We'll Be Right Back in Two and Two…

Let’s just go ahead and admit it, advertising is not all bad.

Seriously Fiz, it’s not.

Plus, we’re all thinking people. Okay, granted, some of us are thinking about snogging Oscar the Grouch. But still. We’re thinking.

We’re not mindless robots, forced to purchase whatever we see promoted. I mean, can someone really make you buy something you don’t want or need? I don’t think so. Neither does Mom-101. And she should know.

So, keeping all that in mind, check this out. I saw it first over at Jaelithe’s place.

And before you use this to start arguing the evils of advertising, please remember that this spot was created and developed by an advertising agency. As part of a PR campaign. And it’s brilliant. So there. And don’t hate. A lot of advertising geniuses (and PR brainchildren, for that matter) are fantastic people who do amazing work.

Secondly, and more importantly, you should feel free to sit back and enjoy the pretty pictures, but please, do not by any means attempt to bodyslam yourself to try them at home. Unless you have a team of 50, many hours, and a professional lighting crew. And photoshop.

And thirdly, let it be a motivator to enjoy a freaking sigh of relief today as you step up and proudly order that venti, extra-hot, half-caf, delish straight up. Skip the low-fat, schmo-fat. And for baby Jesus’ sake, drink your latte with regular milk, like God and Chuck Woolery intended.

Added in the light of the morning: Okay, okay, maybe some advertising can be somewhat bad. But it’s not all bad. Seriously, how can this be bad?

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0 Responses to We'll Be Right Back in Two and Two…

  1. mark says:

    Very cool ad. I do wonder about what effect advertisements have on us though. They might not make us buy things but the best ads are persuasive enough to make us think we need what they are selling or that we want what they have.

  2. Jenny says:

    "For Baby Jesus sake." Hee!I liked the ad but it didn't make me want to buy Dove. For me the ad said "There's no way you can really ever be pretty. Give up now, sasquatch."PS. Can I have a maple creme instead? Coffee makes me nauseus.

  3. Girl con Queso says:

    Mark, maybe. But I won't completely believe that until the day comes when you feel compelled to buy extra absorbent maxi pads with wings. For yourself. Jenny, you can have the maple creme. Although just typing it makes me gag a little.

  4. Girl con Queso says:

    Oh, and Jen, that's the beauty of it. It's so much better when we realize that we're ALL sasquatches. In our own sasquatchy way.

  5. mark says:

    GcQ – I'll never admit to that. I can't believe you heard about that. I only watch TV-MA rated shows now so the commercials are all for movies, cars and alcohol. Subsequently, I'm a raging alcoholic that goes to lots of movies and I've got 5 new cars parked out front. Coincidence?

  6. Girl con Queso says:

    Mark – Ha! You're funny! But cars, booze and movies. I'd say stop complaining and consider yourself a lucky lucky man.

  7. Super Zoe says:

    Ads are for fun. And with TiVo and other recording devices, who watches them?! I don't want what everyone else has, anyway. 60% of American is obese. Over half of marriages end in divorce. Less than 1/4 of the US population has a college education. Those things are not inherently bad, but those aren't my life choices. I am not the target demographic, so I stopped paying attention to the ads since I bought those stupid Gap khakis during that Gap-dancing campaign 7 or 8 years ago. Those khakis looked like crap on me. He was injured. Injured bad. That kid is almost as cute as the Hurricane.

  8. Jill says:

    I like ads, especially cell phone ads and Target ads. But Pleeeeese GCG, can you pull some strings and get rid of those Subway commercials? Because they're killing me. And the Arby's Oven Mit guy – can you get rid of him too? (fingers crossed that you had nothing to do with those ads I just named)

  9. Sandra says:

    As an ex ad girl married to a CD … here here. My husband's friend did that spot here in town. LOVE it.Sure there is a lot of crap advertising … but some of it is pretty damn good. I love when I see something like this and think … I wish I had worked on that one.

  10. Marmite Breath says:

    I love the Geiko lizard. I know it's sick to have a crush on him, but when he says, "Course, I'll babysit the kids for ya, you're like a bruvver to me" I just die laughing.And the ones where the "real person" is telling their story with the celebrity–or Little Richard. It's more than I can take. I laugh helplessly every time.The worst commercials are the Fitness Made Simple. OMG! I have to hide my head behind a pillow or I feel like kicking that dude in the penis.

  11. Kristen says:

    That was cool. I knew they did some of that stuff, but a few tricks surprised me (raising the head,slenderizing the neck, making the eyes bigger…).

  12. KCG says:

    Um, ladies. My guess is that most of you are not using Dove, advertised by the chunky gals, but instead you are using some designed suds like Estee Lauder, Clinique, etc. advertised by the bony gals with giraffe necks and perfect Photoshopped skin. If you want to stop the race to perfection, start voting with your purchases. But until then, let us guys have the Victoria Secret models on the billboards instead of the Dove gals in their granny panties. Thank you.And that "kicked in the penis" kid is freaking hilarious.

  13. Lady M says:

    That Dove commercial is really something. It certainly made me feel better about my makeup routine. I can tell folks that I'll look better after postproduction. haha.I'm so glad for YouTube. I never catch any of the good ads on TV, so at least I can catch up online. Let's hope they survive as part of Google.

  14. laurie says:

    awesome. all of it. i'll take one of everything.

  15. Bek says:

    I hadn't seen that commercial yet. Does anyone still really believe that the photos we see in adverts are NOT touched up? I just assumed that we all took it for granted that no one looks like that w/ out the benefits of makeup, hair, lights and photoshop…Love the post..

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