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April 22nd, 2009:

Spanky New Compare the Meerkat Ad – with Sergei from IT

Hello loves,

What’s that I hear you cry? Two posts in one day? – You’re spoiling us! I know, I know – I’m too good to you.

Anywho, a wee social media meerkat update – Aleksandr tweeted this today:

“Sneak Preview of brand new TV advertisement is here! See IT genius Sergei for first time here

Well, click the link loves – it’s quite safe – there’s a new page on Compare the Meerkat for ‘movies’ (that’s TV ads).

The ad doesn’t appear to have shown up on YouTube yet – clearly the guys at Compare the Meerkat are trying to get bloggers to link directly to the site.

For my money, there’s a bit of a missed opportunity not have an ’embed this on your blog’ option – there’s something to help you share it, but only via email. Nevertheless, there’s no doubting that this social media campaign’s been a rip roaring success and looks set to run and run.


Edit 23/4/09 – Now on YouTube:

Pepsi Max Advert – Truly Scary Dancing

Dear readers, I’ve been loving Pepsi Max ad which is currently running on TV in the UK. The basic premise is a group of friends who collude to ensure one of their number is successful in a job interview.

To be honest, the whole job interview sequence is pretty unremarkable (or perhaps I just don’t find that sort of thing funny).

What really tickles me is the truly scary, hideously awful dancing said group of friends break into right at the end. It happens at around 43 seconds – see for yourself:

In my head, the director says something like ‘show us your moves, guys’ or maybe ‘throw some shapes’ (or maybe that’s just what I would say).

The guys bust some truly awful moves, and the rest my loves is history.

I’m kinda pleased they didn’t cut the ‘dancing’ – it makes me giggle everytime I see it.