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The Ad pad - that black squiggly square blank needs your ideas

The Ad pad is a plain paper pad designed specifically for advertising creatives. What makes it special? The squiggly black border that beckons you to fill it with an ad idea. It says I have 55 pages of CANNES LION WINNING POSTERS here if you'd only jot them down already, you lazy git. It challenges you to fill the blank. It screams "white space does not communicate".

Of course, the ad pad is everywhere too. On twitter: @the_adpad. On facebook The ad pad. Oh, and if your creative department runs out of ad pads, have them order some new ones with this handy form.

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Classic Badlander: X wants YOU - *points*

Because I am in a smartarse mood today, I'd just like to point out that Uncle Sam's "wants you" recruitment poster is totally a badlander as "Lord Kitchener Wants You" was the UK's call to personal action already back in 1914.

The "pointing at the viewer" guilt trip of the Lord Kitchener poster can be seen echoed in many more posters that came after it. Examples; Smokey the bear, Soviet Union poster by Dmitry Moor, 1941. A United States, World War I poster in Yiddish: "Your Old New Land must have you! Join the Jewish regiment". A British World War I recruiting poster with John Bull asking "Who's Absent? Is it YOU?" in 1915. A Reichswehr recruitment poster by Julius Ussy Engelhard, 1919. "You too must join Reichswehr". And so on. You, dear punter, are wanted as canon-fodder,

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The Condescending Corporate Brand Page on facebook

The Condescending Corporate Brand Page is the best thing to happen to facebook since.. yeah, I'll just leave that there, shall I? Encapsulating exactly how bland, boring and annoying a corporate brand page usually is, it mocks everyone. Adland likes it, or rather Adland liked this particular picture because it is anything but bland. I couldn't get so meta that one page liked another, that shit makes me dizzy.

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Fifty shades of Grey Advertising - a smutty tumblr for bored writers

Clearly, people don't have enough to do at the agencies around the world in July, an assumption I base on all the writing that is submitted to the Fifty Shades Of Grey Advertising website. Yep, a tumblr dedicated to making a day at Grey (or any agency) sound like bad smut. "I discovered I was a submissive when I joined my first ad agency." admits the sites creator, and it seems they have found friends.

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Pantone Merkel - a rainbow Spectacle of Tragedy

Earlier we retweeted the Pantone Merkel which is all kinds of funny, and now we found via Nextnature that these images of our rainbow-leader were collected by Noortje van Eekelen as part of her Spectacle of Tragedy project. The real tragedy is in the cut of that suit-jacket.
"Welcome to the Visual Database of the European Show and its Leading Actors" reads the tumblr Noortje has set up and there's even a full page of Berlusconi’s favorite girls. Trust me to find the titty.

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Dear Nicholas who works in social media: do not do that thing with the engagement ring

No matter how I interpret "cat box" it's not a good place for an engagement ring. Thank you @AnnaHolmes for making us giggle so hard we got coffee up our nose with this tweet:

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FONTBOMB in 3...2.....1...

Bored? Friday? If the answer to any of the previous questions is YES please proceed to the site fontbomb and start blowing stuff up. I'll cheer you up.

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Dear Blank, Please blank = Funny.

Todays lovely internet-detour is dear blank please blank. "Smart you" probably meant to write abstain not sustain on the Mexican salsa advice... Or "smart you" isn't all that smart to begin with, I mean "dumb you" hasn't learned that salsa is hot yet.... But there's more on the site, and some are quite funny. Now, bored adfolks, spend some minutes snarking a dear blank please blank and submit them here so we can all laugh at our miserable lives together.

The Zombie apocalypse has already written one.

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Fiat Photobomb Prank

Everybody's talking about Fiat's OMG THEY DIDN'T photobomb. They parked in front of the Volkswagen offices, and waited till the Google Street View peeps rode by. And then KAPOW. Take that, Volkswagen. There's a Fiat 500 in front of your office on Google street view. For like a year!
In yo face! This is not a Beetle!

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Apple store sign is mocked by Android store next door - "Apple sucks" ..Android

This store in China, right next to an Apple store wants to spell out that Apple sucks and does so rather graphically using the logos from each business.

While we're here giggling in the gutter, you might also fancy bad brand names that won't export well, or one of those lovely phallic logos.... Perhaps while snacking on some poo tofu. God how I love international work.

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