Tag Archives: commercials

  • “The NOW Experience”: Mercedes-Benz Releases Live Film (Video)

    “The NOW Experience”: Mercedes-Benz Releases Live Film (Video)

    There are some unscrupulous people out there who are describing “The NOW Experience” as “the world’s first live TV commercial,” starting with the marketing people at Mercedes-Benz, which put out the commercial. There’s only one problem with this: back in the early days of television all commercials were live, which makes this claim disingenuous at […]

  • ‘The No Contest Taste Test': Shaq Helps Krispy Kreme Test Coffee (Video)

    ‘The No Contest Taste Test': Shaq Helps Krispy Kreme Test Coffee (Video)

    Food brands are always trotting out supposedly objective taste tests that tout their products’ superior flavors over that of other brands’. Krispy Kreme has now officially done away with this tissue-thin layer of objectivity with what they call The No Contest Taste Test, and they got Shaq to help them do it. As you’ll see, […]

  • ‘The Man Who Kept Running': Nike Ads Starring Kevin Hart (Video)

    ‘The Man Who Kept Running': Nike Ads Starring Kevin Hart (Video)

    There appears to be some serious Forrest Gump vibes floating about in the zeitgeist these days.  First, we elected Donald Trump president, and now Kevin Hart is starring in a new series of commercials for the Nike+ Apple Watch that appear to have been inspired by the film. The series is called The Man Who […]

  • “Lonely Night”: This Year’s Pornhub Christmas Ad (Video)

    “Lonely Night”: This Year’s Pornhub Christmas Ad (Video)

    Last year, you might remember that Pornhub rang in the holiday season with an ad for their “Premium Gifting Service,” which had the added benefit of being safe to watch at work. Now, they’re doing it again, and I guess that means it’s a tradition, since “Lonely Night” is now ushering in the holidays for […]

  • “Come Together”: Wes Anderson Directs New H&M Holiday Ad (Video)

    “Come Together”: Wes Anderson Directs New H&M Holiday Ad (Video)

    Among 2016’s other affronts to human decency and kindness, we also didn’t get a Wes Anderson movie this year. But, as a small and (literally) cold comfort, we do have a new H&M holiday commercial, directed by Anderson and starring Adrien Brody. It’s called “Come Together.” Despite the Beatles allusion of the title, “Come Together” […]

  • “The Wall”: Corona Releases Election Day Campaign Ad (Video)

    “The Wall”: Corona Releases Election Day Campaign Ad (Video)

    I hopefully don’t have to tell you that today is Election Day in the US, and that you should hit up your local polling place if you haven’t already (and it’s not too late for you to do so). But Mexican beer brand Corona has produced a message specifically for today, and in case you’re […]

  • ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Gets Final Trailer (Video)

    ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Gets Final Trailer (Video)

    We now live in a world of perpetual Star Wars, at the rate of at least one feature film per year for the rest of our lives, plus assorted TV shows, video games, comic books, novels, and other forms of media. So you should seize on the chance to get excited about a trailer for the […]

  • ‘Meet the New Most Interesting Man in the World’ (Video)

    ‘Meet the New Most Interesting Man in the World’ (Video)

    Beer brand Dos Equis recently broke the hearts of college bros and FM talk radio aficionados everywhere with the retirement of The Most Interesting Man in the World. But, as was evident all along, a new Man has come to fill the old Man’s shoes, and his introduction to the world is now here in […]