Potato Thins "hands free" (2013) :30 (Canada)


Potato Thins "hands free" (2013) :30 (Canada)

WORST. BUTTON. EVER. That's really all I have to say. Except, perhaps, Lay's called, and they want their "Betcha can't eat just one" strategy back.

Client: Mondelēz Canada
Brand: Christie Potato Thins
Advertising Agency: UNION
Executive Creative Director, Partner: Lance Martin
Senior Art Director: Glen D’Souza
Senior Writer: Mike Takasaki
Producer: Alina Prussky
Group Account Director: Cheryl McKenzie
Account Director: Megan Van Vugt
Account Manager: Raluca Gheorghe
Planners: Andrew Carty, Heather Black
Director: Zach Math
Production Company: Sons and Daughters
Director Of Photography: Chris Mably
Editing Company: School Editing
Editor: Aaron Dark
Sound Design/Music: TA2 Sound & Music, Steve Gadsden
Post Production: Fort York VFX, Mike Bishop
Transfer: Alter Ego, Wade Odium



This is pretty much the stupidest ad campaign ever. It makes me ashamed to be Canadian. We're not all this moronic! Really!

I know. I lived in Montreal for two years. Although Anglo Canadians are known for their propensity to apologize. :) I keed! I love you, eh?

I think this is disgusting. I do not feel it is appropriate foe any age group viewing especially the age group it is attended for!!!
Removing a bra!!!

I find that this commercial is absolutely offensive - NOT FUNNY AT ALL. There are people with disabilities, some who use their feet to be able to function, and make beautiful art. Making fun of disabilities is disgusting, offensive, and I think this should be assessed by the Human Rights Commission. I need to change the channel when this commercial comes on the TV. It is just WRONG.

This commercial should be off the air immediately.

Hot chick though.

Is it just me or does this ad feel kinda dated?

Kidsleepy mentioned the "Betcha can't eat just one" Lays strategy which probably began in the 80s so yes, I think quite a few people feel it's dated, from straty up.

I couldn't agree more - this is by far the most disgusting commercial ever. Can't endorse a product like this so won't be buying it. The only one I found more offensive and insulting to my intelligence was last year's Shreddies commercial "squares vs. diamonds". Really? How stupid do you think we are? Let's show you how stupid! What if we were "stupid" enough to stop buying your products? How dumb do we look now????

Um, I don't think diamond shreddies was an insult to intelligence, so much as...humor.

Sexist, denigrating, and offensive. Creator needs swift kick you know where. Pig!

Won'tbe buying Christie products. Sexist, tasteless ads.

I'm sorry, but in what way is this sexist? Ladies like the DJ? Ladies like the DJ is sexist now? I did not get this memo. I knew that "Ladies can't be a DJ" is sexist, but ladies liking the DJ is just, bad taste in men, usually.

Shhhh. They're Canadians. They're so PC they tried a few years ago to ban any school kid soccer team who beat the opposing team by more than 5 points. And yes that is a real article, not a satirical one.

This commercial is so distasteful and I cannot understand viewers who say it is so funny. It is a good example of where the moral compass of society is moving towards.

This is seen by all ages and what message is being given, especially to our young people?

Delete the commercial and know that many people will never buy this product! Canadian indeed!!!!!

I completely agree. The message they are giving is that it is okay for people in advertising to make hack commercials. This must be stopped.

HEAR HEAR! STOP MAKING CRAP ADS. Also, stop telling me to delete my posts about commercials, fool. You ain't the boss of me.

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