This video has been doing the rounds a bit lately – it’s part of a clever campaign for the game Dante’s Inferno. The campaign almost purely makes fun of Christian culture.
Here’s one of the earlier advertising stunts…
These are a couple of cool stocking ads – for stockings so dark you’ll be holding up inanimate objects.
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Play Doh is one of those play things that has no doubt suffered because of the sheer awesomeness of modern toys. Have you seen the new Transformers toys?
Play Doh’s marketer obviously has – because this new campaign they launched in Singapore is pretty awesome. And edgy. Here are some of the print ads.
Lets face it. Burger King has a creative advertising department. One campaign encouraged Facebook users to trade ten friends for a burger, they put together the subservient chicken campaign… I could go on. And I will.
Remember that zombie shirt from a couple of days ago? Well Burger King has topped it.
Soccer (or football to the purists) players have been throwing shirts over their heads to celebrate goals for years.
Outdoor advertising is perhaps the best landscape for expressing creativity in marketing. The world is a canvas. This post is a collection of impressive campaigns. Here are some of my favourites. I don’t know what this one is for.
This is a series of actual ads from the 1950s. It is awesome. Here’s why they’re like they are…
“In 1957, Jim Henson was approached by a Washington, D.C. coffee company to produce ads for Wilkins Coffee. The local stations only had ten seconds for station identification, so the commercials had to be lightning-fast — essentially, eight seconds for the commercial pitch and a two-second shot of the product.”
These Pepsi Max ads are apparently quite controversial – dealing as they do with the sensitive topic of Suicide.
I don’t personally have a problem with them – they’re just a more colourful version of the Little Book(s) of Bunny Suicides – perennial favourites in the Campbell household…
Apparently those books were inspiring copy cats (or rabbits) in China so were pulled off some shelves… I wouldn’t have thought they were a particularly useful how to guide – given the elaborate nature of the set ups involved.
If, by chance, you’ve reached this post by googling “how to” – and “suicide” please don’t do it. Instead call Lifeline on 13 11 14.