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Creative advertisements

 
 
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 08:42 pm
@CalamityJane,
This is an online advertising - saying "Welcome to the net!"

http://www.tmp.de/uploads/pics/eRecruiting_netz.jpg
roger
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 08:42 pm
http://www.brooksengland.com/ads/ad_2006.jpg
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old europe
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 08:42 pm
@CalamityJane,
Question
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:08 pm
@old europe,
Yes, old europe, how can I help you?
old europe
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:09 pm
@CalamityJane,
I don't get it.

I know it's not funny if you have to explain it, but can you explain it?
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:10 pm
@old europe,
Fish - net.

Not ha ha funny, but a bit clever.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:12 pm
@old europe,
The fish ad?
The fish is in the net - since it's an advertisement for an online service,
the greeting "Willkommen im Netz" is quite appropriate.
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old europe
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:15 pm
Uhh.....

Yeah, I get the "fish - net" thing...

But isn't a net supposed to be something bad for a fish? Whereas the internet is supposed to be something good for... people?

I mean, who wants an ad with a negative connotation?

Or am I missing something here? Some hidden message...?
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:19 pm
@old europe,
Hm, I think the ad is quite cleverly made.

The little fish is a toy fish you mostly find in a fish glass or aquarium, so
I don't think anyone has a bad connotation looking at the picture - except
old europe of course Laughing
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:22 pm
@CalamityJane,
I get what he's talking about and my first impression was that the fish was being portrayed as a newbie ready to be caught up by the net. It still might work in the right conditions, and either way it's got us talking about it.

I think the thing that makes it work is that the viewer has an initial "duh" moment then gets the fish-net connection. It makes it more memorable.

Like I said, it's not crazy funny or anything, but it's an above average ad by my estimate.
old europe
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:22 pm
@CalamityJane,
Yeah, but if you say "Welcome to the net!" to the cute little toy fish, it means that little toy fish will be sushi in the very near future.

Twisted Evil
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:27 pm
@Robert Gentel,
German advertising is sometimes twisted - I guess that's why I liked this fish
net ad especially. Remember the very controversial Benetton ads? Some
of them were horrible, but people talked about it, and that's what advertising
is all about.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:27 pm
@old europe,
You're an engineer, aren't you, old europe?
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:35 pm
By the way, have you seen the new Citroen commercials - the French pretending to be Germans? They are hilarious!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw6SvXI4P-4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icnmGqwyBvk
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 10:23 pm
@CalamityJane,
Sorry to stick this in here, and sorry if I offend anyone, but remember; my mother is german.

Who said the Germans have no sense of humour?

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
The police. I'm afraid there's been an accident. Your husband is in
hospital.

A man walks into a bar.
He is an alcoholic whose drink problem is destroying his family.

Did you hear about the blonde who jumped out off a bridge?
She was clinically depressed because of her terribly
low self-esteem.

What do you call a cat with no tail?
A manx cat.

Why do undertakers wear ties?
Because their profession is very serious, and it is important that their
appearance has a degree of gravitas.

How many electricians does it take to change a light bulb?
One.

Why do women fake orgasms?
Because they want to give men the impression that they have climaxed.

Why are there no aspirin in the jungle?
Because it would not be financially viable to attempt to sell
pharmaceuticals in the largely unpopulated rainforest.

Doctor, I've broken my leg.
I'm afraid it is a very bad break. You will never walk again.

There's an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman and they are all
trapped in a jail cell.
Eventually they all starved to death.

Did you hear about the Irishman found under a shop?
He was killed and buried there. It was gang-related.

What's the difference between a rottwieller and a poodle?
There are many differences. They are two totally different breeds of
dog.

What do you get if you cross a horse and a donkey?
A mule.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 04:33 pm
A great Heineken billboard in Amsterdam:

http://www.hemmy.net/images/arts/creativeadvertisements03.jpg
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 10:07 pm
@hingehead,
All that came from Germans? Hard to believe! Laughing

Here is a good one for soundproof windows

http://blog.supertext.ch/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/weru2.jpg

CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 10:14 pm
@CalamityJane,
http://salzsee.info/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/haar.jpg
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 10:19 pm
@CalamityJane,
http://www.hannestreichl.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/mit_skurilem_werbung_machen.jpg
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:09 pm
At the other end of the advertising spectrum:

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/fail-owned-billboard-fail.jpg
 

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