Paris Hilton Carl's Jr. Commercial Gets Reality Treatment


If advertising portrayed even a hint of reality, this is what the Paris Hilton "Spicy Paris" commercial for Carl's Jr. would look like. It was done for recruitment company Accolo. You know it was only a matter of time before the spoofs rolled in.

by Steve Hall    Jun-13-05    
Topic: Commercials

Falling Dominoes Not the Best Brand Association For Alcohol

Johnny's Drunken Stupor

Adrants reader and Animal Publisher Bucky Turco comments on the Johnnie Walker "Keep Walking" outdoor campaign which has featured imagery that conveys forward motion or progress. Recently, Turco noticed an execution of the campaign that used dominoes as imagery and questioned the choice of that visual as it relates to spririts advertising, commenting to Adrants, "The other day I came across this Icon ad that featured swirling lines of falling dominoes. The image of falling dominoes seems a dubious illustration to use for progress, especially for a spirits brand. Does it mean that if you don't drink enough JW your life will begin to "fall like dominoes." Could it mean 'Keep Walkin' fast this way so your drinking troubles don't catch up with you? Or is simply 'Keep Walking,' even if its not in a straight line?"

Spirits advertising has to walk a fine line between imbuing a sense of adventure and excitement and the plain truth alcohol can make you drunk and stupid. Perhaps this illusory image of dominoes gets a bit too close to crossing that line.

by Steve Hall    Jun-13-05    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Outdoor

Australian Commercial Pokes Fun At Asian Commercials


A MetaFilter poster points to a commercial on this Australian website for Kan Tong, maker of Asian food products and sauces. The commercial imitates and pokes fun at the stereotypical Asian television spot in which the slogans are repeated over and over and actors act wacky. One one hand, it's just plain funny. On the other, as indicated by several comments on MetaFilter, it's offensive and perpetuates Asian stereotypes as envisioned by Australians.

by Steve Hall    Jun-13-05    
Topic: Commercials

Billboards Says Have A &%$#


While we're not exactly sure what this billboard is selling, we're quite certain it's one that will grab attention and anger Disney execs. The billboard was spotted in Berlin by flickr user mightyjc.

by Steve Hall    Jun-13-05    

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