Coca-Cola’s 2020 Christmas advertisement, directed by filmmaker Taika Waititi, debuted this week.
The Oscar-winning director, writer and actor is perhaps best known for his films Jojo Rabbit, What We Do In The Shadows and Thor: Ragnarok. Waititi’s commercial carries the tagline “This Christmas, give something only you can give” and follows a father’s quest to deliver his daughter’s letter to Santa.
It’s Groundhog Day all over again as Jeep brand debuts a Super Bowlspot starring Bill Murray (in his first-ever national television commercial). But this time reliving the same day over and over again is always a new adventure when you’re driving the 2020 Jeep Gladiator.
Coca-Cola and Marvel are joining forces for a superheroic commercial in Super Bowl 50, the soda brand has confirmed to Adweek. Adweek received a package Wednesday containing co-branded mini-cans of Coke, featuring illustrations of Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, Ant-Man, Captain America and Falcon. A teaser note read, “02.07.16. The Big Game is just the beginning. Follow @CocaCola to watch the story unfold.”
The Super Bowl commercial will be a 60-second spot and will air during the second quarter of Sunday’s CBS telecast.
In the tradition of the Jaws 19 trailer seen last week, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has released the “official” commercial for the Hoverboard by a (fictitious) company called Hover Master. Check out the fake ad in all its glory below!
The minute-long commercial features a dread-rockin’, power laces-wearin’, in-your-face skater dude getting you psyched to glide across air with no friction on your very own pink Hoverboard just like Marty McFly and Doc Brown in the Back to the Future Trilogy! Incidentally, that very trilogy becomes available in a new anniversary edition Blu-ray set on October 21, 2015… a very significant date in the history of Hill Valley!
This is all part of the wave of festivities to commemorate the exact date in which McFly (Michael J. Fox) went to the “future” in the second film, including actual bottles of Pepsi Perfect and, yes, a real functioning hoverboard that Lexus built and is currently testing, although it’ll probably be a while before that one hits the streets… or doesn’t hit the streets, to be precise.
The 80s called … they want their store back. 80s celebrities invade a RadioShack to take back their old stuff and make room for the RadioShack of the future.
The ad, titled “The Phone Call,” features icons from ’80s pop culture who show up to reclaim the technology of their decade, helping the brand turn the page on the RadioShack of the past. The spot opens in a throwback RadioShack store; an associate receives a warning phone call before familiar ’80s personalities including Hulk Hogan, Mary Lou Retton, Kid ‘n’ Play, and Alf, among others, barge in to “take back” their technology. What’s left is a sleek, modern store that serves as an introduction and invitation for consumers to shop the new RadioShack.
U2 are planning an April 2014 release for their new album, which they will announce with a commercial during the Super Bowl.
The Irish rockers worked on the album with producer Danger Mouse at Electric Lady Studios in New York. The band has been working on new material since 2011, when they finished the lengthy world tour that supported their 2009 album, No Line on the Horizon.
Bassist Adam Clayton said in June that the band had recorded an “abundance of riches,” which the musicians have been sifting through to make the strongest record possible. “We could make three or four different records and justify that to ourselves, but to make the best record you can, you have to steer away from the ones you can make easily,” he said then. “We’re really trying to get into territory that we’re not comfortable in.”
Last month, Clayton described the songs as a “bit of a return to U2 of old, but with the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last 10 years.” At the time, he said the group had selected 12 tracks and were hoping to complete them by the end of November so they could enjoy Christmas.
The upcoming won’t be the only new music U2 have on the way. On November 29th, Black Friday, the band is putting out a 10-inch single containing the new song “Ordinary Love.” The group recorded the track for the upcoming biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The flipside of the vinyl contains a new version of the No Line track “Breathe.”
During an “Audience Suggestion Box” segment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, host Jimmy Fallon presented a fantastic parody of the classic Tootsie Pops commercial from the 1970s. This parody shows the curious little boy getting angry and calling out Mr. Owl after biting his way to the Tootsie Roll center of the Tootsie Pop.