Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hey Symantec, did you approve this ad by Leo Burnett Milan?

(click ad) Previous stops on the worldwide scam ad tour include: BBDO Chile's PS3 ads; this HP India Hitler ad; JWT Cairo's burning babies; JWT Singapore's sexist beer ads; an ad agency men's room in Copenhagen; and the NYC Museum of Sex. And now, this creepy Italian ad for Norton Internet Security 2010. Creepy, not because of the creeps creeping through the girl's "window" (what a terribly heavy-handed visual metaphor), but because of the creepy-looking Stepford daughter and her creepy room (why is that top framed?). Anyway, the reason I'm 99% sure this is a scam ad is because of the minuscule Symantec logo (image via).


Anonymous PJM said...

Yikes. Is is just me, or is the Stepford Child also pregnant?

6:03 PM  
Anonymous J said...

Definitely preggers, but I thought that was the idea, right? She got knocked up by one of the creeps in the window (who knows which one?) and they're all getting together for a Maury Povich DNA party. Hence, the top in the frame on the wall. Its DNA evidence. Duh.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous DISHING-IT said...

Is that you 'Copyranter' modeling as the creepy tortured soul in the black turtleneck?

And what's with your miniscule blog photo, it's either an homage to Antonioni's 'Blowup' or was shot during a 'cruising for a bruising' outing.

8:09 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I do look a little like that guy.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous peachfuzz said...

That framed top is a little girl top, all innocent pastel and buttoned up; not the tacky maternity smock she has to wear now.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Pot Thought said...

This ad gets ten-times funnier if you image that she's looking at white supremacist websites.

1:20 AM  

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