Ah, office humor. One of the few benefits of a recession is that when all the white-collar jobs dry up, marketers might not look to Dilbert for inspiration quite as often. Still, the guy's matador outfit in BBDO New York's FedEx Cup spot above (the related "Plant" spot is below) makes up for how otherwise predictable these wacky co-worker jokes have become. Although one does wonder why these guys don't just cast their lots in the actual contest like everyone else instead of buttering up the prick in the neighboring cubicle. Same odds either way, by the looks of things.
—Posted by David Kiefaber