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Articles tagged with 'Commercials'


Making statewide appeal, Brewers' new TV ad tells fans "This is Our Team"

Published Feb. 16, 2017

The Milwaukee Brewers are my team. And your team, too. And your neighbor's and their kids. And John McGivern's and Tammy Baldwin's and Mike McCarthy's, as well. The Brewers belong to all of us in Wisconsin - at least that's the message in the club's emotive new commercial, "This is Our Team."


Can Frank Kaminsky get you to shop JCPenney?

Published July 10, 2015

On the evening of the NBA Draft, Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky rocked a JCPenney suit that featured tanks sewed on the inside. Frank the Tank, get it? Now, he's starring in new commercials for the store.


Report: Miller High Life Guy actor Windell Middlebrooks dies at 36

Published March 10, 2015

TMZ is reporting that actor Windell Middlebrooks died today. The actor was most famous for his recurring ad campaign role as the Miller High Life Guy, a straight-talking delivery man who preached the values of the true "high life" and would revoke the beer in situations deemed unworthy.


#SquatchSpeaks offers viral outlet for Cousins Subs

Published June 7, 2013

When Milwaukee-based agency STIR put together a TV spot for Cousin Subs and its new twisted, pretzel bun-bound offerings, the creative team wanted the pitch to go beyond the 30-second spot on air. They looked to Big Foot for help.


The election is over - welcome back, commercials

Published Nov. 8, 2012

A big welcome back to the Lenz Trucks guys, attorney David Gruber and Steinhafels. I'm sure some of us will miss the abundance of campaign advertisements - OK, only the bean counters at the local TV and radio stations will.


Lights, a few cameras, action

Published Oct. 23, 2011

GE Healthcare stopped traffic for a bit Sunday as film crews shot a portion of a commercial on Wells Street.


All due respect to Milwaukee brands

Published Sept. 13, 2011

I've been hesitant to write this blog for the following reasons: 1. I love the brands I'm talking about and want them to succeed. 2. It goes against my mom's advice of, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." But my frustration level is at orange and I may need a little venting.


Smith hawks his vox for a living

Published March 14, 2011

Cedarburg's Bob Smith is a man with a common name and an uncommon talent. Smith makes his living as a "voice talent" for commercials that air on the radio, television and videos around the world.

Superbowlxlivliveblog_storyflow Live Blog: Super Bowl XLIV

Published Feb. 7, 2010

Nielsen Media Research says 51 percent of us are tuning in to Sunday's Super Bowl match-up for the ads, rather than the game. And even if you're watching the action on the field, the commercials can catch your eye. So here's a place to join the discussion with media columnist Tim Cuprisin and other members of the staff.


Advertising strategies that go in one ear and out the other

Published Nov. 16, 2009

I'm probably more impressed than the average Joe when I see or hear good ads, and I'm especially puzzled when I see companies blowing their money on bad ads. For every excellent ad in Milwaukee, there must be 10 terrible ones.


Paid actor testimonials

Published June 24, 2009

Commercials make me laugh, even when that's not their intended purpose. I particularly enjoy the informercials that show the frustrated guy who couldn't imagine living without his Snuggie or Rotato. But lately, I've been getting a kick out of local commercials that feature "paid actor testimonials."


My curiosity of a starving artists show is now assuaged

Published Jan. 5, 2009

Fortunately, my wife shares my appreciation for kitsch, and while we set our sights incredibly low, we finally took the plunge and attended a starving artists show this weekend at the Brookfield Sheraton Hotel.


Can Prince Fielder pitch?

Published Aug. 8, 2007

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder could soon become the darling of Madison Avenue advertisers.