Wednesday, March 29, 2006

"Trimming the stabilizers..."

Delta, flying dangerously close to bankruptcy, has apparently resorted to an old and proven ad strategy to lure passengers—Pussy. Either that, or nobody working on the account at ad agency Ogilvy & Mather or within Delta's marketing dept. knows what a "Brazilian" is. That, I just can't believe. Delta's logo is a triangle, for chrissakes.

(
photo and post idea by New York's 24-hour man on the street, Bucky Turco.)

Update: March 30th—Delta's Marketing Chief Paul Matsen resigns. He cited this post as the reason, says the Wall Street Journal.

14 Comments:

Blogger alizinha said...

Gonna have to agree with you 100% on this one, CR. The whole exotic-mulatta thing is alive and kicking down in Brazil...even amongst Brazilian men themselves...

9:44 AM  
Anonymous shadow said...

"Brazil" it's diff. down there

or is it "down under"

wicked weasel
www.wickedweasel.com

10:54 AM  
Blogger concha said...

i hate this fucking campaign. i wanna gouge out my eyes every time i see it...although i hadn't seen this one yet.

but ogilvy can probably claim innocence on this one. doubt anyone there has seen pussy in years.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Evil Discussor said...

But pussy sells. I saw this ad and immediately booked a flight.

Strange but true. This morning I posted about my own thoughts/confusion about the Brazilian. I guess, with the onset of spring, the mind inevitably turns to waxing.

11:35 AM  
Blogger dancing at gunpoint said...

Incredibly uncomfortable and semi-violating Brazillian waxes aside, it's sort of eerie that the mouthless girl from the "Silent Hill" movie poster shares the frame. This makes me NEVER want to go to Brazil.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Restless Man said...

cr - your posting is hilarious.

This ad, apart from the pussy innuendo, still doesnt make any sense. Maybe its different down in Brazil (for that matter its different everywhere if you are in manhattan!)...but why should I fly Delta for that? Why do I care if you have daily flights?? Its not like I am gonna fly everyday...then it wont be different would it?? You egg heads!

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Brazil different?

As Brazilians like to say, "Brazil is the only place in the world where whore's fall in love with their Johns."

Here's a sample of Rio's talent:

http://www.hotside.com.br/hotside.htm

Only $200 for the night (and she'll make you breakfast in the morning)!

Now THAT'S different.

What isn't different? Daily non-stop service from NY. American, United, Varig, Continental and even JAL already offer daily service to GRU.

8:29 PM  
Blogger ElMachino said...

Yeah, but on Sun Country, you'd get a cheeseburger prior to the pussy.

10:27 PM  
Blogger ninaberries said...

a brazilian should most definitely be an isosceles triangle. you have to give them credit for getting the shape right (which is more than i can say for new york city's waxers).

11:51 PM  
Blogger Mdx said...

Wow amazing. I would have said "brazil. it smells different down there" just to engage the senses. Next thing you know you're scratching with one hand and booking a ticket with the other.

3:04 AM  
Anonymous Narnia said...

I think the entire blogosphere is fucking bucky turco, thats just my opinion. You can only disagree if you are fucking him.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous shadow said...

yes!!!!! someone finally listened and decided to kiss their stupid ad job good-bye!!! viva la-ranter!!!

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Bucky da ANIMAL said...

Narnia: I am more like the wandering Jew of the Blogosphere with no home. Although I'm building a temple now.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Ben Popken said...

O&M knows exactly what it's doing here. I saw another one of these Delta ads that said something like "Go to Dublin. Get Lucky"

1:29 PM  

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