This is a pure class, classically Kiwi, beer advert and it’s gold! Pure gold I tell ya! I haven’t seen advertising like this since ages ago and although the advert has been around for some time, anything which possesses this
level of class deserves a mention on The Noblest Rogue. It’s 45 seconds of pure enjoyment, so do yourself a favour.
Of late, I have really been digging the advertising which I’ve come across from Johnnie Walker. They ooze class and refinement – as their whisky’s do – and yet appeal to the everyday man on the street. It’s an ethos and general vibe which I try to achieve here on The Noblest Rogue. Whilst the short film – starring Robert Carlyle – is somewhat aged, it gives an awesome history lesson on one of the top whisky producers in the world. The short tells the story about a lad named John who went for a walk one day and ended up building the foundation for the most widely distributed quality Scotch in the world. It’s the story of how Johnnie Walker started walking, kept walking, and never looked back.
What is the point of a 30 second advert which sees a company try to throw as much information at the viewer as possible in as short a time as possible? Why not flesh it out? That’s why I love this type of advertising. If you have a premium product – which JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL is – a 30 second short won’t do your product justice. In this short film/advert, JOHNNIE WALKER have again aligned their luxury BLUE LABEL with the gentleman in all of us. They’ve created a scenario which we strive to achieve and yet kept the honour of it. The short film stars Jude Law and that Italian guy who acted in ‘Casino Royal’ that one time.
I bought a surfboard over a year ago and told myself that I would get back into the water. I consider myself a water-baby and have loved everything to do with the ocean and beach since I can remember. Summer for me is the beach. Yet for some reason I have only made use of that surfboard two times since purchasing it. I can’t seem to find the motivation to get into the water. What’s funny is that I want to surf. I want to develop another sporting pastime. It’s almost like I want to surf but haven’t committed to learning to surf yet. But we all need to start somewhere. We all need to take our baby steps. Perhaps I should make a commitment to you that I will be surfing by summer? Let me dwell on that commitment before I confirm it. This Samsung advert sums up where I am and where I’d like to be.
Can you handle that the Soccer World Cup starts this evening and that four years have passed since “Ke Nako” ? Time seems to have passed in the blink of an eye. Moving on rather swiftly, I’m a fan of sports related adverts. Anything by Adidas, Nike or Reebok – for instance – holds my eye as they are usually quite inspiring and feature a host of sporting stars wearing cool kit and doing rad shit. Yes, rad. “Doing rad shit!” Here are a couple rad World Cup themed commercials. Continue reading →