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st couldn’t relate to it? Advertisers are picking up on this. Some are even turning to
Even though some experts think that user-generated commercials are not an effective means for
advertising, they sure manage to grab our attention. Here are some creative and entertaining
Burger King Saves the Day
This homemade commercial portrays the Burger King
as an action hero of sorts.
He swoops in on his trusty steed (or 4x4) just in time
to save a guy from his hunger pangs.
If I Made a Commercial for Trader Joes
This quirky commercial with a bossa nova beat is an unauthorized tribute to Trader Joes. It was
created by Carl’s Fine Films, a San Francisco-based animation studio. This video was posted on
Jan. 27, 2009, and now has more than 384,000 views.
Cute kids can sell just about anything … including ketchup. This submission for Heinz’s “Top
This TV Challenge” follows a conversation between two sisters. This video was created by
Daniel Trumble from Marietta, GA. Although it didn’t win the grand prize, it just might win
your heart over.
Doritos gave people the chance to create their own Super Bowl ad. The winning ad was aired
during the big game and the winner received $1 million. Joe Herbert’s winning commercial
proves that you can do a lot with wishful thinking... and a loaded snow globe!
iPod Touch ad
UK native Nick Haley was an