Posts Tagged ‘soda’

Fanta — CGI Fanta World

Friday, March 25th, 2011

jtherkal: Nooooooooooo! Noooooooooo! You killed off the Fantanas, those four vibrant, beautiful ladies who sang catchy songs about Fanta? I can’t tell you on how many levels this is the wrong move. First, everyone knows that all you need to be successful in advertising is a catchy song (sorry Arby’s). And “Don’t You Wanna Fanta” was it! You look hot in all that plaster, drink some Fanta, faster, faster! Brilliant. Second, never replace hot girls with CGI people who have strange worm lips. And third, the Fantanas were an icon. When I tried to find the original spot on YouTube, I had to sort through all kinds of remixes and imitations, etc. That’s the ultimate success, when people are remaking your ad! Fail fail fail. F.

In related news, I had one roommate, who whenever he introduced me to people would say that I write ads and that I wrote the Fanta commercials, which is false. I wish I had.

sjbooher: The only reason this is not an A for me, is because I agree that they should not have stopped the old campaign. It was very memorable, catchy, all that. I like this new on too though… but I doubt it has the same impact.

(sorry for the poor quality, best I could find)

#4.7 — Pepsi Max — Mind Reading Date

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

sjbooher: The hits just keep on coming from Pepsi Max. Lowest common denominator again? Awwww yeah, again and again! Word to Wu-Tang. F.

jtherkal: Pepsi Max didn’t do itself any favors by not really publicizing the fact that these were made by consumers. I think 99% of America thinks these were professionally produced ads. I guess they were still approved and sponsored by Pepsi, so they’re still at fault for this year’s trash. I guess I like the lowest common denominator, though, because at first I was on board with this. Then they both think they want that Pepsi Max, which would clearly never happen. B-.

sjbooher: Also, why doesn’t he just order a PepsiMax? Also, what restaurant plays violin music, then serves drinks in a can with no glass and/or ice?

#3.8 — Coke — Border Stand Off

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

sjbooher: Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrr-iiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggggggggg. D+

jtherkal: Amazing, when I was clicking into this entry that’s exactly what I was going to write. But probably just as “boring.” It’s almost as if we’re on opposite sides of a border, and we both want to say how boring a commercial about our job would be, so we give an ad the same grade. D+. Now back to work.

#2.10 — Coke — Fireworks Dragon

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

jtherkal: After the smashing success of “happiness factory” someone at Coke must get it stuck in their gourd that they have to produce some sort of epic animated spot every year. So this one takes us to some fantasy world where some things I don’t care about are being attacked by some other things I don’t care about and then a dragon shoots fireworks out of his mouth. Should I be happy? What if the things in the fort were a bunch of rapists and killers? Personally, I wanted to see a battle. Give me Minas Tirith! D.

sjbooher: The Happiness Factory sounds like something I would hate. This, on the other hand, is something I love. That Coke made that dragon shoot fireworks! Was that before or after it gave him diabetes? Sigh, I did say I would heretofore pick Coke poison over Pepsi poison, but I digress. My only problem about this one is that I don’t completely understand it. The dragon is with the enemies, right? So then why would the enemies run because the dragon made fireworks? They might be pissed that the lost their big weapon, but at worst they would respectfully retreat and not run around like chickens with their heads cut off. B-.

#1.9 — Pepsi Max — Douchebag Barbecue

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

jtherkal: Made by consumer alert! Nut shot joke alert! Nerd joke alert! Terrible alert! F.

sjbooher: Lowest commond denominator, FTL. F.

#1.6 — Pepsi Max — Stereotypalooza

Monday, February 7th, 2011

sjbooher: Where to even begin. Horrible gender stereotypes and “manvertising“. Horrible racial stereotypes. Pepsi Max did their best to appeal to the lowest common denominator all night long. So lazy. I try never to drink your poison as it is, but if I do have a taste for it, you can bet I’m buying a Coke after this night of horrors. F.

jtherkal: Made and voted on by the consumer alert! Another one of the Pepsi/Dorito contest winners. Looks like this is how America thinks, since enough people voted on this one to make it one of the top three Pepsi Max spots. The ending is the worst possible part, with the can throw. Ugh. And what’s worse? The nagging wife stereotype, or if the commercial had been about a husband doing the same thing to a fat wife because Americans hate fat women? That guy ate soap. F-.

#3.8 — Coke — Jungle Sleep Walk

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

jtherkal: If you like Coke that much, keep some at your camp, jackass. Don’t go steal it from some poor African. This didn’t really live up to the level that Coke has set for itself recently. Plus, that song was from an old-time porno I had as a kid, so whenever I hear it, that’s all I can think of. C.

sjbooher: Ha, I love: “If you like Coke that much, keep some at your camp, jackass”. Also, Coke joined the male pantsless club, with this one, if that counts. About halfway through, I thought “What’s the product? I’m no longer watching, let’s go buy some Ambien.” F.

#2.15 — Dr. Pepper — KISS

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

jtherkal: I hate KISS. And even though I can’t deny the “little kiss of cherry” in Dr. Pepper leading into a little person KISS band is marginally clever, if offensive, I still hate KISS. I hate little KISS just a little less. D-.

sjbooher: Sometimes I don’t “get” things. I didn’t “get” “little kiss of cherry”. When you couple that with my similar hatred? F-.

#4.5 — Coke Zero — Troy Polamalu

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

sjbooher: In the words of the great Scott Huff, this ad is a complete dumpster fire. PTI’s Michael Wilbon put it best, I think: “The Troy Polamalu Coke ad was so bad. They desecrated a great ad, and the people who did it, should be fired. Ok? I know in this economy, I shouldn’t recommend that people be fired. They brutalized the greatest sports commercial of all-time. Mean Joe, ‘here kid’. They just killed it. GET OUT! GET OUT!”. F. F-.

jtherkal: The joke was that they were butchering the commercial. But that doesn’t make it okay. I loved those two guys in the original campaign, where they wanted to file a lawsuit against Coke Zero. But they’ve lost it here. And for the record, I love Wilbon and Kornheiser! I would say let’s get them in an ad, but that might ruin them as well. F.

#3.7 — Coke — Insects

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

sjbooher: Very well done. I personally don’t enjoy it, but everything about this is well executed and probably well-received by the public. It’s creative, pleasant to the senses and all of that. But it reminds me of the creepy Traveler’s umbrella guy. B+

jtherkal: I heard someone say it’s the same as their “Happiness Factory” commercial, which blew everything away a few years back. While I can see the similarities–computer animation, little things interacting with Coke bottle–it’s not quite the same. First, it’s not as good. Second, it’s got bugs in it. I love bugs. It’s fun and reminds me that everyone should enjoy some Coca-Cola. A.