Monday, February 27, 2006
Am I the only one creeped out by the little demonic "my fast" creature on the VW commercials? I almost never watch TV, but I took in a few prime-time Olympic moments, and I saw several versions of these ads. Maybe I'm totally out of touch with what sells, but in my opinion, this approach has "marketing disaster" written all over it.
I mean, do you want a nightmarish, black plastic blob with a droning, distorted voice controlling your choices and telling you to do stupid, illegal, or inconsiderate things? Ick.
On the other hand, I really liked the Allstate commercial with the frumpy couple ice-skating to "Do the Hustle." Two thumbs up with chocolate syrup and a triple lutz on top.