What is Your Favorite Back-to-School Ad?

Back-to-School Commercials. Above Promotions Company 2012. Photo Courtesy of Guillermo Ossa.
Back-to-School Commercials. Above Promotions Company 2012. Photo Courtesy of Guillermo Ossa.

It’s that time of year again! Parents are happy to have to no longer pay for summer camp and kids get to be reunited with some of their favorite classmates. Oh and of course the great education and school lunches that comes with it all.

Even if you’re not a parent, this time of year affects you. Try going to a store the day before the new school year begins. It’s a scene very similar to Valentine’s Day. People scramble for what’s left over to give someone.

But alas the first day of school arrives and hopefully the kiddies have all of the supplies they need and clothes to help them feel good starting the new year. For the extreme couponers, the commercials from different stores or product manufacturers do not faze them. For others, the commercials provide some sort of branding reminder of where to go or what to consider purchasing to “help make the kids’ year successful or cool.”

Below are a few of our favorite commercials from the past and even more recently aired. Take a look at them. Let us know which ones you like or others that didn’t make the list.

Target – Retro (unsure of year)

http://youtu.be/2gEpicF85sQ

Staples – Most Wonderful Time of Year

http://youtu.be/XOuzsk36vjM

Old Navy – Desk Til Dawn Horror

http://youtu.be/sNRe7d5SxF0

Footlocker – Sneaker Thing

http://youtu.be/zk5yfYQsPEE

VW Passat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RprqFbVbGI

K-mart – The Walk

http://youtu.be/YjaKFS5mu3g

 

*Thanks to Kidzworld.com for links to some of the videos above.

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It’s Superbowl Weekend! Are you ready for …

It’s the NFL Superbowl Weekend!  Retailers not only in Indianapolis, but in cities across America, are excited about this weekend.  From grocery to clothing stores and even tech companies, look forward to this weekend.  It is the blip on the entrepreneur’s radar that takes time to prepare for and helps generate jobs and cash for businesses.

Are you ready for the commercials?

We’ve already seen a few commercials featuring Matthew Broderick for Honda and Jerry Seinfeld for Acura.  What else will be unveiled and go viral?

Are you ready for the social media updates?

Businesses have stepped up their social media campaigns to tweet offers and field responses.  What topics will make the trends list?

Are you ready for the parties?

Stores will appreciate the surge in purchases over the weekend for food, electronics and clothing items.

Whether you’re a sports fan or not, this weekend is full of things to give your business or personal life a brief buzz.

Oh wait!  This post should have something in it about either NFL teams,the New York Giants or New England Patriots… Wonder who will win? 

Enjoy the festivities and be sure to check back with us on our thoughts on the best commercials that aired!