Are you excited to get your hands on Apple's new iPad Mini? Have you previously purchased an iPad from Apple? If so, this commercial parody from Jimmy Kimmel is for you.
Kimmel's spot is sure to resonate positively among Apple's critics while lighting a fire under the pants of Apple's biggest supporters. Surely Apple's biggest supporters can recognize that the iPad Mini is a blatant money grab, right? Wishful thinking.
Regardless of how Apple fanatics respond to this parody (we imagine it'll be nothing but negative), it's fun to take a journey down memory lane and see all the changes (or lack of changes) Apple has made to their products.
Athletes and local car commercials. This formula almost always produces instant gold for our viewing pleasure. Watch as various members of the Oklahoma City Thunder appear in a local spot for Norman Chrysler.
Kendrick Perkins will not sing that goofy song. Kendrick Perkins may also kill you for suggesting he sing such a song. Kendrick Perkins is actually quite frightening.
Even though it’s been a while since the Mac vs. PC ad campaign from Apple debuted (now it’s just them one-upping their own technology), I remember them well and recall that they had some gems. So this week’s top 10 list is brought to you by Apple.
Poor PC is sick because of all the viruses he is susceptible to. I am a PC user (for now) and am well aware of all the viral issues. For the brief time I did have a hand-me-down Mac, it worked wonderfully until one of my roommate’s high-as-a-kite friends broke the screen. But no, I’m not bitter, just so we’re clear.
On Friday, this video of a high school practice featuring a player doing a back flip during a play was featured on Deadspin and became viral after existing on Youtube in anonymity for a few weeks...
The video jumped from just a few hundred views to a few hundred thousand. Initially, it was a question whether or not the video was something real, something staged, or something faked all together. A day later, we discovered what the viral video was all about - an AT&T commercial featuring reactions of people around the country (including Darren Woodson and Bob Stoops) to the viral video...
If AT&T planted that video on Youtube in hopes it would go viral organically right before their ad was published, it's one of the best strokes of marketing brilliance I've ever seen. Without having known about the video's existence before seeing the commercial, I would have likely not given it a second thought. But because the back flip was out there and intrigue surrounded its origins, I knew right away that this commercial was a success. It was perfect timing in our short attention span world for the video to hit Friday and the ad Saturday. And, as an added bonus, the ad connecting the viral video to AT&T actually makes sense! How about that!
Now if only that kid can help Bob Stoops win a big game for once.
Who says you need a DeLorean to travel through time? In this new ad for the 2013 Kia Optima, Blake Griffin travels back to 1997 to teach his younger self some valuable life lessons. Set to the tune of OMC's "How Bizarre", Griffin ends his younger self's football career...and offers some very important fashion advice.
Boy, Griffin could have been one incredible NFL punter based on that kick. However, we are left wondering why Kia would go to great lengths to show their futuristic capabilities only to mention heated and cooled seats. This might have been big news in 1997 but it's hardly news now.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is set to drop on November 13th and its marketing campaign is ramping up in explosive fashion. In their live-action spot that closely resembles an ad that Kobe Bryant did for the first Black Ops, Robert Downey Jr. and many other familiar faces are seen battling with planes, grenades and even...horses?
The spot, directed by Guy Ritchie, offers cameos not only from Robert Downey Jr. but also from YouTube commentator FPS Russia and from iJustine. Perhaps most surprising is the cameo from Omar Sy, a French actor most known for his work in The Intouchables.
Mellow Mushroom Pizza - If you follow them, they'll probably follow you. Typically, this only refers to when you follow the pizza company online through either Facebook or Twitter. Other times their slogan might be a bit more literal. Seriously - they'll follow you with their giant, yellow, creepy mascot. Below is a compilation of all their literal following.
Follow Mellow Mushroom Pizza and they'll hook you up with free pretzels. They might also give you free pizza for a year. Oh, yeah, they might have their mascot stalk you. In public.
Charles Barkley and Weight Watchers for Men want you, a man, to believe that for every 35 pounds you lose you MAY gain an extra inch of your good friend Buster McThunderstick. That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard in my life.