Congratulations on making it through another week of WFH! By this point, your experience has either been sponsored-by-elastic levels of amazing or, well, not.
Either way, we want to extend an invitation to an unexpected oasis: advertising. In the midst of stressful headlines (take your pick) and a general sense of dread, brands have kicked the “feel good cheerfulness” dial all the way up.
And we have to say: we’re into it.
Because despite every obstacle and production hiccup, the following spots found a way to survive—and to revel in—30-second bursts of joy.
So tune in to Travelers’ dreamy, delightful cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop.”
Lap up Liev Schreiber playing a piano, for some reason.
And if, say, an optimistic, futuristic ad for a Norwegian telecommunications firm is simply too stimulating for your endorphin-deprived brain, follow our directions for taking a quick trip to your happy place:
- Enter full screen mode and ensure monitor is visible from doorway
- Put headphones in, turn volume off
- Place hand on mouse
- Close your eyes and breathe
- Repeat as needed
If that doesn’t work, maybe a quick (virtual) visit to a national park will.
Okay. Hope you’re feeling refreshed! And inspired. Now more than ever, we have to seize happiness wherever we can get it. Now, bring on the pre-roll ads!
Have a positively cheerful weekend, everybody!
—Your always-zen friends at Brokaw