Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
• cat gif.
• NYC subway.
• The Smurfs—Commies?
• Afghanistan in the 1950s-60s.
• Gwyneth Paltrow tweets a funny.
• The Devil's car spotted in Williamsburg?
• Casey Anthony mask sold for nearly 1 mil.
• Poorly named liquor store is poorly named.
• Debt solution: mint a two trillion dollar coin.
• Amy Winehouse's ashes and her bodyguards.
• Blush lingerie (lamely) exploits the Murdoch scandal.
(click images, via) Season two starts October 16th, Zombie lovers. Nice, cheap stunt. Even better was last year's "Resident Evil" body parts installation all over Madrid. I definitely prefer zombie dramas to all the lame lemming vampire shows. Related: let's write some new taglines for "Zombie Strippers."
fauxhemian. Via New York Shitty. Previously in: NYC Real Estate Ad Watch. Related: the unparalleled hyperbole of NYC real estate advertising.
Newspaper Association of America presents one of the truly dumbest headlines in advertising history.
Said Donna Barrett, NAA board member, about the new campaign which is being tested in eight markets:
"Literally, everyone at the agency, everyone on our committee, and then everyone on the board had a 100-percent positive reaction to that headline. It sets a fun new tone for [the industry]. Who doesn’t want to be perceived as both smart and sexy? And if you can tie the two together? All the better!”
Jesus Christ, get a new agency. Ad agency: The Martin Agency, Virginia.
Newspapers: forever terrible at advertising themselves.
Related: Magazines: forever terrible at advertising themselves.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
(click pics, via) Look at how cute that skeevy public masturbator used to be! Who could imagine, 35 years later, he'd be getting his penis licked in an American Apparel ad? Or holding a dildo in a fake street poster? Or running a successful retail business straight off a cliff? Though, that leisure suit does portend future pervy proclivities. Photos taken in the 70s by his father, Morris.
via) I've previously seen this ad on a phone kiosk on the Upper West Side, but didn't have a camera on me. This was snapped in Halethorpe, Maryland. Yay or Nay? I will say I bet the penman/woman of this IN YOUR FACE line is as proud as an asshole peacock. Previously in: The Copywriting Hall of Fame.
(click ads, via) Last week, the California Milk Processor Board pulled their laughably sexist campaign, a campaign the antiquated Jeff Goodby of ad agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners said "served its purpose." (Which, I guess, was to insult most every woman and man who saw it?)
Well, now Mercy For Animals is "borrowing" Goodby's slick art direction for a new Got Ethics? anti-milk print campaign that they say will launch in an upcoming issue of Ms. Magazine. Here's the website. Warning: graphic video auto-plays.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Creepy Van Guy, of course. Yes, I know it's not a new photo. Maybe the owner is a sex offender, and this is his way of forcing himself to not attempt to pick up (any more) girls? Thanks to Vinnie for the tip.
Previously in Creepy Japan:
• Titty pudding packaging.
• Penis handling poster (nsfw).
• kiddie porn condom packages.
June 20th! This one for Pronto condoms is not new, but I hadn't seen it before. The selling point is that its package is an applicator, enabling you to sheath your schlong swiftly. Here's video of how it works. The ad? Enough with the cock as cock visuals. Country: South Africa. Ad agency: unknown. Via. Previously: follow the links in this Durex chocolate-flavored prophylactic ad featuring Monica Lewinsky to see about 50 more condom ads.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
reddit) I guess one could get a good stick on the island. But, securely tying the medal could be problematic. OK, he/she wins.
via) Not for silly Prince Charmings. What is that? Icing? This ad seriously puzzles me. Ad agency: McCann Erickson, Tel Aviv. Previous stops on the worldwide bad online dating ad tour: Belgium—sexism • Czech Republic—sex doll • Canada—depressing • and the US: true.com is all Tits and Bikinis • match.com—Cupid & Fate hate you.
(click ad, via) Oh, Argentina! You really know how to insult and belittle an entire race of people in one fell swoop of an asinine ad. Ad is for los inRockuptibles, some entertainment magazine. Ad agency: DDB Buenos Aires. Previously, a Brazilian ad agency used the Black Panthers to sell toilet cleaning gloves.
Previously in Oh, South America!
• Pedophilia sells Kia.
• Ugly? Use a rubber.
• Gay men are not VIP men.
• Your son's gay? Get drunk!
• If you drive drunk, you are Hitler.
• Mentos knows why you have a fat, ugly girlfriend.
• and the most tasteless ad ever invoking 9/11.
Monday, July 25, 2011
(click images) From the press note of the Surfrider Foundation (started by surfers in 1990 to protect the ocean and its coastlines):
"Last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico left a deep impression in people's minds. To remember this catastrophe, we have a created a calendar with photos of young naiads covered in oil...This calendar, which will be offered to all members of Surfrider Foundation Europe, is also designed to help recruit new volunteers..."
I call (partial) Photoshop! Also, slimy insensitivity! All male creative team! What a surprise! Ad agency: Y&R Paris. See the rest of the calendar here.
Previous uncomfortable girlie calendars:
• The coffin cuties of Italy (nsfw).
• The Matchbox Barbie calendar.
• and the X-ray nudie skeleton calendar.
related: nine nudie Russian business calendars (nsfw).
(click ads, via) Well, if I knew it would be received by somebody like John Coffey, I might. But more likely, it would be received by somebody like Wild Bill Wharton. New Campaign is for Humanwrites.org. Ad agency: The Union, UK.
Related: Amnesty International's incorrect death penalty ad.
(click images) You, being a Web visitor, have of course seen these faces, and many more, in the last year or so. It used to be stupid dancing people, and these scumbags used to spend $75 million a year to make sure you and everybody else on the Internet saw their ads every goddamn day. I don't know their current ad budget, but their creepy ads are still quite ubiquitous.
Related: the hilariously tactless AccuQuote life insurance ads.
YouTube. Go here and here to view the real, insane Skittles commercials.
Thanks to both JC and Ryan for the tip.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
(click ads, via) "Unwanted body hair can be such a disaster." Oh, the humanity. Are you touching yourselves, modern digital slave art directors, over this painfully forced campaign? Ad agency: Impact BBDO, United Arab Emirates. Fun fact: The crispy-face survivors of the Hindenburg were shaved with Schick shavers, as explained in this heinous ad created immediately after the disaster.
Previous noteworthy shaver ads:
• "God shave the King."
• Israeli Woman in a barbed-wire bra.
• Pubes towels (Cannes Lion-winning).
• 2,800 square meter Roger Federer face.
• Shave your legs or you'll kill your boyfriend.
• and, world's smallest ad written on a whisker.
via) From Modern Woman Magazine. So much copy to sell ICE (note that it's always ALL CAPS). "More and more smart hostesses..." "Even ordinary drinking water is glamorized..." "It's the smart and correct thing to do!" Ad is by Wisconsin Ice and Coal, according to Vintage Ads. Just dump it down my pants, ICE Service Man. Related, some noteworthy ice cream ads: Racist Obama Russian ad • Pregnant nun Italian ad • Crazy South Korean commercial • and Crazy Ukrainian commercial.