Friday, December 31, 2010

Worst Ads of 2010 - The Tracy Awards

While I focus on "ads I like," I leave it to others to come up with the "Cream of the Crap!"

   Here's a great (or not so great) list of the worst ads of 2010, according to The Tracy Awards! 

Highlights/Lowlights:
Oreo, Doubletree, Sizzler, Summer's Eve, Heineken, State Farm, Courvoisier, Cold-EEZE.

 

Smarties Blue Cat commercial (UK)

Dude. Watch.
  

MINI Sushi commercial

YES. SUSHI! (IN A CAR.)

Dwayne Wade T-mobile commercial "Outta Here!"

"A spontaneous, somewhat cryptic video posted by NBA superstar Dwyane Wade gets misunderstood, leading to a league-wide, gossip-fueled frenzy where rumors swirl that Dwyane wants to be traded from the Miami Heat. It's the NBA as it happens on America's Largest 4G Network™, and it's only from T-Mobile®. Step up to 4G."

(Created by Publicis Seattle, directed by Spike Lee)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Stay Drenched commercials - Goldfish!

Have you seen the ads for Drench's "Stay Drenched" campaign??

SUPER!


(Song: The Gap Band - Oops Upside Your Head)
 

And here's a screenshot of StayDrenched.co.uk:

Allstate Mayhem Motel, Home Sweet Home commercial

Ooooh! Not only is Mayhem back with these five new spots below, but I also found out that they will also be airing a new ad during the Super Bowl! YES!

 


See more from Mayhem in my earlier posts like "Meet Mayhem" and also at YouTube.com/allstate.
And check out more of my insurance commercial posts at homadge.blogspot.com/search/label/insurance.
 
Learn more about Allstate's services at Allstate.com/auto-roadside-services.aspx

Monday, December 27, 2010

Foot Locker - Merry Kickmas commercials

Belated holiday greetings from Foot Locker - how did I miss these?!


See more ads from Foot Locker on their YouTube page.

Ikea - Hooray for the Everyday commercials

These are, by far, some of my favorite ads of the year!!  ENJOY!
  (Found them all at YouTube.com/IKEAcatalouge2011)

Campaign description:
"Kicking off your shoes at the end of a long day. Diving into the sofa on a Friday night. Washing the dishes in the warm evening light. Taking a break from housework to do a little dance. When we slow things down a bit, small everyday moments like these become remarkable.
Welcome to our celebration everyday life at home. Hooray!"

 
 
 
 
 


 
 
  
Want more??

Friday, December 24, 2010

Top 10 Digital Advertising Innovations of 2010

  
    THIS is a great list!

1. Old Spice’s Response Videos
2. Bar Code Scanning
3. Location-Based Advertising
4. iAds
5. Promoted Tweets
6. Group Buying
7. Personalized Video
8. CAPTCHA Advertising
9. Error Message Advertising
10. Chatroulette

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Google Chrome Speed Tests... STILL AWESOME!

  
YEP!  Saw it at the movies this weekend before Tron!

     See more from Chrome at YouTube.com/googlechrome.
   

Geico "Sexy Grandpa commercial"

Maybe you've seen Geico's "Bears," "Sports Update," "Robots" or "Superheroes..." but have you seen...
 
  "SEXY GRANDPA?"

  
See more at YouTube.com/Geico
 including Episodes 2 and 3 of their new variety show!

WikiLeaks - maxi pads billboard

     
Hahahaha great job Pakistan!
     

New Toyota Auto-Bio, "The Big Hill"

Love these!

"The 25 most popular AdFreak posts of 2010"

   
Happy Reading!
  

Google - Teach Parents Tech + Epic Docs!

You know I love Google videos!
   And here's a reason parents should too... "Teach Parents Tech!"


While searching for Google vids, I also found one of the latest and greatest "Demo Slams,"
 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Johnnie Walker Brothers - "Say It Without Saying It "

These ads are great!


Interactive Anime - Tobacco Manipulation Awareness

  
Watch. This.

(That's all.)
 

La Vie Grand Marnier commercial

Ooooooh la la. This caught my attention on Bravo...

 

And they even have an iPhone app game!

For mixology videos and recipes, YouTube.com/laviegrandmarnier.

Here are some screenshots of the colorful
Grand-Marnier.com...



Ken Jeong Pepto Bismol Christmas commercial

He's in everything!

Found it on Pepto's YouTube page.
 
Of course, as many of the best ads do, this aired during Glee.
(And yes, that's the same actress as the Cisco Umi ads.)
 

Kevin Bacon commercial! Logitech Revue

Wow. Hello Kevin Bacon.

 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Google Zeitgeist, eBooks videos and more!

Oh yeah, more videos from Google...

 


Google Demo Slam!

Have you guys heard of this (DemoSlam.com)??

Some of these videos are pretty sweeeet...











And see more at YouTube.com/Google!

Verizon Our House Jingle Bells commercial

I've been looking for this one!!!

 

Ok Go GPS Parade

This is certainly a different take on a music video...

 
"This video documents the 8.5-mile parade we took through Los Angeles using Range Rover's Pulse of the City app to checkin and spell out the words "OK GO" with the route. Make your own journey around your city, and be featured in a similar documentation video we'll make in 2011."


 

See more from Ok Go in another post here!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Homadge is on Twitter now!

  
We finally joined Twitter!  
   
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Roger Federer Lindt chocolate commercial "Airport"

These Lindt truffle ads starring tennis pro Roger Federer were posted back in August! 
  
How have I not seen them until now?!



  
 
Finally, I must share this kickass Nike ad I found searching YouTube for Roger Federer commercials...


    

LG Kompressor "Lurking" commercial

WOW. Watch this!  


Target Christmas Robot "Electronic Santa"

THIS ROCKS!

"A music-video daydream about all the electronics you want for Christmas."
 
(Here's a link to the shorter version)

Download this song and others for free at http://www.target.com/HolidayAlbum
 
(For more holiday spirit, check out Target's other musical holiday spots: "Toy Jackpot," "Mrs. Claus Ain't Got Nothin on Me," "10,000 Watts," "You'll Never Find My Christmas" and  "Tiny Tree Christmas.")

Lexus Wrapping Paper commercial

Got enough wrapping paper?
 
 

Red Wii Christmas family commercial

These Wii ads crack me up!


  
(Found these on YouTube.com/wii)

McDonalds "Weather" commercial

By Leo Burnett.  big fan...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Inspiration

   
It's ads like this that make me proud to be a copywriter... this guy screams natural talent.  
  
 

Hand print ads

   
Gross?
 

Clever?
  

Nespresso Cab - George Clooney, John Malkovich commercial

YUM.

Andrex - "It's the little things"

PUPPIES!


Google Nexus S phone commercial

Wow, you dizzy??

(Found this one here.)
  

Martini and Rossi "Balloons" commercial

Just blogged about Martini + Rossi ads, but here's my most recent favorite, "Balloons"!


  

Toast music video - OK Go!

I've blogged about OK Go's creative music video "This Too Shall Pass" and today I bring you... TOAST!

Here is: "Last Leaf"
 

And wait, there's more! Thought I'd also share two other videos below:



See more at YouTube.com/OkGo