Category Archives: Asian American Commercial Watch

Asian American Commercial Watch: Audi Presents Science Fair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-jGd8vPvjE This Audi Ad features Filipino American actor Jacob Batalon and Tom Holland play their characters from the movie  Spider-Man:  Far from Home.  Despite his sidekick role here and in the movie, I really enjoyed Spider-Man:  Far from Home, particularly … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: What are LISTERINE® Ready! Tabs

For some reason, this Listerine commercial has *27 million* views on YouTube (maybe it’s also used as a YouTube ad?). In any case, a little more info about Listerine® Ready Tabs™: “With LISTERINE® Ready! Tabs™, there’s now there’s an easier … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Essilor Ultimate Lens Package – Eyezen Single Vision Lenses

While watching the March Madness game of Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga, I caught this commercial: “Learn more about how you can get $100 instantly* when you purchase the Essilor Ultimate Lens PackageTM and a second pair of qualifying lenses at … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: McDonalds – Mike Ginn

I saw this commercial originally posted/shared on Facebook, with actor Mike Ginn playing a bartender closing up and catching breakfast after a long night: “No matter how different we are, at McDonald’s, we have more in common than we think.” … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: This is the Avery’s

Asian Americans are in more and more TV commercials these days, but when I saw this Wells Fargo ad, it immediately caught my attention.  Rather than the familiar white man Asian woman couple commonly portrayed in commercials, it has an … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Discover’s ‘”Freak Out: Spread the News”

This spot is called “Freak Out: Spread the News,” starring actress Stephanie Hsu. Discover Card has had Asian Americans in their commercials before. In fact, it looks like they have revisited the character from a previous Discover card ad about … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Bounty’s ‘Pirate’

https://youtu.be/-a7P4t2cxf0 I was pleasantly surprised to see this Bounty commercial while watching NBC Nightly News over the weekend recently depicting a dad with his two daughters: “Spilled something? Quick! The Quicker Picker Upper! Bounty paper towels pick up spills quicker … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans’s ‘Megan Is Confident’

https://youtu.be/YtcYRdabEA0 Buying a house and applying for a mortgage can be a complicated and intimidating process, but Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans is supposed to make the mortgage part easy: “Megan may have confidence in the courtroom, but when it … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: McDonald’s ‘Office Kleptos’

https://youtu.be/2eyLiLgaP1I I can’t recall having brought my lunch to work and having it taken. However, in this McDonald’s commercial, that is the premise of this commercial: “Check out the new $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu if you have coworkers at … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Day in the Life with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

If you own a high-end Android smartphone, it most likely has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Recently, Qualcomm announced their latest and greatest, the Snapdragon 845, and highlights some of the benefits in their corporate video (okay, so not really a … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Panda Express’ “Breaking the Ice”

I just saw this new Panda Express TV commercial, “Introducing Peking Pork – Breaking the Ice“: “New Peking Pork from Panda Express is peking your appetite with crispy pork chop bites, hand- cut peppers and white onion, wok-tossed in a … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Toyota & “Different Ads, Different Ethnicities, Same Car”

https://youtu.be/HMlmPxD9KK8 A recent New York Times article covers Toyota’s marketing efforts: Companies have developed commercial campaigns aimed at minority groups for years, often in conjunction with specialized ad agencies. But Toyota’s efforts show how major companies are adjusting their marketing … Continue reading

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