This black and white Burger King print ad features the face of an African American man with braids. His expression could be considered tough or aggressive, as he is stares down the camera. The blurb on the bottom of the ad speaks to the man’s philosophy, in which he talks about his “customized ride” and, working from Burger King's slogan, how he will not have his burger any other way than his own way.
In this 2007 advertisement for the 2008 Cadillac GTS, actress Kate Walsh is driving the car through a modern city landscape. In a voice-over, she describes the various luxury features of the GTS, but says that the most important feature is, "When you turn your car on, does it return the favor?" and then speeds off into the night. Walsh is most known for her roles on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy and its spin-off, Private Practice, which centers on her character, Dr. Addison Montgomery, a world-class neonatal surgeon.
This commercial for the Bing search engine, produced in 2011, features the casting director from The CW’s hit reboot90210,David Rapaport. Suggesting that the casting process is a lot like dating, the Notice the search phrases used by Rapaport as he seeks to find new actors and actresses for his show: “california surfer girl,” and “top ten young actors.”
This commercial for the Fiat car was produced in 2012. Charlie Sheen – fresh off of some legal run-ins and a high-profile drug-induced meltdown – plays up his long-standing bad-boy image by driving his Fiat through a house party. He proves irresistible to an admiring crowd, composed mostly of seductively dressed women. At the time of this filming, Sheen was nearly 50 years old, but the ad depicts him as able to attract beautiful women through his bad-boy antics, much as he did when he was a younger man.
This 2013 Cheerios commercial features an interracial couple and their daughter. After learning that Cheerios is good for your heart and can help lower cholesterol, the daughter covers her dad's chest in dry cereal as he's napping on the couch. When the ad aired online via Youtube and Facebook, it immediately sparked controversy with some consumers praising and others harshly criticizing the ad and its casting choices. The ad generated so much backlash on Youtube that the online channel decided to close the comments section.