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goodness Mfg. Mocks ‘Sillycon Valley’ for Toshiba

goodness Mfg. takes on Silicon Valley in a new spot for Toshiba, presenting their Encore 2 as “the one device that quiets the hype.”

In the animated, 30-second “Sillycon Valley,” goodness Mfg. presents a cartoonish tech world gone overboard, complete with coffee drones, 5D printing and “smart scissors.” While disparaging tech to sell a tablet may be a questionable strategy, and “Sillycon Valley” may go a bit too far into the ridiculous at times to seem like an effective satire of Silicon Valley tech hype, the tagline at least wraps things up nicely. Still, it’s hard to imagine “Sillycon Valley” persuading anyone to go buy the Encore 2.

The agency takes a different approach with “Unleash Yourself,” this time showing the Satellite Click laptop’s versatility at a wide range of tasks while highlighting its portability due to its detachable keyboard. It’s a more effective approach than “Sillycon Valley,” selling the product for what it can do, rather than what it doesn’t claim to be. Stick around for “Unleash Yourself,” along with credits, after the jump. Read more

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And Now, Toshiba Toughness from goodness Mfg.

The latest Toshiba campaign from goodness Mfg. provides plenty of answers. Can a Toshiba television withstand the humidity in a sauna? Yes. Can a Toshiba laptop hold up after being violently thrown from a paint shaker? Yes. Can a Toshiba laptop survive under the weight of a monster truck? Not exactly. But for those who’ve been curious about the durability of Toshiba electronics–if you’re out there, let me know–these spots give us some solid, slapstick proof. Toshibas are tough.

There are five spots in all, each one running a bit too long in the 90-second range. Toshiba is no Apple, but if you don’t have the style to compete with Macbooks, jumping on the durability track may not be such a bad approach. The campaign certainly stands out among electronic brands, and the two goofs hawking the products are dweeby enough to be likable. That being said, I don’t know anyone who owns a Toshiba computer. Again, if you do, please let me know. And if you’re buying a computer because it might be crushed by a monster truck, you’re not exactly part of a large consumer demographic. You might be the only person in that demographic, in which case, Toshiba blew its advertising budget to sell one computer.

Credits and two more videos after the jump.

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Tori Spelling Hosts Glad ForceFlex Black Bags Reality Show Starring Animals Because This Is Where We Are Now

Who could forget Glad and EVB’s charming spoof of reality TV “The Wild Life,” which followed the messy living habits of anthropomorphic woodland creatures? Yes, watching the trashiness of puppets covered in trash drove America absolutely fanatical, with the national phenomenon causing grocery stores across the country to sell out of Glad ForceFlex Black Bags as soon as they were placed on the shelf.

Now, the animal celebs are onto side projects. They’re pulling a Gary Sinese and forming terrible bar bands. They’re starting gaudy fashion lines. They’re letting addiction take over their lives. And, who better to host this aftershow than Tori Spelling, whose appearance in this just kind of makes you sad and remember that, oh yeah, you should probably be concerned about how Tori Spelling is doing because she’s probably going through some stuff right now.

Well, at least you can try to forget about it by playing Glad’s new Facebook game, where Tori Spelling and her talking animal friends might get you coupons for your coveted Glad FlexForce Black Bags. It’s trashy, get it? Credits after the jump.

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