Monday, August 6, 2012

My mom can write a better commercial than Chase, can you?

If you've been watching the Olympics lately, then you've seen this Chase commercial:

(Until I actually had to search for that clip, I thought it was Citi-Bank. That commercial is wrong on so many levels.)

The ad is annoying because it makes that kid seem like such a jerk. He's so unlikeable and, yet, his Nana still gives him $100 bucks. (Do Nana's everywhere know that birthdays are worth $100 now??)

Here are 2 ways this commercial could have gone so much better: (Yes, one of them is my mom's idea.)

1. The kid could have opened up the card, read it's heartfelt message, hugged his Nana and said "thank you." Then the rich and tech savvy Nana would send him $100 from her fancy phone. The now awesome and likeable kid would say, "Wow. Thanks, Nana. I love surprises." Or maybe something better, but at least he wouldn't look like such an ungrateful brat.

2. The Nana could have just sent him the money and then given him the card. Ya know, make it look like he was surprised there was no card instead of no money.(Which is absurd, but this is television. Anything can happen.)

How would you re-write this commercial??