I was wondering what to do as a final post for this year 2008, and I thought why not trawl the net to find some good adverts that did the rounds. Also I haven’t done a post about commercials (the good and the bad) in ages. And I also got rather inspired by a post not so long ago on the blog kiwipulse.com which has to be one of the blogs I really enjoy visiting; it has a plethora of interesting stuff there.
They did a fabulous post about adverts aimed at President George W Bush all of which were excellent and a couple of which I cannot resist posting here to share with you all:
This one is an ad for the Smart Cars:
And this one is an ad for Stabilo Erasable pen made in Hong Kong, “Everyone makes mistakes” implying that with an erasable pen you could have corrected yours!
Another site I found had some super collections of all kinds of ads; TV, print media, radio and outdoor ads. I thought this ad for Scrabble was marvelous because I have often got that feeling while playing scrabble, that yes I recognize this there is a pattern discernable just like this jumbled up elephant.
Now I am not sure that I really like this one (it’s a bunch of rear ends after all), but I certainly admire the original thought behind it; ‘The other side of America’ for Queer travels:
Now this is one clever ad for a vacuum cleaner; pithy and succinct:
This is an ad for the TV series Sopranos, a campaign in New York taxis to promote the show: if I saw an arm hanging from a cab, even mere curiosity would compel me to watch the show:
Now this one by Vitae Shelters is clever not for the words or the cleverness behind the actual ad; but for its placement, which is the lid of a dumpster. Put in a place like that, where no one expects to see an advert, is really eye-catching.
And finally I leave you with a series of Top Ten Super Bowl Ads 2008 – Commercials from Super Bowl 42, a youtube video of 10 ads put together for your enjoyment.
There were enough Budweiser ads in there for there to be a Cheers! moment as well, so may I finally wish you all a very Happy New Year and God Bless!