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When advertising goes bad...

 
 
Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:45 pm
Partially inspired by Robert Gentel's 'Creative advertising' thread, and one of DrewDad's posts to it, let's share and celebrate maladroit advertising.
From the Geelong Independent newspaper
http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/img/2008/dogs/062708_dog1.jpg
 
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:46 pm
Here's DrewDad's post.

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/fail-owned-billboard-fail.jpg
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:46 pm
@hingehead,
Crap, looks like we posted at the same time. I just started a thread for bad ads with some odd SEGA examples. I'll post the next ones I find here.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:49 pm
@Robert Gentel,
To be fair, this ad looks like it was made long before the SNL skit.

http://www.sfu.ca/~gsa7/dickinabox1.jpg
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:51 pm
Another common theme I suspect is web advertising where page content is often inappropriately linked to automated advertising:

http://hintofsarcasm.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/herdeadbody2.PNG
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:52 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I wonder if Hamsters can merge threads?
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:54 pm
@hingehead,
Nah, but the world's big enough for two threads, I'm going to post some types here and some (mostly the weird and offbeat ones) there.

In the contextual ad error field, I've seen many. Here's a particularly bad one:

http://www.adrants.com/images/iomega_burn_baby.jpg
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:58 pm
Not something dlowan would want to see...

http://www.boingboing.net/200804251308.jpg
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 04:04 pm
@CalamityJane,
It's too big to post

http://www.apolnet.ca/arapo/galleries/MOLSON1_1824.jpg
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Izzie
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 04:08 pm
@CalamityJane,
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/my.jpg
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 04:09 pm
@Izzie,
That's just right for McDonalds Laughing
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 04:11 pm
I can share an example of my own such advertising, wringing own neck.

Think glossy cards of 3.825 inch x 8.5 inch with a swell landscape design photo (excellent fountain made out of a scungy old concrete bowl as a base for stacked stone) and our firm name, address, data fetchingly placed on the front of the card, and, on the back, a batch of wow'em projects.

Both bsns prtnr and I looked at that thing several times and missed before going to press that we spelled Los Angeles wrong. So: there are a thousand expensive-to-us examples out there of our failure to attend to detail..
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old europe
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 04:15 pm
@Izzie,
heheheheheee......


http://simplecomplexity.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/badadplacementmcdonalds.jpg
Izzie
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 04:27 pm
@old europe,
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/1-5.jpg
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 04:52 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:
Nah, but the world's big enough for two threads, I'm going to post some types here and some (mostly the weird and offbeat ones) there.


Good plan. Innapropriate here, weird there.
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 04:55 pm
@hingehead,
http://www.cherryflava.com/cherryflava/images/senile_agitation.jpg
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 04:57 pm
@hingehead,
http://www.cherryflava.com/cherryflava/images/7s_1.gif
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 04:59 pm
@CalamityJane,
No.

It wasn't.


= 8 >-O
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:06 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Ooooooooooooooohhhhhh
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:08 pm
@CalamityJane,
When we were in Spain we were in a restaurant for lunch (heading east to Benicassim from Cuenca) and the waitress was trying to tell us what the special was and ended up saying 'Bugs Bunny' in a heavily accented English. Which was weird because the night before in Cuenca the waitress had explained a special as 'Bambi'.

Cartoons, the universal language of food.
 

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