Monday, November 30, 2009
Shady sunblock ads via The Philippines.
(click ads, via) Extremely strange strategy employed by Coppertone to entice Filipinos to slather on their 45 sunblock and "emerge" from the shadows. I'm sure those in charge of Mr Cobain's estate (Courtney!) would be thrilled to see the dead grunge rocker's name being used, free-of-charge, to sell this Schering-Plough product (though, he was quite pale). The Clintons will probably just appreciate the attention. Surprisingly, these are not the strangest sunblock ads I've posted this year. That would be these insane ones, via France.
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: The Discovery Channel.
See if you can figure out why these ads via The Netherlands say that women shouldn't watch the channel. (link)
Humongous Helping Human HandVertising of the 1950s.
(click ads, via) Even more disconcerting than that other 50s ad theme—Floating HeadVertising—was this Brobdingnagian hands art direction motif. (L) Douglas engineers, frustrated by power lost via airplane exhaust, enlarged themselves with an embiggening ray so that they could then give their DC-7s little pushes across America. (R) A 1,000-foot tall Union Carbide scientist, excited about new business opportunities in India, gave locals a little test tube taste of "things to come"—20,000 dead Indians.
It's OKKK to visit the US with the right travel guide.
(click ads, via) Deutschländers, if you've got the comprehensive German travel guide Stefan Loose in your pocket, there're be no need to converse with the American locals, including all of our annoying white-hooded folk (note the subtle US flag on the KKKer's robe). But then, if you happen to be a vacationing Nazi skinhead, you'd have so much to talk about! Mexican ad from the campaign included just to show the klassy kultural konsistency of the marketing effort by Berlin ad agency Scholz & Friends—who seem obsessed with the Klan as they've previously used KKK imagery to sell children's modeling clay. Previously in KKK-vertising: Klansman and black man relaxing in a Luxor hot tub.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Link Haze, 11/25/09.
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: AIDS.
FUCK YOU AIDS! (link)
Presenting the absolute dorkiest kid to ever appear anywhere.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Axe wearers: get ready for Winter Plunderland.
(click ads) In these latest fairytale executions (by BBH London) from the Axe Effect marketing malarkey machine, girlie-smelling young British mooks can look forward to a season of spontaneous snow shags as long as they have an Axe (called Lynx in the UK) "bullet" handy. I wonder, if sprayed directly on your penis, if Axe also prevents cold weather shrinkage (images via)? Previous Axe Effect ads: makes Hillary Clinton want to fuck Obama; makes Venus wants to fuck Mars; makes lingerie model strip; makes a periodic table full of women want to fuck you.
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Orangina.
Hetero men: here's 30 seconds of beautiful round female ass-shaking. (link)
Janie's Got A Gun...
Monday, November 23, 2009
(NSFW) PETA targets fur-wearing English schoolboys.
(click ad) Londoner Keeley Hazell, Sun Page 3 girl and muse for millions of UK masturbatory sessions, is the latest chesty D-lister to strip for PETA's anti-fur movement. "Be comfortable in your own skin"—easy for the booby bird to say (image via). Previous PETA SpokesChests: Pam Anderson. Jenna Jameson. Sherlyn Chopra. And Corey Feldman.
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Panasonic nose hair trimmer.
These Indonesian billboards are disgusting, and potentially deadly. (link)
"Don Draper doll" just some generic pretty boy doll in an ill-fitting houndstooth suit and trilby hat.
(click image) This is just pathetic. To promote season 3 of Mad Men, New Zealand's Prime TV sent out these cheap, fey imitation Draper dolls to local media types. The url associated with campaign is howDonareyou. If your vibe is anything like this Ken-like pussy, not very. And to you hordes of lemmings obsessed with this boring-ass fucking show, go start your own sexist retro ad agency, or something. The first shop I worked for out of ad school made Sterling Cooper look like a local State Farm office (image via). Previous ad promo dolls: Mr Black Advertising Diversity Doll. And the size zero Cotton Inc. trade ad dolls.
The Schick Shaver: providing close shaves for crispy-faced men who just had a close shave.
(click ad, via) How's this for profiting from disaster? Ad is from 1937, mere months (weeks?) after the Hindenburg airship disaster. The copy: "Many of the passengers and crew of the ill-fated "Hindenburg" whose faces were burned were shaved with Schick Shavers during their stay in the hospital. So badly burned were they that there was a thick crust of tissue on their faces through which their beards grew. It was quite impossible to use a blade to shave them. But the Schick Shaver glided gently and painlessly over the injured skin, removing the hair at the scarred surface." Thank fucking God for that. I didn't think it would ever happen. But this 1981 World Trade Center asbestos advert has now been supplanted as copyranter's Worst Ad Ever.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Link Haze, 11/20/09.
Le Monde says Silvio Berlusconi sees world as one big boob.
Tagged "bring the world into focus," this goofy, cheaply-produced TV spot by Paris agency Publicis Conceil for the magazine of the French daily newspaper doesn't make them look especially worldly or focused. But, it's got a squeezy boob in it—much like the set of stress boobs sitting in front of me on my work desk right this very moment—and it childishly makes fun of W. Bush. So, I'm sure le Français will be chortling (via).
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Plane Stupid.
Watch (digital) polar bears fall 30,000 feet to their bloody deaths. (link)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Frosted Flakes are Gr-r-reat—even for budding misguided little gheys.
(click ads) Empowering (or demeaning, my read is fuzzy) print ads for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes ("Sucrilhos" in Brazil) by Leo Burnett Brazil. Because, it IS important for ALL kids—even gay little tigers and ugly little tigresses—to be healthy. And what's healthier than a pint of sugar for breakfast? No matter, how inclusive and progressive of the 104-year-old company! (images via) Previous homophobic ads: Gay men are not VIP men. In Australia, men with design sense must be gay. Previous scary cereal ad: Trix are for (severely depressed) kids.
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Ivory 1930s.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Russian woman driving drunk with her eyes closed while precariously holding the silly dragon mascot of her China Town cocktail.
(nsfw) UK men's masters tennis tournament promoted with old lady ass.
(click ad) Is that you, Virginia Wade? Ra-ther sexist print ad via online site InterCasino advertising the chance to win free tix to the AEGON Masters Tennis Tournament—a men's only affair—December 1-6 at London's Royal Albert Hall. Doing creaky Ben-Gay battle will be former greats Aussie Pat Cash, crazy Croatian Goran Ivanisevic, and Scud-serving Mark Phillippoussis, et al. This cheeky piece of gratuitous AssVertising I could have done without (agency Isobel, image via). Previously: 50-year old John McEnroe wants to stick his 50-foot arm up your ass.
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: The Nobel Funk Off.
If you've ever wanted to see Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and the Dalai Lama jam as a funky jazz trio, well this is as close as you're gonna get. Al Gore on cowbell (kidding)! (link)
UK 1974—Scary Stork Spectre Helps Hawk Jimmy Hats.
(click ad) "120,000 unplanned babies are born in Britain every year...So when the stork arrives, make sure he's a welcome visitor." It's rare these days—and nonexistent in the US—that you see a condom ad that actually presents the main fucking selling point of the product. I've seen two recent instances: another stork-riffing Durex campaign via New Zealand, and a brilliant cost-saving prophylactic ad via India. Otherwise, it's all sleazy, specious enhance your pleasure bullshit (via).
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Alfa Romeo gasses Mozart.
"Play With Gas." To promote its MiTo Turbo GPL, The Italian automaker, via Milan web agency Fabbrica Virali, enlisted the choir from La Schola Cantorum S. Maria degli Angeli to fuck with Mozart's Requiem (his last composition). Quite low brau, and not very well connected to the car, but still better than most of the shitty auto ads out there these days. Will it go "viral?" Well, it's got 30,000 views in five days, so not bad. Austria probably ain't too happy with the stunt (via). Previous stunt videos: Samsung. IBM. Microsoft. MTV. Diesel. Ray-Ban. Ray-Ban again.
China Ad Watch: Head & Shoulders.
(click ad) Viagra. Playboy. Lube. Absolut vodka. Guinness. The Volkswagen GTI. Even Ben Gay. Now that the People's Republic has fully embraced unbridled Capitalism, the Chinese people are joyously blowing their hard-earned Yuans on our non-essential immoral Western products. But Chinese advertising (click the above links for examples) just isn't quite there yet. However, this print execution for the dandruff shampoo, via Saatchi & Saatchi in Guangzhou, is not only comprehensible, but actually pretty funny. Scanned from a recent Archive.
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Skin Cancer Action Week.
1,700 sunbathers (figuratively) killed last weekend on popular Aussie beach. (link)
Monday, November 16, 2009
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Guinness China.
Per usual via the People's Republic, these print ads for the Irish stout are just fucking strange. (link)
Kevin Spacey says 'hurty'
The movie star channels his inner Ralph Wiggum in this new UK spot for the new digital version of the classic Olympus Pen camera. The nonsensical script is lame, and I don't get the weird woods morph effect. But I do admire the complete lack of facial retouching. Easy, if mildly embarrassing, £s for Spacey. Via London's Team Saatchi, via. Previous embarrassing overseas ad turns by mega stars: Jude Law. Quentin Tarantino. Jackie Chan. George Clooney.
Buygone Product of the Week: the "Oral Sex" Phone.
(click ad) Larry Flynt bought 10. "Superbly sculptured by a European artist, it's a masterpiece of lightweight, micro-processor technology." $69.95? That's a lot of fucking 1970s bucks. And the gold leaves are blocking my tongue. Sadly, the 800-number is no longer in service. I wanted one for the bedroom to complement my sexxxy Love Rug™ and new closet-full of "Me Jane" spread-leg clothes hangers (image via).
Friday, November 13, 2009
Link Haze, 11/13/09.
• The Decapitator hits NYC!
• Floating Windows XP error box.
• Neurosurgeon gets head transplant.
• Fred and Barney take a Winston break.
• A French McDonald's spot to jerk off to.
• NJ judge rules quadriplegic has right to bear arms.
• HOT 107.1, all Denver's hottest hits, played upside-down.
• NYC pay phones aren't used for calling so much anymore.
• Most cruises offer a mini-bar. We offer a mounted mini-gun.
• Blago's hair becomes visual shorthand for Illinois corruption.
• "I don't see anything in the Bible where it says you shouldn't get breast implants."
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Casa do Menor.
A fairly powerful spot about sexually-abused children. Depressing, I know. Sorry. (link)
Condomi unsells me on its fruit-flavored condoms.
(click ads) "Tastes like real fruit." I doubt it, but that's nice. A previous flavored prophylactic campaign from Germany featured hot models blowing tuttufrutti condom bubbles. Now, via ad agency DraftFCB Kobza in Vienna, we have dick chomping. Do you understand the draw of fruit-flavored condoms? If you are a female/male prostitute who sucks rubber-sheathed penes all day and night, then maybe you do (images via). Here's a previous ad for Condomi ultra thin condoms.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
(click ads) Nipple and Ass Crack (sorry)! Kinda creepy, artsy, melting skin ads by Leo Burnett Hong Kong for hot yoga classes at Life Yoga. Copy line: Sweat off your flab. That, and your head. And, where's the melting hot dude ad in the campaign (images via)? Previously in Yoga: what should NOT be on a McDonald's cup: a woman executing the Vrksasana pose. Jane Magazine calls her pose Downward Facing Slutdog.
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Schweppes.
Rihanna-pummeling asshole Chris Brown is, unbeknownst to him, being used to sell the mixer to Israelis in a new campaign. (link)
Buygone Product of the Week: the "Me Jane" hanger.
(click ad) See Jane spread. Fuck yeah—"sexy clothes hangers for men" topped by a "black lace-trimmed leopard cloth bikini." $1! Metrosexuals? You can have your pussy padded hangers. I want a closet-full of these. No corresponding "Me Tarzan" hanger unfortch (image via). Previous sexy sexist buygone product: the Frederick's blow-up bra.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Diabetes.
November is American Diabetes Month—which means it's time to post an awareness video with a nsfw masturbation joke. (link)
China introduces the special edition VW GTI "PP"
(click ads) "It will go fast" is the translation on the copy line for these Volkswagen GTI ads by BIG advertising (that's the agency's name) in Beijing, China. Lost in translation, apparently, is how showing people who've pissed their pants will make someone want to buy the car. Are they using "go" as a double entendre (is it one in Chinese?)? Or are they saying that the speed of the GTI will make you pee yourself? If that's the case, shouldn't we instead be looking at individuals who've shit themselves (images via)? Previously in: PissVertising. Previous VW ads: good (1, 2, 3) bad (1, 2, 3).
(NSFW) This week in American Apparel ads: It's Nipples.
The Unparalleled Hyperbole of NYC Real Estate Advertising #3
(click image) You didn't honestly think something as inconsequential as a historically-depressed realty market would stay Gotham's property marketers from abusing their already dog-eared thesauri? You don't live here in youtopia, do you? All headlines clipped from real estate ads from either the New York Times or the New York Observer. To view my previous Kindergarten cut and paste hyperbolic hooey-board projects, go here and here.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: UK knife crime.
New awareness video by England's Home Office is depressing, but ineffective. (link)
Microsoft exploits Berlin Wall anniversary.
(click image) Microsoft in New Zealand, via agency Y&R, apparently recently mailed out some letters in fucking concrete envelopes (with an enclosed hammer) to software salespeople (I'm guessing just high-end accounts) touting Windows, and inviting them to enter a promotion to win a trip to Berlin. Well, at least the recipients got a free hammer out of it (via). Previous bad Microsoft advertising: Ungrammatical. Tragically ironic. Monstrously moronic. Mega misdirected. Patently unpatriotic. Boringly fake.
Monday, November 09, 2009
(click ad) Pope Ratzi does not approve. To promote its GLBT services, Aukland's cheeky St. Matthew in the City Anglican church (whose previous billboard mocked the Feeding the Multitude miracle), through their agency M&C Saatchi, got British illustrator Clifford Richards to edit/update his 1970 work "Noah's Ark." Note the two cocks, and the two snails (hermaphrodites) in the foreground. Now imagine this billboard being erected in Wichita Falls, Texas (image via).
copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Nespresso.
Watch George Clooney die and visit God (John Malkovich) in this new French TV spot. (link)