We recently posted an article by Alfredo Torres about how zombies have gone mainstream (read his article HERE). Nowhere is that more present than in the use of the undead in television commercials. Nothing says spend spend spend like intestine slurping blood-thirsty ghouls.
Of course, we are talking about commercials on mainstream commercial television– so if you’re looking for a real zombie fix, you won’t find it here. But if you are looking for a bit of clever satire, then the ad agencies producing these might have your cup of tea.
This first one for Starburst goes back to 2010, and is still one of my personal favorites:
Giffgaff is a mobile network run by its members. This one has “Awwwwwwww” written all over it. Group hug– “No Biting!”
Here’s an interesting, somewhat interactive commercial for Skittles. Really, put your finger on the screen.
This last one for DieHard Batteries is the closest one to our expected standard zombie experience, with a clever twist at the end.
Have you got your favorites?