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crossing the line?

With all the effort and money that goes into promoting a product or service sometimes I run into ads and all I can say is WHAT THE FUCK WHERE YOU THINKING?

For instance some products may be useful but there is no need to use real life models to show them.3257709478_00fdbf5312 Ads are supposed to catch your eye, interest you, and force you to some type of action.  I feel like a gag reflex is most likely not the reaction that these ad monkeys were looking for by doing this ad, but that is sure as hell what they got.

SIDE NOTE:

Dear Clearblue, I don’t want to see a pee stream on TV–sorry its just nasty.

This breast pump ad is almost laughable.  It is a hands free breast pumping bra and the ad is just too much.  Not only is this broad chatting on the phone, but she is also reading while taking care of her milk business. Gag.  Yes women have to take care of this but it doesn’t mean I need to see ads like this.  Ever.

This next ad was used to urge people to “atravesse na faixa” or look both ways while your crossing the road.  A bit harsh you think?  Talk about shocking, I feel like this might be a little much. (No really A LOT  much.)

a258_b1 The thought of little children seeing this ad really makes me sad.  Wow.  Okay it might be slightly entertaining to see their reaction.  Quite the way to make a point I suppose.  Not only is there a man splattered all over the front of this bus, but the windshield is cracked and there is a massive amount of blood surrounding his body. (Not that you can’t already see that)…I like the idea of pushing the limits but things get weird when you scare the crap out of little children.  Next stop, preventing teen pregnancy and saying no to drugs!  The ideas for those are just endless…

While this last ad is pretty hilarious I really don’t see the market appeal to anyone but 16-year-old boys— who can’t even buy cigarettes? Dumbasses…a276_a2

While it was actually banned– the short time that it did reach people I can’t imagine many people being intrigued by this ad, while it is perfect for a good laugh.  A human like cigarette box porno– showing them making it to third base and all at the same time trying to sell you cigarettes?  Yikes…



perverts
February 24, 2009, 8:21 pm
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sucking

hahahah wow.  Please stop letting horny teenage boys create your ad campaigns for you.  To think of the people who worked on this sitting around a table and actually thinking that this was a good idea is truly a joke.  You suck.



February 24, 2009, 6:36 pm
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IQ

I am really getting a kick out of some advertisers use of asterisks.  This website has an ad stating that Rihanna has an IQ of 117 yet at the bottom it states that it is * for entertainment purposes only.  But more importantly with the recent news of Rihannas’ run in with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown— I can’t believe this ad says, “You can’t beat that…”.  Poor girl can’t seem to catch a break.



February 24, 2009, 6:08 pm
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unfortunate_fathers_day_ad_placement

With everything being so chaotic in the midst the economic crisis and octo-moms eviction it is only expected that people make mistakes–  and by mistakes I mean fucking horrid mistakes.

Some idiot put this heartwarming Fathers Day ad on an aritcle about abused wives.  Hopefully I am not the only person that sees the stupidity in this…



fox news is big bully on campus
February 19, 2009, 10:26 pm
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middle_finger

Fox News really thinks that they are number one.  While it may have gone unnoticed to many, Fox played a dirty trick in an ad celebrating their success (below).  They put out ads in national and trade publications with stating their new win as # 1 with a small asterisk and a disclaimer that really put a dunce cap on CNN and MSNBC.  While it seems strange that they would waste their time with this childish act, they really had a lot to dish about their competitors.

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Here is what else they had to say…

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the rubix cubicon
February 19, 2009, 10:05 pm
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The Tool Academy has a new addition and his name is Frank Addante.

The self-proclaimed ‘serial entrepreneur’ is the face and CEO/Village Idiot of The Rubicon Project. An online advertising company of sorts, Frank really has made sure that he and all his work is all over the web.  Lets just say that Googling this man is short of terrifying.  He has no fear of cameras, home made videos, or slutting his information all over every blog, video posting, or networking site available.  Frank is so quick to talk about how many different websites have joined his service but really what I am interested in is how the hell he is even making any money.  That is what people care about, especially in the poor economic times that we are experiencing in the U.S.

The buzz that he wishes to create he does himself and is all just so desperate.  Being your own biggest fan is a sure way to create a buzz, but Frank my love– you are a buzz kill.  According to an online video interview with Dog and Pony, Frank is a 31-year-old college dropout, and the interview also shows off his lame Rubicon t-shirt that he wouldn’t be caught without.  This guy is clearly WAY into PR whether it be through self-promotion, constantly bragging and throwing around numbers, and babbling on and on about how great he is.

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What I really would like to know is for how much bragging Mr. Addante does, where does he get the time to have his assistant film him in his ridiculous YouTube videos?  Plus keeping the very extensive and rambling blog that he has up to date.  Either he never sleeps or I am missing something.  In my personal favorite video of his, “Frank Addante from the Rubicon Project”, he not only signs autographs for a ‘fan’ he drives a Hummer with a tag hanging in the window saying, “SAVE OUR PLANET”.  How can he not see that his videos are annoying, plus they make him look like a complete joke.

My best advice for Frank Addante would be to stop making a PR stunt out of yourself and get back to work!  While I am hopeful that you have hit the pinnacle of your career, there may be time for you to change.  Cheers to you Frank, and here is another award for you to add on Wikipedia and make a video to post about yourself on YouTube, Congrats! –“The Most Innovativly Douchie Guy in Advertising.”

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mute button?
February 17, 2009, 9:49 pm
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