Wednesday, July 19, 2006

You MUST be at least as tall as our towers to buy a condo.

It's time for the most idiotic visual culled from the last week's worth of terrible real estate ads placed in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. This beaut is from an ad for Turnberry Towers/Las Vegas. It's an endless supply of stupid, so, see you next time.

previously:
1. The Unparalleled Hyperbole of NYC Real Estate Advertising.
2. CLEARLY defining your target audience.

21 Comments:

Blogger J.J. Gittes said...

"So...if I get my sugar daddy to buy me a condo in tower A, I have 9 months to find another sugar daddy to buy me a condo in tower B."

9:46 AM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

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10:15 AM  
Blogger Maulleigh said...

She's just like the donkey stuck between two equally good-looking hay stacks that starves to death. She's going to end up living in the Port Authority ladies room because she can't decide which co-op to buy.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous LisaBinDaCity said...

Cool, Tree Farm ;-)

12:38 PM  
Blogger Slinky Redfoot said...

hey why did my shits get deleted?

2:26 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I didn't do it, slinky.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Slinky Redfoot said...

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2:42 PM  
Blogger Slinky Redfoot said...

Redfoot angry!! Here's a link to this great article in last week's Times about using sex to sell real estate:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/16/realestate/16cov.html

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I just don't think this ad is that bad. I'm not saying the ad is delivering any emotional or brand value, but the visual concept simply isn't so bad that it deserves the criticism, IMO.

The fact you care to take it literally doesn't really make it a poor ad. Since you're so literal, it might interest you to know that the KIX rabbit is only animated and not a real rabbit who goes crazy for cereal. And the Jolly Green Giant... well, I won't destroy every ad myth for you all at one time.

2:47 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Thank you anon. A little reality at a time is best.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure this happens to your readers all the time copyranter but your anger makes me tingle.

2:53 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Shut up, tingling anon.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous motard66 said...

Oh Copyranter, I started a tree farm in Central America, and it really wasn't all that it was cracked up to be. I'd stick with the day job. You really learn to appreciate Target after you live in the third world.

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in such a hot real estate market that the builders have stopped advertising and stuff. Just nice to see one of these.. I misss revenue soooooooo much

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should take the tingling as flattery copyranter. A man who expresses his emotions is always more attractive than a man who bottles them in. Don't let cynicism obscure a genuine compliment.

4:45 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I'm fucking sorry.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're fucking forgiven.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Jessie Birks said...

What is this? A condo for ANTS???

5:27 PM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

Kix rabbit isn’t real?

Ok. Now there will be fucking murders.

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Jumper Bailey said...

It looks like she's trying to decide which one to climb.

Decisions, decisions...King Kong was never faced with such a quandry.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Lacks Focus said...

Good question, Jessie... How can we be expected to fill a condo with crap from Crate and Barrel if we can’t even fit inside the building? It has to be at least three times bigger than this.

4:21 AM  

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