Tag Archives: Business

Analyzing Commercials Activity


25 Commercials and Questions

• Show the commercials to your students using the links provided
• Students will answer a series of questions for each commercial
• I have shown/tested these commercials with many classes (some for several years)
• They are exciting, funny and definitely grab students’ attention

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Commercial #1 – Sketchers Go Run

Commercial #2 – Pepsi Max I’m Good

Commercial #3 – Dodge Durango Anchorman


Crowdfunding and Kickstarter


  • Crowdfunding is the process of asking huge groups of people to pool their cash and finance the creation of a project
  • Kickstarter.com is a funding platform for creative projects
  • Filmmakers, musicians, artists and designers spend weeks building their project pages and shooting their videos
  • In many cases the products have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars
  • When they’re ready, creators launch their projects and share it with their community

Example of a product on Kickstarter – Romo

Romo is the “smartphone robot for everyone”

Romo has crowdfunded on Kickstarter two times.  It initially raised $114,796.  After redesigning the robot, they launched a second campaign and raised an additional $170,034.

Click on the image below to go to the Kickstarter.com page and watch the video…



Example #2 (Noke)

Noke is the “worlds first bluetooth padlock”.  It raised $652,828 on Kickstarter

Click on the image below to go to the Kickstarter.com and watch the Noke video…