Can You Spot It? 10 Subtle Ads Crave Your Attention
No doubt about it: Sex sells. And those zany marketing people know it. A problem that they encounter is that phallic symbols cannot be utilized in ad campaigns in some countries.
This being the case, they attempt to sneak in the sex via shadows, abstract art and, in some cases, the extremely obvious use of other objects.
So come with me, dear readers, as we play "Spot the Weenie!"
1. BBC World
Possibly the item most associated as a phallic symbol is the gun, representing the aspects of male masculinity and testosterone.
I'd watch out if this guy has to pee. He might blow your foot off.
2. Tide Detergent
Okay, what we have here is a kid with a hotdog, right? But we also have an ad that is stuck together with Post-It Glue on the ketchup-right where the hotdog appears in the ad.
As you peel the pages apart, you reveal a surprised, guilty looking kid and a mother with a disgusted look on her face.
3. Ford F-150
I understand the concept of this ad. It is saying that driving the F-150 is an organic experience, sort of like a natural extension of your arm.
Looks like an unnatural extension of something else to me...