10 More Ads to Disgust & Disturb You
The creativity and well... balls of the marketing industry will never cease to amaze me. In my first (of hopefully many) article on this topic (11 Ads to Disgust & Disturb You), I found a whole bunch of just plain messed up stuff.
Creative stuff? Most certainly. Well executed? Sure, for the most part. Creepy and bizarre? Oooooooooh, yeah.
So, in the spirit of the previous article, I present to you another round of just plain disturbing advertisements. And be warned: these things get pretty hardcore towards the end-not in a good way.
1. Foundation Nicolas Hulot
Um... Okay, doesn't the song say "The Baby Will Drop?"
I'm not usually afraid of food. Ask any of my friends. I'll eat pretty much anything.
But this chicken scares the hell outta me.
Let me give you a mental image: this freaked-out looking thing chasing you all over the kitchen with a butcher knife. Then doing power-lifts with your dead body.
And very tan, in a George Hamilton sort of way.
3. Friends of the Earth
I think the idea behind this ad is to show the results of global warming. But...
That's the scariest thing ever (except for Baby Ronald McDonald)! What are they saying? That bears are gonna go nuts and rip all of their skin off-then walk upright like some 9-to-5 office jockey carrying a fur briefcase?
I haven't seen something this freaky since that John Frankenheimer movie-Prophecy (not the one with Christopher Walken... The one with the giant, skinless, mutated hell-bear).
If you happen to be a hunter, run into this horrific creature, and happen to shoot it, I suspect that your dinner would look like this:
4. Katz's Deli
Now, I'm all for a good sandwich. Really. I found intense pleasure in an excellent roast beef sub just the other day.
But, this just doesn't appeal to me, probably because of the thick cut of the meat. It could possibly make your stomach look like this:
5. Riopan Ant-acid
Having recently been discharged from the hospital after gastrointestinal issues, this ad struck me as quite disturbing, primarily because that's EXACTLY what my innards felt like (except I don't see any glass shards in there).
6. World Wildlife Fund
Okay, where to start...
First, this thing has my hairline and my taste in shirts. Second, I can't help but picture the absolute mess I would make in my pants if I pulled this thing up over the rail of the boat while fishing. Third, it looks like it would bum all of my cigarettes.
never understood the fascination with inflatable dolls. They look like
they are going to eat you. And their eyes are all bugged out.
Speaking of which-does it have a black eye? If so, THAT is the creepiest part of this ad.
Some people think that more is better. In this case... I dunno. I can't agree with that statement. Remember the woman in Total Recall? As attractive as the young lady in this ad is, a third boob would just plain send me flyin' outta the room.
However, it would be quite the asset if she ever had triplets.
Okay. I warned you. If you thought the ads above were crazy, here's where they get really messed up. And also where my sense of humor sort of goes away. Sorry for that.
9. Don't Speed Near Schools
I couldn't find the company that manufactured these. From what I can gather these things were placed on the windshields of parked cars. I find this ad to be abhorrent to the extreme. It is as disturbing as it gets.
That being said... I admire the message. It gets down and dirty and tells it like it is. No BS, no compromises. The fact that it is unpleasant to view should not dispel the importance of its message.
Which leads to:
These guys are as extreme as you can get. And they don't pull punches with their messages. This ad is no exception. And while I don't totally agree with the viewpoint they propound, I can't help but admire the creativity in the ad campaign.
There were other ads, one of which involved a human-sized chicken getting beaten to death in a prison yard. Pretty brutal.
Well, that about wraps up this round of Ads to Disturb & Disgust You. But rest assured... I'll be back with more. It's not like there's a lack of twisted advertising out there...
Feel free to comment about any of these in the Comments section below. I'll respond as much as possible.
SOURCE: Ads of the World