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No Comedians. No Coffee. But Cars. And Sting.

Even if you have absolutely no interest in the auto industry, lately you’ve probably heard something about the potential tie-up and subsequent unraveling and just-maybe tying the knot between FCA and Groupe Renault. You can’t buy a new Renault (or Dacia or Alpine) in the U.S. market. But you can buy FCA products to your … Continue reading No Comedians. No Coffee. But Cars. And Sting.

You Know I’m A Dreamer: How The New Kia Commercial Makes Motley Crue Look Impotent

The other day at work, I took some time from my mundane duties to each lunch and get a bit of light Yahoo news. You have to be selective when it comes to your “non-business related” surfing time. For example, I clicked on a news link once that brought me to a website that was … Continue reading You Know I’m A Dreamer: How The New Kia Commercial Makes Motley Crue Look Impotent

“And my Fiat will go on and on…”

Quick: What comes to mind when you think of Jennifer Lopez? No, not that. But what do you think of her as regards her profession? As in: singer, actress, TV reality show judge. But that’s only scratching the surface because according to Chrysler Group, which is featuring Ms. Lo in a series of commercials for … Continue reading “And my Fiat will go on and on…”

Iggy Pop Peddles Insurance

The BBC News Magazine examines the “science” of selling out concerning recent British spots featuring punk pioneers Iggy Pop and John Lydon. Ad: Iggy Pop’s insurance commercial Ad: John Lydon’s butter commercial Gee, I wonder why they don’t show these ads in the States?

of Montreal Sells Out Again

of Montreal is being featured in another commercial, and this time frontman Kevin Barnes is getting all defensive in advance of the inevitable backlash. The term “sellout” only exists in the lexicon of the over-privileged. Almost every non-homeless person in America is over-privileged, at least in a global sense. Obviously, I’ve struggled with the concept. … Continue reading of Montreal Sells Out Again

American Idol covers Modest Mouse

This is perhaps the most succinct snapshot of mainstream American culture in 2007. The Top 12 finalists from American Idol, dressed as hippies and breakdancers, sing a snappy little version of Modest Mouse’s “Float On” in a commercial for—who else?—Ford Motor Co. Absolutely perfect. This spot has it all. In just 44 seconds, they manage … Continue reading American Idol covers Modest Mouse