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March 2015 - Posts

Charles Barkley says, "I Wish Pandas Were Real" in New Ad for Capital One

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Russian Proverb: The church is near, but the road is icy. The bar is far, but we will walk carefully.

Magazine Proves that if You Can Kick a Ball, You Can Dance

It turns out if you can kick a ball, you can dance too, at least, as long as you also have a little help from a film editor. This entertaining ad is from Spanish soccer magazine Libero.

I Wish Pandas Were Real

The new ads for Capital One ads staring Charles Barkley, Spike Lee and Samuel Jackson are pretty funny. Playing the “wish game” is one of my favorites.

And here’s another good one.

And the Winner of the Biggest Bloody Mary in America is …

A happy customer at Sobelman's Pub and Grill in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, holds up the $50 Chicken Fried Bloody Beast: a jug of Bloody Mary topped off with a whole fried chicken. I’m so proud to be a Wisconsinite right now.

Sobelman’s bar has taken things to a new level by pairing their Bloody Mary with 4lbs of fried food. It’s also garnished with cheese, sausage, pickles, olives, onion, mushrooms, asparagus, spring onions, shrimp, lemon, Brussels sprouts, tomato, celery and two Baconadoes (skewers of bacon-wrapped jalapeno cheeseballs).

Poor Marketing

False Marketing

Typo Marketing

 

 

 


Style-over-Function

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Chip Shot: Good Judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

The Ultimate in “Style-over-Intelligence”

 

 

 

Did Someone Just Fart in front of the Future King and Queen?

 

 

 

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge took part in the St Patrick’s Day parade. The pomp of the day was seemingly put aside for a split second when a photographer captured the moment where serious faces turned to smiles… and I think it’s fair to say we have all seen awkward and partially concealed grins like that before. Someone farted … probably the guy in the middle.

 


Funny Hardee's Ad Claims "It's Better When It's French"

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Chip Shot: I love long walks on the beach with my girlfriend, until the LSD wears off and I realize I’m just dragging a stolen mannequin around a Wendy’s parking lot.

 

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Ad

 

 

This practical joke doesn’t really work out for the guy. But it’s pretty funny.

It’s Better When It’s French

This ad for Hardee’s shows why “it’s better when it’s French.”

Now You Can Wear a Whopper

Burger King Japan is making a 'Flame-Grilled' fragrance, including seductive perfume ads to go with it.

This scent of meat, empty calories and shame will go on sale on 'Whopper Day', which is a thing in Japan, apparently, and just happens to be April 1. Oh. Cute. Can I buy this or not? I have no idea.

Anti-Sexual Harassment Ads

Here are two ads from two different countries, supporting similar anti-harassment messages. Both grab attention and get their message across.

Opposite Example from the Ads Above

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Apparently Nebraska didn’t get the message.

Bert’s New Anthem is B-A-N-A-N-A-S

THIS IS TEST 

Just because this made me smile. (NSFW because of language.)

 

 

 


Best Tampax Ad Ever

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Miscellaneous Marketing

Best Tampax ad ever.

… Endless Beer

“Sitting on faces since 2004”

 

 

 

I don’t think it would taste as good with a condom on it … just saying.

 

 

 

 

 


 


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