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Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Dreyfuss’

New Outback Holiday Spot Doesn’t Pass The Smell Test

There are two versions of Outback’s “12 Days of Leftovers” commercial: a shorter 90-second video where talking leftover foods like Fuzzy Macaroni and A Half-Eaten Leg of Turkey sing an annoying riff on “The 12 Days of Christmas,” and  a ridiculously long version that drags for 3 minutes and 13 seconds. Christmas songs are already annoying, but with this new holiday push from Deutsch New York, you will hate them passionately.

Never before has the phrase “Congealed Creamed Corn” sounded so ugly. Also, when does macaroni turn fuzzy? Serious questions to ponder when your mind wanders during that long version.

Just a lazy effort to drum up support for a restaurant that offers low prices and the Bloomin Onion. It’s too bad, because when I think of enjoying the holidays, I used to think of Outback Steakhouse. Now, all I can see is the Slab of Slimy Ham. Credits after the jump.

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Wednesday Morning Stir

-Deutsch NY VP/creative director Kevin Dreyfuss discusses marketing jargon in the agency’s monthly AdSpeak series. link

-Johnson & Johnson has launched a “massive” global creative review. link

-McCann London and interactive design consultancy AllofUs celebrate the Olympics with a gerbil–sorry, “Olympic brain”–named Oslo (above).

-Yahoo’s former marketing chief Elisa Steele has joined up with Skype as corporate VP of marketing. link

-San Francisco-based web development agency Angelsmith has merged with word-of-mouth marketing firm Ink Foundry. The new entity will retain the Angelsmith, Inc. name.

-Documentary filmmaker Billy Corben has joined Brooklyn-based prodco Greenpoint Pictures for commercial film representation.