Monday, October 09, 2006

Ad Watch

Lee Iacocca he ain't. Chrysler is dumping Dr. Z. The chairman of its German parent DaimlerChrysler AG, Dieter Zetsche, will no longer appear in advertising for the struggling U.S. automaker. I guess Chrysler realized too late the American political climate is not such that foreigners are trusted. Also, Germans can be tough to like. A better plan would be to show Jeeps festooned in American flags rolling over French protestors.

So easy a blogger can do it. Geico is back with the fourth installment in its caveman series. This one is nice because instead of hitting you over the head with the joke and dragging you back to the cave, it backs off a bit and lets you slowly realize the joke. And as I always say: Nothing's nicer than a simple understated caveman using a moving sidewalk in an airport.

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Anonymous DJS said...

Another bit of idiocy is the Comcast(?) ad that features a man giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a deer, followed by a freeze-frame graphic that reads, "save big bucks."

Relatedly, some of N-B's coworkers will remember the famous line by the peerless Ted O'Brien, who on Xmas Day 2000 promoted a story about genetics by saying, "the phrase 'you seem to have grown a foot' takes on an entirely new meaning today...."

DJS

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