Everyone loves a funny commercial. Well, today’s guest, Stacey Cavanagh, has no less than 10 of them.
TV advertisers know they’ve hit the nail on the head when people talk about their ads. One way to get people talking? Make them laugh! Here are 10 of the funniest TV ads of all time.
1. Never Say No to Panda
This collection of ‘Never Say No to Panda’ ads has had a whopping 21 million views on Youtube as of November 2012.
If was a series of ads back developed in Egypt in 2010 for Arab Dairy to advertise their Panda cheese product. The concept was simple. Every single time someone refused Panda cheese, the Panda did something mean! So funny, so dry and so memorable.
This ad was so popular that it became a hit with people globally, not just in its homeland of Egypt. It even inspired ‘Never Say No to Panda t shirts!’
2. John Smiths Ad – Peter Kay and the Monsters
Always guaranteed to make you laugh, Peter Kay was a brilliant star of John Smiths beer ads. The messaging that John Smiths wanted to convey about its brand is that it’s ‘no nonsense.’ And Peter Kay’s blunt role as a Father reassuring his daughter that she needn’t worry about wardrobe monsters (but she should worry about burglars who break in!) was very witty indeed!
3. Budweiser Frogs Ad
I’m a sucker for the old Budweiser ads and this was one of my favourite (though you’re likely to see another one in this list later). The producers of this ad must have been absolutely over the moon when people were uttering ‘bud-wei-serrr’ in frog-like voices for months and months following this being aired in the US and UK in over a decade ago.
4. Starburst Bus Station
The prize for weirdest character created for an ad definitely has to go to Starburst for this one. Very odd and incredibly witty.
5. Budweiser Whassup
Budweiser did it again when they had a host of people impersonating the ‘wassup’ of this ad. It even got imitated in ‘Scary Movie!’
6. Dollar Shave Club
Ok, admittedly, this wasn’t a TV ad. It was a Youtube ad. But I can’t possibly talk about video format advertising and not mention Dollar Shave Club. It’s absolutely genius!
7. Cadbury’s Drumming Gorilla
Completely and utterly random, but simply brilliant. As well as being a TV hit, this had has amassed millions of views on Youtube.
8. Heineken Walk in Beer Fridge
No commentary required. This TV ad by Heineken was absolutely hilarious!
9. Pot Noodle – Noodle Mine
A really clever, witty ad by Pot Noodle. This ad did receive some criticism about its stereotyping, believe it or not! But most people took it for what it was – lighthearted fun.
10. FedEx Speed Talking
Another brilliant series of commercials were the speed talking ones by FedEx. Nothing says fast delivery like speed talking, right?
This collection of chuckle-inciting TV ads was compiled by Stacey Cavanagh, a Digital Marketer and blogger from the UK. She writers on 2 of her own blogs: Blogsession and Listing Things.