Jen Aniston’s Flat Water

Have you seen Jennifer Aniston’s new video for Smartwater?  It deserves a brief word… lame.

I have no doubt this video will go viral… it features Jennifer Aniston for crying out loud… but is this the best her team could come up with?

The video is trying to be funny. The irony is that it will go viral because it fails. This would have been so much better had they simply done all the viral “tricks” and not talked about them.

It’s something I speak with clients about all the time. You don’t have to hold the viewer’s hand and hit them over the head with your concept or message. Let them watch and draw their own conclusion. It becomes a far more effective message when viewers figure it out for themselves.

People are smart. Smarter than Smartwater for sure.

–Tony Gnau