Last week we presented our readers with a few of our least-favorite ad campaigns. Today, in honor of this week’s holiday of love, we’d like to turn up the positivity.
These campaigns, in our opinion, are advertising gold. We not only like them, we love them. They’re cute, they’re funny, and best of all, we’re not sick of them yet. So here they are, a few of the campaigns that we’d like to see hang around a little longer:
The Allstate Mayhem commercials have been out for a little while now, and even though there’s more of them than Land Before Time sequels, we still love them. They’re funny, they make their point, and we think Dean Winters nails the role of a deer, GPS, satellite, Christmas tree, pile of snow, female jogger, teenage boy, and well, you get the point…
The Volkswagen Star Wars campaign is still one of our favorites as well. Last year’s mini Darth Vader generated a huge buzz, and this year’s “Bark Side” and “Dog Strikes Back” ads continue to garner a positive viewer reaction. It’s like we mentioned in a previous post, animals are a surefire marketing tool. (And little kids in costumes don’t hurt, either.)
DirecTV recently launched a series of ads depicting the bad things that could happen as a result of paying too much for cable. From kids in collars to roadside ditches, these ads caught our attention immediately. Needless to say, we’d like to see what other hilariously creative endings they can come up with.
Lastly, the Canadian phone plan provider, Public Mobile, has recently released a set of commercials that got us talking. Not only are they pretty hilarious, but if you’ve ever gotten a giant phone bill, you know that they’re also based in truth. The characters’ overly dramatic antics are beyond amusing, and we wouldn’t mind if a few more of these ads emerged.