What's your favorite TV commercial?

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  1. jbomber macrumors 6502a

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    There are some amazing commercials out there, most of which are better than the actual shows.

    Excluding the New G5 commercials, :) what's your current favorite?


    Anyone else seen the Converse commercial with the ball moving around on the court and Mos Def doing the voice over? It's hot.
     
  2. Perci Mac macrumors member

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    One good one is kind of a commercial, but more a banner for family guy. The one about the great American family. Everyone is beating each other up. It's pretty funny. Though recently the best commercial I've seen is the converse commercial with the invisible players.
     
  3. Judo macrumors regular

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    I don't know if this ad still runs or what but I got it off of the interweb the other day, it's the yard fitness one with the naked basket ball player, and also the John west bear fighting one is cool aswell. I'm from NZ so these ads don't play here but I get to see some of them on those stupid best ad programmes.
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Hell yeah, I second that one.

    But for my Fav... I think its either the banned Levi's Commerical with the 'blind guy'

    No no no, thats 3ed.

    1st is the City Bank commerical where the guy is on the treadmill and he hits his head and gets blown back into a Shelf.... you gotta see it, its great.
     
  5. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    one of the most effective ads I saw was one of the new anti-drug commericials it was logical and not outlandish like most others...


    theres a boy about 10-13 yrs old, yeah my brother, he started smoking pot when he was about my age
    he never got into heroine
    he never got arrested
    he never overdosed (more similar to these)
    he never really did much of anything, and they show this guy hanging out in a basement of his parent house,

    honestyl one of the most effective anti-drug ads i've seen.
     
  6. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    coors light "wingman"...too funny if you've been there...;)

    lyrics
    This chick's rockin' your bro on the dance floor.
    But she's towing an anchor.
    A junior investment banker.
    Who's talkin' about herself and not much more.
    Oh
    So buy her a beer,
    its the reason you're here:
    Mighty Wingman
    You're taking one for the team,
    so your buddy can live the dream:
    Wingmaaaaaaaaaaaan


    :D ;) :D
     
  7. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    funny you should mention said commercial/song

    it makes me vomit quite promptly with each time i see/hear it
     
  8. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    I would have to say this one.

    Go ahead and download it, it's only 1.2MB and it has Nicholas Cage.
     
  9. Steradian macrumors 6502

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    Why the 1984 SuperBowl Commercial :) "come see why 1984 won't be like 1984 "
     
  10. jbomber thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hehehe. i dig that one too. surprisingly enough, a lot of girls seem to like it as well.
     
  11. tazo macrumors 68040

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    I don't get it :confused:

    --

    My fave commercial was this one Volvo commercial, its like this guy driving through the forest and he sees all this stuff. Nice soundtrack too...
     
  12. skymaXimus macrumors regular

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    You gotta love Japanese media.
     
  13. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Exactly.
     
  14. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Pardon me if I am still confused but I know there is such a thing as indirect marketing, but there is usually a strategy or a key idea to the campaign. Something this seems to lack or atleast in my eyes
     
  15. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Hey, it worked on me. As soon as I saw that ad I had a hankering for a game of pachinko.

    Too bad there aren't any pachinko palaces nearby...
    Maybe you would like this one better.
     
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    well i guess that's good...

    or is it?

    it's too hard to keep up with you kids and your fads...;)
     
  18. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

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    i like watching the advertisings but i can't recall any good ones recently. maybe some beer advertisings of the latin channels...
     
  19. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That one is great King Cobra, thank you. I had not seen it before. Great commerical. Brought a smile to my face. Bill Gates gets more than a pie in the face! :p
     
  20. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Oh yeah that makes a loott more sense.
     
  21. tazo macrumors 68040

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    heh my dad works for aflac...and omg that iBrator commercial, thats classic :p
     
  22. job macrumors 68040

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    'Less filling!'

    'Great taste!'

    I'm just kidding....really....I promise....Scout's honor.... :p ;)
     
  23. Dad macrumors newbie

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    VW Cabrio Commercial

    It has been a while since it ran, but I really loved that commercial. You might remember it: a bunch of young people driving at night looking at the moon. Meanwhile Nick Drake's "Pink Moon" plays. They eventually arrive at their destination, a party, and some frat boy looks as though he is about to hoark. The riders then decide to leave and go driving. I hate anything to do with cars, but that ad was very special.
     
  24. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    I'm ususally immune to Madison Avenue, but...

    There was a commercial for Mercedes that was called "Reincarnation":

    It openned with a junked SEL sedan from the 1960's being dropped into a car crusher and a cut to a view from the back seat looking throught the windshield.

    As the crusher starts, the windshield cracks and we see a montage of scenes from the car's life -- being bought new, kids playing, sold used, parked in a crappy area of town...

    Then the view cuts to driving into a tunnel, and a white light at the end which grows to white out the whole screen ("Go into the light!").

    The white fades to reveal white-coated Mercedes engineers rolling a brand new car off of the line.

    My reaction to this commercial was inexplicably emotional -- it made me want to actually go out and buy a Mercedes. Incredible.

    I called Mercedes and their ad agency to see if I could get a copy, but they couldn't understand that I just wanted to have a copy of their commercial. The ad agency said that it was going to play during the Emmy Awards. I taped the whole show. Nuthin'. Now it's gone...*sniff*...oh, well.
     
  25. tazo macrumors 68040

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    i like the new ipod/VW beetle commercials, very cool :D
     

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