Category Advertising

Millimetres Matter

Doctors and Cigarettes Advertisements

A gallery of old advertisments of Doctors recommending smokes.

(Thanks Markus)

Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality

Each item was purchased, taken home, and photographed immediately. Nothing
was tampered with, run over by a car, or anything of the sort. It is an accurate
representation in every case. Shiny, neon-orange, liquefied pump-cheese, and all.

(via J-Walk)

Controversial KFC Ad

The United States isn’t the only country that has nosy parents with too much time of their hands. Over 1,500 Brits complained about this KFC TV spot, which they claim encourages children to sing with food in their mouths.

It’s called “I’ll tell you how to parent parenting”.
It’s groups like this that get behind TV, music and video game blaming.

Apparently, you need them to tell you what you should let your child watch, and which companies you should boycott.

The Geico Caveman

It’s an interactive ad for Geico where you get to visit the Caveman at his condo for a cocktail party.

Visit the Caveman’s Crib.

Cat Herding

Printable Cold Sores

Nowhere in advertising is the gap between natural beauty and manufactured perfection more apparent than on subway posters. As we wait for transportation, we are unwillingly assaulted by larger-than-life representations of supposedly beautiful salespeople. The large scale of these ads and their extremely close proximity to the viewer offer up more than perceived intimacy, however… they give us the chance to see the mechanical flaws designed to correct their physical flaws.

Why don’t we just see them for what they are? They are regular people just like us, they just have a team of retouchers waiting at the ready.

Printable cold sores allow us to take action! Bring these people back down to our level, and tell advertisers that you don’t agree with their message. How can you help? It’s easy…

(via J-Walk)

Touching Ads About Cancer

cancer kids

Here are a couple of lovely, and touching ads about Cancer.

Video #1
Video #2

Via: Houtlust

Lysol Ads from the 50′s


“A man marries a woman because he loves her. so, instead of blaming him if married love begins to cool, she should question herself. Is she truly trying to keep her husband and herself eager, happily married lovers? One most effective way to safeguard her dainty feminine allure….”


See the whole bloody thing at: Feastoffools’ Flickr Account

Hairstyle Names From 1970s Ebony Ad

From Meathaus:

Here are some pictures of hairstyles with awesome names that I scanned from one of my 1970s Ebony magazines. These are from an ad for hair products, not from an article. All good haircuts should have an equally good name.

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