This ad will take you back to a time when haunted attractions incorporated more than just actors jumping out at you. Watch this classic TV commercial for The Haunted Mansion in Long Branch NJ and you’ll remember when the Jersey Shore had some of the best Haunted Houses in the country!
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Ad Jerseum: So much Jersey advertising it’ll make you vomit!
A marketing company would be hard pressed to find a more lush and ornate theater to film a commercial in than the Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre. Opened in 1929, and noted for being “the most lavish temple of entertainment in New Jersey,” The Loews Theater in Journal Square, Jersey City has hosted classic movie premieres, marathons, live music, and has also added commercials to its repertoire.
Geico recognized the beauty of this legendary theater and filmed a couple of commercials at the Loews Jersey. The company’s knack for creating memorable and effective TV ads is well defined. Their bank account must be on par with Scrooge McDuck’s because according to Wikipedia, Geico spent around $750 million dollars on advertising in 2007. Part of Geico’s clever catalogue are two commercials, one featuring Charlie Daniels, and the other featuring our favorite British gecko, Martin.
Charlie Daniels should have performed “The Devil Goes Down to Jersey!”
Martin the Geico Gecko gives the hard sell in the lobby of the Loews Jersey Theatre:
There are so many awesome events coming to The Loews Jersey, especially on March 19th-21st, 2010, when the Saturday Nightmares Horror Convention will take place! Please visit the official Loews Jersey website for their full schedule of events and ticket info.
The store owner in this commercial makes me laugh.
Allyson from Bring Back Glam pointed this video out in one of her recent posts about “Heavy Metal Pitchmen.” Did you know that Paul Stanley of KISS sang a Folgers Coffee jingle? He sings the hell out of that shit! Listen:
The recent series of commercials advertising J&R Music World in New York really make me laugh. This one is my favorite. Enjoy it, but try your best not to bang your head into the computer monitor:
Not a halloween contribution, but HYSTERICAL nonetheless…
Ok, so I’m putting my money on the fact that most of you batmaniacs out there have seen this already but I’m going to imbed it anyway. My father and I were really impressed when we first saw these Batman Onstar commercials. The production values and the look of all the actors was superb. One of the best aspects of these commercials is that they use the Michael Keaton style of the costume and the ’89/’92 film version of the Batmobile. I’ve been watching this video probably since the user uploaded it! The video links all 6 commercials together to make a mini Batman Onstar movie! Check out the Riddler!
Have you seen this Clearasil ad? I think it’s hysterical. “I’m really good company” the kid says, trying to put the moves on his friend’s mother, Ms. Kelly. He proceeds to take a bit of whatever the mother is mixing on his finger and licks it seductively. Clearasil’s tag in this ad is “Clearasil may cause confidence.” It’s pretty damn clever although I don’t think it would give a guy the cajones to hit on his friend’s mom. Unless of course the friend was Bill S. Preston Esq.