I've never purchased an Old Spice product, and doubt I ever will. Nevertheless, this commercial is hilarious.
It was a hit today in Media & Society, kicking off our unit on advertising. It's so good, we watched it twice ... it's just as funny the second time through...
Here's a couple interesting tidbits about this ad:
- It features former NFL player and actor Isaiah Mustafa (as of Feb. 27, he had 2,229 followers on Twitter)
- It was created by the noted Portland ad agency Wieden+Kennedy
- It took 57 takes to film the sweater dropping onto Mustafa as the shower gives way to the boat. (See the TWiT netcast: "The Making of Old Spice's Commercial")