Background: And When We Do Create Great Advertisements, The Government Bans Them. So, how does a creative team overcome the Information & Broadcasting Ministry’s definition of vulgarity? By employing Orangutans… Refreshingly great advertising in a world full of lame advertisements. The creative team behind this ad deserves an award!
Three months back, we analyzed why Motorola’s shareholders were a unhappy lot. The trend continues with another honestly lame ad: If you hold Motorola shares, would you as a shareholder approve such cash-burning efforts by management? On a broader note, what’s the message Motorola’s conveying to the Indian youth? Finally, here’s a great opportunity to […]
At the end of this Maruti Suzuki WagonR ad, she actually wanted to say: Lame. Very lame.
Advertisements for Lux soaps and personal fantasies seem to go hand in glove. We’ve already seen Part #1 that features “a bathtub tethered to a hot-air balloon with a soaped-up model (whoâ€™s obsessed with the lather but doesnâ€™t give a damn to much else) inside it and Aishwarya Rai with a rope clipper in her […]
Please tell me that’s not a Maruti Swift beaten up in a few places. The ad does a brilliant job at hiding a proper side-angle view of the Fabia. Because when seen from the side, it looks exactly like the Swift. What do you think?
The bulls had only one question on their minds: WTF are we doing in this ad?
Videocon first burns shareholders’ money in creating this meaningless and irrelevant ad. And when it’s time to cut that multi-crore check to each of the multi-crore demanding celebrities, they unleash this lame scheme on the public. Maano Ya Na Maano! Pay just Rs 12,990 for the Jumbo 34 Flat TV and deposit a sum of […]
This brilliant ad from Barclays Bank for their credit cards would like you to believe that you are in total control. However, dig deep and you’ll find this: Barclaycard Gold Card Our fee free for life Gold card gives you simple options to tailor the card to your needs. Choose between a minimum monthly payment […]
Seriously. How many people you know use AOL for email? There’s really no bit of me in AOL mail. The whole world has moved on and, if you’re using AOL mail, so should you. And, as The Big Picture says: AOL also — they’ve decayed, become a garbage service for the clueless. (AIM remains mostly […]
I think Vodafone, as a company, desperately needs these astrology alerts more than you do. Here’s a possible list of astrology alerts Vodafone would receive: You will continue to irritate your customers if you run this advertisement again today. PS: Not that you care two hoots for that. You will lose a lot of customers […]
Listen very carefully to the background music. Don’t you think it sounds as if the i10 is being taken on its last rites? At the 35th second of the ad, although the hot model says “I wish I could catch it,” she actually means “I wish I could get out of this advertisement.” And the […]
Do we need this when we know this? … the Chinese banks have an enormous volume of bad loans — $911 billion at May 2006, according to a later-withdrawn estimate by Ernst and Young, which must surely have ballooned to $1.2-1.3 trillion now. That explains why China Investment is somewhat un-aggressive in its international investment […]
If you run a mobile phone company and broadcast your wares with such lame advertisements, especially in a market considered to be Mecca of the telecom world, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that your shareholders are unhappy. Read: Motorola Replaces Chief With an Insider. Said the dissident shareholder Carl C. Icahn, I believe that […]
The first time I saw this ad, I felt worse than a toad on a frying pan. This is the third straight lame advertisement from Shah Rukh Khan (see the first and second). Given his unsatiated fetish to endorse anything non-living, he’s got to quickly reposition himself as the “King of Lame Advertising.” I found […]
This is another ad that freezes up my neurons (but not as much as the Airtel ad, which makes me feel like a toad on a hot pan) and is a great lesson on why you should not consume the actual product while making an advertisement for that product. Drinking too much Fanta probably screwed […]
Do I need to say more? I haven’t actually seen this advertisement on television. Must be one of those crazy ads that are inserted at the beginning/middle/end of rented movie VCDs. Related Post(s): Lame Advertising: Lux International – When Personal Fantasies Come In The Way Of Advertising.
Amway’s multi-level marketing scam is alive and kicking in Bangalore. A close friend V recently experienced a “recruitment attempt” by an existing smooth-talking Amway distributor/prospector/agent/whatever at The Forum Mall. S tells me that the situation is no better in the United States of America. She’s experienced a “recruitment attempt” just days after landing in the […]
Each time I see this ad, a couple of my sense organs stop sending messages to my brain for a few minutes. There’s certainly no doubt that advertising in India is surely headed down an abyss. But what about corporate management? I wonder who at Airtel approves these ads for broadcast? What do you think?
Background: Lame Marketing: Funsters And Their Economic Significance To Airtel. A couple of months later, For a monthly subscription charge of Rs 30, Airtel Live Music on Demand gives you 30 minutes of free listening time with a validity of 30 days. If you exhaust your 30 minutes within the stipulated time and want to […]
When I first heard about HCL’s Leaptop range of laptops, I had this to say: You donâ€™t know whoâ€™s embarrassed more — you for possessing a Leaptop or your friend for asking you whatâ€™s a Leaptop. I donâ€™t know about you, but I already feel like Leaping from the Top. Fast forward a year and […]