Stupid Ads

Dec. 5th, 2011 08:38 pm
redneckgaijin: (Default)
I think it's Best Buy who are doing the series of "Watch out, Santa" ads, where the housewife seeks to outcompete Santa at stocking-stuffing. One ad even shows the wife DRINKING SANTA'S MILKSHAKE.

Really. Giftgiving is NOT a competition. And if you treat it like one, you're a dick.
redneckgaijin: (exasperation mortality gaming)
The Ladders, a job site solely for jobs with salaries in excess of $100,000 per year... "for 100-K type people." Ad shows a horde of people trying to play on a single tennis court, annoying the actual player: "When everybody plays, nobody wins."

"The Ladders: Not only are our users richer than you, that makes them BETTER than you. Go back to the want ads, peasants!"

GRRRR.
redneckgaijin: (exasperation mortality gaming)
The Ladders, a job site solely for jobs with salaries in excess of $100,000 per year... "for 100-K type people." Ad shows a horde of people trying to play on a single tennis court, annoying the actual player: "When everybody plays, nobody wins."

"The Ladders: Not only are our users richer than you, that makes them BETTER than you. Go back to the want ads, peasants!"

GRRRR.
redneckgaijin: (Default)
(well, it's been around a lot longer, but it still annoys me)

"CDW. For offices full of gullible idiots who'll believe anything the IT guy says."
redneckgaijin: (Default)
(well, it's been around a lot longer, but it still annoys me)

"CDW. For offices full of gullible idiots who'll believe anything the IT guy says."
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"Toyota 4Runner: useful if you ever need to take an Oompa-Loompa pickup band back to their village in the Amazon."
redneckgaijin: (Default)
"Toyota 4Runner: useful if you ever need to take an Oompa-Loompa pickup band back to their village in the Amazon."
redneckgaijin: (Default)
Yet another stupid TV ad, this time for the Chibi-Hummer, aka H3.

The ad people's thought: "Let's re-tell Goldilocks and the Three Bears! Our motto- H3, we're just right!"

The actual execution: "Blonde supermodels steal our car from people in bear costumes. Steal our car and you'll look like a supermodel too! Please steal our car, especially if you find one in the possession of a kid in a bear suit."

I'd point out that the ad execs obviously forgot the moral of the story, but then advertising execs and morality are two concepts with precious little overlap...
redneckgaijin: (Default)
Yet another stupid TV ad, this time for the Chibi-Hummer, aka H3.

The ad people's thought: "Let's re-tell Goldilocks and the Three Bears! Our motto- H3, we're just right!"

The actual execution: "Blonde supermodels steal our car from people in bear costumes. Steal our car and you'll look like a supermodel too! Please steal our car, especially if you find one in the possession of a kid in a bear suit."

I'd point out that the ad execs obviously forgot the moral of the story, but then advertising execs and morality are two concepts with precious little overlap...
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"Milwaukee's Best Light. Because, guys, unless you're a total misogynistic, callous, stereotypical bastard, you deserve to be crushed by a giant falling can of beer."
redneckgaijin: (Default)
"Milwaukee's Best Light. Because, guys, unless you're a total misogynistic, callous, stereotypical bastard, you deserve to be crushed by a giant falling can of beer."

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