Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Ad Council PSA confuses wasted NYU students.

(kiosk on Broadway @ Bond St.)
The Ad Council, the leading producer of Public Service Advertisements, is a magical place where otherwise sinful ad agencies come together to DO SOME GOOD. About ten years ago, I worked on a mildly interesting PSA TV spot called "Drugs Don't Work"—which addressed the issue of lost profits due to employees working while high. After finishing the spot, my boss and I got stoned in his office (true story).
Which brings me to this PSA. "Buzzed" can mean on the way to being drunk. But to me, it means, firstly, baked from smoking marijuana. To others, it connotes being high from cocaine. Or crank. Or E. Or caffeine. Also, doesn't that depend on exactly how buzzed I am, officer? So confusing. I need vodka.
previously in NYC kiosk ads:
1. No, you're a bad ad trapped in a phone kiosk.
2. "Oh give me a home, where dead, stuffed antelope wear sweaters..."
3. You don't have a mouth, Ketel One phone kiosk. You can't 'say' anything.
4. Today's lesson: The 'C' words.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked your title even better than the post.

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if you're driving "buzzed", you might as well grab a drink for the road. Apparently there is no (extra) harm in it.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Schizohedron said...

"Man, that is blatant false advertising!" /Otto_bus_driver

1:25 PM  
Blogger Maulleigh said...

Do NYU students drive? A waste of money.

How about getting into the back of a cab buzzed?

1:28 PM  
Blogger ricpic said...

Buzz drivers are drunks?

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The target audience sees "buzzed" as on the way to becoming drunk. Who cares what you think it means, you are clearly out of the target.

4:56 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Thank you for speaking for all of the "target audience." You want to show me the data? Oh that's right, you're just talking out of your ass.

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, at least you finished the spot (work) before getting high! Must've learned something.

7:44 PM  

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