Friday, February 03, 2012

Maybe THE most annoying ad ever.

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I think the bench imprint-vertising still takes the annoying cake, but this here is close. I've been meaning to post this obnoxious piece of Ad Creep for months (It's from 2005, before I started this stupid site.).
This is the ambient ad equivalent of lighting a bag of dog shit on fire, ringing the doorbell, and running. Its ingeniousness is far outweighed by its invasiveness. I catch you putting that over my peephole, and I rip you a new asshole.
Ad agency: Quórum/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Peru.


Blogger JB said...

I use those when I do my home-invasions. Candygram!

10:19 AM  
Anonymous RobbieR said...

It would never have happened. Stick on three doors, tell some lies, and win a direct at Cannes.

All imaginary, I reckon.

As an idea, I think it's quite smart, personally.

10:43 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Three? I was thinking one.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Vinnie said...

You know I like you, but you are way way way out in left field on this one. For me, this is one of the smartest most original ads ever created, and the majority of creatives agree with that. I'd be happy to have someone put that on my door, because then I'd put it on my neighbor's!

Agency Kolle Rebbe, Germany did something similar for German mail-order company Otto. The model's name is Eva Padberg. They did this in 2005 as well, if I am not mistaken. I remember reading that both agencies submitted their ads to Cannes around the same time.

11:20 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

That's fine, Vinnie. And, like I give a shit what a majority of circle-jerking sycophantic dick-splash creatives think.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Vinnie said...

Here's something else that's actually kinda related. It's the most ridiculous thing I've seen in a very long time. A Terry Richardson silhouette board. Made especially for Colette, the French boutique, it's strictly limited edition. So if anyone likes Terry, grab one. It's only €102. Keep in mind the original price was €600! Copyranter has spoken very highly of Terry in the past. Just kidding!

12:09 PM  
Anonymous cath said...

People have peepholes on their door for a reason. Sure, most of us don't actually need them, but not everyone's neighbourhood/life situation/sense of security is going to let them be ok with an advertiser (a) blocking their peephole so it doesn't work, and (b) requiring them to step outside to fix it.

Next up: Ads that involve blocking people's fire escapes or disabling their locks.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous -1-T-M- said...

Calm down ranter! Is this why several anon loonie bins are dangerously attracted to this blog, like moths to a flame?

Thanks Vinnie, for the TR link. Kisses' cover brought me back to Palmer's original, one of my all time hits from the past.

Robert Palmer - Johnny and Mary

12:33 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Exactly, cath.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Papa John's wants you to know that they can disrespect your property rights and that you should reward them with your business.

No. Fucking. Way.

12:58 PM  
Blogger MrPlywood said...

Yeah, but if this ad WAS blocking your peephole it would also prevent your local raving maniac from being able to jam the icepick through the hole into your eye. PapaJohns FTW.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Vinnie said...

Cath, you are over reacting. Did you take a good look at the image? Your view is not totally blocked. You can still see if there is someone standing outside your door. By the way, since you mentioned one's sense of security, I don't think a serial killer will be knocking on your door. He will find another way to get inside your apartment/house. I'm ok with people hating this because they find it creepy, intrusive, not well done, etc, but it's a little ludicrous - no offense please - to hate it because you think it imperils you.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous adwriter84 said...

Vinnie, that's the point. Just because a "majority of creatives" agree that something is smart and original doesn't mean that consumers won't think it's an annoying, obtrusive piece of shit. Actually, I'd say that last sentence is one of the biggest problems with the entire ad industry today.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous cath said...

Vinnie: I DON'T think it imperils ME, but I live in a quiet building and don't have any angry exes/pimps/dealers/bookies hanging about.

It requires people to open their doors and remove the stickers if they want functional peepholes. Even if this doesn't ACTUALLY imperil anyone, it might. And it will certainly make them feel that their right to privacy and security in their own home has been diminished. Again: People have peepholes for a reason.

7:12 PM  
Blogger MrPlywood said...

Here's a plan: if one of those ads is blocking your peephole, just ask the next ex, pimp, dealer, maniac or bookie (bookie?) that comes to your door to remove it so you can see them. Seriously, if you live in a neighborhood that is so scary that you're afraid to open your door, mildly annoying ads are the least of your problems.

1:39 AM  
Anonymous RobbieR said...

Err. I think everyone is missing the key point here.

Ads that block fire escapes ... let's get on it.

"Not so fast! Have you considered WAZZO burn cream?"

8:53 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I like that.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Vinnie said...

I agree with MrPlywood. And bookies? It's funny you mentioned that. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene is one of my favorite books. There were bookies in the book. But where I live, we have no bookies.

In any event, everyone needs to lighten up. They never even used this ad in the first place, so no one's life was put at risk. 17 comments so far on this ad. C'mon, people. There are a lot more annoying ads.

9:54 AM  

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