Category: Commercials

WHO Could SELL Stuff with a Commercial Like This? »

Does HUMOUR actually help SELL stuff? »

This entertaining Toyota commercial kept popping up every time I tried to watch Trump’s latest antics. LOVE humour in marketing. But the question is, does it actually SELL stuff? What IS right on the money is the fact that we identify ourselves with our purchases. We believe that this running shoe will make us more […]

Are YOU Speaking Corporate Gobbletygook? »

In Step Into The Spotlight!, I listed the 16 words and phrases entrepreneurs should ban from their vocabulary. Some of them are in this fabulous vignette–actually a commercial for Avaya. Priceless. Thanks to Mark Anthony Germanos from my LinkedIn Step Into The Spotlight! group for the head’s up on this hilarious ad! How many of […]

Does this ad OFFEND or AMUSE you? »

Profanity, an arguably patronizing attitude towards the new employee (end of ad) and yet irreverent ads like this have propelled Dollar Shave Club to millions selling something you can buy yourself at the local dollar store or your neighborhood Walgreens. So, do you find it OFFENSIVE or AMUSING? More importantly, would YOU buy their stuff? […]

What are the most powerful TV COMMERCIALS you’ve seen lately? Here’s one. »

The Salvation Army has launched one of the most powerful commercials I’ve seen in years. Really makes its point by mimicking all the other commercials we’re watching and then slapping us in the face with the reality we may be shutting our eyes to. What other powerful commercials have you seen?

Coca-Cola: The Happiness Brand? »

So my daughter sent me a You Tube link about a month ago (low priority ’cause there’s always more urgent stuff to do) but I finally saw this semi-cute little video. No real heartstrings stuff, but ok, it’s nice to be nice. Then in the last 2 seconds, I realize it’s all been brought to […]

Lessons from the Oscars: You gotta know when to sit down & shut up! »

The Oscars are tonight and there’s lots to be learned. Especially if you go to business networking events where they give you 30 seconds in the spotlight. Make sure you know when to sit down and shut up. (These guys got away with running long but you probably won’t…)

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