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.
Back in April, Taylor Swift sang along to Drake and Future's "Jumpman," got distracted by the music, and fell off of her treadmill in a slapstick spot for Apple Music.
Can BFFs Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, the terrific twosome of the Los Angeles Clippers, stay angry at each for long? We learn the answer in 72andSunny's brief bro-mantic comedy below, the latest in a series of spots touting the Google Duo video-calling app.
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.
Under Armour doesn't seem to mind when its star athletes fall just short of a championship. It makes for a better story when the next chance comes around.
In September, Hillary Clinton released a devastating attack ad on Donald Trump, in which young girls are seen looking at themselves in the mirror while Trump's offensive remarks about women—in particular, their looks—are heard in the background. The ad, titled "Mirrors," has gotten more than 5 million views on YouTube, and has been hailed by many as one of Clinton's strongest ads of the year. Barack Obama's 2008 campaign manager, David Plouffe, told Slate last month: "I do think that Clinton will look back, particularly in suburban areas where they will be able to really drive good margins with women, that the ads helped. That ad where they show Trump's words and children listening? That stuff works!" Now, Kathy Griffin has springboarded off the famous spot with a great parody of it. It's not subtle, but it is hilarious.
Hey, that elephant sounds awfully familiar! WWE superstar and commercial pitchman extraordinaire John Cena, named to Adweek's Creative 100 this year, voices Ernie, an animated mascot debuting today in a new campaign for Wonderful Pistachios.
Darrell Hammond, Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan and … Vincent Kartheiser? Yes, the 37-year-old Mad Men star is the latest (and most unlikely) actor to dress up as Colonel Sanders for KFC's ongoing ad campaign from Wieden + Kennedy. And he's not just any Colonel Sanders. Kartheiser plays the "heartthrob Nashville Hot Colonel" to celebrate the return of Nashville Hot Chicken to the KFC menu.
Kevin Hart's upcoming stand-up concert film is called What Now? Which is the question he poses to his uninterested wife and son in this Xfinity ad by 72andSunny New York.