Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How does an investment firm advertise in this f*cked financial market?

(click ad, via)
Toronto's Sentry Investments presents an oblique "vision" joke. Sure sure, Mr. Suspenders here sees things clearer than those big investment bank analysts. Look at him staring into The Future. Patiently. He stands there for an hour every morning before even turning on his computer. He's thinking, non-stop, about your equity. And jumping. Ad agency: Clean Sheet Communications. Previously:
• the dumbest investment ad ever.
• the most depressing investment ad ever.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Copyranter is back in form! When you write like this, all I wanna do is blow you.

9:23 AM  
Blogger cheeseonearth said...

That looks like a subtle homage to Lord Sugar. Brilliant.
One of the best ads I've seen in a week or so.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous The Grammar Cunt said...

Fucked market?? That would imply that someone was boinking the market.

Fucked up market.

free proofreading for your blog

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like that the award they received looks like a butt plug.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous cath said...

GC: In my dialect (standard Canadian English), one can definitely say something is "fucked" (not up, not over, just plain fucked) in a non-literal sense to mean it's irreparably broken. I think there's a slight difference, actually.

"My car is fucked up," suggests that there is something wrong with it and it's acting strangely. "My car is fucked," suggests that it is, or may be, a write-off.

It does, somehow, seem odd to use "fucked" in this sense as a modifier instead of as a predicate. "My fucked car," sounds a bit awkward, although I don't think it's ungrammatical in the right context. "Which car are you selling? The fucked one?" sounds OK to me.

Anyways, my point is just that I think you're overreaching. You CAN say "this fucked market," it's just a little awkward.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, he's exposing his pee-pee to the hotel patrons in the building across the street.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> in the building across the street.

the one with the air guitarist in the balcony? :-)


1:57 PM  
Anonymous cath said...

Wait, if stockbrokers start exposing their pee-pees through their office windows, stocks in Windex will go down, and those in Rose-Coloured Glasses will go up.

This guy is brazenly trying to manipulate the market. I call shenanigans!

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They lie, just like they do at all other times.

4:30 PM  

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