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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

How often do you see a television commercial that makes you laugh out loud? Hands down, my favorite right now has to be the Old Spice Ad: The Man Your Man Could Smell Like.



Not only is it funny, but it is spot-on for its target audience: the been-married-a-few-years-or-more wife who picks up soap for her family while grocery shopping. Axe fantasies are something dating men buy into and gramps goes for the traditional Irish Spring or Dial, bar soap most likely. This just so happens to be the largest portion of the romance genre's target audience. I see some serious parallels, don't you? Brava, Old Spice.

My other favorite ad right now is the Google Love Story. So brilliant in its simplicity.



What is your favorite commercial, now or of all-time?

12 comments:

the walking man said...

Here is real commercial for a man.

Nice try on the smell thing though but seeing as how she rightly calls me an old goat i rightly get to smell like one.

Regina Richards said...

Not an Old Spice kind of a gal, but I love that commercial! I admit I only buy him the products with the scents I like. Early in the marriage I simply tossed out the stuff I didn't.

Robin said...

I saw this Old Spice commercial the other day and thought it so funny. And the Google ad? It was my favorite from the Super Bowl.

The one commercial that I loved and still chuckle at when I think about, is the Aflac commercial with Yogi Berra. Yogi-isms absolutely crack me up!

Hope you have a great day, L.A.!

Pamela Cayne said...

Oh, I love that Google one--it's so sweet! But what can I say? I'm a sucker for romance.

Romulus Crowe said...

I always like the weird ones that seemed to be trying to scare you away from buying the product. The UK 'Tango' ads had people attacked by orange monsters whenever they drank it.

This one worked on me;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etS4b2hQK_E

I've never touched the stuff.

Marilyn Brant said...

I'd seen the Old Spice ad and thought it was hilarious, but this was the first time I'd watched the Google Love Story one...very, very cute ;).

Sandra Ferguson said...

Favorite commercial? The insurance company that does the right thing. Pretty sure it's Liberty Mutual. Why? Because it's what we'd all aspire to if we were brave enough to wish for a perfect world.

So, if I buy this soap, is hubby going to look like this?

Katie Reus said...

Aww, I've never seen the Google one but I like it. I'm with you on the Old Spice commercial. The first time I saw it I couldn't stop laughing. It's one of my faves right now :)

laughingwolf said...

i see nothing funny about the old spice thing... nor do i like the google one... but your comments are hilarious! ;) lol

laughingwolf said...

oh... i don't watch the idiot box, so have no commercial faves....

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L.A. Mitchell said...

@WM...Gluttonous men are NOT sexy...lol. Nice try, though :)

@Regina...I love how you say "early in the marriage." I'm wondering what you do now?

@Robin...Love those Aflac ones, too!

@Pamela...occupational hazard, I suppose ;)

@Romulus...Here, the weight watchers gremlin is about the scariest thing I can think of in ads running right now. I love scary as a way to get people's attention.

@Marilyn...so true, too. We google everything now.

@Sandra...Allstate? And yes to your other question..or so they want you to believe. I'll take the diamonds, though ;)

@Katie...glad it gave you a smile :)

@LW...As always, it's up to me to keep you abreast of all the essential must-knows ;)