Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lovells Beer Ads

I recently ran across a few "interesting" for ads for Lovells, an Australian beer. The first one isn't too special:

Simple message, drink responsibly. Not sure why the guy has his name and address on his shirt though. Maybe to show that they'll catch you if you don't drink responsibly? Not too sure on this one.

However, this next ad seems a bit counter-intuitive:

Really? You just tell us to drink responsibly and what has this kangaroo done to itself? Or is it ok because he's just an animal? Or am I looking too deeply into this? Either way, the kangaroo seems to have enjoyed itself.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Life's too short for the wrong job!" Ad Campaign

Not much to say about the following ads, they speak for themselves! I love ads that get right to the point of things, I think these are a reminder to all of us; telling us to make sure we're spending each day wisely!

Life's too short for the wrong job!

Advertising Agency: Scholz & Friends, Berlin, Germany
Creative Director: Matthias Spaetgens, Jan Leube


Friday, March 25, 2011

Japanese Burger King Ads.

While we're on the topic of Japan, they have some of the greatest ads conceivable as I showed in this post. And that was with celebrities. Thus we can conclude that their fastfood ads and ideas are just as awesome.

For example:

Addy mentioned that this originally was for Middle Eastern countries but I guess Japan decided that they wanted a pizza burger too. One can only hope that one day this "delicacy" gets a North American version.

And who remembers Windows 7 being released? Pretty much all of you. Now who remembers buying a 7 patty Whopper to celebrate this event? Probably no one, unless you're from Japan.


And remember, if you haven't already, donate something to the disaster that happened recently.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Clever Red Cross Ads.

Everyone knows about the Red Cross and their humanitarian efforts and I'm pretty sure you've seen their ads all over the place. Such as this one:

Creative, humorous, sticks in your head, makes me want to donate blood, perfect.

I'm also quite certain that everyone is aware of the disaster that struck Japan recently. This ad by Red Cross is unique in that you can use your Smartphone to donate money directly to the cause.

And if you haven't donated yet, you should. Even if you're a poor, starving University student (like me) every little bit helps.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Suggestive Arby's Ads.

Earlier blog posts have shown fastfood companies such as Burger King have rather "suggestive" ads in attempt to attract the attention of customers.

Turns out an executive at Arby's had a similar idea too.

Oh and it gets better. Really? Would you do this? I wouldn't. Well, mostly because I don't have a grease fetish. This is probably photoshopped but at the same time, I wouldn't doubt it if it were real.

What were they thinking?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Advertising

First, I'd like to wish all of our Followers a very happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today, millions of people will dress in green and celebrate today in cheer, possibly with some beer. For the bar, club, and pub owners of today, St. Patrick's day remains amongst one of the most profitable days of the year. What you may not realize is that these bars and clubs are in an endless competition with their neighboring bars. What are they competing against you ask? You and your friends! That's right, ultimately you make the final decision as to where you'll celebrate your St. Patty's day, and what better way to lure you in than sexy women, beer, and music! Below are some examples of the biggest parties happening tonight!

10th Annual St. Patty’s “Luck of the Irish” Pub Crawl 
The Village Pourhouse
Saturday, 3/15 & Monday, 3/17
5 miles, 2 days, and 30 bars. Is there a reason not to go? Enjoy $1 Bud & Bud Light drafts and much more. 
More info on The Village Pourhouse New York

St. Patrick’s Day Sponsored by Guinness
Blush Boutique Nightclub 
Monday, 3/17
A party sponsored by Guinness can’t be wrong. Get down to your Irish roots and start drinking. 
More info on Blush Boutique Nightclub Las Vegas

St. Patrick’s Day with House of Pain 
Prive Las Vegas
Monday, 3/17
Wondering where Everlast has been? Head out to Prive and find out for yourself. 
More info on Prive Las Vegas


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Corona Extra Beer Ad

Corona Extra, labeled as Coronita in Spain (literally, little crown), more commonly known as just Corona in the US, is the top selling important beer in the US, which is owned and produced by Cerveceria Modelo. It didn't get that way purely by being an excellent drink, with great products come great marketing teams! Corona beer is available in a variety of bottled presentations, anywhere from 6.4 fl oz. to 31.8 fl oz. Which such a large product line they normally choose an average size bottle to advertise in posters and commercials. As you can see in the ad below, they're luring in the customer by using the appeal of alcohol as well as the appeal of a nude beach. 

Enjoy the Ad!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Apologies for Delays!

Due to expected (and unexpected) events in the real world posting has been delayed. Myself, this week is extremely hectic as the end of the term nears (a.k.a., 2 midterms, a poster presentation, interviews) while Addy recently finished moving and I believe is still settling in.

We'd like to thank all the followers that are still sticking with us through this little hiccup, we'll have a more scheduled posting session when our lives resumes a semblance of normality. That being said, there will be a legit new post by Wednesday.

In the meantime, satiate your love of bad ads with this example. What were these people thinking? There are better ways to make an ad.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Funny Health Insurance Ads

As a Canadian, I generally don't need to worry about the cost of healthcare. In fact, my biggest worry is wait times. But apparently down south, it's still a big issue. To be honest, I'm not sure what exactly happened with Obama and his supposed Healthcare reforms or if they ever went through. I guess this means Americans still should have health insurance.

Well at least this company has a sense of humor about why you should have it. I would certainly want insurance if I was ever in this situation:

Or this one:

Or if my kid was this stupid:

But I think I'll just stay in Canada and enjoy my free healthcare.

EDIT: Images claim I'm taking them from a site called Toxel but this only appears via Internet Explorer for me (as opposed to Firefox). This has been fixed, sorry about that!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Condom Ads - Marketing themselves

Some specific products require very little marketing compared to others, these are products that we like to say sell themselves. Some specific examples of this are beer, food, and nearly anything involving sex. Experts predict basic human instincts may come into play when determining what people pay attention to in these ads. One specific product we'll showcase today is condoms. Whether you're trying to prevent from having a baby or staying safe from sexually transmitted infections, condoms always have a quick and simple message to send to the customer. Here are some basic facts always pushed in the most popular condom ads of 2009:
  • At least 75 million Americans have a sexually transmitted infection-that's 1 in 4 adults.
  • Always use a condom, going without one puts you and your partner at risk.
  • You can get a number of infections from unprotected oral sex. 
  • 1 in 5 newly infected individuals with HIV in the US has a drug resistant strain of the virus.

Here's a series of ads demonstrating just how simple most condom ads are:

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fanmade Minecraft Ads.

Most products generally require advertisements of some sort to garner any sort of attention and purchase from consumers. So when you get something like Minecraft which has sold over a million units via word of mouth that's quite an impressive feat.

That hasn't stopped fans from making their own videos attempting to describe the game and experience however.

This trailer does a fairly good job, I don't care for the Inception music however:

This ad looks a bit more professional even if it makes no sense:

And I'll be honest, Minecraft is one of those games you have to experience yourself to understand why it's so popular. Maybe that's why there are no official ads currently. If all you've played is the free version then I can see why you'd be bored or uninterested. I'd recommend shelling out the $15-$20 for the full version and see what you think. If you're anything like me, you'll be up till 5AM each morning for a week.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Additonal Blog Author

Hello everyone! My name is Devon and I'll be joining Addy as a co-author in addition to the changes made to his blog. There really isn't much more that I can say for an intro so I'd just like to point out a site one of my profs showed us.

We all know that Japan has pretty messed up commercials. What you probably don't know is that often they hire North American actors to star in them. Want to see Nick Cage screaming about some random crap, we've got that:

What about Arnold Schwarzenegger giving really creepy smiles for a drink? We also got that:

We've also got Brad Pitt telling people to stare at his ass if you're into that kind of thing:

If you're still interested there are literally dozens upon dozens of additional footage (I recommend watching all of Arnie's) at Japander.com. I hope you have lots of spare time though, this site has a way of eating up all of it.