Thursday, February 10, 2011

Conan gives Groupon the parody ads it deserves

Granted, the Groupon campaign that launched on the Super Bowl is pretty low-hanging fruit, but you gotta love this series of five spoof ads (so far) produced by the gang at Conan. All manner of human and animal tragedy is exploited: the Hindenburg, SARS, the BP oil spill, Saddam's reign of terror in Iraq. Between that, the hilariously bad puns, and the sheer number of ads, these get successively funnier. It also makes you wonder if, in fact, there is such a thing as bad publicity.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I'm still an ad expert, per USA Today

Hi all. I know I haven't weighed in here in awhile ... A long while, but as this is Adverganza, thought I should at least share this link from USA Today to what the so-called experts, including me, thought of this year's Super Bowl ads. By and large, though the newspaper didn't ask the question, I thought this year's crop was really disappointing. VW Darth Vader ad? Cute, but ultimately, meh!

Case in point, my favorite spot wasn't actually a spot, but a promo for "House." Below.

I also dug Eminem's spot for Chrysler. Wrote about that over here. OK, back to work for which people pay me.