Kingsford Doesn't Think Much of You High-Tech Grillers and Your Selfies | Adweek Kingsford Doesn't Think Much of You High-Tech Grillers and Your Selfies | Adweek
Advertisement

Kingsford Doesn't Think Much of You High-Tech Grillers and Your Selfies Charcoal brand says to #GetOffYourGas

Kingsford Charcoal cooks up some strawmen in this ad from DDB California mocking the high-tech features of today's newest gas grills, which it dismisses as the playthings of lonely cyberchefs. 

"The Social Grill" centers on the X4 Platinum, a fictional example of voice-activated, selfie-taking, photo-sharing patio gear. As the grill owner fumbles with the machine, his neighbor's guests look on judgmentally, despite the fact that lighting a grill with a smartphone app would actually be pretty cool.   

Making fun of neighbors who put too much stock in costly gadgets is a trusty old saw in the advertising world, but surely there's something Kingsford could have done to make its "heroes" a bit more likable? Maybe at least offer the guy a beer and a burger?

Who's being antisocial now?

CREDITS
Client: Kingsford Charcoal
Agency: DDB California
Group Creative Director: Jim Bosiljevac
Art Director: Tim Stier
Copywriter: Todd Taber
Producer: Bryan Holt
Director: Rick LeMoine
Prod. Comp: Moxie Pictures
Editor: Chan Hacher
Music: Stock Music, N/A

Get the The AdFreak Daily newsletter:

Thanks for signing up! Check your inbox for a confirmation email.

Advertisement

Sign up for AdFreak Newsletters

About AdFreak

AdFreak is your daily blog of the best and worst of creativity in advertising, media, marketing and design. Follow us as we celebrate (and skewer) the latest, greatest, quirkiest and freakiest commercials, promos, trailers, posters, billboards, logos and package designs around. Edited by Adweek's Tim Nudd and David Griner.

Click to Subscribe to AdFreak RSS

Advertisement