I'm often surprised when I see ads from Google... their brand has such a strong loyalty with their users I think. But during the Super Bowl, I saw "Parisian Love" (from the "Search Stories" series of ads) and thought it was a great idea to advertise the search engine.
Ok people, what's your take on this ad? Interesting idea, but kind of irritating. I think, if we do our part, whatever that may be, for the environment, the "Green Police" should just leave us alone... Below is the ad that Audi ran during the Super Bowl and also some Green Police PSA's found on their YouTube page. What do you think??
Since his role on Community (the TV show), I have become a fan of Chevy Chase again, and I was excited to see his cameo in HomeAway.com's Super Bowl ad, a preview for a short film to appear on HomeAway.com on February 7 called "Hotel Hell Vacation." (See below...)
The Super Bowl ads continue... today: Dove for Men and their commercial, "The Journey to Comfort" (featuring the William Tell Overture, and with the exception of the sex of the characters, it is very similar to the female-oriented ad from KGB). I think it's a good introduction to the brand (the beginning is my favorite!)...
These ads fall into no particular category... just fish sticks, pants/nudityand video games... or rather, commercials that stood out to me during the game.
Sometimes, I get sick of food commercials that feature a "perfect mom and daughter" duo... but I have to hand it to Mrs. Pauls' fish sticks (made from 100% whole fillets)... this commercial made me smile, and not fast forward:
As far as video games are concerned, I'm not really into them, but the commercial for "Dante's Inferno 'Go to Hell'" was pretty "hell-ish," if I may say so! I really like watching this ad whenever it's on tv now...
Finally, while I'm on the subject of video games (and randomness), I thought I'd show you a different ad for BioShock 2 (the launch trailer). Pretty spectacular... check it out below (if over 17).
Since I posted about job site commercials earlier today, I figured TheLadders.com (not Ladder.com!) would be a good follow-up post. Last year during the Super Bowl, The Ladders aired "Chairs" and also during 2009, "Little Creatures." Both feature scenes that I would definitely not immediately associate with job hunting! But the recent ad I've seen on the air, "When You Let Everyone Play... Nobody Wins" (I think this ad actually first aired in 2008 but is being played again this year), features a tennis scenario that I think connects to the exclusive job searching site in a better way.
Below are these three ads, followed by a few funny "Little Creatures" shorts which I found on The Ladders' YouTube page... here ya go!
Yes, I am STILL going on about this year's Super Bowl ads... 3 day weekends, plus snow and lots of time indoors have given me lots of time to see which ads are still resonating with me... Still stuck in my head - that annoying little Monster.com critter, you know, the violinist? Well, actually, it's a fiddle. And what I thought was a groundhog is actually a beaver... See that commercial (and also the more entertaining "Boogeyman" that aired during the AFC championship) below the much funnier three ads from CareerBuider.com ("Casual Friday,""Job Fairy" and "Worst Seat.") Enjoy!
"Casual Friday" (CareerBuilder)
"Job Fairy" (CareerBuilder)
"Worst Seat" (CareerBuilder)
"Fiddling Beaver" (Monster)
One thing Monster.com does have going for them is the interactive fiddling component, FiddleAFriend.com where you can customize your own fiddling beaver video with customizable lyrics and genres... see screenshots of the site below featuring my hip-hop video.
As for Dodge and "Man's Last Stand," I can't figure out if I like the idea of this "man" focus. Below it are "Man Bag" and "We Make Getaway Cars" which I like a lot better. I think the copy in "Man Bag" gets to the point of Dodge being a "man's car" more directly than "Man's Last Stand." And I like inclusion of a strong female character in "We Make Getaway Cars."