Best 2008 Superbowl Ads

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Well my verdict is in. Quite a game by the way even though I am the world’s worst sports fan. I am a nerdy artist to the core, so I watch football about once a year and that is usually the superbowl, since naturally being in advertising, I like to watch the ads. Anyway, my favorite by far this year was the talking eTrade baby. There were two separate eTrade baby spots, but the one where the kid pukes was the funniest. A close second was Tide’s talking stain spot. You can watch that spot as the second one down but there is a little plug at the beginning for a contest Tide is running. Stick around for the spot though because it is pretty damned funny. The last would be the FedEx giant carrier pigeons spot. The premise was pretty lame, but it did have some good moments, and you’ve got to give credit where it is due for special effects. You can watch that video here, on MySpace but consider yourself forewarned, it loads very slow. The spot starts off a little slow, but you forgive it in the end after giant carrier pigeon havoc breaks out on the street.

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Small Deer: In the headlights

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If you have been wondering where some of the exceptional motion/broadcast work has been coming from for Nike lately, it appears that a share of it has been coming from Broadcast Agency, Small Deer. There is some exceptional work up at their modest website. It’s worth browsing through and probably calling them if you are in the market for a good motion agency for your next project.

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Life Long Friendship Society is killing it right now. They are a Brookly-based motion agency, who does a little print on the side but they really defy any and all explanation. They have been working with a lot of large agencies as of late, as you can see by this brilliant new spot produced in partnership with Goodby Silverstein. They have been on my radar for some time already and a writer I often work with at Cactus has really latched onto them as something special. We have them high on our list in the creative department at Cactus as someone we would like to work with in the very near future. They are really mastering their craft as of late and their site has had a continual stream of new work on it. All of it is original and enjoyable.

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Very funny ads

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Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t seen this before but a friend sent this to me today and I was highly entertained. It is a great source of inspiration for those of us in the ad business who enjoy inserting humor as well. The site ‘Very Funny Ads‘ features funny T.V. spots from around the world including spots declared ‘too racy’ to run on American television. Those are probably spots that have things like boobs in them instead of bullets.

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