Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Could we maybe now ease up on the bridge disaster humor?

(click image for closer look)
Also, what about the gaping hole in your fucking brains?
Let's first revisit the last advertiser to use bridge disaster humor—we forgave Sungard because their ad was placed before the Minneapolis bridge collapse; we were hoping that they would place a different ad in September publications (I haven't seen the next Sungard ad yet.). But the State Street boys, with the above Flash Web banner ad, got no excuse. I guess they figure they paid good money for that cheesy stock photo and by gum, they're gonna get every goddamn penny's worth out of it.
(tip/ad emailed by Cory Smith—thanks!)
previously in ads that should never have run:
1. Embassy Suites ad inadvertently poignant.
2. INTEL—bow to your khaki-panted Master.
3. conEd—of course New York is cool.
4. Right Gwynnie. And I'm Martian.
5. Where were you when 9/11 happened?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to ignore the fact that "gaping hole" brings a pretty disturbing image of Internet porn sites I've stumbled across. Is it just me?

10:07 AM  
Blogger Erin Bradley said...

I don't know dude, I think this is being over-sensitive - like when Blockbuster went all sticker happy after 9/11.

10:27 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

you're possibly right, erin. still, a stupid visual on its own.

10:35 AM  
Blogger David said...

Come on, Ranter.

It's all water under the bridge at this point.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like all disaster is local. We probably don't think too much about it, but someone in Minneapolis seeing that would freak. Then again people out there don't really seem to be as affected by 9/11 when you talk to them.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Erin Bradley said...

make the logo bigger is right. and thanks to modern ad-serving techniques, we can adjust it so folks in those areas don't see those ads. well, that's the utopian vision, anyway.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Donnie08 said...

eb - I should say that yeah, they can control where it’s viewed, but I also agree with the bigger sentiment that maybe it's too soon for new bridge diaster ads.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Moda di Magno said...

Cheesy stock must die.

10:56 PM  

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