Commercial Break: Doctor doctor, I feel like smashing a can of Dr Pepper with a cricket bat...

1 February 2010

If you enjoy the taste of whatever it is that they put in a can of Dr Pepper, prepare to have your loyalty severely tested by this ghastly advert that the Pepper people have puked out over in the States.

It’s another flash mob ad, a lazy device that advertisers increasingly use when they haven’t got any real ideas. But this one, set on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, isn’t even in the true spirit of a flash mob, where hundreds of strangers converge on a place to carry out a pre-planned act at a given time.

This is just some bad singers and some shit dancers bellowing their way through the Dr Pepper song as innocent bystanders stand by looking bemused and afraid.

They could have just made a sock puppet and got him to sing the song in a funny voice up a tree and it would have been a more memorable ad. Bleurrggh!

TOPICS:   Advertising

7 comments

  • cookie
    A memorable ad would be security rushing in and mercilessly beating the living shite out of this bunch of shameless, fame hungry eejits, before swiftly throwing them out of the building (preferably from an higher floor).
  • ElBuc
    Anyone here got an email for Osama Bin Laden? I'd like to suggest somewhere to fly another aeroplane into.
  • Emma
    They should have hired someone who can actually sing, to be the lead singer.
  • Simon
    "What's the worst that could happen?" Well, I guess that is!
  • Jack
    This is so s**t. Cookie has the right idea, they should have done it without permissions so security could remove them with force. This is such a boring way of advertising when big companies use up simple, once a new idea, seen it before (and better) ideas to make advertising.
  • Jas
    Sh*t. I want to remove my eyeballs with a rusty spoon after seeing that pile of utter piss stained drivel.
  • Brian's U.
    never ever going to buy that soft drink again. left a real bad taste is my mouth

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