Posts tagged ‘advertising’

January 11, 2018

Ikea Pregnancy Test

by duncanr

pee on a page of the new Ikea catalogue, and if you’re pregnant, a lower price for the crib on that page will be revealed

hhmmm, must have been an interesting meeting when some one pitched that idea for a new sales promotion !

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January 25, 2016

One Step at a Time

by duncanr

February 7, 2015

Android : Friends Furever

by duncanr

February 7, 2015

Daddy Lies

by duncanr

January 18, 2015

Fancy a Pint?

by duncanr

I grew up in the 50s when, not long after the war, milk was an expensive luxury for my parents

instead, they bought powdered milk and added water to make up pints of this white, watery ‘pretend’ milk

later, when I tasted the ‘real’ stuff, I found it revolting – thick and sweet, I couldn’t drink it

after a lifetime of not drinking milk, ads like this – promoting milk packaged in a can rather than glass bottles or cartons – are not going to persuade me to change

but perhaps it will some people?

November 6, 2014

Store Wars

by duncanr

September 30, 2014

Upgrade to Pocket Plus

by duncanr

in the Netherlands, an enterprising mobile tailor offered Apple devotees waiting to buy the new supersize iPhone 6 Plus the opportunity to upgrade their pockets to accommodate the monster

[just kidding – seems it was an advertising stunt by Dutch Telecom provider KPN]

September 11, 2014

Clean Butt

by duncanr

when I stumbled upon this vid, I thought it was a spoof ad but . . .

seems like it’s a real product, right enough

check out the video on the company’s web page – http://cleanbutt.com/

July 21, 2014

A Bloody End

by duncanr

April 30, 2014

Carlsberg Border Football

by duncanr

borders, walls, and fences are often used to keep people apart

Carlsberg used the lure of football and beer to bring separated communities in Belfast, Nicosia and Kosovo together – for a time, anyway