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James Harden Commercial

Rockets superstar refuses to get defensive in new commercial filmed at Houston coffee house

By Eric Sandler

The Foot Locker commercial that Rockets superstar James Harden filmed less than two weeks ago at Siphon Coffee in Montrose has just been released and it's pretty funny — although you ...


Cheesy Ads 101

Johnny Manziel and Troy Aikman face off in a new commercial war: Let the best QB . . . er, actor . . . win

By Claire St. Amant

When the NFL season starts, everyone from the players to the commentators puts in overtime. But in the offseason, however, they are free to pursue other interests. If you believe the messages f ...


David Beckham Near Nude

David Beckham's steamy, near nude Super Bowl ad could change TV — and H&M — forever

By Bill Van Rysdam

This year’s Super Bowl to be held in New Jersey could be the coldest on record. (Super Bowl VI which was played at Tulane Stadium was 39 degrees at kickoff). Swedish retailer H&M is hopin ...


Beg your pardon

Commercial appeal: Grey Poupon is ready for its comeback at Academy Awards

By Rachael Abrams

Believe it or not, it’s been 16 years since one rich gentleman rolled down the window of his chauffeured ride to ask another rich gentleman, “Pardon me. Would you have any Grey Poupon? ...


Twitter fight

Vegetarian jihad takes down Taco Bell's controversial Super Bowl ad: Carrots kick beef's behind

By Joel Luks

It's official: People have too much time on their hands. Taco Bell has surrendered to a vegetarian jihad in response to its latest anti-carrot-and-friends Super Bowl themed commercial. ...


Long live the Second Amendment

Guns & cake: Texas gun range promoting kids birthday parties is a Jimmy Kimmel dream

By Whitney Radley

Here's a story just begging for parody: An office building in Lewisville is currently undergoing transformation from a sea of cubicles to a 24-lane, air-conditioned shooting range. Eagle In ...


Throwback City

The thrill is gone? Buzzed over Super Bowl commercials have already been watched by millions

By Whitney Radley

We're loving this recent rash of late 1980s/early 1990s pop culture throwbacks.  First Matthew McConaughey's reprised his swaggering role in Dazed & Confused&nbs ...


Gotta get down on Friday

Kohl's finds a surefire way to alienate customers: Use Rebecca Black to promote Black Friday

By Whitney Radley

Add Kohl's Department Store to the list of retailers opening at midnight on Thanksgiving. This is the earliest opening in the company's history, and Kohl's is hoping to garner some cons ...


Counter Advertising?

Houston turns to Jim Parsons to help get back at Top Chef: Texas for its Bayou City snub

By Sarah Rufca

Imagine you're the city of Houston. You pass on spending $120,000 to host one episode of Top Chef: Texas and get skipped by the show all together. What's the fourth-largest city in the coun ...


Say it ain't so Willie

Willie Nelson turns his back on real local food, sells out to McDonald's-built Chipotle

By Michael Graupmann

Willie Nelson, you sweet, trusting man. I know it sounded like a good idea doing a sad(der), countrified version of Coldplay's "The Scientist" as a protest against industrial farm ...


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