Word has been circulating on the Internet recently that DC Comics is going to start an advertising campaign in January, running eleven different commercials on select cable television channels to advertise the trade collections of the first wave of Rebirth books. These include AMC, IFC, TBS, TNT, TruTV, El Rey and Boomerang. Not the most watched of networks, but they don’t have to be. Smart idea, I think. Let me tell you why.
Top Five Commercial Spokespeople I Could Do Without Top Five is a show where the hosts categorize, rank, compare, and stratify everything… from cars to gadgets to people and movies. From stuff that is hot, and things that are not nearly as interesting – it’s Top Five. It’s easier than ever to avoid television commercials, but occasionally you still run into pitchmen selling you their wares. Bruce Otter runs down his top five spokespeople he could do without.
Sometimes commercials from other countries are completely awesome, other times not so much. Heck, MOST of the commercials in the United States suck, but I think this commercial for Hyundai takes the cake as our WTF moment of the day.
I have been a fan of Patrick Boivin’s work for years, and while his baby fighting a stuffed animal is cute, the artist does something quite different when a horde of zombies invade.
During the Super Bowl be on the look out for the John Carter movie trailer, that includes information on how viewers can win tickets to Super Bowl XLVII. Or you could watch the spot right here.
This morning, we discover exactly what Matthew Broderick is selling in his Super Bowl spot – The Honda CR-V.
Yes Doritos can get a viral commercial campaign going, but the last place to see what kind of creative talent gets on television is the commercial in your local T.V. market. Like this one promoting Serta mattresses.
Remember a while ago when we showed you that viral video featuring Doc Brown and the Back to the Future time machine appearing out of no where, that then turned out to be a viral video for an electronics store in Argentina? Well check out the follow up commercial.
I’ve gone on record as saying that publishers need to advertise their wares in both the theater and on television, and now it looks like DC is taking action with this trailer that will be appearing in theaters really soon. So, is it effective enough, or is the call to action a weak one?