Category Archives: Asian American Commercial Watch

Asian American TV Trailer Watch: NBC’s Reboot of ‘Quantum Leap’

I remember the original ‘Quantum Leap’ TV series, which aired on NBC for 5 seasons from 1989 to 1993. I wasn’t a big watcher of TV back then, mostly because I was in college during most of that time and … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement: Asian American Gothic

This public service announcement, created by director Brian G. Cheung and production company Only Today puts expresses a simple message: Asian Americans are Americans. This is in response to the ongoing trend of anti-Asian attacks, and in particular to the … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: ConEdison

If you live in the NYC and Westchester area, you might come across this Con Edison television commercial: Con Edison is tripling our investments in energy efficiency programs for the businesses and homes that power New York. From swapping out … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: P&G’s ‘The Name’

I saw someone retweet this P&G ad the other day, and I teared up after watching it: “Everyone has a name — and from birth through a lifetime of introductions, it becomes the cornerstone of our identity. For many Asian … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Panda Express – ‘Wok-Fired Shrimp: Now Back at Panda Express’

A former colleague and friend Mike passed this recent Panda Express commercial to me that I had not yet seen. He was intrigued by the Mandarin version of Johnny Cash’s classic, Ring of Fire – quite a clever song for … Continue reading

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Asian Canadian Commercial Watch: Google Pixel 6 X Simu Liu | For All You Are

Asian *Canadian* actor Simu Liu is in this Google Pixel 6 commercial speaking in Mandarin showcasing the Pixel’s “Live Translate” feature. Pretty cool to see Simu speaking Mandarin.  He sounds fluent to me, but I’m not fluent in Mandarin (I … Continue reading

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Jon M. Chu Joins Ethnic E-Grocery Weee! As Chief Creative Officer

If you haven’t heard of Weee!, maybe the online delivery grocer doesn’t deliver in your area (their major markets are SF Bay Area, LA, Seattle, Portland, San Diego and New York but expanding rapidly). Weee! was founded in Fremont, California … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: P&G: Chloe Kim & ‘Always There’

Love you always, dad. Couldn’t have taken this wild ride without your and mom’s constant love and support. Check out our story from @proctergamble 😍#sponsored pic.twitter.com/wjFspVMAmi — Chloe Kim (@ChloeKim) February 4, 2022 I saw Chloe Kim tweet this Proctor & … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: NBC Sports – 2022 Winter Olympics Tie-In with Nathan Chen & Jurassic World Dominion

I’m not sure if this is airing on television – I think I caught this on the web – but this has to be one of the strangest commercials I’ve ever seen! NBC is promoting the Winter Olympics (which it … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Progressive’s ‘Sign Spinner | Stay’

I saw this Progressive Insurance company commercial while watching the San Francisco 49ers edge the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs this past weekend and thought it was hilarious.  The commercial that is, not the defeat of the Packers, which … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: “Share Something Real on Portal: Tattoo”

This ad for Facebook’s Portal was an  pleasant surprise.  I loved how it showed three generations of an Asian Americans.  Showing that Asian Americans is a good way to slowly chip away at the perpetual foreigner stereotype.  I also liked … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Andrew Yang for Mayor of NYC: ‘Hope Is on the Way’

Back in January, former Democratic presidential candidate announced his candidacy for the Mayor of New York City. I was pre-occupied with personal matters at the time, so I didn’t blog about it. The mayoral primary election is less than two … Continue reading

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