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Reminiscent of a classic scene from The Jerk (the "chair" line is about 3 minutes in), these guys don't need to take anything from the office when they retire...except their chairs. Sometimes, the second visual in a campaign can clear up the confusion that the first one caused...not this time. Ameriprise Financial, you want me to trust you with my nest egg when your advertising effort is plain cuckoo?
(thanks to MTLB for finding the Ameriprise Dennis Hopper TV spot, which also features The Red Chair, on the beach in the background—looking very, very lonely.)
previously in stupid business ads:
1. Fake Chairman of the Board.
2. Rest now, Bling Bling...
3. The Good Hands, Bad Taste People.