My favourite football adverts

With the Football World Cup 2010 not too far way, marketing agency creatives all around the world would have already created football themed adverts to push almost everything at us from toilet rolls to kegs of beer, while we watch the beautiful game. I have loved a number of football adverts over the year, so thought I had pool all my favourite ones into one place. I will keep adding more adverts to this blog post.

Nike Secret Tournament and the Rematch
This has to be my most favourite football advert of all time. In this ad, Cantona hosts a secret three-a-side cage football where he utters his second most famous quote “There is one rule. First goal wins. With Elvis’s A little less conversation remixed by JXL playing in the background, this has to be my my most favourite football advert ever.

The advert was so popular Nike made a sequel ad called the Secret tournament rematch though it probably doesn’t have the same flair as the original.

Pepsi FC vs Sumo FC

Definitely one of the funniest football adverts that also drives a moral message “Never judge a book by it’s cover. No prize for guessing who wins.

Nike FC vs Satan FC

In the Nike ad, Nike sponsored football stars take on the Devil and his team in one of those classic “good versus evil” encounters. Paolo Maldini provide the comedy cue when he suggests “Maybe they’re friendly?” suggests Paolo Maldini. Good triumphs over evil with a fireball shot from the ever cool Cantona.

Carlsberg and Ireland take on the World (Carlsberg Dreams)

Carlsberg are “probably the best” at anything they do and this is probably the best advert ever made. Ireland win the World Cup even beating England along the way.

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Zingolo Zingolo

Everytime I bite into a Cadbury I am reminded of Cadbury’s recent fairtrade advert filmed in Ghana. Ghana is the heart of Cadbury Dairy Milks Fairtrade Cocoa and so the track celebrates all things Ghanaian: its people, its rappers, its dancers, its cultural figures and, of course, its cocoa beans.

So turn up your speakers, get down and ZINGOLO!

Puma Hardchorus

It’s Match Day…It’s Valentines Day…What do you do? Let your other half know how you feel of course (while you are in the pub with the boys). I love this Puma ad, cos they sound like the lads in my local after a few rounds of the good stuff.

For the English speaking world there’s a version of Savage Garden’s Truly Madly Deeply.

For the Italian speaking world there’s a version of Umberto Tozzi’s 1977 hit Ti Amo.

Dedicate and send this song at www.pumahardchorus.com.

I’mma Let You Finish – Kanye West memes

After Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video awards , the internet has been awash with Kanye West memes, below are some that I have come across…..you gotta love it!

Kanye West Crop Circled hair > Real Crop Circles

Kanye West Crop Circled hair > Real Crop Circles

Cookie Monster ain't the same no more!

Cookie Monster ain't the same no more!

Even Einstein doesn't stand a chance against Kanye!

Even Einstein doesn't stand a chance against Kanye!

Dunkin Donuts baby...fosho!

Dunkin Donuts baby...fosho!

Well this definitely solves the MAC / PC wars

Well this definitely solves the MAC / PC wars

Cute kid....the parents must be proud!

Cute kid....the parents must be proud!

A Kanye West meme from real life

A Kanye West meme from real life

My favourite Kanye West meme has to be the one that fits in perfectly with other  “Chuck Norris Facts

Not even Kanye West dares mess with Chuck Norris!

Not even Kanye West dares mess with Chuck Norris!