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[Monday, November 8th, 2010 02:41 pm GMT -5 | No Comment | 2,209 views]
GAP Christmas Ads Do it For Me

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the increased quality and frequency of ads in the end of the year. I don’t always mind how much more frequent the message is hammered home if the ads doing so are of a higher quality. GAP has just released a slew of new commercials that fit right into this description. Combining various celebrities you might not know that well/have thought of in awhile and updated versions of classic Christmas songs these ads are right in my wheelhouse. I’m a sucker for Christmas music.

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[Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 09:41 am GMT -5 | One Comment | 1,674 views]

I’ve gotten a lot of requests to track down the music from the Match.com commercial where you see a couple’s relationship in reverse:
The song used here is by Paul Brill. The tricky part seems to be that the song isn’t released yet. This type of thing is frustrating for people who see the commercial and would love to buy the track. I would think the artists would want the song available for purchase as soon …

Music, TV Commercial Music, TV Commercials »

[Monday, February 25th, 2008 12:54 pm GMT -5 | No Comment | 53,791 views]

Continuing their holiday tradition, Old Navy has a new commercial featuring a great song by a female singer. This time, it’s a song called “February Air” by the band Lights. Here’s the ad:
and here’s the video for the song:
In my research I found that the band “Lights” is actually the girl “Lights”. And she likes triceratops. This is her (via her MySpace):

So not only is she a great pop singer, she’s easy on the eyes. …

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[Monday, February 25th, 2008 09:47 am GMT -5 | 4 Comments | 7,997 views]

As I watched the Oscars last night I was wishing that I was at home, with my Tivo, so I could fast-forward through all the crappy commercials. Then I saw the following JCPenney ad:
(Apologies for crappy audio, listen to the entire song here.)
This song was used in a few JCPenney commercials throughout the Oscar broadcast. I immediately recognized the song—“Killing the Blues” by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss from their album “Raising Sand”. You can …

Movies, Music Videos, TV Commercials »

[Friday, November 16th, 2007 08:30 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,722 views]

Michel Gondry (not “Michael Gondry”) is a French filmmaker know for his odd, dream-like style. His most recognizable work was probably the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which showcased his unique visual style. He’s also directed numerous music videos and commercials, many of which have the same style. I’ve always liked his work because of the way he manages to visually express the non-linear nature of dreams. Situations, settings, and people in dreams …

TV, TV Commercials »

[Monday, September 24th, 2007 10:12 pm GMT -5 | 2 Comments | 35,134 views]

During the whole fancy-smancy Cadillac sponsored CBS premiere night (which I deem successful, more to come) there were, as to be expected, quite a few Cadillac commercials. One stood out most to me. A man driving a Cadillac speeds down a dramatically lit street at night. Shots alternate between the car zooming through downtown, neon lights streaked in the windshield, and the man confidently shifting with dramatic bravado. The voice over says:
You can practice risk …

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[Thursday, August 9th, 2007 08:50 am GMT -5 | One Comment | 1,731 views]

This is an old TV commercial from ’85 starring a very young Alfonso Ribeiro (better known as Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air). Who knew he was such a skilled dancer? I guess that explains his skills on the show:

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[Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 03:04 pm GMT -5 | One Comment | 2,159 views]

This ad is from who knows where Thailand and it’s awesome. Two very Geico-esque geckos fall in love. Their affair is cut short when one takes a gruesome fall. Heartbreak and tragedy on a truly Shakespearian level ensues. Surprisingly sad and graphic, this spot is equally hilarious in how much the men sympathize. “Don’t jump!”