Last night on Twitter, a friend & fellow Bacon lover (the lovely, @AmyVernon) put me on to a really cool ad—the new Wendy’s Baconator commercial. It’s a wonderfully put together piece that features the Baconcentric food item in an office setting. It’s funny, clever, and has an older woman brutally smashing her coworkers. The whole thing is set to a piano-styled love song that serves as a counterpoint to the interoffice violence, adding to the absurdity. The final touch is the slow motion scramble toward the abandoned burger. Good ideas all, and a great execution.
So in honor of this, I decided I would put together my five favorite office commercials. Note: this is just me being fickle. I could change my mind at any time. If anyone has any suggestions, anything to add, please let me know. I’m open to suggestions and new material. So, what do you have for me?
#5.) I had to start out with this commercial.
#4.) I love this commercial. It’s so funny and so true. Plus I love the way that she appears to be a lot more conservative than what we actually find out from the ad.
#3.) This is really clever, and I think the music really sets it off.
#2.) This gets points with me for being so shocking and viral-like. It’s not so much funny as it is sort of jaw dropping. And it makes you question whether it was staged or not… You have to admit: the fight looks fairly real.
#1.) This one had me rolling. I think it speaks for itself, though it is a tad long.
Btw, Amy has a cool blog of her own here: AmyVernon.net. Check it out.