10 Ads That Will Absolutely Make You Puke
New Year's Eve is rapidly approaching. And so are the parties. Oh yes, the myriad of parties.
I can say with 100% conviction that I'm not the only one who has greeted the first glorious morning of a new year by hurling the contents of my stomach into a toilet... or on a carpet... or the lawn... or pretty much where ever I happen to be at the time.
This is unpleasant, to say the least.
But why, oh why, dear readers, do advertising companies decide to use something like puke to sell a product? It seems counterproductive.
But they've done it many times, my friends. And I've gathered a few of them to show you, with the notion that it may temper the champagne intake on New Year's Eve. It may also be the finest example I've found yet to display the unbelievable lengths that marketing firms will go to in order to sell a product.
I start off gently... but things will rapidly get more... pukey.
Puke Ad # 1: Jat Pat Digest
Believe it or not, the little person in this ad is eating what's coming out of the package... not hurling it all up. The tagline reads "Keep Eating, Keep Digesting." There are three versions of this campaign, all pretty much the same. After a bit of research (including translation software), I've not been able to figure out if this is an ad for a magazine or some sort of delicious food product. I'm leaning toward food product.
Puke Ad # 2: Sour Marbles Candy
I think these candies should be required field equipment for anyone in an area crawling with alligators and snakes.
Puke Ad # 3: Chupa Chups
I used to like these lollipops. Instead of thinking "Yum! Look at all of the fruit pulp in this yummy treat!" I'm thinking, "This guy must have eaten a burrito."
I don't think that's the intention of this ad...
Puke Ad # 4: Bloodbuster.com
Methinks this young lady doth drinkith too much champagne.
Puke Ad # 5: Swift
The day that my own imagination pukes on me is the day I strip off my clothes and run naked through town while waving a high powered rifle and shouting, "I'm a little Ewok!"
Puke Ad # 6: 3M
This is another example of something eating... though it sure doesn't look that way. You have to read the little ad copy on the right side of the picture to understand that what you're looking at is an ear plug and that it is absorbing all of the sounds made by the items it looks like it's barfing up. "Foam ear plugs swallow every kind of noise," it states.
Personally, I'd rather it be the other way around. Keep one of these giant ear plugs around to puke up all of those instruments, then sell them on eBay. I'd make a fortune.
Puke Ad # 7: Unwired
I'm sure that some of you out there have experienced the horrors of a bad room mate. I know I have.
This is the kind'a thing that I'd stumble into my living room to find not only on New Year's Day, but generally every weekend. Just replace the word "bed" with "couch." And it wasn't his couch, of course.
Puke Ad # 8: Smart Week
This has to be fake. Please, for the love of God somebody e-mail me to let me know it's not real.
While I love the artwork, I can't wrap my mind around a drink called "Smart Fish" with a catch phrase stating "Fruit & Fish Mixed Like Never Before."
Not only does the thought make me feel like yakking, but the meatball looking thing vomiting up a fish skeleton (on the bottom right) doesn't endear me to the product much either.
Puke Ad # 9: Play Land
At least stuffing doesn't smell and is easy to clean up. I suspect that this ad was a prototype for this:
Puke Ad # 10: The Roy Awards
What kills me is that this is an ad for an awards ceremony for advertising. How in the hell would this attract people to the event?
"Great Advertising and Open Bar" touts the little catch phrase. An open bar can do wonders for attendance. I'm guessing that Koko here had a few too many White Russians...
SOURCE: Ads of the World