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Salem cigarettes: “Wonderful world of freshness/softness”

Another classic cigarette ad from yesteryear. Apparently the message is that if you smoke Salems, you will either have a glorious time swinging on a rope, or you will “go all the way” with a young woman who is having a glorious time swinging (“go all the way” being defined as “get to touch her briefly while helping her swing” in these old, pre- sexual revolution days).

Enjoy, and make sure to check out these other classic cigarette ads when you’re done.

Discount Seafood Warehouse: “Smelling something fishy”

Well, this might be the epitome of our “annoyingly good ads” category.

Just painful to watch, and yet… half a million views on YouTube. Sure, maybe 90% of the people who see this wouldn’t visit, but… the 10% left over is still 50,000, which is probably about 100 times their customer base, so… net net positive? What do you think?

Stratos: “You and Me”

I don’t know why, but I love this ad. That kid is great, it stirs emotions, and it’s hella clever.

I’ve got no idea what it has to do with a candy bar, but hey, who cares? It’s fun to watch.

Guinness: “Horse Surfer”

I can’t decide if I love this, am freaked out by it, or… all of the above.

What do you think?

Psst — if a video is down, please tell us!

Hi folks, and greetings from your humble editor, John. So hey, a quick request — if you go to view an ad, and it’s not there (i.e., shows up as “missing” or “private” or something stupid like that), please go to our feedback form, and let us know. We draw these ads in from YouTube and similar places, and if they take them down, they automatically go down on our site as well.

Now, on a side note… I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone in their right mind would take down an ad from YouTube, etc. I mean, the whole point of an ad is for people to see it, so they can be influenced by it. What kind of jackass ad person says, “oh dear, we’ve spent a zillion dollars making an ad, and now people are actually watching it? The horror! Take it down!”

Anyway, we try to keep an eye on the ads, and make sure they’re still working, but… will invariably miss some, so any help on this front would be much appreciated. Thanks!

What’s your favorite ad of all time?

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What’s your favorite ad?   Was it something funny?  Something cool?  Something emotionally impactful?

Something that made you feel as happy as this creepily content 50’s family in the photo?

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Antenna 1: “Anti-boredom campaign”

That really is pretty damned funny. Anyone know more about the company behind this ad? I’m curious about the point of this…

(Hat tip to Best Ads Ever fan Chris Kaufmann for the suggestion!)

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“Casino” Trailer

You know, I enjoyed the film, but kept thinking it was a poor man’s Goodfellas. Good flick, don’t get me wrong, but… Goodfellas was a GREAT flick, and this was basically the same cast.

But when it comes to the trailer… A+ all the way.

Eisenhower for President: “I like Ike”

This is one of the earliest political ads, from 1952. And Ike won in a landslide (of course, he’d just beaten the tar out of the Nazi’s, so he might’ve won without the ad, but hey… it’s still pretty cool). Oh, and yeah, that “Ike for President” refrain is going to be running through your head for the next day or so.