Five Commercials that Actually Make me Want to Buy their Product

Unless it’s the Big Game (I’m pretty sure I’m not allowed to use the words “super” and “bowl” together on a dot com in reference to that football game to end all football games), we hate commercials. In this instance they’re at least entertaining. Usually we’re either annoyed they’re interrupting our regularly scheduled programming, or we use them as an opportunity to go to grab a beer or go to the bathroom. Or both.

But here are five commercials that have nearly driven me to buy their product. I didn’t even want or need the products, I just wanted to give a good “Bravo!” to their advertising departments.

5. Allstate


What They’re Selling:

Car insurance.

Why You Should Buy It:

So you can be better protected from mayhem. Like him.

4. Geico


What They’re Selling:

Car insurance. Again.

Why You Should Buy It:

So you can save 15% or more on car insurance.



What They’re Selling:

Satellite TV.

Why You Should Buy It:

So you don’t wake up in a roadside ditch.

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  1. You guys are really just phoning it in on this site now, right? It’s not election day, nor was it Halloween at any point last week (referencing another post saying it was Halloween, posted in Nov).

    Do you just write a bunch of articles and throw them up whenever you feel like it?

  2. The piece was supposed to run last week, but it failed to publish. I had it go up today, but forgot to remove the references. Not sure which Halloween post you’re talking about.

    Yes, many articles are written ahead of time. They always have been. It can be harder to balance them all now that we have so many writers but I’m doing my best.

  3. On the issue of posting articles a week or more after they are written, I have to say that you guys are actually doing a very good job of it. I remember a couple years ago you would have tons of double posts because different writers would write articles about the same thing at different times without realizing it. I haven’t seen a double post in quite a while.

  4. #2, the video doesn’t seem to have embedded properly. Dunno if it’s from your end or mine, but all I see is a link. Your code looks different from the rest for that entry. I guess somebody put it in wrong?

  5. I was about to say you’re the only person who likes those annoying Geico commercials, but then I realized they air on every show, every day, multiple times, so obviously a lot of people think they’re great.

  6. There is also the Terry Crews commercials for Old Spice. They don’t have the same charm, but they make up for it with raw charisma and gratuitous testosterone.

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