Today on TV: #EatLikeYouMeanIt At Carl’s Jr.

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Carl’s Jr. and 72andsunny have a great thing going. They do “food porn” really well, and now have a patent on the “stuff a sandwich in your sexy face” thing. Hey, they’re able to make fast food look good on TV and that’s an accomplishment. Not one that needs another stupid award, but an accomplishment […]

A Smothering Jewish Mother Smothers Son With Taco Bell, Son Eats It Up

Loving Mother Smothers Son in Taco Bell_s Smothered Burrito Ad

Stereotyping is bad behavior in the real world, but in a comedy sketch stereotyping can turn to pure gold, as it does here in this new spot for Taco Bell. The writing, casting and acting are all top notch here. This is a great commercial. The thing I like most about it is how the […]

Take Me To My Happy Place, Take Me Fishing

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Fishing is something I associate with my childhood and my grandfather, Eldon Burn, in particular. We used to fish for bluegill, crappie, bass and catfish on Nebraska’s man-made lakes. We also fished for salmon and trout on Lake Michigan and walleyed-pike in Minnesota. So, when I see this throwback illustration style used to motivate me, […]

Designed by Billionaires in California, Assembled by Poor Laborers in China

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User experience is front-and-center in this new anthem from Apple and TBWA\Chiat\Day. I like that Apple is asking the fundamental questions. “Will it make life better? Does it deserve to exist?” Imagine where the ad business would be today if we applied that filter in our work. But before I get caught up in Apple […]

Vonage Uses Crazy Street Person To Advance The Cause of Generosity

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Vonage isn’t your father’s mobile phone carrier. To prove it, the brand has enlisted a new Chief Generosity Officer, and taken a page from Geico’s caveman in the process. This is JWT’s first work for the brand. What do you think? Will the above philosopher of the people help educate mobile phone users about the […]

Every Runner Has A Reason, And Every Dick’s Sporting Goods Has Running Shoes

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DICK’S Sporting Goods, in partnership with Greenpoint Pictures and Anomaly, have created a video series featuring 13 online vignettes focused on what motivates a person to run. You can view the entire collection of stories at DSG.com/RUNFOR. Share

“Momma’s Gotta Shop” Is Not An Idea, It’s A Customer Insight

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Overstock.com is a price play, and we all know how enticing low prices can be. It’s nectar to the price-conscious shopper. Even so, I find the following commercial off-putting. Take a look: Momma’s gotta shop. Really? Well sure, if the family is to be housed, clothed, fed, transported to and fro and so on, then […]

The Little Black Cookie Now Filled With Wonder

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Oreo ran a 90-second animated spot during the airing of Mad Men on Sunday night. The new anti-vampire/pro-cookie spot was created by the Martin Agency. It features music from the band Owl City. According to The New York Times, Jorge Calleja, the group creative director at the Martin Agency who serves as the global creative […]

Cotton Cozies Up To Soap Star Turned Country Singer Hayden Panettiere

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Hayden Panettiere is the latest face, form and voice to promote cotton’s role as a versatile textile fiber. No, I didn’t write the above lede, but I want you to see it, since it takes imagination to come up with this kind of PR copy. Okay, on to the spot. Does it make you want […]

Heidi Klum Is A Smoking Hot Mama Who Eats Burgers With The Boys

Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson. This new spot from 72andsunny debuted on Mad Men last night. The Graduate, starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman debuted in 1967. Previously on AdPulp: Giving Young Hungry Guys What They Want and Internet Hotties To Sling Burgers Share