If you like beer and awkward, creepy-eyed humor, you'll probably enjoy this campaign from a U.K. craft brew club.
It was back in the summer of 2014 that Neil Patrick Harris did his first ads for Heineken Light, via Wieden + Kennedy New York. From the beginning, the campaign has had a meta humor, wryly commenting on beer advertising generally—including, in one of the early spots, Harris why pondering why there are rules prohibiting him from drinking on TV. W+K is now off the Heineken account, replaced by Publicis, but the 43-year-old Emmy and Tony Award winner continues to advertise the Light brand.
Ketel One offers a tipsy take on its quest for vodka perfection in this new campaign from Barton F. Graf. The work consists mainly of self-consciously wacky "training videos," purportedly aimed at the next generation of the Nolet family, distillers for 325 years.
Nothing says "family" like pretending to love the terrible gifts your relatives have gotten you for the holidays. That, at least, is the basic premise of a new 30-second Christmas ad from Heineken starring Benicio del Toro, and emphasizing that Heineken is, technically speaking, a family-owned business.
As Election Day arrives in America, Corona riffs on Donald Trump's vow to build a wall along the southern border in this extravagant 90-second film for the Mexican market, created by Leo Burnett. "The main inspiration comes from all the conversation that Trump's wall generated in Mexico," Daniel Pérez Pallares, agency creative vice president, tells AdFreak. "Many people felt hurt and offended by it. We found an opportunity to turn that narrative into a positive message, and ask Mexicans to reflect about the 'mental walls.' "
Johnnie Walker, the whisky brand that famously traversed the world, makes stops in American cities like Los Angeles, Santa Fe, New Orleans and Washington, D.C., in its latest campaign from Anomaly, timed to Election Day.
Charles Faircloth doesn't give a crap about the world. He's busy indulging in all the obscenely frivolous pursuits of any ultra-rich wine maker. But he's fine if you want to help make the world a better place.
Nike wasn't the only brand that was prepared for a Chicago Cubs victory in the World Series last night—with a special commercial ready to go right after the final out. Budweiser also rose to the occasion with a great tribute, re-airing a classic commercial from the 1980s featuring legendary Cubs announcer Harry Caray, one of the most beloved characters in the history of the beleaguered franchise.
Tienes tequila? Jeff Goodby may be best known as the guy who dreamed up "Got milk?"—one of the truly legendary advertising taglines of all time. But lately he's been obsessed with a very different kind of beverage.