The retailer that set the advertising world on fire almost two months ago with its "ship your pants" campaign is now out with a follow-up.
And its new ad campaign is almost as funny as the original. To watch the commercial, click on the video player below or go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=m1yir-p68xM .
Once again, Kmart's ad agency (which will probably rake in the awards for these) is using almost-profanity to sell a new idea at the longtime retailer.
This time, it uses wordplay to talk about gasoline savings. It features a series of people saying you can now get "big gas" savings at Kmart, including phrases like "I have a big gas problem," and "Hey, big gas guy!"
Say it quickly and you will understand the appeal, from 6-year-olds up through adults.
Ad Likely to Go Viral
Never mind that most Kmarts, unlike Walmarts, don't have gas stations attached. The purpose of this ad, like the first one about shipping pants, is for people to talk about it and share it, sending it viral.
The first "ship your pants" commercial got more than 15 million views on YouTube its first few weeks online, and this one is likely to follow.
To watch the "ship your pants" commercial, click on the video player below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL4lSavSepc&feature=player_detailpage .
As always, don't waste your money.