Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Reebok Easy Tone - Talking Boobs

Reebok's new shoes are designed to make you work out while you walk. They promise a rounder, more sexy looking butt that will make other parts of your body jealous...

Can they say "boobs"?

Guru Grade: 6 / 10

New Zealand Book Council - Going West

A bit long, but cool.

Guru Grade: 7 / 10

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Weezer Snuggie


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Orbit - Clean It Up

Advertising = Art.

Art by: Goons, a street artist out of Chicago
Directed by: Ace Norton
Music: Keep It Clean by Camera Obscura
Sponsored by: Orbit
Agency: Evolution Bureau - http://www.evb.com

Guru Grade: 8 / 10

Monday, November 16, 2009

Toshiba Regza SV Television - Space Chair

I always liked Toshiba's stuff. For this commercial they strapped a chair to a balloon and sent the thing up to space... or pretty close. "Armchair viewing, redefined." Sure, it's a stretch, but I like it.

Oh and Toshiba: expect to hear from my lawyers. My windshield needs to be replaced from being struck by falling chair legs.

Guru Grade: 8 / 10

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Throwback - Tootsie Pops

How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center? The world may never know.

It's funny to see how different old commercials can be. The production values seem to increase exponentially every five years or so. Find an old VHS and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Trident Layers - Pay in Gum

This plays off of the idea that Trident Layers gum is worth as much or more than cash, and the babysitter, mail man, chimney sweeper, and electrician would love to be paid in gum! Lame.

I hope they don't make more of these. I just don't find them entertaining. Sorry, Trident.

Guru Grade: 4.5 / 10

Thursday, November 5, 2009

AT&T Sues Verizon over Ad

This is the last cellphone related advertising news for a while, promise!

A lot of people know about the recent battle between AT&T (who have the iPhone as their main mobile device) and Verizon, but if you're unfamiliar, here's how it goes down:

AT&T is all like:

They have a few spots with similar "There's an app for that" content. It becomes ubiquitous.

Sooo Verizon attacks with:

Hilarious, yes? Well AT&T is not laughing, and now they've launched a lawsuit claiming that the spot has caused them to lose "incalculable market share" and "invaluable goodwill."Oh really? Who would have imagined that advertising could do something like that!?

AT&T is claiming that people are misinterpreting the "maps" and are seeing them as displaying all ranges of coverage, when in fact the maps only show 3G coverage. It looks to me like they're just sore losers.

Hang in there AT&T. It could be worse. You could be a 3G customer in Alaska! Check out that shoddy coverage.


Verizon Droid - Stealth

!!! I'm not sure whether my excitement is for the commercial or for the free phone upgrade I'll be eligible for in two weeks.

The Motorola Droid is Verizon's Google-based phone (runs the Android mobile system) and it's "dropping" November 6.

The spot was pretty cool. It looked more like a trailer for a doomsday flick, but hey -- it captured my attention.

Guru Grade: 6.5 / 10

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Spottings

I saw a Geico caveman and Flo from the Progressive ads! I just had to get this pic.

Tiger Beer - Zip

Soooo the dude was a chick the whole time? Confused.

Guru Grade: 6 / 10