If you are reading this, then one of two things has occurred: A) You couldn’t take the long holiday weekend off from work; or B) You think our Five Things You Might Have Missed List is even better than turkey dinner leftovers. (We’d like to believe it’s the latter.) So without any further ado, here are five items that you might have missed. And pass the cranberry sauce, please.
1.) Target Misses the Bull’s-eye: Consider this one of the things we wished we had missed. Comedienne Maria Bamford plays an over-the-top, holiday-shopping-obsessed nightmare in Target’s commercials promoting Black Friday. The problem with the series of ads – other than their omnipresence online – is, well, everything. Spanning an obnoxious eight commercials, Target’s latest campaign misfires because of its heightened materialism and bombastic unfunny tone.
2.) Sak’s Fifth Avenue Takes Holiday Displays to New Levels: Thanks to advancements in architectural video mapping, Saks Fifth Avenue has created an outdoor holiday display unlike anything we have ever seen. The video of the display, which is entitled “The Snowflake & the Bubble,” is on the verge of going viral for being a mix of old-fashioned holiday magic and new-fangled technical genius.
3.) Eyecare For Tech-wary Eyeballs: This article, written by Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warford, outlines tips for better eye health in a digital world. Published on Mashable yesterday, the piece is essential reading for those of us who spend way too much time in front of computer screens and who need to take care of our eyes.
4.) Rock, Paper, Twitter: Adidas and MTV Japan launched a very cool campaign last week which invites followers of Adidas Originals on Twitter to play a game of rock, paper, scissors. The catch? You bet on your own followers. Although it sounds risky, it’s just a virtual game and provides nifty social media engagement.
5.) The Ickiest Ad We’ve Seen In A While: Without going into the, um, hairy details, we’ll just say that this ad for True Clean Towels is probably the grossest commercial we’ve witnessed in quite some time.