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A Dummy's Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin
Mannequin American views and guidelines on marketing/PR trends, news from the world of puppets and ventriloquism, bits of humor and other interesting but useless information. I post every Tuesday and Friday.
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Hilarious Ad That I Don’t Get

Okay, if you can figure out this ad for a German Credit Union, you’re smarter than I am. It’s interesting, humorous and weird … but I have no idea what it’s selling.

Save Retirement

Maybe for some, this commercial would be funnier if it weren’t so close to the truth. Still, it’s a great ad.

Do You Have an Embarrassing Website?

Above and below of examples of ads from an ad campaign that demonstrates what your website can look like if you haven’t bothered to program it to be mobile-friendly and adapt to a phone’s format. And trust me, I often run across this kind of mess when surfing on my phone.

Remember When We Thought This Was a Fast Way to Get Photos?


How to Make the Movie Pinocchio Seem Scary

Here’s a great example of how movie makers use an ominous voice and menacing words to make movie previews scary. In this case, someone simply used the sound track from The First Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, and put it behind scenes from Pinocchio.

Click here to see the actual First Avengers preview which uses the same soundtrack.

 

 

 

 


Banned Lingerie Ad is Funny

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Brazilian Group Asks Suspension of Ad Featuring Lingerie-clad Supermodel

 

Click here to see an ad for the Brazilian intimate wear brand, Hope. Brazil's Ministry for Women asked for the suspension of the ad campaign featuring lingerie-clad supermodel Gisele Bundchen, saying it reinforces the stereotype of women as sex objects. Bundchen is clad in panties, a bra and high heels, in an effort to distract her husband when she delivers bad news. A print ad from the campaign is below. They both work for me.

 

 

New Headlands Beer Ads Tell it Like it is


TruTV Ad is Gross, But Funny

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Do the Toes

 

Okay, this ad for TruTV is really “EWE,” but in a funny way.

 

 The Blue Pill

 

  

 

This is a long way to go to introduce a new car, but Fiat decided to go with it. Bigger … more powerful … and ready for action.

 

Hilarious Organ Donor Campaign

 

Okay, from Belgium, here’s a very funny and very effective campaign promoting organ donation. Below are print ads that are part of the same campaign.

Broken Badges


 Click here to see a clip from “Broken Badges” a short lived TV show that included ventriloquist Jay Johnson as a “Mannequin American-toting police officer.

 


Funny Animal Commercials

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Scooter the Nurtured Cat

 

 

 


I don’t usually include “cat oriented” ads in this blog. But the words to this jingle about Scooter the Neutered Cat made me LOL. And besides, I think a “neutered” cat is the best kind of cat.

Another Funny Animal-Related Ad

 

Actually this ad is about killing animals. Tom Cat Bait is “Engineered to Kill” mice. And they offer ideas on what to do with all of those dead mice. In this case, Dead Mouse Theater.

“Pounds and Personality”

 

Hard to imagine that even vintage ads went this far off a cliff. “Send her back to school in the slenderizing magic of a Chubbette Wardrobe.” And you received a free book, “Pounds and Personality,” full of advice on how chubby girls could achieve happiness. Can you imagine how social media would respond to this type of message today?

This Just Made Me Laugh

 

 

 


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