Georges Laraque in sexist TV commercial

October 14, 2009

Montreal Canadiens tough-guy Georges Laraque, is in the middle of a controversy after appearing in a television commercial for an alcoholic energy drink called Octane 7.0. The ad has been labeled as sexist as it is nothing but women in tight outfits stretching and playing road hockey for 60-seconds.

Laraque has apologized for the commercial, saying he should never have done the ad, and is sorry if he offended anyone. Watch the commercial below:

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The great Canadian car “chase”

October 14, 2009

Here is a good spot by Midas, a Canadian auto shop that specializes in tires, brakes and repairs. It is a mock news report about a police chase in Canada. The commercial is about a year old, but it is still running. I remember how much I liked it last year, and saw it again recently and thought I’d post it here.

Not much can be said about the spot, it pretty much speaks for itself. Check it out below.

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Mr. Sub fires agency after “homophobia” complaints

October 6, 2009

Marketing Magazine is reporting that Mr. Sub has fired their advertising agency, Bos, due to complaints that one of their new television commercials is homophobic. The complaint is that the commercial downplays the moment of coming out to your family, which can be a very difficult situation. Watch the commercial below, and judge for yourself.

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What if everything you touched turned to Skittles?

October 1, 2009

A couple of my friends now have asked me if I’ve seen this ad. I knew it sounded familiar, but I couldn’t quite remember it. It is the “Touch the Rainbow” commercial for Skittles, where everything the man touches, turns into Skittles. Like the King Midas effect, only not gold. The rainbow touch if you will. Anyways, I finally searched for it, and here it is:

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Coca-Cola Zero – Ads get weirder and weirder

September 30, 2009

Is it just me, or do Coca-Cola ads keep getting weirder and weirder? Taking into consideration that they need to be on the leading-edge in marketing, and that they have different agencies working on different spots all over the world, they just keep getting more and more out there.

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Heineken – Popularity of the Walk in Fridge

September 24, 2009

So what’s up with Heineken lately? The Walk in Fridge commercial has become so popular that it is getting spoofed by competitor beer ads, and even parodied by Heineken themselves. I’m sure you’ve seen the spot, and I’m not going to lie, it’s good. It is one of my favourite commercials on the air right now.

In case you haven’t seen it, here it is:

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Emmy award-winning Coca-Cola TV spot

September 16, 2009

Coca-Cola wins an Emmy! The cola giant’s “Heist” TV spot nabbed the 2009 Emmy for “Outstanding Commercial” the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The commercial originally aired during the SuperBowl this past year. AdWeek has the full list of nominees, all of which are great, but there can only be one winner.

And here it is.

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