Tonight was the Superbowl, where the supposed best ads (Although Jason Calacanis’s “Salesgenie racist Superbowl ad post says otherwise) of the year were aired. While I thought this year’s crop was weak, with Tide To Go’s “talking stain” being the standout exception, it’s fun to watch the most creative, fun spots from years past. Enter Firebrand. It’s a new site that only shows the best ads from around the world – so you don’t have to be tortured by the ghost of 30-spots-past, lame YouTube clips or US-specific stuff.
Now, if you’ve read my blog you’d think that I hate advertising. I want to clarify something — I don’t hate advertisements, I just hate bad advertisements. The site is loaded with great ads from tons of brands from Nike, FedEx, several car companies, liquor companies, you name it. It would be great to see some classic ads re-aired here as well – the Nike “Revolution” spots were genius and I could watch them daily.
Anyway, when you have a minute, check out Firebrand at work as part of Firebrand Monday and their scads of ads. Definitely worth a look, especially if you’re a marketer.