• Samsung’s Gear VR Commercial Is Surprisingly Good

    Samsung’s Gear VR Commercial Is Surprisingly Good

    With the Samsung Gear VR hitting shelves and faces all over the place last week, the company ran a new commercial to promote it this weekend. I saw it during the 49ers vs. Seahawks game. It’s.
    Good. I say “surprisingly” because even we found out how difficult it was to show the potential of VR through a video during our review. After speaking with some folks in… Read More

  • Twitter Hopes To Appeal To A Younger Crowd With This New Fast-Paced TV Commercial

    Twitter Hopes To Appeal To A Younger Crowd With This New Fast-Paced TV Commercial

    During Twitter’s Q3 earnings call, CEO Jack Dorsey let us know that the company would be running a new TV commercial during the World Series. As The Verge points out, this commercial was done by the same group that did Apple’s 1984 campaign. While it’s not the first commercial by Twitter, it does look like the beginnings of an actual “campaign.”… Read More

  • GoldieBlox’s Super Bowl Ad Is A Counterbalance To Rampant Sexism

    GoldieBlox’s Super Bowl Ad Is A Counterbalance To Rampant Sexism

    On Sunday night, about 110 million people turned on their TVs to watch a series of lavish, expensively produced 30-second skits interspersed with live footage of men throwing a ball around. Fox Sports charged up to $4.5 million for each ad spot this year, with companies like Anheuser-Busch, Chevrolet, and Pepsi coughing the record-breaking figure. But one of the most notable ads was created by… Read More

  • Samsung Responds To iPhone 5 Frenzy With A Feisty Galaxy S III Commercial

    Samsung Responds To iPhone 5 Frenzy With A Feisty Galaxy S III Commercial

    Here we go again. Samsung (and its agency) has historically had no problem poking fun at overly-obsessed, iPhone-idolizing Apple fanatics, and just like clockwork, the Korean electronics giant has released a new commercial pointing out a handful of the iPhone 5’s omissions and foibles. In case you don’t have a minute and a half to burn, here’s the whole thing in a nutshell… Read More

  • This Apple Commercial Was Too Self-Congratulatory To Run

    This Apple Commercial Was Too Self-Congratulatory To Run

    It’s not quite fair that this commercial featuring Apple greats Burrell Smith, Andy Hertzfeld, George Crow, Bill Atkinson, and Mike Murray never aired, but it’s easy to see why. In it you meet some of the creators of the Mac who go on to offer some insight on the design process and end with the tagline “Incredibly Great.” Arguably, this sort of self-promotion is a… Read More

  • Video: Panasonic commercial shows new "Avatar" footage (kind of)

    The official trailer for Avatar, James Cameron’s new (and supposedly groundbreaking) Sci-Fi movie, came out just last month, and now Panasonic is showing a TV spot promoting their Viera TVs and the movie on Japanese television. The commercial, which is currently in heavy rotation on TV over here, shows some very brief new scenes from Avatar (which is due out in both the US and Japan… Read More

  • Brad Pitt shoots pictures of naked girls in TV commercial

    Brad Pitt is a huge star in Japan and has been getting millions and millions of dollars as a calling card for Softbank, one of Asia’s biggest telecommunications conglomerates, for years now. But his latest TV commercial that is currently airing in Japan (and here only) actually did catch even my attention. In it, Burapi (as he is called over here) takes pictures of naked – OK… Read More

  • Mac goes green with new commercials

    Not content to pay lip-service to greenness from the sidelines, Apple has decided to sell its latest MacBook line as the “greenest family of notebooks,” a noble statement indeed. I’m totally OK with companies going green but heres hoping that Apple actually starts manufacturing locally now that it can essentially mill Macbooks out of one solid lump of aluminum it should be… Read More

  • White dogs and American models: This is how Apple sells the iPhone in Japan (TV commercial)

    OK, the company behind the TV commercial shown above is not really Apple but SoftBank, one of Asia’s biggest telecommunications companies and the carrier for the iPhone in this country. The SoftBank family seen in the video consists of a father (the white dog), a mother (the woman seen at the end of the clip), a brother (the guy with the glasses who is an American model based in Tokyo)… Read More

  • Verizon BlackBerry Storm commercial hits the airwaves

    Anybody who is considered the “geek” amongst their less tech-minded peers best look out. The BlackBerry Storm has made its way to the moving picture box, and they decided to go all Coen Brothers with the ending. For the next week or two, you get to deal with a constant stream of “Hey! Hey! You like computers! What’s on the other side of the Storm?!” from anyone… Read More

  • Two variants of the new Microsoft commercial

    The latest Microsoft commercial, dubbed I’m a PC, is a tad long at 1:01 for everyday time slots so there are two alternatives that you will more likely see on a daily basis. Same subject matter, just a little quicker at 31 seconds each. Second one after the jump. Read More

  • New Family: Second Microsoft commercial with Bill and Jerry

    Microsoft’s second commercial just aired during Big Brother and I’ve gotta say this one is pretty hilarious. Check it after the jump and let us know what you think. Read More

  • Video: Dell takes on MacBook Air

    Please stop with the manila envelope comparisons! Read More

  • Creepy Japanese fembot promotes suntan lotion on TV

    This week, Osaka-based healthcare company Kincho released [JP] a new commercial for their “Preshower” sunscreen, which currently airs on Japanese TV. I have no idea why but the ad stars Actroid DER-2, a humanoid robot made by Kokoro-Dreams [JP]. Tagline: “Also recommended by androids – Preshower is good for your skin!”. The picture above shows the fembot… Read More

  • True North is an extraordinary what?

    This commercial aired last night in the middle of a “Holy crap, Karate Kid II is on AMC” gathering at my house. It required at least three rewinds to hear it properly over the laughter. Mature? Probably not. Extraordinary nutsnack? Indubitably. Read More

  • Creepy Japanese mobile phone commercial

    This commercial for Sony Ericsson’s W63S is currently airing on Japanese TV stations. It’s kind of original but it really creeps me out. The person in the video is Oguri Shun, a famous Japanese actor. Read More

  • CrunchGear Exclusive: First Samsung Glyde commercial This TV spot for the Glyde doesn’t go live until Monday, but we thought we’d share it with you today. Read More

  • Sony Alpha DSLR commercial

    Behold, the power of Sony’s DSLR line. A fairly uninformative commercial that’s pretty lean on details and specs. I could have made this commercial and showcased a bunch of disposable cameras. Read More

  • Teutonic toilet seats can be a buzzkill If we learn anything from foreign — this one is German — commercials it’s that a) foreign girls are hot b) ad agencies overseas couldn’t give two poops about the Moral Majority. But seriously: at what point in your clubbing career do you do blow off of a toilet seat. Video: Swedish German Self-Cleaning Ruins Cokehead’s Evening [BBG] Read More

  • Sony finally gets it right with the latest PS3 commercial With a title like “Hand Drawn”, I immediately thought this to be another mind melting commercial from Sony for the PS3 console. I’m happy to report that I was completely wrong. Wow. This commercial actually makes sense. Not that the previous spots were incoherent in any way, but this one doesn’t require you to think… Read More