Monday, November 25, 2013

In the Media

So I don't know about you guys but I have always loved looking at creatively made advertisements. Whether they make me cry, laugh, angry, happy - if an ad can make me feel something, it will stay in my head and I probably will want to buy whatever it is they are selling. 

Obviously, I can't buy everything, but that doesn't have to stop me from sharing all the cool things that cross my path, right? So here are some of the best ads I've seen in the past week. If you have a couple minutes to spare (or just need a good excuse to procrastinate!) then sit back, relax, and scroll through the rest of this post. I hope you all enjoy these as much as I do!

First up is GoldieBlox. This company seeks to create toys for girls that will encourage them to become future engineers! I always loved building and inventing things as a kid and I think it's so great that there is now a company making toys like these with girls in mind. Plus, their commercial is just inspiring and cleverly remixes an old Beastie Boys song for the new generation. 

Continuing with the girl power theme, the next ad comes from Bailey's and is a modern twist on the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. If you didn't feel cool drinking Bailey's before, you certainly will after watching this ad. I'm not sure if it actually puts me in the holiday spirit, but if you're anything like me, it will make you want to take up ballet...

And lastly I bring you an ad from Unilever. The soap company came out with a video asking soon-to-be parents, "Why Bring a Child Into This World?". The answers given by both the scared parents and Unilever are certainly tear-jerking and thought provoking. It utilizes an excellent use of pathos that grabs you almost immediately because of it's simple and relatable emotion. It was clearly used to try to improve Unilever's image, but is still definitely worth the watch.


  1. Thanks so much :)
    Great post! Love the second video, so magic!

  2. Ahh, what well done videos. The second one is so ethereal and fairy-tale like in the beginning, but man, that girl can kick some butt! And she's such a great dancer. Thanks for your analysis on these videos--they're great picks!

  3. All the videos are amazing this is really a unique post (: x