Chicago’s Urbanscape And A Beatles’ Cover Encourage The Irish To Drink American Swill

All Together Now is Budweiser’s new campaign for the Irish market, which is sort of odd, since the spot directed by Chris Palmer is so very Chicago. Here’s what the brand is saying about the shoot itself: This was a remarkably complex shoot as the Chicago metro-rail train had to both follow the usual mass-transit […]

Fat Guys In Pizza Commercials? Hell Must Be Freezing Over

WARNING: You are about to see the worst use of Zydeco music in the history of advertising. I’ve been seeing an updated cut of this spot on local TV channels in Portland over the past few days. Pizza Schmizza is a Portland-area franchise with an illogical name and a strange sense of humor.

Toshiba To Take “My Dog Ate It” For An Answer

“Don’t get angry, get Toshiba” is the new call to action from McCann Erickson Düsseldorf. According to McCann, “Accidents. Theft. Unemployment. No matter what. And your satisfaction is guaranteed.” Find out more at nomatterwhatguarantee.com.

Quiche Eaters Drink Beer Too

Meme Huffer points to this long form beer ad from Droga5: It’s funny because it abuses all types of men under the banner of inclusiveness. You don’t see that everyday, and even if you did, you wouldn’t normally raise a glass to it.

“Go Forth” Is A Well Worn Theme In America

Levi’s wants you to experience America in its jeans. Like a miner of old, or better yet, like Jack Kerouac and Neil Cassidy experienced America in the 1950s. That’s right, the brand is “On the Road.” See for yourself. Here’s some additional creative from Levi’s new “Go Forth” campaign (the launch of which we addressed […]

Fayetteville Loves Its Soldiers

Convention and Visitors Bureau advertising tends to be a dry affair, but that’s not the case in Fayetteville, NC–the community adjacent to Fort Bragg. Agency: The Republik, Durham [via Ad Age]

Driving A Passat Will Make You Happy, Even If The Rest Of Your World Is Falling To Pieces

Few industries need positive thinking as much as the auto makers of the world, so I can see why this spot got approved and produced. Agency: DDB, London Director: Noam Murro of Biscuit Filmworks

Resistance Is Kind Of A Weird Angle For Booze Advertising

Making gin is something chemists do. It’s complicated, like life itself. This alchemical twist is brought to life in a new W+K Amsterdam spot for Diageo’s gin brand, Tanqueray. David Kiefaber of Brand Freak doesn’t care for the urbane sophistication portrayed in the ad. He says it has a “smarmy, young Hugh Hefner vibe to […]

Levi’s Goes Forth With New Work From Wieden

Levi’s is one of the most iconic brands in American history and in America today. Given that kind of solid bedrock to work with, a campaign that celebrates the Americaness of the brand seems like it might be a good fit. Portland’s Wieden + Kennedy, which picked up the $80 mil. piece of business six […]

It’s A Cup of Frozen Sugar

I often like Taco Bell’s advertising. But this latest spot from DraftFCB/Orange County doesn’t do it for me. Normally, I’d merely recognize that fact and pass on posting the commercial. I’m posting this one for one because I want to point out how lame the concept of a “breakation” is. Instead of forgoing a pay […]