Band On The Run (To The Bank And Back)

Adfreak, AgencySpy and Paste have all pointed to this new full length jingle, recorded by Weezer. The song was actually written by a young Barry Manilow. He also wrote “I am stuck on Band-Aid, ’cause Band-Aids stick on me!” back in the day. To State Farm’s knowledge, the full song had never been recorded. After […]

Mountain Dew Is Not Illuminati, But Their Eye’s On The Money

Jay Electronica says Hip Hop is different on his Mountain Dew-flavored mountain. Mountain Dew has also hired Katers17, also known as Kate Elliott, to create short YouTube videos using its product. According to MarketWatch, PepsiCo is letting Elliott do her thing, not follow a script written by the company’s ad agency. Share

It’s Not A Kitchen, It’s A Hipster Party Room

Mother London and recording artist Jona Lewie have teamed up to sell Ikea kitchens, which in no way resemble your grandma’s kitchen. [via Brandfreak] Share

Heads Down, Thumbs Out

Have you ever made a commercial where the audio track overwhelms the acting, the script and everything else about the spot? Crispin Porter & Bogusky has. Okay, okay, there is a point to the spot above that rises above the music. The point is to get off your phone and live! Of course, this point […]

Life Is A Contest, Especially When You’re In A Band

Sometimes the music makes the ad. That’s clearly the case for FreeCreditScore.com. A fact which makes a nationwide band search–which is a “been there, done that” idea–brand appropriate. The summer-long search concluded with The Victorious Secrets, a band from Detroit as the winner. The band emerged as America’s favorite in a competition that began with […]

Nothing’s “Stickier” Than A Popular Tune

I was reading something about how Cotton is using Facebook to its advantage, which is great, but I’m more interested in what the brand is doing on TV. Leona Lewis and Colbie Caillat are excellent picks to endorse the product here, but what’s even better is the time and effort put into these songs. These […]

Labels See The Need To Push Product, Use The Band’s Website, YouTube, Facebook and MySpace To Do It

I love how bands are increasingly coming out with commercials to promote their new work. Here’s another promo from The Black Keys, who released “Brothers” on Nonesuch Records last Tuesday. “Brothers” is the Akron, Ohio band’s eighth full length in as many years, and the album sold over 73,000 copies in its first week giving […]

The Sweet Sound Of Power Tools

Inspired by the sounds of the Craftsman tools, Young & Rubicam/Chicago teamed up with musician, composer and mixed-media artist Kutiman to create the Craftsman Music Experiment, which proves you can build an inspired digital composition using only Craftsman tools. Share

Honda Brings Some Funky Stuff To The Party

Squirrels like to store things. People also like to store things. Which is why it’s nice to have a vehicle capable of transporting said storables. A vehicle like Honda’s all-new Accord Crosstour. The spot airs this Sunday during the 4th quarter of the Saints v. Colts showdown. Whether 4th quarter viewers will identify with the […]