Category Archives: Videos

Triple C: Cool Car Commercials

As written here before, I love cool advertisements and commercials, hereby come cool car commercials: Triple C rating 😉

European Elegance: Audi RS6 2008 – “Gymnastics” TV commercial
[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=2zg8Un4zbd0]

American Power: Michael Bay’s Commercial Chevy Cars Carrier
[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=_UTMDcS-on8]

An oldy, but a goody: Every boys dream > Porsche
[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=KRbzJ0L1Zn8]

If you have a favorite, please do share!

 

Infotainment: The Forgotten Refugees

A very interesting documentary about Jews in the Middle East, called: “The Forgotten Refugees”.

In 1945, there were up to one million Jews living in the Middle East and North Africa outside the Palestine Mandate – many living in communities dating back more than three millennia. Today, there only remain several thousand.

Who are these Jews?  What precipitated their mass-exodus in the 20th century?  Where did they go?  And why don’t we know their stories?

[googlevideo=http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-693217217048940768]

 

Tipping Points in Commercials

I love cool adverts, especially commercials made on film. I will never forget when BMW launched the BMW Movies website in 2001 and had independent (famous) movie directors create short movies where a BMW car is the main character. Unfortunately, the website is off line, but you can find may of them on YouTube, one of my favorites is “Star” directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring a BMW M5, Madonna (Yes, Guy Ritchie’s wife) and Clive Owen:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1dYv_gKTA8]

But also make sure to check out: “The Devil“, featuring James Brown and Clive Owen, made in 2002 and “The Hostage” directed by John Woo (also made Hollywood blockbuster “Face/Off”).

A book that made an impression on me is “The Tipping Point” by Malcom Gladwell and I believe that the directors of the folling amazing commercials also read this book:

New Ford Focus – “Beautifully Arranged”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4y272NI7J8]

New Honda Accord – “The Cog”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGngcQb_0qg]

Guiness Beer – “Tipping Point”1600

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMzoWqnTb5I]

What is your favorite commercial displayed here? Mine “The Cog”, but I find the Ford advertisement very elegant and fun. Last, but not least, the Guiness advertisement is also very breath taking! If you have any favorites, please do share 😀

 

Alon The Appraisal Advisor

I have been asked by a leading insurance company, Turien & Co. to advise their customers about the value of watches and jewelry. See the movies in the digital magazine from page 34 till 39:

http://www.turienmagazine.nl

NOS TV: Ace Jewelers during Jewels Event in Amstel Hotel

NOS made on online TV report of the event “Juwelen in het Amstel” yesterday at the opening, where Ace Jewelers is presenting itself:

http://www.nosheadlines.nl/forum.php/list_messages/7079