Friday, May 24, 2013

Funny on Friday: Sears, Run In

It is a rare occurrence when I'm caught off guard by a commercial.  This new commercial from Sears was just...perfect.  Watch below to see why:



  • Play on the overwhelmingly numerous dance shows: EXCELLENT
  • Surprise twist: PERFECT
  • The male dance knee-slide into frame: *falls out of chair
I am not in the market for an appliance, but I know whose commercial this is. A great job by McGarry Bowen, LLC.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Slavery Is Adorable

Pakistani designer Aamna Aqeel is the latest designer to receive criticism for her recent photo spread in Diva Magazine titled (and you won't believe this) "Be My Slave."  The spread shows a model in different clothes and poses with a little boy of color (race unknown) in each.  Each picture stings more than the last.

Aqeel maintains that there is no intended racism.  How that is true is beyond comprehension as the pictures help to define racism at its disgusting core.  The designer even went on to say the boy in the photos worked in a garage and wanted work.  The point of the shoot, according to Aqeel, is to place more attention on child labor.

THIS blogger has a hard time believing that.  I can hardly gather my thoughts to express the inner sadness, rage, disgust, and just how much my hands are shaking.  But hey, who am I to criticize someone's art, right?  I mean slavery is super cute.  (smh)

See yourself and leave a comment.










[Source: The Huffington Post]


Monday, May 13, 2013

What, You Want A Cookie?

I truly do not understand this at all.

Oreo is the classically delicious chocolate cookie with cream center.  We know this, we love them.  I see what the intent is.  Swear.  I just don't get the connection.  The lyrics paired with the storybook animation gave me "creepy child specific ad on an adult targeted station."

:-\

Thoughts?

**Update**

Not five minutes after posting this...post this commercial comes on again.  It is still creepy.

Booking.yeah

I seriously CANNOT believe that I haven't posted about this campaign sooner!

Booking.com is an online travel service that assists with rooming and other accommodations with, "no booking fees, ever."  They have a website, apps, and awesome commercials.


So funny!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Child Abuse Message Only Kids Can See

This advertisement announcement comes from the ANAR Foundation in Spain.

"Using an outdoor lenticular we show adults an awareness message, while children see a message where we offer them our help and show them the telephone number. A message only for children." - ANAR, 2013

Check out the video below:




This concept is great, largely because of the intent behind the campaign.  ANDREW LISZEWSKI of Gizmodo asked, "how long will it be before toy companies start doing the same thing?"  I can't help but wonder that also.  This type of advertising is no doubt brilliant.  But when the market becomes over saturated, what will be the 'next big thing' in marketing, particularly to kids. And how ethical will it be?

Samsug S4: Well, the kids love it...

During my usual YouTube trolling I was hit with this funny and poignant ad for the Samsung S4.



I like this ad because it shows a comical portrayal of parents 'catching up' on the latest techie toy.  Something new and 'better' seems to be released every week and it can become hard to keep up.  The dialogue here is great and made me think back to my own conversations with my parents.  Points for being relate-ability, humor, and showing features of the phone.


A phone 4 the young and young @ <3