Have businesses suffered since DVRs became popular and everyone stopped watching commercials?
posted by easy_being_green
on Feb 7, 2011 -
Movies, shows, or even commercials where a plot twist revolves around two characters (or sets of characters) appearing to be in the same physical location throughout, only to reveal that they were each in different places the whole time, or were in the same place but at different times? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Jan 17, 2011 -
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 -
I'm trying to find a TV commercial for Paxil that aired probably during the late '90s, but maybe during the early 2000s. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Dec 7, 2010 -
I'm looking to rent a small commercial office for the first time. I've found a couple of possibilities, but I have questions about the process. [more inside]
posted by moosedogtoo
on Oct 8, 2010 -
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 -
What are some key items to look at when analyizing financials for a potential tenant in a commerical building? [more inside]
posted by HollyAnn
on Jul 29, 2010 -
I'm looking for an online copy of a TV commercial for a local supermarket chain Wegmans and their line of house-brand carbonated beverages named WPOP. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Jul 19, 2010 -
I'm trying to find an old-ish commercial that involved a hen "pitching" to a batter during a baseball game. I believe the commercial was for beer, but I'm not certain. I can't remember the last time I saw this commercial, but I'm guessing I haven't seen it for 8 years or so (maybe more, maybe less). [more inside]
posted by parakeetdog
on Jun 24, 2010 -
I would love to get a good quality image of the "England in Roo-ins" newspaper that appears at approximately the 1:09 mark in the Nike "Write the Future" ad
. My goal is to take the image, print it onto an iron-on, and make myself a t-shirt for Saturday. Anyone have any tips? Thanks!
posted by inigo2
on Jun 10, 2010 -
Does anyone remember this cereal from the 1980s? The commercial was for a hot cereal so gross-looking that the kids had to wear paper bags on their heads, but they said it was really great-tasting and chocolatey. Is this just my own imagination at work, or did it actually exist?
posted by blake137
on May 12, 2010 -
TV commercial music filter: US television ad from a few years back (3-5 maybe) for a line of kitchen appliances (can't recall the brand - great ad, I suppose - so not sure about googling) that featured a montage of images showing food producers (farmers, fishermen, etc.) going about their work then smiling at the camera and holding the results (fresh vegetables, eggs, fish, etc.). But what was the piece of orchestra music in the sound track? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7
on Apr 26, 2010 -
I'm looking for a pharmaceutical commercial that's been airing recently that features a middle-aged professional photographer. [more inside]
posted by Venadium
on Feb 1, 2010 -
What is the song in that Ford commercial that sounds like jazz and the commercial itself is a lot of graphics. It is a commercial that is currently running. Thanks!
posted by MayNicholas
on Jan 21, 2010 -
Does anyone know where I can find stair nosing similar to this
:? It is for a commercial repair job.
posted by lake59
on Jan 7, 2010 -
What is the bit of classical music behind the Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark commercial on TV? [more inside]
posted by rdauphin
on Dec 1, 2009 -
Is there a word for the strategy of real estate companies who buy up properties in one area and keep the buildings empty in order to force out local businesses? [more inside]
posted by creeky
on Nov 17, 2009 -
I just caught the end of a Ford commercial and am being driven insane by not being able to figure out what the song is and who sings it (I know it, just can't put my finger on it). Can anyone help?
It's a male voice, he's singing "nah nah nah nah nah nah nah"
Sounds a little indie rock on the folksy side.
Please help me otherwise I'll obsess about it all night long.
posted by knmr76
on Nov 3, 2009 -
I remember this commercial from back in last century, about the youth putting their elders on trial, basically for leaving them an f'd-up world. I also remember it getting pulled from the airwaves for ruffling too many feathers. What was it? [more inside]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey
on Oct 15, 2009 -
Where can I source good quality music (not cheesy synth) for free that I can use commercially? Is there such a thing? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge
on Sep 27, 2009 -
How does Gourmet: Diary of a Foodie get funded? Is it just like a non-commercial commercial for Gourmet magazine and its advertisers and then given away to public radio stations?
posted by parmanparman
on Sep 19, 2009 -
I shall not rest until I find the shirt donned in the VW "Dudeism" commercial
. Without even knowing of the existence of the religion, I have been religiously following everything this suggests and have a feeling this shirt will tie the room together.
Anyone know where I can get the DaVinci shirt of the Dude?
posted by eytanb
on Aug 13, 2009 -
What is that groovy bass line on those Cablevision commercials?
There are a series of recent Cablevision commercials with a dark haired dude talking in front of a white background - these all end with a really groovy bass line. Is that from a real song, or is it just something they just recorded for the commercial?
posted by kenliu
on Aug 6, 2009 -
What is the company that makes the commercial where bikers enter a cafe and approach a table with a dad, his wife and daughter. The dad has just finished telling his girl something, to which, she has rolled her eyes. Then the bikers stop at the dad and the wife and daughter looked panicked. But they show the dad respect and he fist punches them back while recognizing and acknowledging them. The wife practically faints but the daughter suddenly has new-found respect for her seemingly geeky dad. And, is that commercial available for viewing online anywhere?
posted by CollectiveMind
on Jun 2, 2009 -
Please help me find a website from the past that explained what soundtracks commercials were using. [more inside]
posted by mr.anthony337
on Apr 15, 2009 -
How many commercial products can you think of that are named after Native American groups or other indigenous peoples?
The best I can do are: Jeep Cherokee, Pontiac cars, and, um...Eskimo pies. But there must be more, right? Note: I'm NOT looking for products which use Native American or indigenous peoples' imagery
in their marketing (like American Spirit cigarettes), or sports franchises. How many can you come up with?
posted by AngerBoy
on Apr 13, 2009 -
In what percentage of large passenger jet crashes are there any survivors? And on those occasions, what is the average survival rate?
posted by Joe Beese
on Apr 5, 2009 -
About 5 years ago there was a TV commercial (I think for BUPA) in the UK featuring a French song which I guess was from the sixties.
The only lyric I can remember is (I think) "Quand votre coeur fait boom..."
commercialbreaksandbeats.com is the usual place for answers on this - but they seem to be in the dead pool.
Anyone have any ideas what I might be talking about?
posted by mattr
on Mar 26, 2009 -
What is the best way to get music onto the iTunes store for sale? Not something of my own, but popular music from the 30s and 40s which the institution I work for has the rights to. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Mar 3, 2009 -
How common is it, or is it common at all, for a commercial property management company to donate the use of space to a nonprofit? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven
on Feb 27, 2009 -
Need help finding an online version of the "Nailed it!" WaMu commercial to watch. [more inside]
posted by meggan
on Feb 6, 2009 -
There's this Acura commercial about the collision safety of one of its new cars, and the advert is a series of shots of people in normal environs (office, outdoors, etc) being essentially blown backwards as if in a collision. It's hypnotic. I could watch it all day. I'm not sure what that says about me, but can anyone find this commercial on Youtube or some similar site?
posted by xmutex
on Jan 27, 2009 -
I'm looking for a video of a commercial I saw a few years ago. I can't even remember what product it was pushing. But it features a big burly guy, laying on the floor on his back, baby talking to his kitty. Saying something like,"WHO's got the pretty little mustache? Who's the mustache man?... Is it YOU?! Is it YOU!?!" He's discovered in this compromising pose by his macho buddies. Any ideas??
posted by mickeefynn
on Jan 16, 2009 -