Feminists, Look Away

I like the payoff in this spot, but the setup bothers me. I have a hard time seeing Mr. Slob and Mrs. Neat together, and an even harder time understanding what motivates Mrs. Neat to drop her chores in order to play Mr. Slob’s little ballpark game. Agency: Mendelsohn Zien Client: Hormel’s Farmer John brand […]

McValueMeal’s Bag Man Not Looking His Best

CiCi’s Pizza Buffet is known for cheap prices, peppy workers and a variety of pizza toppings, according to USA TODAY. With this new work from Deutsch LA, CiCi’s would like to become known as the antidote to greasy food in a bag. CiCi’s is not content to let salad have that position in the meal […]

A Tastefully Done American Apparel Ad from Puma

For the first time, Puma has underwear, excuse me, “bodywear,” to sell. With the help of Droga5, Puma found a way to show it off with a twist. The PUMA Index is a web and iPhone application that tracks global stocks. As stocks go down, PUMA Index models shed layers of clothing, undressing all the […]

Breaking Into Advertising Is A Breeze By Comparison

RBC Royal Bank and Toronto International Film Fest are conducting an Emerging Filmmakers Competition where 25 filmmakers are asked to develop a 3-4 minute short film. This year’s theme is water. The top five films will be judged during the 2010 Festival by online voters and an official jury. To promote the competition, RBC and […]

Football Season Is Also Good For Advertising

Toby Barlow and Team Detroit nailed it with this Dennis Leary-narrated Ford F-150 spot that sells smarts and power in the same package. The spot is actually 10 months old, but is being aired again now that NFL football is back on the tube. Works for me. Here’s hoping it also works for Ford. Share

Allstate Too Applies The Heat

Question: Did Bobby Bowden, Florida State and the NCAA approve this ad? Question: Where’s the 1-800 number to place an order for one of these grills? Question: Why are the dudes in blue using an opposing team’s grill? Here’s what we do know: The one-of-a-kind Bobby Bowden replica grill featured in the spot is part […]

Animated Gourds Tell Seasonal Story

Colle+McVoy is out with new work for Caribou Coffee today. The campaign stars a wisecracking pumpkin and dimwitted gourd in “The Autumn Adventures of Jack & Gourdo.” The spots, five in all, are playing on Caribou Coffee’s YouTube channel. Colle+McVoy collaborated with Minneapolis-based Puny Entertainment, the animation team behind the hit Nickelodeon show Yo Gabba […]

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I’m A (Insert Proper Noun)

According to Ad Age, University of Phoenix spent $134 million on measured media last year. The school also inked a $154 million deal for naming rights at the NFL stadium near its Phoenix headquarters in 2006. Yet, the brand continues to be ill defined, claims the trade mag. Pereira & O’Dell, a fancy new San […]

Pearl Izumi Keeps Your Ass Happy

The Denver Egotist is featuring new work for Louisville, CO-based Pearl Izumi created by Minneapolis agency Pocket Hercules. But I prefer this older work, also from Pocket Hercules: Share