Good Advertising Round-up

I love advertising. Half of the ads out there are just terrible, or simply loud and annoying to demand you listen to them, and we tend to fast-forward through most of them anyways, but once in a while there are meaningful and creative ads that capture your attention. Here are a few of the great ones I have seen lately…

Guinness: A timeless ad created for the beer drinker in all of us. (Also…for those who love an Irish accent voiceover.)

Gatorade/Derek Jeter: For the baseball fan and New Yorkers. Even if you aren’t a Yankees fan, this is a touching ad in honor of Jeter’s retirement.

Ikea: This is a great play on all the technological gadget ads these days. Sometimes having a bookbook would just be easier.

What other good ads are out there right now? Share them in the comments if you have seen any.

 

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21 Responses to Good Advertising Round-up

  1. It’s been so long since I watched TV on the TV that I can’t even remember the last time I paid attention to a commercial.

    • Sota says:

      Which is the whole reason that marketers are forced into coming up with an idea that is smart enough to go viral…no one watches tv on tv anymore.

  2. Here’s a Guinness commercial that will make you cry (like that thread from last week that I read last night):

    Also, I forgot my headphones today and can’t watch any of these. Bummer. I do love the Ikea one.

  3. I feel like there are a lot of great commercials right now and also a lot of terrible commercials. I can’t think of any off the top of my head. This is kind of old but that Subaru commercial where the 3(ish)-year-old is sitting in the driver’s seat? Ugh, it gets me. That puppy commercial I posted earlier, although I saw that on the internet, not the TV. I’ll think of others, I’m sure.

  4. Sota says:

    Shoot you guys! I forgot to add this one too!

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      Mr. Costco paused this for me, since he knows my love for Kristen Bell would extend to commercials. Her and Dax Sheperd are adorable together.

  5. hotspur says:

    For all you Chicago monsters, and baseball people (?), this one kills me and I have no attachment to either.

    It is ancient though (it is 2 years old).

  6. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    This commercial isn’t new, but the Samsung watch commercial is very good at making me want the Samsung watch. Who doesn’t want to be like Maxwell Smart?

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