Lego Belittles World Disasters

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While many might look at these ads(1, 2, 3), which have been out for a while we believe, and call them a horrific glorification of unfortunate word events. Other might say, "Hey, shit happens. Get over it. It's just an ad campaign." Of note, these ads were created in China by Saatchi & Saatchi according to Ads of the World and their world view is quite different than ours. Though, the fact they are Chinese ads written in English always causes one to wonder whether they are actually real or leaked fakes. If someone at Saatchi wants to confirm or deny their existence, we're all ears. If they are real, we think they step over the line just a wee bit.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 7-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Worst   

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Scam sucks. A lot of stuff about scam ads written here:

Look to these posts:

http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/2006/11/little_builders.html#comments

http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/2006/11/draft_fcb_alway.html#comments

Posted by: Arttee on December 7, 2006 12:04 PM

I didn't know that Bin Laden has an agency. Al Queda and Associates.

Posted by: Rain on December 7, 2006 12:24 PM

this is going to blow up in their faces.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOF9RuP2OJA

Posted by: daniel on December 7, 2006 3:00 PM

this is going to blow up in their faces.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOF9RuP2OJA

Posted by: daniel on December 7, 2006 3:01 PM

These ad can't be real. Also your urls don't work...did they pull ads?

Posted by: Mark on December 8, 2006 1:59 PM

yes, they have been pulled and they are fake. If you click the thumbnail of the image in the article, you will see the large version of that ad. I didn't save the other two. Here's an updated story on this:

http://www.adrants.com/2006/12/lego-ads-fake-creators-apologize-agency-f.php

Posted by: Steve Hall on December 8, 2006 2:53 PM







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