DailyDirt: Ads Are Content

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One of the recurring themes around here is that advertising should be engaging and entertaining, not annoying. Every year, there are excellent examples of this truism -- during the halftime of the Superbowl. Some ads are easily forgotten, but some are remembered for decades (and even associated with the products they were trying to promote). Here are just a few more reminders, just in case you're busy this coming Sunday. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
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Filed Under: 1984, ads, chronicle, ferris bueller
Companies: apple, honda


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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Jan 2012 @ 5:50pm

    Geiko Ads

    I always watch one of the current Geicko ads to the end just to see that Gekko line dancing!

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    abc gum, 30 Jan 2012 @ 6:17pm

    Have any of the ad content providers complained about piracy of their content?

    Something like: Those freetard pirates giving us free advertising! How dare they.

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      Michael Ho (profile), 30 Jan 2012 @ 6:22pm

      ad agencies might care about piracy..?

      advertisers probably don't care so much about getting free advertising... but I'd guess that certain ads (like ones that have specific music licenses) make ad agencies care about piracy..?

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    ReallyEvilCanine (profile), 30 Jan 2012 @ 6:24pm

    What's with the StumbleUpon ads?

    Ads masquerading as content. Because the SEO-gaming internal and self-referential links aren't bad enough.

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), 30 Jan 2012 @ 9:09pm

    "Apple's classic "1984" superbowl ad seems to be one of the few things remembered from that game's advertising. Who are the "drones" now?"

    I like this 1984-esque ad better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdVzboF2E2Q

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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Jan 2012 @ 9:20pm

    How about moose bacteria growing advertisement?

    Contagion - Bacteria Billboard

    If it was in the US Warner Brothers probably would be have some executives in Guantanamo by now.

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    dwg, 30 Jan 2012 @ 9:26pm

    Bueller

    CRV ad left out Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) and used a semi-look-alike. Wonder if that was the whole pedophilia thing? Sadly, they also left out Richard Edson--an unsung hero of indy cinema, as the valet.

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    Just John (profile), 31 Jan 2012 @ 2:29am

    Oscar Meyer wieners and Chili's commercials

    Am I the only one who finds myself sometimes remembering "I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener" or "I want my baby back baby back"?

    Seems like I have more problems forgetting the catchy jingles....

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    Anonymous Coward, 31 Jan 2012 @ 4:26am

    Isn't it amazing how these advertisers are using....the Internet (gasp) to generate buzz for their commercial/product?

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