Maybe it’s due to the week I spent drinking my way through Ireland, but it seems like Jameson is one of the few liquor brands successfully finding a way to reinforce a stale brand image.
It’s par for the course for more established brands to lean on their ‘history’ when battling new competitive upstarts, but only Jameson does it with such a high level of wit, humor and blockbuster-caliber cinematography.
Plus, every schoolboy needs an idol. Go get ‘em John Jameson.
I’ll go on record: I love PSAs.
Especially the clever, the outstanding, the shocking, the unique. Because if there’s one example of how even the most boring messages (and public service announcements are most certainly that) can be turned into something special, than this is it.
Perhaps the best I’ve found yet is the catchy jingle, dark humor and adorable animations that are used to convince dumb Aussies not to die on Metro trains. Sounds like a real winner, right? Just press play.
Who said family movie night has to be limited to the “Hanna Montana Gets a Hangnail” or the 5,000th viewing of “Finding Nemo”? Now you can share all your favorite R-rated moments in a kid-friendly way with the tenuous-but-tasty art of illustrator Josh Cooley.
After all, there’s no better way to send Timmy off to slumberland than with Don Corleone leaving a horse head in his bed. Bed time will never be the same.
See them all at cooley.bigcartel.com
Maybe it’s because I, too, dream of the day when a party like this erupts on the North Side of Chicago.
Maybe it’s because I’m still a little bitter about the well-written, but short-sighted Gawker rant claiming that advertising sucks the souls out of creative professionals.
Or maybe it’s just because this short spot for a video game embodies everything that I believe advertising — yes, that demon of modern capitalist ennui — can and should strive to do: just tell a great story.
The billion-dollar beauty industry is about to bite the dust. And it looks like the wunderdrug that will put it out of its glossy, glitzy misery has been under the nose of every graphic designer for years.
This great mock ad from Jesse Rosten gives beauty advertising — and the unrealistic, unrelenting image of the “ideal woman” that it promotes — a taste of its own medicine.
Ah, the classic ‘short-guy-comedian-meets-gigantic-basketball-legend’ bit. As classic as mom’s apple pie. I mean, Ben Stein and Shaq teaming up for Comcast? Genius, duh!
So when Adidas tapped Ken Jeong and a starting lineup of ball players, it was sure to be a slamma jamma. Plus, Ken Jeong is actually funny.
*Must be a world-class football star and get paid boatloads of cash in order to see into future.
Just on time and just on point, the latest Nike soccer commercial launched as the frenzy of the World Cup is reaching a breaking point. Using their proven formula of high-priced stars, whiplash-inducing flash cuts and futuristic plots, Nike has… done it yet again. Enjoy.
Okee, so it might just be the fact that I’ve been counting down the days to the 2010 World Cup since the last whistle sounded four years ago – but I think it’s fair to say this is a great commercial. Not only is it a well thought-out ad, but it really gets to the heart of soccer and what the cup means to the world.
And they’re not trying to even sell anything… well, maybe several billion dollars in advertising. And football.
Five years ago, I think that most anyone would be able to give up internet usage for a week and not feel too far out of the loop. Today, I’m pretty sure that 95% of the people I know would rather give up a big toe than be unplugged for even a day. Maybe the online explosion outlined in this cool – and ironically campy – video has something to do with our digital dependence.
Hey, I’m not saying I could give all this up either. It’s just interesting to see how quickly the internet has become such an inseparable part of our everyday lives. Oh and about the big toe – eh, I guess that’s why God made us with two of them.