The famous Disney pantheon of characters—Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and so on—have never really needed to shill for non-Disney products, because, let’s face it, for cartoon characters, they’re all richer than God. But, once, very briefly, this wasn’t the case: Disney characters went out and hustled…
Jeep, which is a car company, ran an ad during the Super Bowl which showed one of its Jeeps driving across a stream. Now, the fish people are mad. Really mad.
Ram debuted an ad at the Super Bowl last night featuring the appropriated words of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If you haven’t seen it, it was bad and dumb, and has been derided pretty much across the board. But it’s not just the use of King’s words to sell trucks that got it wrong—it’s what the rest of…
The Super Bowl! It’s the big football game when all the brands try and make you feel deep feelings in hopes you’ll buy their dumb shit. I don’t want to speak for the man, but I’m guessing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wouldn’t have been a great fan, seeing as how he once said “the evils of capitalism are as real as…
For those of you out car shopping this holiday season, you will likely see some dealers advertising some “free” giveaways with your car purchase. These things could include a TV, some oil changes, or even a free vacation. I hate to be the one to break this to you, but none of this stuff is actually “free.”
We never got the Toyota Celica XX here in America, which might be why I had never seen this ad of beauty and Grace Jones.
It’s that time of year friends. Where almost every dealership in your area will be flooding the airwaves with HUGE SAVINGS! Some of these commercials are far worse than others and, lucky for us, many of them are on YouTube.
Back in 2008, Honda wanted to be cute and destroy a stretch of California road with grooves spaced out to play “The William Tell Overture” in tire noise as you drove across it. Well they got the grooves wrong and it sounded terrible. Not just the first time—the road workers got it wrong again when they had to relocate…
Toyota, determined to make every last one of you believe the universe’s flagship beige sedan is cool, will now let the emojis do the work. But they’ll be straight from your nightmares—animated on the heads of humans, in a more terrifying manner than any Headless Horseman or Jack in the Box guy you’ve ever seen.
Every potential bride needs a good inspection, just like a used car—at least, that’s what Audi says with this commercial for China. Branding, folks. Here’s what not to do.
Depending on your sense of history, you might remember when Volvos were deemed “boxy but nice.” Maybe even farther back you recall the sleek P1800. But no matter what era you’re from, you almost certainly equate Volvo with safety. And believe it or not, Volvo’s advertising hasn’t followed the plot in a long time, and…
Despite being aware that almost everybody is annoyed by Chevrolet’s “Real People” series of advertisements, the automaker isn’t planning to stop anytime soon. Finally, one of the “real people” has spoken about what the experience is like, and it’s just as cringe-worthy and hilarious as you’d imagine.
Don’t just throw some cell phone pics on Craigslist and call it good. What you need is action, drama and possibly a, well, I don’t want to spoil it.
Chevy is already a few months into its gradual roll out of its new Chevy Bolt electric car, and the local dealerships are excited to get people scuttling about in them with an onslaught of ads—even if they don’t all quite understand exactly how an electric car works.
For every car that exists, there’s a shotgun blast of marketing hype to make it sound like the greatest thing since sliced bread. When you try to chuck that nonsense across cultures and languages with an instrument as imprecise as Google Translate, hilarity ensues. Actually, you might call it poetry, and the new Ford…
I’ll get this out of the way right now; this is not a real ad for Lamborghini. They don’t do commercials for obvious reasons. This is supposed to be some sort of spoof, and while the production looks convincing, I’m not sure I can find the humor in it.
A car dealership in Minnesota wanted to highlight a few of their new models at a local ice rink. Too bad their polar bear mascot couldn’t keep his footing. While the commercial might not have sold any new Mitsubishis, the outtakes are hilarious.
Last night, while watching The Grand Tour, my wife noticed something odd. There was Jeremy Clarkson, draped in an elderly gentleman’s cardigan, as his cigarette habit has forced him into early senior citizenship. That was normal. But wasn’t normal was what was dangling from his wrists.
You may have a favorite old car ad. It may bring you joy and excitement. Now you will watch this. Soon you will have a new favorite old car ad.