Posts Tagged ‘ads’

I cannot believe what I saw just now.

Reading an authoritative publication marketing, I came across this:

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I’ve heard of people getting their rocks off on molesting women on trains, peeking under their skirts, masturbating on public transports and even peeping into toilet booths. But this by far takes a cake…and the cream.

This Singaporean Sicko likes sniffing girls so much that he’s done it to more than 20 women in 15 months in various places, including in their homes! This is one sick guy.

Deservingly, he got caught and has been sentenced to a long time in jail and he’ll be caned, too.

You can read the whole article here.

Speaking of ‘pits, here are some of the best Lynx adverts to-date.

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Is it just me or does Mylene Klass look like the Corpse Bride in the new M&S ad?

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C’mon, admit it. We all like a bit of shitty crap cheesy crap once in a while. So I’m going to share this really outlandish ad with you. Those in the UK would have seen it on TV. There’s something about this ad that makes me laugh EVERYTIME I see it. It’s not a particularly good ad, just a really, really funny one. Please leave a comment telling us what you found funny about it.

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If you’re one of those who really, REALLY hates ads taking up all your bandwidth when loading webpages, you can either use ad blockers, which will sometimes distort the layout of the page. Or, you can use this new add-on for FireFox (why would you be using any other browser?). Addart put an image of curated art images from contemporary artists.


The slideshow apparently rotates every two weeks. I won’t be using this add-on, as I am already using NoScript, which works wonders. And also being on a Mac reduces the threat of malware, spyware, tableware and other online nasties.

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Tango balls

I bet you know I enjoy spoofs, don’t you? Here’s one that I recalled seeing. Can you guess which ad it’s spoofing?

Clue: I’ve recently shown you. (shh…)

Previously I posted a spoof of the MacBook Air ad.

Now I’m going to share with you another spoof of the ad.

It’s silly little things like that that brighten up my day.

A follow-up to Lunar BBDO’s post.

Remember super ads like Sony’s “Balls” and Honda’s “Cog“? The follow up to Balls was tepid at best – which was disappointing – but Honda Civic’s, with an orchestra emulating the roars and squeaks and booms made by the Civic was, I thought, brilliant!

Then came that ad by Orange, of people expanding and continuing the colours of the rainbow (tagline: don’t let good things end, or something like that). I thought this was alright, because I was indifferent to the brand Orange, and I quite like the colour orange. And the fact that the art direction for the ad was quite good.

From then on, advertising creativity just went down the drain. This was demonstrated by the new Ford Focus ad, which seemed to me like a combination (and complete rip-off) of both Honda’s Cog and Civic adverts. And this has just made me even more loathe to buy a Focus – and I used to think that the RS was alright.

But, occasionally, you get something along the same lines, which, because of one reason or the other, you quite like. This time around, it could have been the brand. Most of my friends know that I am an assman, I mean Audi guy, and the new range has not changed my mind. And the ad, which does have some resemblance to the ads mentioned above. But I suspect that because it’s Audi, I am not complaining about it. Not dissing you, Lunar!

What do you think?

A word to creatives out there: when you want to pay homage and the characteristics of your brand allows it, do a complete spoof. Otherwise, lay off. One of my favourite spoofs come from my one of my favourite brands: 118118. And it’s a spoof – a very good one – of one of my favourite ads of all time. Well done, Fallon (or was it W+K?) and WCRS!

They undermine men by saying that all we’re ever interested in is sex, and particularly during Valentines’ Day. Apparently, we only want our partners to wear skimpy, uncomfortable lingerie that exposes most parts and leave nothing to the imagination. As if sex games and dirty thoughts are what dominate our minds.

What happened to the romance and the cuddling and the long talks and laying in bed or hours and not having an erotic activity happening?

Watch this ad and you will see what I mean.

The tag line is so dirty! GIVE HIM WOOD?! I reiterate; it’s dirty, it’s derogatory, it’s glammed up and shameless. The ad itself…stockings, silk, lace, peek-a-boos, high heels, pouting……………..Like I said, Ann Summers is about nothing but glammed up, immoral, dirty, shameless sex and that’s … HOT! AND THAT’S WHY I LOVE IT!

Remember when I posted the ad for Orange and I called it a copy of the Sony Bravia Balls ad? Well, this time around, it’s even more frustrating. Even less creative neurons have died.At least Sony and Orange are two completely different industries.

This time, Ford has just done my head in. I’ve never found their ads to be memorable and at best, they caught my attention for a split second before I continued staring at that long-legged blonde crossing the street while I’m sitting in my car waiting for the lights to turn green.

Now this is where it all blows up in the face of advertising – a car manufacturer, (deep breath) copying another car manufacturer’s ad. Just when you think it couldn’t get any dumber, they copied an award-winning, super memorable ad!

Then there’s the tagline: Beautifully Arranged. Compared to what? The living of a chav who just got married? Gimme a break, the only way you can beautifully arrange that car is by putting it next to the bin!

Anyhow, here’s the ad:

A rip-off of the Sony Bravia Balls ad.

Here’s another Honda ad that I really like. This one’s for the new Civic.

Not bad cars + Great adverts = Great car

Honda ad

Honda – The power of Dreams.

And the power of great advertising creativity.

Sony: Balls

Sony Bravia TV