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  • Awww, no more Sprint commercials featuring CEO Dan Hesse as an everyman

    The sun has set on our day of fun in the sun as it pertains to Sprint CEO Dan Hesse appearing in any more TV commercials, according to the Wall Street Journal. As believable as it was watching a guy who cleared almost $4 million in his first year sitting in a greasy spoon diner, walking through Central Park alone at night, and working all day from a taxi cab while pitching the idea that tough… Read More

  • Crazy Bioshock commercial from Japan

    Babies controlling our fragile world! Scary babies! Fear! Actually, this Japanese commercial for Bioshock (click through to view it) is quite compelling. Sadly, we all know what the game is about by now so it kind of spoils the fun but I guess if you're Japanese and don't read the popular gaming press you'd be excited to believe that the game is something akin to Japanese horror films but, sadly… Read More

  • Viral ad for Syke Energy Drink crams all your favorite games into one level

    Syke Energy Drink is looking for viral ads and Paul Robertson has whipped up a doozy. See how many of your favorite old school video games you can find referenced in the video. It's almost nostalgia overload -- which can't be a bad thing. Read More

  • The lonely kiosk that's a part of Microsoft's $300 million ad campaign

    The lonely kiosk that's a part of Microsoft's $300 million ad campaign

    We’re seeing more and more of what $300 million buys you—“you” being Microsoft and $300 million being its recently beefed up ad budget. So, to the point: what does it buy you? In addition to the unfairly panned—though we like them, for the record—Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld commercials, it also buys you a small kiosk outside English Apple retail stores. The kiosk… Read More

  • Verizon BlackBerry Storm commercial hits the airwaves

    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 who… Read More

  • What is Microsoft thinking? Some thoughts on the Microsoft commercials

    What is Microsoft thinking? Some thoughts on the Microsoft commercials

    Reader DjCarbon pinged me this morning with an interesting bit of news. Above you see the first two entries for the search “i’m a PC” in Google – Apple has essentially hijacked the dialogue about personal computers, forcing Microsoft to take a stand through their new commercials. The “I’m a Mac/I’m a PC” commercials are odd and insidious but, as we… Read More

  • I find this Fathers Day commercial to be ‘very funny’

    This commercial apparently came out around this time last year, but I just saw it for the first time this morning. I wouldn’t mind watching this every year around this time. Apologies if you’ve seen it before, but it’s quite hilarious – the last second, especially. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Paris demo spot hits the Internets

    Sony Ericsson Paris demo spot hits the Internets

    Someone managed to get their hands on the ad spot for Sony Ericsson’s P5 Paris, and as with just about any video with “Paris” in the title, it wound up on the internet for all to see. Details about this QWERTY/NumPad combo slider have been leaking out since the beginning of April — word is it’ll be made official at Sony Ericsson’s press conference in Amsterdam… Read More

  • Microsoft to hire Johnny Knoxville as Vista pitchman?

    Microsoft to hire Johnny Knoxville as Vista pitchman?

    Hey there, cool dudes. Looks like Microsoft’s fixing to jazz things up a bit with the hip and fun Johnny Knoxville. What a crazy guy, huh? Isn’t he neat? That oughta show those squares over at Apple who’s got the snazziest commercials around. An anonymous focus group participant apparently sent an e-mail to a blog called Cajun Boy in the City detailing that “Microsoft was… Read More

  • TiVo releases seriously flawed Super Bowl ad data

    Something is wrong here. TiVo grabs data from how many times the pause and rewind buttons are pressed during the Super Bowl and makes the most frequently shifted ads the “top ten” ads. If you watched the game, though, you’ll agree with me that there’s no way the Dorito’s “Mouse Trap” or the Ice Breakers “Carmen Electra” spot should be anywhere… Read More