Groupon Sadly Pulls New Ad Campaign

When the first ad in this campaign aired during the Super Bowl, many people were upset and offended. I’ll admit that when I first saw it, I was a little taken aback. But after I heard Groupon explain the reasoning for creating the campaign (the stars are supposed to come across as idiots), I re-watched the ad and found it quite funny.

Later that week, I saw a new ad in the campaign while watching TV and literally laughed out loud. Rather than describe the commercial, check it out for yourself below:

As of this morning, I learned that Groupon has decided to pull the ads due to the controversy. In my opinion, this flat-out sucks. It is a shame that “political correctness” won the battle because the ads were funny and did an excellent job of explaining Groupon’s service.

But, I suppose there’s nothing that can be done at this point. Hopefully the ads remain online and continue to be passed around. I’d hate for people to miss out on the deforestation ad I posted above, because honestly, it’s f***ing hilarious.

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Latest Verizon iPhone Ad Touts Network Quality

With pre-orders for the Verizon iPhone selling out in less than a day, I think it’s safe to say the Verizon and Apple have a very successful partnership on their hands. While their have been many commercials from both AT&T and Verizon, each trying to promote their own network’s benefits, I happen to really like this latest one from Verizon.

A few tech blogs have stated that the commercial “slams” AT&T, which to me is a big overstatement. Every time a commercial like this emerges, it always a “slam” on the competitor… and it never really is. For what it’s worth, there is definitely a jab at the AT&T network, but I think the real takeaway is the quality and reliability of Verizon (it’s more of a ‘we’re good’ than a ‘they’re bad’). Either way, it’s a good commercial. Check it out below:

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CoD: Black Ops – There’s a Soldier in All of Us

I know that it’s old, but I found myself watching this commercial again today and couldn’t figure out why I didn’t blog about it.  Needless to say, it’s one of my favorites.  Check it out:

The commercial is well shot, funny, and a tad confusing at first, but once you get the concept, you realize how awesome it is.  Even without the star studded cast, the commercial shines and does a great job of showing off the entertainment value of the game.  And the music fits so well, too.

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Brilliant Advertising with Mr. W

I won’t say much about this ad as not to give away what makes it great, but watch it and enjoy it.  It’s very clever and has a great message:

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Amour Ads – Acting Isn’t Their Strong Suit

While I’m not using this blog to promote adult-entertainment, I will promote an ad for adult-entertainment.  Canadian adult-entertainment network Amour has put together the following spots (several are strung together in the video) to promote their services.  They promote the network’s “strengths” by highlighting their weaknesses- a tactic that would likely not work in any other industry.  Personally, I think they’re hilarious and well done and they have definitely created quite a buzz for the company.  Check out the ads here:

For more information on the ads, and to see a few print ones that accompany the campaign, check out this post on AdFreak.

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Old Spice – Questions

Following up the success of their “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” commercial, Old Spice has released another ad in the same style.  If you’ve seen the first, there isn’t much to say about the second other than that it’s good.  So enjoy:

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Nike Football – Write The Future

Although USA suffered an unfortunate loss to Ghana over the weekend, the World Cup is still in full swing.  During Round 1 play, I saw this awesome extended commercial for Nike.  There isn’t much else to say other than that I think it’s cool.  Check it out below:

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