Make Marketing Confident.
Guinness's new advertisement featuring the elegant gentlemen of Brazzaville ties in well with their theme of individuality and is unquestionably interesting and visually arresting. But, oh how they shoe-horn in the product shots towards the end and emphasise that this is indeed an advertisement and not a slice of culture.
Personally, I'd have settled for a single mention at the end of the piece and the assumption that the viewer was intelligent enough to make the connection. This way, I fear the reaction is much more likely to be along the lines of "What's this got to do with Guinness?"
It's possible that the fact that I watched the accompanying five minute mini-documentary before the ad has swayed my reaction. But while the drink is in that film too, it's very much in the background and not messaged at me in the way that Tom Fishburne skewers in this cartoon (that I coincidentally received today as result of commenting on his post).