10 Even MORE Ads to Disturb & Disgust You!
Howdy all! Back for more, eh? Well, it has become very apparent to me that I could write articles about freaky ads at least once per month for the rest of my life and still not run out of material.
I dunno what ad agencies are thinking with some of this stuff. And while I question the efficacy of these campaigns, I can't deny the creativity involved their design. I also feel that these ads are a mirror to modern society... sort of a test. How much can we deal with before we, as consumers, snap?
As with my previous ventures into this territory (11 Ads to Disturb and Disgust You & 10 More Ads to Disgust & Disturb You), I'm gonna start light and move on to the more freaky stuff as we amble toward the bottom of the page. Be warned...
1. Maxim's Chilli Tuna
This is one of those things that you try not to think about when swimming in the ocean (or a river, or a lake). Fish, whales, seals, crabs, et cetera... well, they fart... and poop... in the water that WE swim in. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
2. Lifebouy: You Eat What You Touch
What kind'a disturbs me is imagining how this little guy would walk... It would be... disconcerting.
But I bet he'd purr...
3. Yemeksepeti.com Food Delivery
You want disturbing? Picture my Valentine's Day.
4. La Buena Tierra
Okay... I think this is supposed to be a hotdog punching an internal organ-I think the heart, though it took me a while to figure it out because I'm mentally deficient.
Nothing personal to the designers of this ad, but it is a huge mess. It is gross, random, and just confusing. Did I say it was gross?
I had a friend who had eaten about 90 pounds of Mexican food, got drunk, got in a fight with his wife (something stupid, as usual), and puked his 90 pounds of tacos all over my porch.
It looked very similar to this ad.
5. Dixieland Cafe
I just look at this ad and go "Yay!!!" It's funny, eye-catching, clever, and disgusting all at once.
Kudos to the ad team for coming up with something so simple that it actually works-even though not quite in the way that you would want to advertise for a restaurant.
You want the pepper going in... not out.
worm thing is just plain creepy. Drooling, nasty, pale, and scary.
Apparently this is an ad for a de-worming drug produced by Pfizer.
If a worm ever got that big, you'd need more than pills to get rid of it.
Try a shotgun.
7. Goa Portuguesa
concept of this ad centers around "seek revenge" with carnivorous
sea-life by eating at a giant seafood buffet. I don't get it.
That guy would never be able to pick crab with his mutilated, bloody stump.
Not to mention the distress he would cause all of the other diners as his stump flicked blood all over the place.
Nope. I'll stay in bloody-stump-free restaurants, thank you very much.
8. Amnesty International
This ad does what it's supposed to do. It is disturbing as hell, and brings to light an uncomfortable and tragic global issue.
I get the point-and the ad wouldn't work if you had a guy sitting in an electric chair. I mean... how would he run? He could maybe face-plant on the track and jiggle and smoke... But that kind of ad just would be odd...
9. Sony PSP
I LOVE my PSP. It plays games, movies, MP3s, and can even be adapted into a mobile phone.
I have to admit that I was initially stumped (pun intended) by this ad. But I suddenly got it: retry. So that's all of the times the guy has tried to get through a certain level of whatever game he's playing.
Realizing this doesn't make for a more pleasant ad.
Is that an ear?
10. Duet Ice Cream Bars
I saved this one for last as I am torn on the context.
On one hand it's horribly racist. On another it's sort'a cute. I don't think it's trying to be racist-it's just purporting the yummy chocolate ice cream inside of a delicious layer of vanilla... inside of a chocolate shell.
From a global perspective, I don't think this is a racial thing. It's just a new (albeit somewhat insensitive) marketing angle that Voskhod (the Russian ice cream manufacturer) has mined for publicity.
And it works. It's either made people laugh or pissed them off.
And like it or not, that is a sign of good marketing.
SOURCE: Ads of the World.