Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Barbie's New Flat Screen TV

For those of you who have ever wondered. It turns out Walmart does offer everything you need to give your daughter's Barbie dream house its very own flat screen TV. If you don't believe me, take a look for yourself. Just make sure that you have all of those business calls out of the way before you use that new flat screen TV.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Who Wants to Be Like Dirk?

Michael Jordan fans will always remember that famous tagline from those classic Gatorade commercials of the 90s. In case you don't know what I am talking about, that famous tagline was "Be Like Mike." Well now the folks over at Funny or Die have put a creative updated spin on that famous tagline in response to the new NBA Champs. Instead of everybody wanting to be like Mike, the FD folks want everyone to 'Be Like Dirk." If you don't believe me, take a look for yourself.

Congratulations Miami???

In case you missed it, Macy's ran an ad in the Monday edition of the Miami Herald congratulating the new NBA Champs, the Miami Heat. Wait...that's not right. Didn't the Dallas Mavericks defeat the most hated team in America four games to two. They did! So why did Macy's run the wrong creative in Monday's edition of the Miami Herald, I guess you will have to ask them yourself.

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time something like this has happened to Macy's. Back in 2009, Macy's ran an ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer congratulating the Philadelphia Phillies on their back to back World Series Championships (2008 & 2009). There was only one problem with that, the Phillies were not the World Series Champions in 2009, that honor went to the New York Yankees, who defeated them four games to two.

Its pretty shocking that a mistake like this can happen to the same company twice, and within two years of each other.

The New Face of AARP

Just when you thought Betty White had done everything! First, the Golden Girls, then starring in a Super Bowl commercial for Snickers, followed by a successful campaign to host SNL, now the official spokesperson for the AARP. Yup, you heard that correctly, Betty was the host of SNL in 2010. Just kidding, you already knew that or at least you should have known that. Nope the news here is that she has now landed a job with the one organization that she has probably already been a member of for the past 39 years.

The creative minds over at GSD&M in Austin, TX, snagged Betty White to front AARP's new campaign telling our seniors to "get over it" and join the retirement organization, even though it might make them feel old. In these two spots, Betty shows seniors how you can be old and still get the most out of life. Take a look and see. And for those of you 50 and over, feel free to join Betty and become a member of the AARP.

If you enjoyed that spot, take a gander at the other spot after the jump.....