October 12, 2017

Bullying, we’ve all heard about it. We all know how wrong it is. I don’t like to preach or show spots that are not uplifting, but you need to see this.

August 24, 2017

It’s back to school time. Any retail store that sells school supplies is screaming for your attention. Deep discounts, variety, and convenience are all being waved in your face. But how about a little humor to go along with that #2 pencil? Meijer’s did this commercial a few years ago. I think you will enjoy it.

August 14, 2017

Lance Armstrong, Nike Sponsorship

Advertisers are finding out that use of celebrities in their commercials can backfire. All it takes is one slip up on the part of that celebrity and your brand gets tarnished right along with them. These three brands had to pull advertisements and stop sponsorships with their celebrity spokespeople following a variety of scandals.

July 27, 2017

This week I want to present Google’s "Year in Search of 2016.” Now, you might say, it's 2017, why are you showing us 2016? The reason is that this is a great example of storytelling and finishing an ad that leaves you feeling positive about the circumstance and then, hopefully, the brand.

July 03, 2017

There are many patriotic commercials, but it wasn’t hard to choose this one. We are a country that his thrived on the sweat and sacrifice of our soldiers. 

In one minute Anheuser-Busch captured the feeling of a grateful nation. As we celebrate our nation's independence it is always worth a few extra seconds to remember and thank those that fight to keep us free.  

Have a great 4th of July from all of us at 6AM Marketing. 

June 16, 2017

Okay, it’s almost Father’s Day and I promised you some fun this week. Here are 3 short spots that will put a smile on your face.

June 09, 2017

As you think about Father’s Day I want to share a video with you that was done to honor dads.

June 01, 2017

It might be a good time for United Airlines to look to its past for inspiration on customer service.

May 09, 2017

Thank you, Mom Campaign, P&G

With Mother’s Day coming up I thought I would post a great commercial whose theme is about Moms. 

May 05, 2017


Today I am asking you to spend a little more time than usual viewing a video done by Heineken. I know you will appreciate its importance.

April 26, 2017

This is a very recent commercial done for Pedigree dog food.

April 13, 2017

Dove Real Beauty Sketches commercial

In one of the most famous Dove films, Real Beauty Sketches explores the gap between how others perceive us and how we perceive ourselves.

March 31, 2017

Dollar Shave Club

When you talk about disruptive you don’t have to look any further than Dollar Shave Club.

March 23, 2017

Don Draper Heinz pitch, 2013 Mad Men

Several weeks ago I started a blog titled “You Deserve a Break Today.” It was a two-fold play on words. The first play referred back to an earlier career with McDonald’s. The second was meant to give you a two minute break from your day to watch a really cool commercial. Each week I send out a commercial that for one reason or another has caught the public’s fancy. You will get to see a commercial accompanied by brief explanation as to why it was successful.

March 09, 2017

Some say that our country is being torn apart. If you look at many ads produced recently, including this one, you will see that in general, the public gives favorable ratings to commercials that highlight our similarities versus our differences. This is an exceptionally well done spot that highlights and honors who WE are.

February 25, 2017

What is it?

Old Spice came out with a new series of commercials starring ex-NFL player Isaiah Mustafa that quickly became popular. The very first one had a theme about everything that could be possible if the audience’s man stopped using lady-scented body wash.

February 16, 2017

Today I am sharing a video that we at 6AM Marketing did for The Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund and Heat For Heroes. Before we got involved withThe Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund we had no idea that in Wisconsin alone we have 62,000 veterans who, on a regular basis have to choose between eating and heating. Thus came the inspiration to do a pledge where we promise to support our vets when they come home. Their fight, our fight should not continue when they come home. Please take a moment to watch the commercial, take the pledge and pass it along to your contacts. If you go to the pledgeforvets.com site you can take the pledge and donate if that works for you. 


February 09, 2017

Well, now that the Super Bowl is behind us everyone has their list of the best and worst commercials. The funny thing is, even among the experts, the lists vary. Just goes to show that you can't please everyone no matter what your ad is. Here are a couple of my favorites. One comedy and one aimed at social consciousness. Enjoy. Let me know your favorites if you can remember who produced them.

January 25, 2017

Since the Super Bowl is only about a week away, I thought I would show you the number one rated Super Bowl ad on You Tube.

January 17, 2017

Kind of sticking with football, this commercial was shown 33 years ago during the Superbowl. It was the introduction of the new Macintosh computer. In fact, the Macintosh rolled out on January, 10 1984.

January 12, 2017

It's basketball season. College hoops are in full swing and the NBA is half through their season. So, what better time to show one of the best basketball commercials ever. The stars of this McDonald's commercial are two Hall-of-Famers, none other than Michael Jordan and Larry Bird.

January 05, 2017

What is it?

A young man finds "Mean Joe" after a football game and offers him his Coke.

December 27, 2016

What is is?

So, this isn't exactly my cup of tea but it was the most viewed video on You Tube last year. This is further proof how a great commercial can continue to pay back many times. See what millions of viewers saw. Enjoy.

December 21, 2016

What is it?

WestJet decided to do something extra special for some of their holiday travelers a few years ago. I am sure when these folks think of flying and when they are talking to their friends, they are thinking about WestJet.

December 14, 2016

What is it?

In order to bring some fun to the holidays and find an icon that would appeal to all (Who doesn't think polar bears are cute?) Coke started what would become a series of fun commercials that were meant to make us feel good with a Coke as the co-star.

December 07, 2016

What is it?

This is a commercial done a couple of years ago for Sainsbury's, a British grocery and department store chain. The commercial is based on real events on Christmas on the battlefield just over 100 years ago.

November 22, 2016

What is it?

A child describes what her mother does at GE, but uses her imagination while doing so. Be prepared to be blown away.

October 11, 2016

What is it?

In the 1968 presidential election, Richard Nixon chose Spiro Agnew as his running mate. Agnew was unknown on the national stage. This ad from Hubert Humphrey attacks Agnew by showing nothing but uncontrollable laughter when Agnew’s name appears on the television screen.

October 05, 2016

What is it?

In the 1952 election, presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower enlisted the help of Irving Berlin and Walt Disney to create a commercial for his campaign. The minute-long advertisement is fun, upbeat and features Disney’s iconic cartoon animation.

July 12, 2016

What is it?

Featured in the Super Bowl, FIAT decided to go with a racy ad for the Super Bowl – one that was certainly going to leave an impression.

June 20, 2016

Bob Uecker Appears in the Miller Lite

We all need a mental break from time-to-time throughout the day. So weekly, I am going to send you a commercial that was successful in its day. I will also provide you with a few thoughts as to why it caught people's fancy. You're going to have fun and learn something too.

June 28, 2016

What is it?

In the 1996 Olympics, McDonald’s (a leading sponsor of the Olympics) created an advertisement that was meant to inspire people to go after their dreams. Take a look at how touching this commercial truly is.

July 07, 2016

What is it?

Suburban Auto Group, a car dealership in Oregon, created a series of commercials in 2003 featuring the “trunk monkey” – a fictional feature in their cars that activates a monkey from the trunk to assist the driver in certain situations where the car manual cannot (like dealing with kids throwing eggs at the car and other drivers with road rage).