The Big Game Is On Commercial Break? Blame ExxonMobil.

The corrupt bastards at the NCAA have allowed time for so many commercials during March Madness that even with four games on at once, there are long periods when all four channels are on commercial break simultaneously. I just wanted to point out how greedy those sons of bitches are. ExxonMobil has turned these game… Continue reading The Big Game Is On Commercial Break? Blame ExxonMobil.

Dr. Pepper Promotes Boater Safety

So many ad campaigns catch our eye but fail to connect us to their brands. A cute and quirky commercial may still leave you trying to remember if you’re supposed to buy moisturizer or  fabric softener thirty seconds later.  Dr. Pepper has avoided such a pitfall with their latest campaign. If Lil’ Sweet wasn’t delightfully obnoxious enough, now they… Continue reading Dr. Pepper Promotes Boater Safety

Dachshund Review #1

Wiener dogs are the best marketing tool of all time. It’s impossible not to take notice when a sausage dog pops up on TV. Master marketers GEICO wouldn’t touch a wiener unless they were going to put it front and center, and this pup nails the part. The semi-creepy lady holds her own with the stinky little scene stealer,… Continue reading Dachshund Review #1

Nerd’s Revenge Minimally Satisfying

So, Sprint’s Can You Hear Me Now Guy (CYHMNG) is now pitching for Verizon. Or is Verizon’s CYHMNG now pitching for Sprint? Do people really pay attention to this shit? If the goal of TV advertising is to put out a memorable meme, CYHMNG was a smashing success back in the day. The series of ads… Continue reading Nerd’s Revenge Minimally Satisfying

Hellish Tacos

The latest Taco Bell ad making the rounds is notable for a few reasons. It is the kickoff for a major breakfast campaign, which is notably gross. It comforts us with a melody evoking the fraternal nostalgia of Cheers. It forces us to contemplate the nature of our souls and uses casual cursing. These are all nice… Continue reading Hellish Tacos

KIA, McCarthy Have No Sense Of Decency

The best Super Bowl ad this year was KIA’s eco-warrior piece with Melissa McCarthy.  It’s no surprise a shortened cut is still running in prime spots a month later. We were all delighted by McCarthy’s antics, charmed anew each commercial break, but I fully expected and understood this ad would be at least temporarily pulled in… Continue reading KIA, McCarthy Have No Sense Of Decency