Archive for the ‘Advertisements, Commercials’ Category

A legendary offer

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

This day in Willie Nelson history: Superbowl 2004 H & R Block “Tax Advice” Ad (2/1/2004)

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

On February 1, 2004, Superbowl XXXVIII was played in Houston, Texas, and during the show it aired this Willie Nelson Tax Advice Doll commercial.

Winners wear Wrangler

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Willie Nelson honored (Nov 1, 1986)

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Willie Nelson for the GAP

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Willie Nelson & Family — by Popular Demand, 4th Show Added

Sunday, August 13th, 2017


Willie Nelson for Wrangler Jeans

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Thanks, Phil Weisman, for sharing this cool ad.

Progressive Management

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Thanks, Phil Weisman.

Willie Nelson’s, “Always on My Mind” in new Talkmore commercial

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
by: Alexandra Jardine

A teenage girl annoys her dad with selfish selfies in a spot for Norwegian low cost mobile brand Talkmore — but could there be an ulterior motive?

The ad, created by Oslo agency Try and directed by Marius Holst of Fantefilm, backed by Willie Nelson’s version of the Elvis song “Always on my Mind,” sees the pink-haired teen photographing herself finishing the family milk and putting the empty carton back in the fridge, being careless with her father’s neatly-arranged records, messing up the garden sprinkler and proudly showing off her untidy room.

Her father is quietly furious, and when it’s time for her to leave home you can see he hasn’t quite forgiven her as they say goodbye at the airport. But as the days go by without a letter, he’s clearly missing her more and more.

Finally, he receives a series of texts that reveal that her selfies were all a ploy — to remind him of her messy habits so he doesn’t miss her too much. It’s made all the more poignant by the music, and the fact that she seems to be in the military — which is perhaps why the parents are anxiously staring at the TV during her absence. The endline reads, “It doesn’t have to cost much to mean much.”

While the selfish-teen-with-a-twist is a story that we’ve seen done before — notably, in Apple’s Emmy-winning 2013 spot “Misunderstood” — this is a well-acted and moving take on the idea.

Big Country Music Concerts are Coming to Town

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Phil Weisman found this ad. Thanks for sharing, Phil.

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Willie Nelson’s Old Whiskey River

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Old Whiskey River was made especially for an American original,Willie Nelson. So we wanted to get his input every step of the way. From the brand name to the label and most importantly, what’s inside the bottle. We sent samples to him while he was touring on the road to get his thumbs-up on the different batches until we finally came up with a bourbon that he’d put his name on, one that he calls smooth, sweet and mellow.

Small-Batch Bourbon the way Willie Nelson likes it: Smooth, Sweet and Mellow. Inspired by Willie Nelson’s 1978 hit song, Old Whiskey River is an 86 proof small-batch bourbon, aged six years in new charred American oak barrels. The bourbon is handcrafted to Willie’s taste by Parker and Craig Beam, the 7th and 8th generation master distillers at Heaven Hill, in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky.

They’re singing your songs on CBS Records and Tapes

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Thanks, Phil Weisman. I love to see those old magazine ads.

Willie Nelson and Jose Cuevo and Colt

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Family friend Colt hanging out and drinking tequila with Willie Nelson last night.

Alice, from Georgia, sent me the Jose Cuevo Willie Nelson Stand Up Cutout a few years ago, and I just love it.