Parody generic advertising too close to the real thing

Everyday we are inundated with a barrage of advertising. The same stock footage of ethnic groups mixing. The repetitive and simple guitar or piano rhythm. The inspiring yet meaningless buzzwords.

After a while, they all start to look and sound the same. And that’s what that video is. A parody of the generic video, made with generic music, generic footage, generic messaging for generic buzzwords. A lil too close to the generic real thing.

“This Is a Generic Brand Video,” was written by Kendra Eash for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. It’s made entirely with stock footage. All video clips used are from See and license them here:

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