Horrible Ads – Holiday Inn edition

This is painfully stupid.

“OHH!  I just had a great idea, gang: We make a TV commercial where we frame Holiday Inn customers as really smart people… smarter than doctors!  Then we twist it into a thinly-veiled joke that’s not really even funny to begin with!  And what the hell, we’re under budget so let’s throw some money at a celebrity endorsement!  How ’bout Cal Ripken, Jr.?!  He’s just irrelevant enough to distract the viewer from our core message, which is: we don’t know how to advertise!

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