‘That Friday Feeling’ is a phrase that’s passed into the vernacular – transcending the advertising medium to make the leap into the everyday.
Crunchie, despite being sickly-sweet and horribly sticky, is synonymous with the sensation of fun that only an oncoming weekend can truly bring – or at least the saying is. ‘Thank Crunchie it’s Friday’, we used to say.
Think of those great 80s Crunchie ads, that still get an airing from time-to-time. They are, in a way, timeless and now bring with them a healthy dose of pleasant nostalgia.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to update that meme, to make it relevant for new age. But how to communicate that sense of helpless excitement that a Friday Feeling should truly inspire?
Ad agency Fallon, which recently won the Crunchie brief, think that this is best done by a bloke doing some of that shit, ironic karaoke that’s currently fashionable to the tune of Tina Turner’s We Don’t Need Another Hero. It’s funny, see?
Is it actually bad? I dunno, but I can’t even summon up the energy to have at it; it’s simply so boring. It’s a kind of been-there-done-that ad that’s so tried-and-tested it summons up nothing more than the ennui of a Sunday afternoon, hungover and mindlessly watching shit TV on Channel 4, waiting for Monday to inevitably roll around.
And, frankly, I kinda doubt that’s the kind of vibe that Cadbury’s was aiming for.
Crunchie Rocks advert
• Compare and contrast with this delirious 30 seconds of animated brilliance from two decades ago.
Classic Cadbury’s Crunchie advert