Wednesday, January 04, 2012

19 ads with Hitler images selling everything from tea to eggs to deodorant.

Besides TITS, Der Führer may be the most over- and misused creative linchpin in advertising today. Very few of these make a lick of sense.

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Two ads selling tea. Left—anti-stress tea, "Make Peace With The World." Digging that shirt, even though it's a Photoshopped Iron Cross. Via Turkey. Right—herbal laxative tea, The "demon" being, I guess, Shit(ler). Why use Hitler? Fuck if I know. Via Thailand.

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Two ads selling alcohol. Left—so, my wine started as Hitler? Via Brazil. Right—for Amundsen, a Czech Vodka. Der Führer is distilled into a insane bunny. O. Kay. Why use Hitler? Fuck if I know.

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Two male grooming ads. Left—for the Hideki barber shop in Japan. Right—Sieg...Hell! your pits smell! Via Spain. These examples of Hitler-tising at least make some sense.

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Two clothes-related ads. Left—a Swiss dry cleaner. Um, What stains are we talking about, exactly? Right—Sokos is a department store chain in Finland. The Finns hate the Germans.

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Three food Hitler ads. Top Left—ad for a Chinese joint in Jakarta. This, I think, is the winner for the most forced borrowed interest use of Der Führer. Top Right—Well, Hitler's head was kind of egg-shaped, little help? Via South Africa. Bottom—Hell Pizza, via New Zealand. See, cause HITLER IS IN HELL (sigh).

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Left—Hitler's 'stashe is an HP flash drive, via India. Almost certainly a scam ad. Right, probably the best Hitler-related ad I've seen, especially since it's for a German hat seller.

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Left—Comedy Central, via Germany. It won a Silver Lion at Cannes in 2007. I don't see why. Right—Jitler! Ad for rubbers via Doc Morris pharmacies in Germany. Don't pro-create! Cause, ya never know...

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Left—It's the handsomest Hitler's ever looked, for some audio book seller in India. He's not a lizard, that's a bookmark. Ad won a Silver Lion last year. Again, I don't see why. Right—for Luxor highlighters, also via India. See, all the words highlighted are about Hitler. Why use Hitler in the first place? Why not?

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Finally, the two most bizarre Hitler ad visuals. Left—Yes, that's a mash-up of Der Führer and James Dean. Because CNA, a South African entertainment retail chain, wanted to show you that they've got whatever you're looking for. Right—Belgian humor magazine HUMO created a Rasta Hitler, because they were high on dope, probably.
The end. All images via my blog or AdsOfTheWorld or Coloribus.


Anonymous Beth said...

I am speechless how anyone could see using his image as appropriate for anything.

//Beth @ the New York City Advertising Agency

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anon troll said...

If you don't see why the Comedy Central ad won silver at Cannes, then you are fucking stupid. That's the funniest and cleverest ad of the bunch.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Book of Isaiah 57:20 said...

"But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt."

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm like the least politically correct guy ever, and I still can't figure out why it ever seems like a good idea to do a Hitler ad.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must be fucking stupid then, because I can't even figure out what the joke is in the Comedy Central one.

Like... "Hahaha oh man comedy and moustaches are like pubes and it's so serious - boy and that headline, that just clears everything up, like comedy is serious and so are pubes, and os is Hitler, so we take it all seriously! Bwa hahaha!"


1:18 PM  
Anonymous @Rachel__Ray said...

you forgot that mental AIDs one!

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@1:18 PM Anon

Yes, you are fucking stupid too.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The vodka ad is about purification. taking something that is essentially full of impurities and tuning it into something that is renowned for being pure... minus the myxomatosis that is.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Risko said...

@ 7:50 AM Anon
I refuse to drink vodka which is made of hitler`s head even six times distilled. Moreover, I find this ad pretty stupid

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Jens said...

Oh aye...

10:57 AM  

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