Verizon does Big Red, De Beers ad parodies

Verizon Wireless is clearly feeling giddy about its relentless pummeling of AT&T in the maps commercials, and is taking the campaign in all sorts of amusing and inspired new directions. Here are a pair of spoofs that McCann Erickson in New York whipped up. The one above is based on the classic Big Red gum commercials; the one below (timed to Valentine's Day) riffs on the De Beers diamond spots. Luke Wilson is going to be a busy man trying to respond to these.

—Posted by Tim Nudd