Thursday, March 13, 2008

Here's some award-winning ads for batteries that I don't hate.


(click ads for closer look. see third ad in campaign here.)
I DON'T like liking stuff.
Other stuff I've reluctantly liked in the past three years: graphic American Psycho ad; groovy Calgary hemp store ad; nicely creepy Snickers Halloween print ad; sadly wonderful Skittles "Touch" spot; Vegas.com's Are You A Douchebag? promo; Not one but TWO Old Spice commercials; Holiday Inn TV spots; and the use of Iggy Pop for John Varvatos.

6 Comments:

Blogger Knickerbocker said...

These ads give me a headache trying to understand them. What do they mean? Are they saying that kids get into trouble when they don't have toys that work? Good clean fun vs. mischief? Is that the message?

1:14 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I don't know/care. I just like the photography/art direction.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Iagos said...

I think with that tag they should broaden their market and use Jenna in an ad.
More bad (and yet good) 70's porn mag ads please.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Iagos said...

Fine... I am going to look for some tips. They will suck and you'll be sorry.

2:58 PM  
Blogger A-Dub said...

Knick, I think you hit that nail on the head. Kids get bored and do naughty stuff...at least, I know I did.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Dale said...

Yeah, the basic idea here is that toys requiring batteries are like a lobotomy to turn your kids into well behaved automatons who will make the Police State happy when they grow up because they will always be too distracted by their toys to question the status quo or even discover the world around them.

Or maybe that's just me.

1:10 PM  

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