Now more than ever, I’m convinced Father John Misty is a genius. Not just because his own music is great, or because he was in Fleet Foxes, or because he does insane things like cover Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift covers in the style of the Velvet Underground, but because he just eviscerated the music in every eco-friendly…
A lot of car buyers, especially the folks that lease luxury cars, don’t have a clue about some basic aspects of their vehicle. This ad from BMW is just one illustration of a much larger issue—the #brands don’t want you to be involved anymore.
Earlier this month Londoners dropped their monocles in whatever they were drinking as an obviously-expensive modified Range Rover had been apparently “vandalized” by a scornful spouse. Interesting slice of life? No, just #brands at work.
The bar for any car ad where the premise is a staged focus group and there’s a reminder that the commercial has “Real people. Not actors” is about as low as you can possibly get. I’ve learned to expect more enjoyment from a groin rash. Even with that in mind, this Chevy Cruze ad is awful.
Mythbusters, though we may all be fans of it, was not exactly hard-hitting journalism. And sometimes the hosts were paid to shill for companies. And with hindsight, it’s easy to see how that could go wrong. Like the time they helped Volkswagen claim that its illegal, cheaty diesels were cleaner than other cars on the…
This is a press picture from Dodge for their 1986-1988 Dodge 600. The blank VHS tapes on the seat appear to be some kind of attempt at positive association.
The folks working at Mercedes-Benz have been making cars for a solid 130 years now, and they decided to congratulate their youthful rivals at BMW on turning 100.
I’ve never really understood the popularity of “unboxing” videos on the internet, as it just seems to be some conceited jerkwad who makes a lot of money talking in monotone and taking a phone out of a box. Well Nissan knows the genre is popular, so it made a dumb video “unboxing” the new electric Leaf.
Earlier today, my honorable colleague by the name of Freddy “Tavarish” Hernandez said that wrapping your car in a giant advertisement is an “awesome idea.” Freddy “Tavarish” Hernandez is wrong. Remarkably wrong. So wrong it hurts my goddamn face.
Bobsledding usually comes in two flavors, two-person or four-person. That’s it. Nissan looked at this paradigm, and completely rejected it in favor of a much crappier version. “What if we upped it to seven people?” they surely thought. What if indeed!!!!!!!
And then I saw this Japanese-market ad.
Sure, you’ve seen a Nissan Rogue. But have you ever seen a Nissan Rogue, on treads? Turns out little SUVs look way cooler without wheels.
Step One: get a tree. Step Two: hook the tree up to a Nissan GT-R. Step Three: engage launch control and, wait, this isn’t so simple.
British kids are cuter than American kids, FACT. But to make them truly perfect, you need to give them remote control over a giant dump truck, and then let them run wild. I don’t care that this is an ad for Volvo Trucks, because it is the greatest and best video I’ve seen all day.
You know those long trips where you just sort of daydream cool shit happening in the environment around you? No? Maybe it’s just the sugar fevers of my childhood—but essentially they were exactly what this this ad for the Fiat 127 is.
Sometime in early to mid-September, Fiat filmed an ad with Charlie Sheen for the new 2017 Fiat 124 roadster. About a month later, the automaker started showing the ad to groups of dealers and Fiat boosters. On November 17th, Charlie Sheen went on the Today show to admit he was HIV positive, and had paid more than $10…
Without visual ads, when would companies ever get the opportunity to torture and confuse consumers with viral memes, has-been celebrities, and unreasonably amusing car choreography?
Sometimes you see an ad for a new car, and you think, “hey, neat” because cars are neat. But then sometimes you see an ad for a car, and you forget about the car entirely because what the hell were you thinking, car company???
So we have Peugeot’s new hot hatch, the 308 GTi, running from a fleet of bad guys in American cars chasing our assumed heroes, a man and his monkey, as they jump parking decks and.. slap the Yakuza?