With Tuition Where It Is, Who Can Afford An Apple?

When I was in college (admittedly in the last century) I knew people who stayed up all night in order to ace, or pass, their Bio Chem exam. I stayed up late too, for beer pong takes lots of practice. But that’s not how college students roll today. Nope. When Crispin Porter comes calling with […]

A Parody of An Informercial Can Also Morph Into An Informercial

According to The New York Times, Steve Pacheco, director of advertising at FedEx, believes “lunchtime is the new prime time,” a fact which led him to supply BBDO-made, YouTube-distributed infotainment starring Fred Willard. The Times says the shipping company needs a successful campaign. Pummeled by the downturn and high fuel prices — not to mention […]

Deepak Chopra Helps Honda Sell Cars

“Dreams vs. Nightmares” is the latest installment in Honda’s DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE documentary series. Launched in January, the series works to reveal the true essence of Honda’s corporate philosophy. “We hope to inspire our customers to see the possibilities beyond the nightmares they may read in the news,” says Barbara Ponce, manager of corporate advertising […]

Confused About Your Sexual Identity? Try Tampax.

According to AdAge, Zack16 and his missing man parts is an effort to sell more Tampax. “It was inexpensive for us to do this one little effort and kind of get a feel for how much pickup it gets, if it goes viral or if it doesn’t,” a P&G spokesman said. Leo Burnett is the […]

Start your Monday with the Badger Car Salesman

These have been out for over a year, but always good for a laugh. Enjoy.

American Media Pie

The lyrics herein are brilliant: Sung to Don McLean’s “American Pie”, this 19 stanza song was written and produced in just one day by “L. McDuff”.

Leroy Smith Has The Best Fake In The Game

In a culture awash with self-help books and DVDs, Tony Robbinsesque seminars, and late night pitches on TV, Leroy Smith really has little to worry about. That’s because his infomercial is simply better than all the rest. Learn more at GetYourBasketballOn.com.

Internet Hotties To Sling Burgers

Brian Morrissey is reporting that iJustine and seven other internet famous video stars will be making videomercials for Carl’s Jr.’s. The effort rolls out this week to help sell the Portobello Mushroom Six-Dollar Burger to young men. The YouTube stars were chosen not only for their creative flair, but for the networks of followers they […]

When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Pain In People’s Asses

Panasonic’s Next Generation talent competition is back. Winners can “bag a priceless work experience placement” at one of Panasonic’s “top creative agencies” as well as a 42″ Viera with freesat HD TV.

Let’s Watch, Shall We?

The New York Times’ Bits blog points to Nizmlab, Chunnel.tv and Video Antville as sterling examples of curated content. What’s interesting to note for our purposes here is how many commercials are being archived and presented to a global audience made up of people willing to spend their free time watching commercials. What other testament […]