Posts Tagged "commercial"

Shazam App Really Does Work!

Everyone remembers some of the early iPhone app ads, especially the one spotlighting Shazam, the app that identifies songs for you that you may not recognize or know the name of.

I’m not going to lie. Cool apps like that are part of the reason I dumped my Sidekick and got an iPhone. There’s just so much you can do on the iPhone! You get as much out of it as you decide to put in (or purchase).

Thankfully, in the case of Shazam, the app is completely free. I’ve had it downloaded for a while, but really haven’t used it. That was until today.

The latest iPod Touch commercial (More Fun – “The Funnest iPod ever”) that promotes all the new Games in the app store uses a song that I’ve never heard of. I know Apple uses under-the-radar songs for their ads, but I was curious as to which one they used in this commercial. I know I could have just Googled it, but this was the perfect opportunity to test out the app. Besides, how ironic would it have been if Shazam hadn’t been able to identify this song?

Well, I didn’t have to worry about it. I held up my phone to the TV and after a few seconds, it vibrated and tracked down the song for me. The song is “No You Girls” by Franz Ferdinand. Well done, Shazam, well done.

P.S. Notice how I used a LinkShare link in here? The plugin is already coming in handy!

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Candace Parker Stars in McDonald’s Ad

Because I do watch too much TV, I see a lot of commercials. And unlike my father and brother, I actually watch them.

The other day I happened across a new McDonald’s commercial featuring NBA baller (and hottie) Dwight Howard and Candace Parker. And because I love giving Mrs. Shelden Williams shine any time possible, I thought it would be the perfect time for another post.

Check out the spot below:

O/T: I wonder how long McD’s is going to continue to use Justin Timberlake’s “I’m Lovin’ It” as their jingle. That was one of his worst singles ever, and now it’s immortalized in about a million McDonald’s commercials. The irony…

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LeBron James Is “Feelin Kinda Sunday”

Oh LeBron…You So Crazy!

So you’ve all seen the teaser ads on networks like ESPN where LBJ is shown at a presser proclaiming that he wants to follow his first love. Well, that first love is football as shown in his new State Farm Commercial.

Whenever these ads air on TV, I end up singing the jingle for the rest of the day. I know I’m not alone!

We Browns fans only wish…

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My New Fave Sports Commercial

I’ve already talked about my love for Peyton Manning and his hilarious MasterCard spot. How can you not like Peyton? Don’t answer that! I don’t want to hear any “well, he doesn’t play for my team” lame-o excuses.

Anyway, I have a new fave commercial and it stars my favorite NBA baller, King James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Behold LeBron’s “Chalk” commercial to promote his Nike Zoom LeBron VI Shoe. And keep your eyes open as Weezy F. makes a cameo. The song is “Candyman” by Cornershop. [Download, Buy Album] Catchy, is it not?

Love it. Very well done, Nike!

P.S. Nike, please stop making those atrocious gold Swingman Jersey jerseys. They hurt my eyes. kthx

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I Freakin’ Love Peyton Manning

I see why advertisers fall all over themselves to get him to hock their products/service. Every time I see this commercial I LOL. And not just a chuckle, but I’m cracking up! At this point it’s not like I don’t know how the commercial is going to play out, but it still makes me laugh. Well done, Peyton. Well done.

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