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The Reaganettes, brought to you by Tab

I am looking for TV commercials from the 1980s that feature mothers, women and girls conforming to yuppie, conservative, WASPy ideals of beauty and behavior. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Feb 25, 2014 - 20 answers

"Futuristic" 1990s instant soup ad from Latin America

I'm trying to track down a television ad for instant soup that aired in Latin America in the 1990s. A young woman arrives home, prepares the advertiser's instant soup, and sits down to eat in front of a computer. On the screen, a man is waiting to welcome her to dinner, which was science fiction when the commercial aired. [more inside]
posted by quarantine on Sep 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Typical TVCs

What are some TV commercials of the past couple of years that showcase some of the cheesy tropes of American television advertising? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Jun 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Looking for an old car commercial

Does anyone remember a certain 1990's Infiniti car commercial? I'm thinking of the sophisticated guy with longish gray hair, quiet classical music, darkness, etc. I'd like to find a youtube link and use it (or something similar at least) as an example of the sophisticated tone of luxury car commercials.
posted by belau on Mar 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Has DVR killed the commercial star?

Have businesses suffered since DVRs became popular and everyone stopped watching commercials?
posted by easy_being_green on Feb 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Name the actor in this Windows 7 commercial

Who is the actor in this Microsoft Windows 7 "To the Cloud" Windows 7 tv commercial?
posted by theperfectcrime on Jan 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Licensing a song for a commercial?

I've been approached by a marketing company to see if I would be willing to license one of my songs in a commercial, and I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by Quartermass on Dec 29, 2010 - 12 answers

KILLS ALL THE GERMS! Except that one.

Why do commercials usually show the product killing MOST, but not ALL, of the things it's supposed to kill? [more inside]
posted by Pastor of Muppets on Nov 23, 2010 - 18 answers

Supply the product for this commercial

I am trying to locate/remember a commercial that is currently airing nationally for a tech product or service. I have seen it around 5 times but I don't want to wait for it to serendipitously pop up again. Help me remember the product that goes a long with the commercial I describe below. (I'm not interested in purchasing the product or anything, I only want to examine the ad.) [more inside]
posted by Jagz-Mario on Aug 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Music is Beautiful

Anyone know the name of the music that plays in this Audi commerical?
posted by longdaysjourney on Aug 10, 2008 - 8 answers

Finding Audi's "Safety" Commercial Online

Google-fu Filter: Hope me find the Audi commercial that aired during the Oscars! [more inside]
posted by Work to Live on Feb 26, 2008 - 3 answers

What is the name of the song playing in the IDM "Ideating" tv commercial?

The new IBM "Ideating" commercial...What is the music in the background? [more inside]
posted by Apo11o on Jan 9, 2008 - 16 answers

Quality ad video downloads

Where can I download good-quality clips of (your current favorite) TV ads? Bonus points for visually-interesting spots without voiceover or dialogue. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Nov 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me find an animated TV ad from this past summer.

Where can I find a (preferably downloadable) online copy of a recent TV commercial advertising a nuclear power company? I saw the ad all summer on CNN (United States) and I'm not sure if they're still running. The ad is a quirky animated piece showing the step-by-step process of nuclear energy, from mining to usage. It's presented in a 3D isometric perspective, similar to eboy/pixel art. I'd like to present it to a class I'm teaching, as the ad style liberally borrows from a Royksopp music video from a few years back. Thanks!
posted by itchi23 on Nov 4, 2007 - 4 answers

Wii are Japanese, if You Please

Is the Wii marketing campaign the first game console campaign to make such a big deal about its Japanese heritage? (In the U.S., anyway.) [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Dec 22, 2006 - 14 answers

Name that tune!

While watching the olympics I've seen a few ads with Visa's new slogan, "Life Takes Visa" and I really like the song playing in the background. It seems like a pop/rock song (with a little classical in there too), though it may have been composed specifically for the commercial. So my question: if you've seen the ad, do you know what song that is? (And where I could get it? - hopefully iTunes)
posted by pithy comment on Feb 11, 2006 - 10 answers

The beautiful music of B2B commerce

Business today is beautiful! Sprint is in here, Sprint is in there, Sprint is everywhere! This commercial aired every week this summer during Meet The Press and I miss it. I find myself getting disappointed and depressed during every Meet The Press commercial break now because I may never hear that wonderful song again. I’ve been unable to find it posted online anywhere, only message board & blog posts celebrating it (or sometimes wrongly suggesting it’s terrible.) I’d love to find a video of the commercial or an MP3 of the song. [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Mar 8, 2005 - 5 answers

Big Mac jingle, when did it stop airing?

I've searched and searched, and can't find an answer to this simple question: What was the last year in which McDonalds used the "two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun" jingle in a commercial?
posted by jammer on Feb 8, 2005 - 3 answers

Who made this PBS commercial?

I love some of the commercials for PBS. There is one playing currently that is constructed around the story of Little Red Riding Hood's wolf. Philip Glass' music from The Hours is throughout, a father is reading the story to his daughter, then gets interrupted by Lara Spencer, Charlie Rose ("In my interview with the wolf, he said he does his own stunts to add more realism to the story"), Jim Lehrer, Bernadette Peters and a couple others who I don't know, who all have comments about the wolf. Is this commercial available online? Does anyone know who made this?
posted by scazza on Jan 31, 2005 - 4 answers

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