If you have ever heard Steven Tyler sing, then you know that he can hit some really high notes. In fact, Skittles used his high notes to their advantage when they asked him to do a Super Bowl ad for them.
In the commercial they had someone make a painting of him using just Skittles. When the Aerosmith singer doesn’t like it, he convinces his Dorian Gray to sing his hit Dream On as high as possible. Why? So the picture will shatter into a million rainbow pieces.
Well, the advertisement was so effective that when ITV’s This Morning aired it, it actually cracked the camera’s screen.
If you would’ve told anyone that his octave is high enough to break glass, they would’ve said dream on. But it is. Which pretty gosh darn cool!
To see the full ad, then click here!
Did you know that tomatoes are an aphrodisiac? Well they are and Aldi Supermarkets in Australia used that fact for their advantage with this new commercial. They reworked the lyrics of Boyz II Men’s I’ll Make Love to You and had a man do stuff to the vegetable/fruit that is, well, just watch and you will understand why I can’t talk about it.
Back in the ’90s, Crystal Pepsi was thing for like a minute and for some reason Pepsi has decided to bring it back? I’ve never heard anyone say, “I would die for a Crystal Pepsi.” Have you? Plus, if I remember it was like disgusting.
So if you like the see-thru cola, go to PepsiPass.com to enter for a chance to win one of the 13,000 6-packs by the December 11th.
What’s next? McDLTs? Gigabits? Jolt Cola? Jell-O 123?
While most airlines only have videos about how not to die in plane crash, JetBlue has videos on how to get killed on a plane. Their flight safety videos are all about etiquette because let’s be honest, we’ve all had a horrible experience flying at some point. Like that neighbor who won’t shut up (which is me) or the person who eats smelly food and none of that compares to trying to board. Why is that so difficult? Well now we know how to avoid all of that or maybe not?
Either way, it reminds me why I only fly JetBlue. Well that, and they are the only nonstop from Burbank to NYC! And their free yummy snacks.
September 21st is Peace One Day and Burger King wants to make peace with McDonald’s for the day with the McWhopper. The bottom half will be the Whopper, the top is the Big Mac and I am drooing already. So McDonald’s accept this proposal because I must have this.
Granted, I could just go to McDonald’s and Burger King, buy a Big Mac and a Whopper and make one myself. But it won’t be the same or will it? I will let you know later today.
UPDATE: McDonald’s responded to Burger King and there is reason why their sales are declining. They suck and don’t get what a brilliant idea BK had with their appeal. If they did, they would’ve understood that this would’ve been great publicity for both fast food joints.
Dear Burger King,
Inspiration for a good cause… great idea.
We love the intention but think our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference.
We commit to raise awareness worldwide, perhaps youâ€™ll join us in a meaningful global effort?
And every day, let’s acknowledge that between us there is simply a friendly business competition and certainly not the unequaled circumstances of the real pain and suffering of war.
Weâ€™ll be in touch.
-Steve, McDonaldâ€™s CEO
P.S. A simple phone call will do next time.
Penn & Teller have taken their act to Broadway for a few weeks. The magicians really want you to see their show, so much so that they took out a billboard that reads, “They’ll blow you”.
That is enough to get me to go. After all, we know that they can make magic happen!
We know that celebrities love to carry their pooches around in the purses, so Coach came up with an advertising campaign using celebs dogs. The pampered pups are Lady Gaga’s Asia, Miranda Kerr’s Frankie and Ariana Grande’s Toulouse. No word if the ads include Grande’s Beagle-Chihuahua mix licking a donut. If they did, I would buy a Coach purse.
Not only did Coach put this canines to work, they donated money to their favorite charities. Those charities are Downtown Dog Rescue, Best Friends Animal Societyâ€™s No Kill Los Angeles and Chicago French Bulldog Rescue.
Little Caesars has surrounded their pizza crust with bacon. Pizza Hut Down Under put meat pies in theirs. Now the Yanks are putting pigs in a blanket in theirs. On June 18th, you can order your pepperoni pizza surrounded by mini franks from Pizza Hut. It’s an appetizer and a meal all rolled into one. When you are done, you can call 9-1-1.
I don’t know what has happened in the last few years, but I think all of fast food companies are trying to kills us even faster than they did before. Every time I wonder, what the heck they are going to come up with next, they come up with something even more horrifying and scrumptious than the last thing. For the last few days I’ve seen ads from Carls Jr for their The Most American Thickburger that is topped with a hot dog and bottomed out with chips. As disgusting and unhealthy as that looks, I so want to sink my teeth into one. Just as my mind pictures it, my heart reminds me what I shouldn’t do with a painful reminder.
What is the most tantalizing thing you’ve seen from a fast food company recently?
Schick came up with an ingenious way to advertise their Hydro Silk TrimStyle Razor, and I am sure the commercial will get men excited! They had three ladies in bikinis come out to trim their bushes, that were as the same height as their own bushes, and then they had them cut the excess bush away. The two women with scissors messed it up, while the one with Schick was able to shape her bush into a heart. Like I said, I am sure the men will heart this ad.
I have to admit that this ad took a lot of balls, even though there were no balls used in the making of it.
Lastly, I love Schick’s schtick. Whoever came up with this commercial really has razor sharp wit.
I’ll stop before you find a new use for their razor and it is on me.
It is a sad day in the advertising because Comcast’s complaints reportedly got DirecTV to pull their Rob Lowe ad campaign. According to CNBC, the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ National Advertising Division ruled against DirecTV, saying that some of the claims in their commercials are false, and because of that they had no choice but to pull the advertisements for the time being. I say for the time being because they plan on appealing the decision. I hope they win because I really enjoyed Rob Lowe and all of his alter egos.
Talking about the Brat Packer, here’s what he said about it on Twitter, “Recent events have underlined my belief that for something to be truly original, funny and subversive, there must also be fallout. #Life”