Pardon the radio silence, but we’ve all been busy….chomping, as monsters do.
I interrupt our hiatus with my profession of love for Mad Men, the drama series about advertising set in the ’60s and renowned for its attention to detail and excellent writing – if you don’t already know.
Rolling Stone magazine goes behind the scenes, giving us mere mortals a glimpse into the wonderful world of Mad Men:
I leave you with a fantastic scene, from the finale of Season 1 (I think) – guaranteed to make you sigh, if not cry. Listen to the dialogue – one does not need to follow the show to appreciate this:
“Nostalgia literally means, the pain from an old wound. It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than your memory alone.”
From the bold folks at Axe comes another commercial full of sexual innuendoes:
It may be offensive to some, but I think it’s funny, does not insult the intelligence of viewers and best of all, attention grabbing – which is what you ultimately want in an ad in today’s cluttered world, right?
Remember we featured Darth Vader’s recording session for the TomTom a while ago? It’s Yoda’s turn now! Hmmm hmmm!
A hilarious commercial selling body wash. Who’da thought it’d go viral? 11 million hits, yo!
Check it, below.
Both taken in a single continuous shot too.
Isaish Mustafa, the Old Spice man, reveals secrets of the commercial here:
In the spirit of the just opened World Cup, Nike has recently released the best football ad ever. Witty, entertaining and chockful of references to the business of The Beautiful Game, I think it’s pretty safe to say that Nike has outdone itself:
Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu (he directed the Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, Brad Pitt-starring international drama Babel), the ad is three minutes of alternate universe-imagining.
Especially loved Wayne Rooney’s two universes, Ronaldinho’s Samba-robics and Ronaldo in The Simpsons.
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