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The DirecTV 'What, Why, When, How' Spot is Side-Splitting

By: Vivian Lau - Published: • References: youtube & adverblog
The DirecTV 'What/Why/When & How' spot features a quirky John Cleese as its leading man in a quick-paced short.

Though there is supposedely no such thing as a stupid question, the spot shows there is in fact such a thing as too many questions. Cleese is seen incessantly asking 'Who, What Where When Why and How' throughout the commercial -- all in a ridiculously penetrating tone and set against totally random backdrops.

Creativity is key when it comes to a commercial's execution. With the viral potential of videos nowadays, a really great one could make a world of difference. After the release of Old Spice's 'The Man Your Man Could Smell like,' many companies found themselves scrambling to create a character and persona that would evoke a similar reaction.

This DIRECT TV ad is an example of such an ad that hopes to gain wide audience attention. Stats for Quirky Questioning Ads Trending: Older & Mild
Traction: 2,420 clicks in 113 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: Directv What Why When How
Related: 59 examples / 45 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55+
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