Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Not fallin' for Crispin's Domino's work


I really didn't wake up this morning thinking, "Why don't I dump on Crispin today?" No. I woke up thinking, "How do I get out of jury duty today?" But now that I'm out of jury duty, I've been taking a look at these Domino's Pizza commercials from Crispin, and I'm afraid ... Well, let's put it this way: these won't do much to dissuade the Crispin haters that the agency isn't overrated. The one above contains lame, same-sex sexual innuendo. As for this one, it contains even lamer opposite- sex sexual innuendo. Bring back Oreo Pizza Moustache Man!

7 comments:

Tom messner said...

problem is the people who should be on jury duty are always finding ways to get out of it....
thus we have jurors who say, like one did in texas recently, "if they can't find no haid, you don't know he's daid."

Catharine P. Taylor said...

As usual, you raise a good point. My guilt is assuaged by having served on two juries thus far in my legal career, which is probably more than much of the population.

antoinette said...

so I still don't understand how CP&B can have both Dominos and Burger King and it's not a conflict? They are going after the exact same target audience using the exact same media channels with the exact same sophmoric humor. I can't believe the CMO from Burger King didn't throw down the crown on this. Conflicts sure have changed...

Doug said...

I don't know - i like this spot. maybe it's a guy thing, or because i once actually had an emotional connection to that song. it made me laugh

and antoinette, from what i understand, the key difference between the two clients is delivery - one does it, the other doesn't, hence they don't consider it a conflict. I know, weird, but that's how it was explained to me by those in the know.

Make the logo bigger said...

@antoinette-I think conflicts of interest have always been there with agencies–they just do a good job of hiding their mistresses. Worked at one shop with three different major automotive brands under one roof and nobody said anything, wink, wink. I‘m sure the clients knew, but as long as they got decent work, they looked the other way.

Make the logo bigger said...

Oh, and jury duty sucked. The real thing and the movie.

Two weeks as an alternate. Embezzlement/theft case where the guy was caught for a third time, 3 strikes, see ya, but the law said we were not allowed to hear about the first two cases in forming our opinions. He was found guilty anyway. (Dumbass tried to skim +50K from equipment sales over the course of a year.)

Wish we could’ve heard about his past. We’d have saved two weeks.

Woody Hinkle said...

I dunno. I mean, it seems like somehow that could have done something more with the idea of 30 minutes. The "we'll have sex for 2 minutes" is the better of the two, but still a tired joke. The one with the two guys is just trying to hard.