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“The Bark Side”

Last year, Deutsch LA and Volkswagen won the Super Bowl (in terms of commercials) with “The Force,” one of the cutest and funniest ads of the year. Looks like they’re trying to do it again in 2012.

BP’s new ads are a waste of money

If I didn’t tell you this was a commercial for BP, you wouldn’t know it until 52 seconds in. But when you see BP’s leafy green logo, you’ll know this isn’t just any tourism campaign. And you’ll realize you’ve been … Continue reading

“You’re a funny bag!”

From the “I bet you wish you’d thought of that” file: The talking Tostitos bag.

The best songs from 2011 commercials

These days, the best way to get a song in front of millions of people fast isn’t radio, its television. As part of the Breaking Copy Year in Review, here are a few of the best songs that appeared in … Continue reading

David Attenborough can do no wrong

David Attenborough, the beloved presenter and narrator of nature documentaries, takes things in an unexpected direction in this new BBC commercial.

Get the door, it’s dominos.

It’s hardly the first TV commercial to feature a Rube Goldberg machine, but BBDO Toronto’s “Dominos” ad for FedEx Canada, “Dominos,” may be the first to star a goose. Take a gander:

“This was Not written by some Publicist.”

Let’s pretend you’re a country music artist a little past your prime. Someone asks you a question on TV about politics. The right time to mention Hitler? No! It is not!

Old Navy and the jukebox from hell

Old Navy commercials are mini musicals. Their latest campaign takes some old, familiar songs and remakes them new lyrics. Take a listen, if your ears can handle it.

The best ad featuring The King

Burger King has stopped airing ads featuring its grinning, plastic mascot “The King.” Here’s my favorite spot from the past few years starring the weird character.

Smile at Jell-O’s “Pudding Face” ads

Jell-O pudding has a new ad campaign, created by Crispin Porter + Bogusky, and it’s delicious. The recipe: Take a simple idea and a strong visual and put it in everything. To kick it off, there are two TV spots.