DO NOT click the YouTube link contained in this FPP if you DO NOT want to see an ADVERTISEMENT. The link is to an ADVERTISEMENT. Not viral or whatever, just a plain, old-fashioned, straight-up ADVERTISEMENT. They want to sell you some sugary crap that might make you fat. But it stars Mr. T. In a TANK. And it's funny. But it's an ADVERTISEMENT. You have been warned. HERE IT IS
posted by flapjax at midnite
on May 23, 2007 -
strikes all the wrong notes. Tofu-eater feels insecure upon seeing an unrepentant meat-muncher, goes buys a Hummer to 'Restore the balance' (previous tagline: 'Restore your manhood'.) Somehow the ad agency forgot that you're supposed to get the message of "Feeling Down on Yourself? Buy Our Product, Show it Off, You'll Feel Better!" across subtly
, not explicitly.
posted by Firas
on Aug 15, 2006 -
(*.wmv) for the Isuzu Gemini. Shot without special effects.
posted by driveler
on Dec 30, 2005 -
This Spanish commercial
for Madrid's Metro system uses a cool visual device, making the ground transparent and showing the view from the subway, like a glass bottom boat in reverse. note: link contains embedded wmv
posted by jonson
on Dec 15, 2005 -
Rabbit's animated journey
through the history of (mostly American) cinema is a wonderful cartoon and, unfortunately, an ad for Motorola
. Link goes to embedded quicktime, very slow loading.
posted by jonson
on Nov 29, 2005 -
British Adidas commercial
(warning QT direct link) featuring soccer players on a field made only of the chalk outlines, floating in a void. I'm guessing this won't get shown in the U.S. due to the relative low profile soccer has here, but it's a great spot. More on the "making of" here
posted by jonson
on Jul 29, 2005 -
is, quite possibly, the funniest TV spot for an independent videogame retailer I've ever seen. Not that there are many out there (funny ones, I mean). There's more here
. (via Joystiq
, requires QT)
posted by riffraff
on Jan 27, 2005 -
Headvertisement. I'm sure you're asking yourself, 'What kind of modification are we talking about?' Well, simply put, it is not a permanent change, but something that will get you individually noticed in any crowd. What we do is supply you a temporary tattoo, which will be placed on your forehead, by our regional representatives.
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Mar 18, 2004 -
The UK's Channel 4 is to court controversy
with a provocative advert littered with swear words in which the word "c**t" is heard nine times in the space of just 90 seconds. Watch it here (NSFW with speakers on!)
posted by MintSauce
on Mar 12, 2004 -
is sponsoring a contest that challenges visitors to create video, print, or audio ads that "inspire people with an advertisement for freedom." How would you sell freedom?
posted by pjdoland
on Jan 28, 2003 -
Few Advertisers Use Pop-Ups (or do they?)
"Though they seem to be everywhere on the Internet, pop-up advertisements are used by less than 10 percent of all companies that advertise online, according to a report from Nielsen//NetRatings." Do you buy this? Is this industry propaganda or a true description of what is out there? The sites I visit regularly all seem to have pop-ups (e.g. nytimes, espn, slate, theatlantic.com). For the last 1 month or so, ESPN seems to launch two pop-ups when I first visit them, in fact. What has your experience been?
posted by SandeepKrishnamurthy
on Sep 16, 2002 -
was banned in the UK. Did anyone see it? Sounds cool to me. In a time when advertisers are struggling to capture people's attention and dull
advertising reigns supreme, why haven't we gotten over this fear of offending those with 'delicate' sensibilities?
posted by eas98
on Jun 6, 2002 -
Aaarrrrgggghhh Gap ads are driving me mad.
It's not that I don't like Gap clothes, although their sizing system defies logic. It's just those ads. Juliette Lewis and the robots, some woman I've never seen before declaring her love for Angus Young. It's all just so smug. Every single campaign Gap has done I've hated. Is this the feeling in the US?
posted by Summer
on Oct 1, 2001 -
Taiwan's ruling party receives some very controversial
assistance. 'The commercial opens with a 10-second clip from a Nazi propaganda film, showing Hitler raising his arms and putting his hands on his chest.'
"Hitler was chosen as one of the four leaders because he dared to speak his own mind,'' Juan said. Among former Taiwanese president, Castro & JFK are featured in the commercial. AP notes that Taiwanese lack a deep understanding of the Holocaust and at the same time are suprised to that Mao Tse-Tung is used as a pop symbol in the West...
Is this a case that warrants cultural relativism ?
posted by noom
on Jul 12, 2001 -
No clicky no more On Monday the finance Web site will stop providing "click through" rates to its advertising clients and will urge them to consider other ways of measuring the effectiveness of their online ads.
In shifting the focus away from click-throughs, MarketWatch is trying to convince companies that their online ads work by building general brand awareness even when the consumer does not actually click the ad to get more information.
posted by keith
on Jul 9, 2001 -
I want my MTV.
There was a time when the only ads MTV showed were ads for the network itself. These are some of them. (from the U.K. so they might differ from the slate of ads run in the U.S.) Brings back many fond memories of the animated letters M, T, and V. (link courtesy of Saima)
Please proceed directly to "MTV used to show videos!" and then continue to more forced commiseration and remembrances of media conglomerate advertising as a substitute for a rich shared cultural heritage.
posted by anildash
on Apr 5, 2001 -
, by the PETA had me LOL and still makes me laugh each time I see it. Actually it's pretty terrible, but that's probably why it's so funny.... See for yourself (Quicktime required)
posted by PWA_BadBoy
on Feb 24, 2001 -
Jorn tries pay for play.
Seeking to sell links near the top of his extremely-widely-read weblog Robot Wisdom, Jorn Barger has set an (experimental) $20 submission
fee: you don't get considered if you don't pay, but if he approves of your site you get a link. (Actually, it's even more complicated than that, which is characteristic of the man.) There's even a $100 fee for certain commercial links. Jorn can do what he likes, of course, but how well do you think this might work?
posted by dhartung
on Feb 13, 2001 -