Sorry, fans of TC. It’s been nearly 2 years since the last post. The truth is we started Terrible Copywriter as a fun project in addition to having real jobs, and when things got busy, we chose our real jobs. A guy’s gotta eat, right? Hope you understand.
Now on to this terribly cliché ad from Sperry Top-Sider, the brand that made it okay to wear boat shoes nowhere near a boat. We suspect this ad was done by a team of very white white people.
What he’s thinking: I’m TOTALLY going to sodomize you on a boat!
If you have five minutes and fifty-eight seconds to spare, then you won’t regret spending every moment of it on this inventive string of stunts from Red Bull. Always inventive and never dull, some brands just have all the fun. Enjoy!
Thanks to Amendment 64, Colorado becomes the first state to legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults. How this affects the ad scene in Boulder and Denver? From a political and economical standpoint this is huge, of course. Social perceptions and tax revenues and all that jazz. But from a lifestyle standpoint, we’re willing to bet nothing happens that hasn’t been happening already. So as much as we’d love to predict an explosion of next level creativity coming out of the good ol’ C-O, the reality is that agency (high) life will go on as usual.
Can’t get enough of this stuff. 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving is back as Uncle Drew. But this time, it’s double trouble when he brings along his old-timer friend Wes, also known as NBA big man Kevin Love. Together they head to Crenshaw in Los Angeles to show them youngbloods how it’s done.
Delicious Cadbury Creme Eggs. It’s one of those candies you re-remember how much you love every time Halloween rolls around each year. With a bit of a zombie/mercenary theme to it, we love this crafty spot from Cadbury Canada because it embodies the more playful spirit of Halloween versus the typical ghouls, goblins and evil pumpkins of which we get bombarded by around this time of year. Thanks for the fresh work, Cadbury.
We were beginning to worry (see Pitbull for Bud Light). But it looks like good beer ads still exist in the world. Just not in the U.S.. From the 3.3 million YouTube views of Carlton Draught’s absurdly entertaining Beer Chase to Hahn Brewery’s Pioneering Beering Academy, it seems that all the good beer ads have gone to Australia.
See Hahn Brewery tackle some of the world’s most important beer predicaments:
These magical moments just never happen at commercial castings. Mostly because crying little boys—both on camera and the ones back at the office—have no place in advertising. But also because Hollywood has better craft services than we do.