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Car Commercials

'Real People' In Car Ads Are Either Actors Or Not Terribly Bright

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.02.2017 | Comedy

How many car commercials have you seen lately where some nameless host shows cars to a group of “real people” and then reveals something surprisin...

Exploiting Familial Ideals for a Car

Alissa Fleck | Posted 03.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Alissa Fleck

Is anyone else more than a little crushed when images of gooey, familial perfection splash dazzlingly across the screen to a backdrop of dramatic music swelling to an emotional climax, only to have this scene culminate in an advertisement for the latest, greatest luxury vehicle?

Let The Jaguar-Mercedes Ad War Begin!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

You may remember the recent chicken commercial by Mercedes-Benz. You know, the one that showcased the "magic" ability of chickens to keep their heads ...

A Craptastic Car Never Looked So Fancy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.16.2013 | Comedy

If you were an Orlando-based filmmaker named Luke Aker, and needed to sell your 1996 Maxima GLE Sport Sedan, what would you do? 1. Put an ad on Cr...

This Is The Real Problem With Car Ads

Posted 09.22.2013 | Women

Breaking News: Women are not cars. They can actually drive cars -- and buy them, too! Of course to the vast majority of human beings, this is very...

Actually, It Can't Wait

Harris Silver | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Harris Silver

We all admire the attention BBDO and Werner Herzog's film are bringing to the dangers of texting and driving, but the motivation for the spots that were commissioned from Mr. Herzog and he turned into a compelling short film is incomplete.

Philosophy Is Such A Tease

Posted 05.07.2013 | Comedy

What is the meaning of life? Are we alone in the universe? Is there a god? This video will not answer any of these questions. You're welcome. Via C...

WATCH: 'Halftime In America' Is Over In New Chrysler Ads

Posted 03.30.2012 | Detroit

After Chrysler got the buzz it intended from its Clint Eastwood-backed "Halftime in America" Super Bowl ad, the automaker is moving on to the "second ...

30 Things I've Learned From Commercials

Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.14.2012 | Comedy
Lucas Kavner

The average person watches 34 hours of television each week, and a good chunk of those hours are filled with commercials. But what deeper lessons are we actually retaining?

Thus Spoke the Juban Princeling

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

My baby's first word is "Mama." Very simple. Very basic. Kind of cliché, but I'll live.