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Advertising / Commercials / Virgin Australia / Airline Marketing / New Zealand Travel / Australia Travel / → All Tags
Re-inventing an airline is tough work, and Virgin Australia has had their hands full with all the rebranding needed done. On the shores of Australia, the majority of the brand is consistent, save a few planes sporting the old livery here and there.
Last month, the first of the freshly repainted planes began flying in and around New Zealand. Naturally, now is the best time to launch a very Virgin-y, very flirty new television commercial showcasing what the "new" airline has to offer traveling Kiwis.
At this point Southwest Airlines has done a pretty good job letting everyone know that bags fly free aboard their red-bellied planes, but now they might be spreading the word about another of their traveler friendly policies. Best of all, they want you to help them out by promoting their lack of a change fee.
Southwest doesn’t charge a change fee, and they are looking for a few good travelers to share their stories about switching flights and paying for it. A casting company is trying to find some Los Angeles-area travelers who have been screwed by all kinds of change fees to star in some new commercials. The airline is looking for anyone and everyone, as long as you have paid one of these fees and have the paperwork to backup your sob story. They want to see credit card statements along with you tears.
Those Kiwis at Air New Zealand have always had a strong team of advertising executives thinking up some pretty unique ideas. It's not surprising then that they've got another new and similarly salacious campaign up their sleeve, and this one lets everyone know that their staff has nothing to hide (as well as some hot bodies).
YouTube / Celeb News / Commercials / George Clooney / Coffee / → All Tags
The best part of traveling outside the United States--besides the convenience stores and record shops--is the celebrity endorsement spotting. Stars, and big ones at that, shill a lot of coffee and jewelry and whatnot around the world. They make good money this way, doing stuff they'd never do in America because it's cheesy. The minute you step out of the States, especially when it's to Europe and Asia, you're bound to notice the commercials and magazine ads. Proactiv commercials are an exception--you can catch those right at home.
Of course, this is the YouTube age, and no one ever expected these activities to be truly top secret. You simply cannot get away from the above commercial in Austria. It's George Clooney pimping for Nespresso, a coffee company and espresso machine maker affiliated with Nestle. Nespresso has stores all over Austria, and beyond in Europe, where it's easy to get laughed at as a foreigner ordering your coffee the wrong way.
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This is one of many Holiday Inn commercials from a few years back, featuring comedian Ross Brockley. For the series, Brockley plays a man named Mark Harvey who's moved into a Holiday Inn. Here, he pulls a George Costanza and picks from leftovers on a room service tray. We can't say we've ever been tempted to do the same, but you have to respect the character for doing what he's gotta do to get by, and at least moving out of his parents' house. Besides, Holiday Inns are way more expensive these days; it's a creative way of saving money.
Guess it is all Aussie Friday, huh?
Australia created quite a stir in 2006 with its "Where the Bloody Hell Are You?" tourism advertising campaign. The commercial was banned in the UK and Canada, but allowed in the United States, though we never caught it on television ourselves. A few parodies have popped up since then, though the one we originally posted has been going off and on YouTube quite a bit. Our new favorite is displayed above. So is it the first parody, the new one, or the original commercial that makes you want to head Down Under the most?
· Blunder Down Under [Jaunted]
· So where the bloody hell are you? [Wikipedia]
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It's a pretty well established fact that Hollywood stars are happy to do commercials in Japan for lots of money, even if they wouldn't do them here. We point you to this one only to show you what you've been missing: Ah-nuld playing mah-jongg and generally flipping out for no discernable reason.
Here's a detailed explanation of why exactly he's flipping out; he excited about some kind of energy drink meant to improve his mah-jongg skills. We just think it's extra funny after the man wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal last week about immigration. He loves all kinds of foreigners, we guess. And their money.