The Sims commercial follows a guy who walks up to two beautiful women and then gets slapped so hard that his green diamond (play the game and you'll understand) goes flying and is picked up by another gent. This new gent then leads a beautiful woman out of the bar......
The variation follows a slightly different path. After the player gets slapped, he goes to get his diamond back from the guy #2. The second guy doesn't give it up; all he does seem to do is pat his chest and then start bouncing weirdly. The first guy gives the "ah, what the heck" (thank you, adgrunt NoCloset) look, and they start dancing together.
The Orbitz commercial features marionettes (scary, eh) who must find a hotel for a bachelorette party. Blah blah blah. Man says view is nice here, and the woman agrees as she eyes a lounging hottie at the pool-side.
Variation: Same commercial, sans bachelorettes for guys looking for a party, and the lines are reversed for the patio duo, as well as the possessor of the binoculars. It is noted that this ad was ran during Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and does feature an URL for gaytravel at Orbitz.
Now, as you can see in both commercials, the shots/plots/scripts are identical minus a few small details and sexual orientations.
So sound off: will advertising start creating multiple variations that tailor to different lifestyles, and if so, will advertising that works for one work for others?