LA native. SF ad agency Account Executive. Proud UC Davis alum. Sports fanatic, coffee addict, fashionista, lover of food, creative soul & slight workaholic
Ad of the Day: Quizno’s
Quizno’s (2009): “Tasty Torpedo”
Not sure how closely y’all have been paying attention to ads from Quizno’s over the years, but there’s sort of a consensus (at least in my office): they’re definitely strange. We’ve seen furry, unknown creatures (maybe lemurs?) and various “Singimals”—dogs, cats and squirrels. Currently on Quizno’s YouTube channel, they have THE strangest spots promoting their Bacon Chicken Dipper (click here to see my most favorite one outta the four).
Anywho, I digress… Back to this “Ad of the Day!” During a creative brainstorm meeting today, my Production Manager brought up the ad above because we were talking about innuendoes and food. Like any Quizno’s ad, this is ALL kinds of wrong. However, you have to give props to the actor—the man did an excellent job portraying the “I’m uncomfortably having sexual tension with an oven” persona. Gee, I wonder what his motivation was…
This pair of ad boards can be found in the Powell BART Station in San Francisco. It’s one of 16 pairs (I think I counted 32 total). The “Mother Lode” one isn’t what caught my attention—naturally, seeing 32 of these babies was what originally caught my attention. I think it’s my inner science geek but the [Au]SOME is truly AWESOME! :) I always enjoy Chipotle ads when I see them. Their ad guys do good work!
This print ad for McDonald’s from Finland is undeniably bizarre. It’s a little creepy and gross, yes…but is it awesome? DEFINITELY! Maybe because I have a sick/strange sense of humor (I think I have a very healthy sense of humor, btw) but I think this ad is strangely “cute and clever.” Will it sell milkshakes? Hmm… Does anyone wanna take a trip to Finland with me? :)