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Filed Under:Marketing / Advertising
Posts on Regator:1446
Posts / Week:8.3
Archived Since:July 1, 2011

Blog Post Archive

The "O" stands for Japanese Zeros.

Tora, Tora, Tora, SpaghettiOs and Campbell Soup Company (parent).Image via. Previously in: Twidiot of the Week.

This is pretty much the most racist commercial I've ever seen.

It's for an Alabama law firm.That, and more on my weekly ad post on VICE.

This is the Doritos "Crash The Super Bowl" winner.

For the eighth straight year, Doritos will be "crashing" the Super Bowl with non ad agency ads. You can see all the submissions here. I've viewed many of them, and most of them suck balls, as usual — not that that's any different from when a Doritos ad agency creates the ads.But this one, "Finger Cleaner", is a winner. Show More Summary

The Worst Advertising, Guerrilla Marketing, and Social Media Fuck-Ups of November.

Including, this idiotic giant stress ball placed by the Jamaica Tourist Board in Times Square.Read about it, and the rest, on VICE.

So, here's the most offensive JFK assassination-riffing ad ever produced.

(click ad to enlarge)Leaving aside the nuclear offensiveness, it's actually a pretty good b-to-b ad. And yes, it is a real ad, from 2007, for IP Press (now known as IP Media Group) hawking their men's titles which include Belgian mag Ché — well known for over-the-top sexist ads.Ad agency: Antwerp office of Duval Guillaume

Meet Phil, The Sleazy Dick Pill Shill.

He's pushing, pushing real good, Dynafil (thus, his nom de guerre), a new generic Viagra.Read about him on Jezebel.

The only ad James Gandolfini ever did (I think).

2007, for Kobold watches.The ad ran for a year.Gandolfini did it for free.Here's the back story.

Me, right after every creative presentation.

That's me, in the foreground.And, that's the rest the agency "team" in the background.

FINALLY: some funny cereal ads.

These two "Competition Crunch" spots for Oatmeal Crisp are my kind of stupid. They may not be your kind of stupid, but stupidity — like love — is a many splendored thing. "Elitist Marionette" (above) is really fucking weird. "Ginger Wedding" (below) is more traditionally ad-like weird. Show More Summary

PETA's new Thanksgiving video is a fucking holiday miracle.

A miracle, in that it isn't the usual sexist, insensitive garbage. The video, "Thanks!—An animated trip to holiday slaughter" is well-thought out and well-produced. The video, "Thanks!—An animated trip to holiday slaughter", is a collaboration...Show More Summary

There is one ad agency in the world that knows to advertise itself.

And they're not from the United States or the UK. Read about them on Vice.

copyranter on VICE: Prudential Presents: The most depressing financial commercial ever produced.

I will be, starting today, writing somewhat regularly for Vice.Today's post is about a new ad by "The Rock".Basic plot: The world is a cold place where losers die. Fuck you. Signed, Prudential.( story link ).

A bombastic vintage trade ad that could never run today.

(click to enlarge)Judging by the typeface, it looks like a 1980s ad.It was a trade ad advocating the power advertising, by Texas ad agency The Richards Group.The copy reads:"How did Coke succeed where history's most ambitious leaders failed? By choosing the right weapon. Advertising." Via.

This Wendy's cashier should be promoted immediately.

Via reddit, where of course the comments are filled with racist morons.This woman wins fast food service and Halloween forever.

"Sharknado" balsa wood glider is the coolest promo item ever.

(click to enlarge) I want one. It's that simple. I'm writing the ad agency. The agency press note: "To get radio DJs and TV reviewers talking, writing and tweeting about the New Zealand TV debut (on Prime TV) of Sharknado... DraftFCB Auckland delivered them giant balsawood kitset shark 'gliders'. Proving that fear really can take to the air." Previously in: Cool Promo Items.

New campaign for UN Women is a perfect example of why simple ideas are always the most powerful.

Click ads for enlarged view. Images via. The campaign is by Christopher Hunt, creative at Ogilvy & Mather Dubai. He says this about the ads:“This campaign uses the world's most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. Show More Summary

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