hectic day. Unfortunately, they decided to explain this to a poor flight attendant as she rushed to catch her flight. We know you need to make this flight, but wait right here as we explain the joys of orange juice.  Thanks for making that woman late for her...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Meet the SpongeBob USPS mailbox

The United States Postal Service is turning some of their mailboxes yellow for a new promotion with Nickelodeon. In an effort to promote SpongeBob, the USPS will allow several of their mailboxes around the country to be transformed into versions of the beloved cartoon character.  You can find a SpongeBob mailbox in these cities: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas,...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

SpaghettiOs Tweets about Pearl Harbor and it doesn't go well

SpaghettiOs tried a bit of real-time marketing on December 6th in honor of the anniversary of Pearl Harbor on December 7th. The brand Tweeted out a message of remembrance with a photo of a SpaghettiO holding an American flag. On paper, this probably sounded like a good idea. In practice, this was an epic failure.  Real-time marketing is risky. The goal is to make your brand...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Which brands will advertise during Super Bowl XLVIII?

Fox has officially sold all of their in-game advertising time for Super Bowl XLVIII. Commercials were expected to cost roughly $3.8 million for just 30 seconds of time. Since the price of ads during the game are always ridiculously expensive, it's always interesting seeing which companies pony up and make an appearance during the big game.  Three major categories are represented...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Nike dares you to be Brazilian for the World Cup

Nobody plays soccer quite like Brazil. For better or worse, the country always produces an extremely entertaining style of soccer which often leaves spectators speechless. As the host country for the 2014 World Cup, Brazil is one of the big favorites and Nike wanted to show just how special the team can be.  What follows is a fascinating display of creative brilliance.  ...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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