7 Ads Targeting Millennials That Just Don't Get It
Cue eye roll.
Nothing feels more out of touch than an advertisement targeting millennials that was clearly written by a bunch of old men. "What do young people like? I've seen a Twitter!" These 7 ads are so cringe-worthy, we're embarrassed on behalf of the ad execs who created them.
Dunkin' Donuts: #BreakfastWhenevs
Hasn't Dunkin' Donuts served breakfast all day since like, forever? Isn't that kind of their business model? But now that it's "#BreakfastWhenevs," youths of the world are supposed to rejoice.
Mountain Dew Kickstart: Everybody Twerks
Um, is that a twerking sheepdog and a hockey trophy doing the pony? This feels like a dad's fever dream of what teenage boys do in suburban basements.
Mountain Dew Kickstart: Puppymonkeybaby
REPEAT OFFENDER! Yet another example of Mountain Dew pandering to its target demographic: annoying douchebags. This is almost as bad as the Head On commercial, if the Head On commercial was trying suuuper hard to go viral.
Discover: "Awesomesauce" Twins
This ad screams, "I've never talked to anyone under the age of 30 but I have watched TV on an airplane."
McDonald's: Emoji World
Overheard in McD's think tank: "Let's take the song from MTV's first-ever music video and play it behind this ad. Millenials love emojis, right?!" Lol, McDonalds! Yr revolutionizing the ad game fer sher.
This lady in a cardigan is getting "turnt"? She only learned these words because she showed up drunk to her 14-year-old's birthday party and tried to make out with her daughter's crush.
Again, Hefty? I get that you're targeting #PartyHardMoms who clean up after their teens, but this mom won't be taking out the trash. She just got an IUD and she's ready to put it to work.