Two coffee brands are fighting over George Clooney. Then again, who wouldn't? Nespresso, which has employed Clooney as its pitchman in international markets since 2006 and launched a U.S. ad featuring Clooney and Danny DeVito in November, is suing coffee company Israeli Espresso Club over ads employing a Clooney lookalike.
George Clooney has starred in Nespresso ads in Europe and other international markets since 2006. (We've covered a lot of those campaigns, which have often paired the Oscar winner with other actors, like John Malkovich and Matt Damon.) But now, finally, Clooney is becoming the brand's ambassador in the U.S., too, and he kicks things off with a spot from McCann New York co-starring his good buddy Danny DeVito.
NBC on Sunday posted a 10-year high with its presentation of the 71st Golden Globe Awards, and if the half-hour ratings are anything to go by, the night’s most compelling stars were returning hosts Tina Fey and Amy P
The New York Post reports that Matt Damon received $3 million for 20 seconds of work in a global Nespresso campaign made by McCann Europe. (When they hand him millions just to smile in an ad, then I'll be impressed.)
George Clooney has proven more than willing to shoot ads over the years—particularly overseas, and particularly when the advertiser in question isn't completely embarrassing. He appears to draw the line, though, at lame spots encouraging foreign investment in Poland. So, the Poles had to go with a Clooney look-alike—an actor named Parviz Ghodsi, who plays Clooney in the three amusingly awful ads below. Ghodsi looks enough like Clooney to have had a short documentary made about him, though he looks enough unlike Clooney to simply add to the cheesiness of this campaign. The ads urge investment in Małopolska. If that's located in Eastern Poland, I'm in.
This week, one lucky lady got George Clooney and buried treasure, Will Ferrell headed to Sweden to sell some Old Milwaukee (which isn't even sold there!), and train passengers got a chance to become real-life James Bonds.
"Some people are lucky in life. For the rest of us, saving up can be smart." That's the tagline for Try/Apt Oslo's campaign for Nowegian bank DnB, which follows the adventures of the world's "luckiest woman" and a certain salt-and-pepper-haired actor who follows in the grand tradition of A-list stars doing ads outside the U.S.