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The Late Movies: Classic Super Bowl Commercials

If you, like me, learned everything you know about football from Friday Night Lights (the TV series, not the movie. Duh.), you probably watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. Whether it was famous frogs, talking babies, thirsty supermodels or something a little more outrageous, advertising during the big game has become almost as relevant [...]

Don’t Do Drugs, Kids

This is allegedly an ad for an anti-littering campaign in Belfast, UK. But it would work pretty well for anti-drug campaign as well. Or a commercial for adult undergarments. Link -via The Uniblog

Sea Turtles’ First Journey

MLC Productions was on Nikoi Island in Indonesia last month to shoot a commercial. While they were on the beach, a nest of sea turtle eggs hatched! So they recorded the babies on their all-important trip from the sand to the ocean. The video is both cute and moving. Link -Thanks, Martin Yeoh!

First Look at Space Hotel

While several companies are vying to be the first to give space tourists a flight into earth orbit, one group, Orbital Technologies is aiming to be the first to give them a place to stay. They have plans for a Commercial Space Station which could house up to seven guests. I wonder it the space [...]

Funny Commercial for Dirt Devil

(Video Link) Here’s a clever commercial for Dirt Devil brand vacuum cleaners by the ad agency The Raft. Apparently, it’ll clean more than just one type of rug. Link via Copyranter

Mouse vs. Mouse Trap

The cute little mouse in this commercial unfortunately gets caught in a mouse trap, since he can’t resist the tasty piece of cheddar laying there. The good thing is that it’s the kind of cheese that comes with a slogan that says “Seriously Strong”. Link [YouTube]

Turning a Staircase into a Piano

(YouTube Link) This Volkswagen commercial is about one effort to get people to take the stairs instead of the escalator (presumably for the exercise). The company turned a staircase at a Stockholm subway station into a piano and videotaped how travelers responded. via Urlesque | Commercial Credits

The Man Who Walked Around The World

You don’t need a lot of special effect magic to make a brilliant ad. As this short commercial for Johnny Walker whiskey from ad agency BBH London shows, sometimes all you need is a good narrative. That, and Robert Carlyle: AdFreak suggests that this commercial might be the best of the year so far. It’s for [...]

10 Famous Actors Who Started Out in Commercials

Actors’ relationships with TV jingles are sort of like that old riddle: What walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon and three at dawn? (Or maybe more like how we start in Pampers and end up in Depends.) Lots of well-known actors wind up paying the rent at the end of their [...]