Badland: We're getting inspired from the 1994 Kirshenbaum & Bond reels now are we?

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Badland: 

Ok, fine I'll post it, even though I think this is a Badlander that isn't really a proper Badlander, since so many are emailing me about this. Sure I made some accusing caughs when I posted the recent comhem campaign, but this isn't a flat out copycat campaign. Might be inspired by Wendy however, it wouldn't be the first time Wendy Kaufman inspired an ad campaign. As the story goes, her boundless energy and willingness to reply to all the Snapple Fan Mail is what made her a national Snapple icon in the first place.

When it was discovered that Kaufman had been answering Snapple fan-mail in her free time (because nobody in the office wanted to do it themselves), their brand new advertising agency, Kirshenbaum & Bond, developed a campaign around her energetic personality.

So, the question I ask you dear readers, is do you think this is a homage, inspired by or a real Badlander? What do you think? Compare commercials inside.


Snapple Love Proposal


Snapple - a BodyBuilder from California

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Lets do the time warp again - check out 1994!

Comments (2)

  • kamari's picture
    kamari

    It's a nod to Wendy but the similarities end there. Not that I understand bork-bork.

    Jul 14, 2009
  • Neo's picture
    Neo

    Homage: "public show of respect to someone to whom one feels indebted. In this sense, a reference within a creative work to someone who greatly influenced the artist is a homage"
    I think that King tips their hat to KB, which is interesting in itself since Stockholm today is a thousand miles and almost twenty years later.

    Jul 16, 2009

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