Top 10 Companies with the Best Commercials

Think back to those ads that made you laugh out loud, cry unexpectedly, or feel that surge of inspiration that only great marketing can provide. Companies know a brilliant commercial can stick with you for years - the jingle becomes your favorite earworm, the catchphrase something you and your friends quote endlessly.

But who does it best? Who are the brands behind those commercials you always remember? It's time for you to have your say! We want to know the companies you think consistently create advertisements that are funny, moving, and unforgettable.
The Top Ten
1 Geico Known for its humorous and memorable ads, Geico's most notable campaign is the "15 Minutes Could Save You 15% or More on Car Insurance". The campaign features a variety of characters, including the famous Geico Gecko, who has become a cultural icon.

Could switching to Geico really save 15% or more on car insurance? Does a former drill sergeant make a terrible therapist? Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bush? Do woodchucks chuck wood? Man, I miss those "rhetorical questions" commercials.

We've got the Mayhem Man commercials (my personal favorite), the commercials comparing people who like cable to people who like when bad things happen to them, and the classics like the Final Countdown one and the Old McDonald one.

OMG, I love the money pile. It's awesome, and so is the music!

2 Doritos Doritos' "Crash the Super Bowl" campaign invited fans to create their own Doritos commercials, with winners aired during the Super Bowl. This campaign not only promoted Doritos but also engaged their audience in a unique and interactive way.

I like the music they play in some of them. That girl, Kina Grannis, is such a great singer/songwriter. They're much better than babies talking like middle-aged men. That's not creative at all.

Remember the Super Bowl one where a kid was riding a dog like a horse? That was just wow.

The best and funniest commercials out there are from Doritos. Great advertising!

3 Progressive Progressive's advertising campaign featuring "Flo", a quirky saleswoman, has been a hit. The campaign's success lies in its humor and the relatability of the character.

These ads are so random and are played so much I think I've memorized one.

"Woman: I'm leaving you, Wesley.
Man: But why?
Woman: You haven't noticed me in two years.
Man: I was in a coma...
Woman: But I still deserve appreciation.
Man: Who was there for you when you had amnesia?
Woman: Ugh, you know I can't remember that!
Progressive Lady: Stop this madness. If it's appreciation you want, you should both get Snapshot from Progressive. It rewards good drivers with big discounts on car insurance.
Susan Lucci: I have news. I have also woken up from amnesia.
Man: It's called a nap, Susan Lucci."

4 State Farm State Farm's "Like a Good Neighbor" campaign has been a staple for the company for years. The jingle and the message of helpfulness and reliability have resonated with customers.

The one that aired in the middle of the night - Jake from State Farm. The lady's voice messed up and stuff. It was terrifying.

5 Old Spice Old Spice's "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" campaign went viral for its humorous and over-the-top depiction of masculinity. The campaign's success significantly boosted the brand's sales.

Now look at the vote button, now back to me, now back at the voting button, now back to me.

6 Mars, Inc Mars, Inc's M&M's "Characters" campaign, featuring anthropomorphic M&M's, has been a hit with consumers. The campaign's humor and creativity have made it memorable.
7 Tootsie Pop Tootsie Pop's "How Many Licks" campaign, featuring a boy asking various animals how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, is a classic. The campaign's simplicity and mystery have made it a favorite among consumers.

How many licks does it take to get to the center? The world may never know.

This commercial shows up all the time, and I love it!

8 DirecTV DirecTV's "Get Rid of Cable" campaign humorously highlighted the frustrations of cable users. The campaign effectively communicated the benefits of switching to DirecTV.

When you don't vote for DirecTV, you get unhappy with yourself. When you get unhappy with yourself, you try to feel better. When you try to feel better, you lie to yourself, saying you're the best. When you lie to yourself, you lie to other people. When you lie to other people, you tell them that you're a pro wrestler. When you tell them you're a pro wrestler, they find you a manager.

When they find you a manager, that manager makes you tough. When your manager makes you tough, you have to fight a voice-activated dummy. When you fight a voice-activated dummy, you talk trash to the dummy. When you talk trash to the dummy, the dummy punches you in the face. When the dummy punches you in the face, you fall into a coma.

When you fall into a coma, your wife abandons you. When your wife abandons you, she has another baby. When she has another baby, he starts calling you Uncle Dummy. Don't have your wife's son call you Uncle Dummy. Vote for DirecTV today.

9 Nationwide Nationwide's "On Your Side" campaign has been successful in conveying the company's commitment to customer service. The jingle is well-known and has helped to establish a strong brand identity.
10 Life Alert Life Alert's "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!" campaign has been very impactful. The phrase has become synonymous with the brand, emphasizing its mission to assist individuals in emergency situations.
The Contenders
11 Dish TV Dish TV's "Spokeslistener" campaign, which emphasizes the company's commitment to listening to customers, has been effective. The campaign's message of customer-centricity has resonated with viewers.
12 E*Trade E*Trade's "Talking Baby" campaign, featuring a baby who gives financial advice, was a humorous and effective way to simplify the complexities of online trading.

E*Trade babies and the getting old commercials are my favorites. I think you are number one.

13 Budweiser Budweiser's "Wassup" campaign became a cultural phenomenon with its simple yet catchy dialogue. The campaign's success extended beyond TV commercials into various forms of media.

The best Budweiser commercials of all time for me were the Bud Bowl. Budweiser vs. Bud Light in an epic battle made for the Super Bowl. It all takes place at the long-gone Old Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

It's Joeysworld.

Even if you don't drink, these guys still make the best commercials! The Here We Go commercial is one of the best in the last ten years.

14 Nintendo Nintendo's "Wii Would Like to Play" campaign successfully launched the Wii console. The campaign's friendly and inclusive message resonated with a broad audience.
15 Kars4Kids Kars4Kids' jingle-based campaign, "Donate Your Car Today", has been very effective. The catchy tune and straightforward message have made it one of the most recognizable charity ads.
16 Mountain Dew Mountain Dew's "Do the Dew" campaign has been successful in appealing to the adventurous spirit of its target audience. The campaign's high-energy, extreme sports theme aligns perfectly with the brand's image.

Anyone remember the food chain one?

17 McDonald's McDonald's "I'm Lovin' It" campaign, with its catchy jingle, has been one of the most long-lasting and recognizable campaigns. It effectively communicates the joy of eating at McDonald's.

Gimme back dat Filet-O-Fish,
Gimme dat fish.
Gimme back dat Filet-O-Fish,
Gimme dat fish.

What if it were you hanging up on this wall?
If it were you in that sandwich, you wouldn't be laughing at all!

"Give me back that Filet-O-Fish!"

I also love the older one where the girl tries her boyfriend's McNuggets, asks him for some napkins, and eats them all while he's gone.

18 Coca-Cola Coca-Cola's "Share a Coke" campaign, which featured names on the labels of Coke bottles, was a global success. It personalized the brand and encouraged social sharing.
19 Aflac Aflac's campaign featuring the Aflac Duck has been a huge success. The duck's humorous antics and the memorable "Aflac!" squawk have made the brand instantly recognizable.
20 Luna Luna's "877-241-LUNA" jingle campaign has been successful in creating brand recognition. The catchy tune and easy-to-remember phone number have made it a memorable ad.

The commercials are a little boring, but I like the jingle! "877-241-LUNA!"

21 Snickers Snickers' "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign humorously depicted people acting out of character when hungry. The campaign was globally successful and boosted Snickers' sales.

I liked every Snickers commercial except for the Ric Flair commercial. Every time there is a Wooo, I just want to end it all.

Get some nuts and vote for Snickers!

22 General Mills General Mills' "Silly Rabbit, Trix are for Kids" campaign for Trix cereal has been a classic. The campaign's playful interaction between the rabbit and kids has been a hit with consumers.
23 Target Target's "Expect More, Pay Less" campaign effectively communicates the brand's commitment to quality and affordability. The campaign's vibrant visuals and upbeat music have made it stand out.
24 Miller Light/Miller High Life Miller Light's "Tastes Great, Less Filling" campaign successfully positioned the beer as a lighter option without compromising on taste. Miller High Life's "The Champagne of Beers" campaign has been a classic, emphasizing the beer's quality.
25 Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines' "Wanna Get Away" campaign humorously depicts people in embarrassing situations wanting to escape. The campaign effectively promotes Southwest's inexpensive fares.
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