commercials

  • Video: 'Get a Mac,' now referee-approved

    Here’s Apple’s latest “Get a Mac” ad, which comes only a few weeks after its Christmas-themed one. This one uses sports to parlay the fact that the Wall Street Journal called Leopard “better” and “faster” than Vista. I wonder if next week’s MacWorld will give unto us yet another one of these ads? Get a Mac [Apple via Mac Rumors Read More

  • Sony's ad for Gran Turismo 5 is refreshingly easy to follow

    Skateboard Pete[r Ha] (yes, a delicious take-off of Pharrell’s nickname) is notorious for his hatred of recent TV adverts, but I don’t see how he could hate this one for Gran Turismo 5. It’s pretty straight forward: family walks into an electronics store, kids want TV and the game which the father thought was real life footage. He then freaks out because it’s so realistic. Read More

  • Slingbox ads on the way?

    Slingbox ads on the way?

    If you’re a Slingbox owner who happens to be of the opinion that there just aren’t enough ads on television already, you are weird. You also might be seeing even more ads if Sling Media puts into play the technology described in a recent patent. The patent basically entails using various methods of delivering ads including video overlays, pre- and post-roll ads, pop-up windows, and… Read More

  • English kid's iPod Touch ad idea purchased by Apple

    Oh man. Nick Haley grabbed some clips from Apple’s website, mixed in some sexy-time music, and got an e-mail from Apple saying "we’ve seen what you have produced and we’d like a chat with you." The commercial has been redone "professionally" by Apple’s ad agency but is said to deviate little from the original, save for some more polished editing and a… Read More

  • iPhone better than ground control, National Weather Service

    Readers at FlyerTalk are outraged at the new iPhone commercial featuring a pilot who uses his iPhone to check the weather and inform the control tower that things were clearing up and he should be able to fly. I’m actually getting kind of tired of these “real person” ads, actually. Not sure why, but they don’t sit right with me. Oh well. Now you’ll know what happens… Read More

  • AT&T iPhone ads confuse, dismay us

    You know how it is when you wake up after having a barbecue at your place and you still feel drunk and your ears are ringing and you’re feeling pretty good — not too hung over, maybe an egg and sausage sandwich would get you back in sorts? And then you go out into the living room and something bad happened? Like your friend puked on the couch and then passed out in it or the dog ate a… Read More

  • Buy.com Will Go Out Of Business Because Of This

    As Deleon and I waited for Entourage to come on last night, this commercial for Buy.com popped on during some channel surfing. There were five of us in the room and for a total of 30-seconds, we all sat without saying a word watching the worst commercial for a website we’ve ever seen. Buy.com, because of this commercial, you will go out of business. There is simply no way anyone can take you… Read More

  • TiVo's Ratings Service Might Help Bury Bad Commercials

    TiVo's Ratings Service Might Help Bury Bad Commercials

    TiVo is introducing an interesting twist to the television-ratings game with a new service called Stop||Watch. Basically, the commercials that get watched and rewound the most win out over the commercials that get skipped the most. Results will be made available on a monthly basis. Categories include Top Total Viewing Commercials compared with Total Viewing of Top Programs, Time Shifted… Read More

  • Nicole Kidman Hawking A DS

    Spotted on Perez earlier today, Nicole Kidman is indeed doing a Nintendo DS commercial. Not only is she a terrible actress in this commercial, but the whole thing doesn’t even have an ounce of humor in it. It’s very plain. Shame she went from being such a great actress to this. Acts of De$paration [Perez Hilton] Read More

  • Super Bowl XLI Commercial Coverage

    . Hickey is sitting at the 30 yard line of the Big Game at our favorite watering hole in Seattle, the Twilight Exit. And I’m sitting in my room staring blankly at the television from bed with my broke ass Powerbook sputtering toward death. We all know that the Superbowl is chock full of the most innovative and geektastic commercials of the year, so we will be live blogging our thoughts on… Read More

 
  • Did You Know Apple Makes The “Most Advanced Personal Computers In The World”?

    Because apparently Kevin Costner did when he chose to do this stupid commercial. It’s funny to reflect back at commercials from tech companies that try to appeal so softly to others. Listen to that cheesy background music and narration! This shit wouldn’t stand a chance on TV today. Oh, and Apple Lisa: You rock. Read More

  • Windows Vista Gets First TV Spot

    What is it with companies making bad commercials lately? Here comes another one, this time courtesy of Redmond. It’s the new Vista TV spot. Notice that it doesn’t actually contribute anything to our knowledge of the OS. I figure if you really want to showcase a product like Vista you should actually, you know, show the product. Meh. The first ever Microsoft Vista commercial no where… Read More

  • Samsung Enlists Beethoven to Sell Q1 UMPCs

    Well they’re calling him Sam, but I know Beethoven when I see him. And no I’m not saying all St. Bernards look alike. Anyway, here is the commercial for Samsung’s Q1 UMPC. Intriguing product, but I’m not sure about the commercial. What do you all think? Read More

  • Sony Starts Interactive Commercials

    Sony Starts Interactive Commercials

    With all the ad-skipping PVRs out there, Sony has decided to start making interactive commercials for viewers who own PVRs. The commercial is actually for Sony’s Bravia televisions and offers viewers two pick one of two different endings – one for male and one for female. The question here is: Will interactive commercials actually get people to watch Sony’s commercials? Maybe… Read More