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Do You Remember These Rockford Commercials?
Having lived in Rockford and the Rockford area for my entire life, I couldn't pry my eyes off the link that alert WROK Morning Show Listener Mike sent me earlier this morning. The link took me to a video, and the video, featuring Rockford TV commercials from around 1980, threw me into a time wa…
Whiskey Ad Packs Emotional Wallop
If you watch commercials (and really, who doesn't?), you know that the standard subtext in beer and liquor commercials is that by purchasing the product, you'll have the best time, hanging with the coolest and most beautiful people, doing the coolest things...
Pro Athletes Square Off to Welcome Winter
A new commercial from Nike is drawing lots of attention, and surprisingly, in our someone-is-offended-by-everything world, not for offending some person or group's sensitivities. Well, I'm sure the entire city of Boston could draw offense at the thought of another winter like the one they …
Why is Her Ad Making People Mad?
In the interests of full disclosure, I'd like to go on the record as saying I have no problem with Jennifer Aniston. She's talented, funny, beautiful, and has lots and lots of money. Does she have more money than me? Absolutely. Tons more. Can she afford to do things that I will never be a…
Honda’s “Paper” Ad is Mind-Blowing
So, you've got dozens and dozens of animators and illustrators, thousands of original drawings, and several months of work. Sounds like something happening at Pixar, doesn't it?
In this particular case, it's not Disney, Pixar, or any of the usual animation suspects...
Super-Powered Meter Maid, or Clever Commercial?
I kind of hate to admit to a rather unpopular position, but I like commercials. For several reasons. First and foremost, they pay my salary. Going commercial-free would mean going paycheck free for Scot and me. Secondly, I appreciate the commercials that come at you from an unexpected angle...
Is Arby's Looking For A New Voice For Its Commercials?
If you tuned in to "Riley & Scot" this morning, you might have thought Riley landed a new co-host. No, he's not that lucky. Sometime after the end of Tuesday's show an enormous amount of chest congestion landed upon me.
The good news about the whole thing is I (tem…

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