Posts belonging to Category 'best of the best ads'

Sussex Safer Roads: “Embrace Life/Always Wear Your Seatbelt”

(Promoted again, and deservedly so)

Okay, is it just me, or is this one unfriggin-believably emotionally impactful?

You start off not knowing what’s going on… which is exactly what draws you in further and further. And then it just packs a wallop. Now, here’s the thing… I’ve got no inside info, and don’t actually know what they spent, but… one room + no sound/no mics needed + sountrack = a great ad for what must’ve been a very reasonable budget. Great idea, great editing = didn’t need a zillion dollars worth of special effects.

GEICCO: Little Piggie

So awesome. I could watch this a hundred times… The annoyed expression on the passengers’ faces is totally what makes it one of the “best of the best.”

New “Messin’ with Sasquatch” — “Campfire”

Brand new one, from the same geniuses who created the original series. Honestly, I can’t get enough of these. They’re just so friggin weird, in a wonderful way:

Old Spice: “Your man could smell like me”

What can we say about this that hasn’t already been said? Absolutely brilliant, funny as hell, and… it sparked a viral firestorm (28MM views on YouTube and climbing!)

Nissan Leaf: “Polar Bear”

Oh my God, do I love this ad. Seriously, does this make you tear up or what?

“Messin’ with Sasquatch” – Jack Link’s Beef Jerky (Pickup Truck)

This whole series is absolutely incredible, but this one may be my favorite. The double taunt with the gentle “we’re sorry” cracks me up every time.

Best car ad ever? Toyota

Seriously brilliant. Love the fact that they didn’t wuss out and take off the edge. And some of this is pretty edgy indeed.

PlayStation 3: “Grandma”

This actor (the adult one) has shown up in a few ads on this site. And with good reason… he’s kinda brilliant.

“A stick.” I’m still laughing over that line…

Coke "Teach the World to Sing"

Well heck, it’s not often that a commercial is so popular that it becomes a hit song, but… here ya go. Radio DJ’s actually got so many requests to play this song that a new (non-commercial) version of it was recorded. But hey, we still like the original. Mmmm…. I’m off to drink a Coke.

Burger King: “Big Buckin’ Chicken”

It’s just so damned weird, and yet… you can’t take your eyes away. Everything from the grainy filming, the real-life cowboy looking people, and best of all, the very earnest, soulful song. This comes from the brilliantly creative people at Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

This is such a refreshing change from the painfully dorky ads that Burger King has historically run. If they keep up with this, they might actually turn Burger King into a brand that’s kinda… cool (well, eventually).