OK this ad from Audi will never run on television, since it is almost three minutes long, but OMG. Leonard Nimoy (“old” Spock) and Zachary Quinto (“new” Spock). You’ve got two Spocks smack-talking each other, Leonard Nimoy cursing, and best of all, an impromptu rendition of the The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. I just don’t know how you get much better than this.
As part of an interactive marketing campaign, telecommunications firm Qualcomm set up a wish-fulfilling bus stop that actually instantly rewarded impatient commuters with increasingly unconventional rides.
“In a hurry?” asks a seemingly pedestrian ad poster with a link to a nondescript mobile site. Those who were bored enough to answer “yes” were whisked away in a Lamborghini.
“Seen it all?” inquired another ad. Risk-takers who took a chance on the URL were granted a ride to their destination aboard a dog-driven sled.
So God made a farmer.
I have been meaning to post this for awhile, since it ran during the Super Bowl, and that was more than a few days ago. Now I am that “preppy” guy. Not a farmer. But I old enough I listened to Paul Harvey. I grew up and now have moved back to a rural area. I could throw a baseball from where I am typing this and hit an 500 acre corn field. My high school had Future Farmers of American and 4H. Heck once a year I head to my parents house across the state and go to “Corn Day.” What is “Corn Day?” Well you go out to the huge 4H center, pay $5.50 and get a chicken breast, as much tea as you can drink, and folks walk around with buckets of corn. Buckets. You eat corn till you can’t stand. As a guy that used to wear Brooks Brother suits and eat sushi, it is a better experience.
I rarely say things like the “best ever” but well …. this is maybe the best commercial I’ve seen in I don’t know how long. Maybe all time. I mean it is wonderful, flat out powerful just with the sound. Add in the Ken Burns like video and you got something pretty special.