Category Archives: Advertising

Cool TV Video of the Day: Carl & Ray Blockbuster Video Commercials

In case you haven’t heard, the Super Bowl is tomorrow. Since my favorite commercial duo Carl, a guinea pig (everyone calls him a hamster), and Ray the Rabbit debuted during Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002, here is a montage of their greatest hits.

Weekly TV Update: July 16

Each week we bring you stories from around the Internet that you might have missed.

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler leave American Idol.

More American Idol news: Will Aretha Franklin be a new judge?

Aleve may have discovered a way to gets its advertising past a DVR.

Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management keeps losing viewers.

Breaking Bad started a new season last night. Ken Tucker has a review of the show.

Cool TV Video of the Day: NBC’s Loud and Proud!

Back in the 80s and very early 90s, the Big 3 created catchy songs to go along with their fall schedules. In the early 80s, NBC fortunes were much like they are today: not very good. Instead of complaining about it, they decided to get self-deprecating about it in house. NBC took their “We’re Proud” jingle and had the same ad agency, same production staff, and same performers as the original promo and spoofed their own song.

Here is the spoof (Complete with someone on YouTube replacing the original “We’re Loud” with “We’re Proud.”):

The original is after the jump.

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The Opportunities for Ms. Brown and the M&M’s Brand

On February 5th 2012, during SuperBowl XLVI, a new M&Ms commercial was shown. In it a new character was introduced: Ms. Brown, who is voiced by former Miss America Vanessa Williams.

So was adding Ms. Brown a good idea?
Before Ms. Brown was introduced, the only female character in the group was the flirtatious Ms. Green. In Ms. Brown’s debut commercial, it was clever that they played  with the aspect that she looked “naked”  compared to the other M&Ms.

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