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If "Swear Jar" Ad Doesn't Make You Laugh, You Need Help

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: I went outside disguised as a woman to find out what women go through every day. I learned that they are called “faggot” a lot.

 

If This “Swear Jar” Ad Doesn’t Make You Laugh, You Need Help

 

 

Profanity-laden complaints about winter can earn one lucky Canadian a free holiday from Hotels.com … as this hilarious ad demonstrates.

Hipster Coffee Culture Nailed in Funny London McDonald’s McCafe Ad

In London, McDonald’s is spoofing the hipster coffee culture in this pretty funny new ad that I totally relate to. I just want a coffee!

Signs That Caught My Glass Eye

 

I’m not in fighting shape, but even I could beat up a kid with diabetes.

 

Clever Print Ads

 

Apparently, this is a real thing.

 

Clever ad promoting the value of advertising your business on billboards.

 

 

 


Hilarious Ad Encourages You NOT to Give Flowers as Gifts ... You Will LOL

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Chip Shot: What kind of train eats too much? A Chew Chew train.

 

Funny Reason Why You Shouldn’t Give Flowers as Gifts

 

 

Here’s a pretty funny ad deriding the long, lazy tradition of giving your loved ones “dead reproductive organs.” Visa tosses its own solution into the mix: Get a prepaid gift card and call it a day.

Kohler’s “Never Too Wanted?”

Okay, I had to watch this ad 3 times before I sort of got it … she steals the faucet!

It’s a “Bold Look of Kohler” ad set in a rural diner amidst a police manhunt. Kohler ads almost always intrigue me … but I think this one may have missed its mark.

Valentine’s Day Misses

 

 

 

Valentine’s Poster for Lovers and Haters Alike

 

Whether you love Valentine’s Day or hate it, Blush has you covered.

Snickers Print Ads Make You Think … Then Make You Laugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This Baby Food Company is Encouraging You to Have More Sex

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: Irony is getting pregnant on a pullout couch.

 

 
Photo of the original Chip Martin now residing in Vent Haven Museum with embarrassingly old photo of Dale on his lap. (Photo used with permission of Vent Haven.)

 

Baby Food Company Wants You to Have More Sex

 

 

(Slightly NSFW) You might be wondering, is a baby food company really telling me to have more sex? Yes, yes, they are. In this ad for Plum organics. They don’t want “your phone to get fondled more than you do.” They know that once you have kids, it can be hard to make time for yourself and your partner. They also know that when couples make their relationship a priority, the whole family wins.

General Atriox is Used Car Salesman in Very Funny New Ad for Halo Wars 2

 

In a new hilarious Xbox campaign for Halo Wars 2, two of the main characters from the military strategy game face off in very funny, everyday situations.

In this first of two new ads, alien giant General Atriox is a used car salesman (complete with club tie) in a dealership and his human adversary Captain Cutter is a wily customer trying to get the best deal.

Vintage Ads

 

Bill and Henry are having a cute little pillow fight in this ad for Munsingwear which says the underwear is “just as free, easy and breezy as your little pantie-waist.”

 

For some reason the ad above includes no mention of how highly addictive barbiturates are. But the phrase “restores composure without loss of responsibility” really caught my eye.

 

Trojan was one of the very first (maybe the first) to aim ads at the gay market.

Take My Money!

 

Maybe You Touched Your Genitals Hand Sanitizer eliminates 99.99% of germs on contact. Meaning that now you can touch yourself as much (or as little) as you like without unleashing a catastrophic plague of your genital germs on friends and colleagues.

Vehicle Signs That Make You Say, “Huh?”

 

 

 

 

Gotta love MAD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chip Martin's Valentine's Day Blog

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Chip Shot: I don’t have health insurance so when I get sick I make chicken soup with low grade poultry and hope the antibiotics seep out.

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Dinner

 

 

 

Cutting edge marketing.

 

 

 

Our buddy Jeff has already made his dinner reservation for Valentine’s Day.

 

Funny New Milka Chocolate Ad

 

 

 

This ad for Milka shows kids’ and grown-ups’ surprised faces as they taste specific food for the first time … such as oysters, lemons, and pickles. This lead to some pretty funny expressions. Milka chocolate, on the other hand, illuminates a little girl’s happy face.

Valentine’s Day Cards I’d Like to See

 

I knew I loved you when I farted and you didn’t run away.

I love you more than Kanye loves Kanye.

I love you so much, I’d give you a kidney … maybe even one of my own.

 

 

 

 


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