Why Do Carmakers Keep Asking Us In Ads To Find Things?

Apparently, this commercial for the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has been out since June, but I haven't seen it until just a couple days ago. Much like the new Outlander, it's mostly forgettable. Maybe I have seen the ad before, but I probably just mistook it for a black screen. » 9/22/13 3:00pm 9/22/13 3:00pm

The 2013 Super Bowl Car Commercials: Watch All Of Them Here

In just a short while, millions of Americans will gather to watch the Super Bowl, a large and popular sporting event that does not involve racing or motorsports in any way, shape or form. Bummer. » 2/03/13 4:30pm 2/03/13 4:30pm

Did VW's British Ad Agency Rip Off This Song?

Volkswagen's television ads have long been known for their very effective use of music. Their 1999 ad for the Cabrio, "Milky Way", famously used Nick Drake's moody song Pink Moon, and gave the late singer/songwriter one of the largest bumps in popularity his career had seen. It's clear that VW's ad agency DDB, places… » 5/28/12 12:00pm 5/28/12 12:00pm

Chrysler Australia "Yes We Can" Sale Uses Obama Imitator To Sell "20-Inch …

Chrysler Australia's getting in trouble with their newest ad using an Obama-imitating voice-over to try and sell a Dodge Nitro. The ad campaign's name? The "Yes We Can" sale. Seriously. » 1/28/09 8:30am 1/28/09 8:30am

Top Ten Best Car Ads Of The 1990s

As we predicted, the voting in last week's Top Ten Best Car Ads Of The 1980s poll was a bit more competitive than that in the Ricardo Montalban-dominated Top Ten Best Car Ads Of The 1970s. The Black Gold 280ZX made a strong showing, but the Cocaine Factory Duster takes the prize, with 32% of the votes. Now we're moving … » 7/07/08 1:00pm 7/07/08 1:00pm