Monday, January 26, 2009

CareerBuilder Official Super Bowl 2009 Spot

Oh joyous plenty! Brilliance! I hope this is a sign of great things to come.

Career Builder has encapsulated all of these horrid feelings we experience concerning the office and jobs in general. I thought the commercial flowed beautifully and the repetition was a very good way to enhance all those nasty feelings. I couldn't help but laugh out loud when the koala bear got socked and his coffee went all over the place. (Animal rights activists: please don't complain about this. It's a stuffed bear. Don't ruin a good thing.) The production was flawless, and it yielded one of the funniest ads I've seen in a while.

So if you hate going to work every day, your coworkers don't respect you, you always wish you were somewhere else, you cry constantly, you daydream of punching small animals, and you sit next to that guy, enjoy this wonderful ad. It's for you.

Guru Grade: 8.5 / 10

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Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland
Executive Creative Director: Mark Fitzloff,
Susan Hoffman
Creative Director: Jason Bagley,
Danielle Flagg
Copywriter: Eric Kallman
Art Director: Craig Allen
Agency Producer: Sarah Shapiro
Production Company: MJZ
Director: Tom Kuntz
Executive Producer: David Zander,
Jeff Scruton
Post Production: Mackenzie Cutler
Editor: Gavin Cutler
Director of Photography: Bryan Newman
Audio Post: POP Sound
VFX Company: Method Studios
Animatronics: Stan Winston Studios
Sound Design: Stimmung
Sound Designer: Gus Koven