OT: Favorite/Least Favorite Ad Campaigns

Submitted by Qmatic on May 23rd, 2018 at 3:45 PM
With Dr. Pepper announcing that Larry Cullpepper would not be returning this season (thank god), it got me thinking what are some of your favorite and least favorite ad campaigns. Favorite: Bud Ice Penguin. Least: FLO from Progressive



May 23rd, 2018 at 3:52 PM ^

My current favorite campaign is the directv ads demonstrating people who like awful things, like running into doors and sitting in gum.

My favorite commercials from back in the day were the red wings commercials that suggested watching hockey would make you tougher. There was one where a person was hit by a car while putting away groceries that just slayed me.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for slapstick?


May 23rd, 2018 at 3:56 PM ^

Awful. Just awful. Although the more recent ones with the guy who doesn't recognize the other guy are pretty funny.

One of my favorite ads of all time was the Dollar Shave Club launch campaign with the CEO or whatever walking through the warehouse.



May 23rd, 2018 at 3:56 PM ^

Worst: Domino's "Avoid the Noid" campaign.  Beyond annoying and bothersome to watch.

Best: Apple's "1984" Super Bowl ad.  If you've never seen it take a second watch this in its entirety.  I still remember my jaw hitting the ground watching it live when it first aired


May 23rd, 2018 at 7:34 PM ^

Not since "The heartbeat of America, today's Chevrolet" has GM entertained.  It is as if the Buick team never heard of the catastophe of "It's not you father's Oldsmobile."

So what the hell is it if it isn't your father's Oldsmobile?  If it doesn't look like a Buick then what the hell is it?


May 24th, 2018 at 9:32 AM ^

and I haven't ( like right now).  Makes me feel like the house sticking out for not being maintained.  As soon as I cut my grass and its shorter just due to the timing of when I cut, I always feel smug, like hey, maybe you all should clean up around here.  

Read something somewhere that adult peer pressure is having to cut your grass, and that hit me like a ton of bricks. Sorry, tangent was in response to feeling superior to neighbors.  

Favorite add campaign is the Pure Michigan adds with Tim Allen.  The song, the voice pace, it just makes me feel good when I hear it and think, gosh this state has a lot of great places.  Like a feel good boost.  

Also, the Terry Crews Office Linebacker still holds up.