Stupid or subliminal? Epic but funny ad fails
If you're a regular 'net surfer you've probably come across sites dedicated to revealing, discussing or simply laughing about subliminal advertisements. These kind of things are found frequently and make for debates -sometimes intellectually provoking, other times downright angry. In case you've not seen any subliminal advertisements before the following is a prime example: it is a poster ad for a product we're all familiar with, but one for which the visual expression of the ad leads the mind to think about something other than what any advertiser is supposed to be selling. Now we can't be sure with this one that it was purposely done, but anyone with eyes can't help but wonder:
That one may not be deliberate, but it's pretty easy to tell when advertisers are being purposefully subliminal. Here's an example with no room for debate:
Our local TV stations regularly run ads for a certain car dealership that raises the eyebrows of everyone in my family. Now I have no doubt the subliminal part is purely unintentional, but geesh...just pay attention to the slogan at the end of this one commercial. This dude shouts it out at on every single one of these he appears in. Tell me if you, too, wonder just what the heck the commercial makers were thinking -or smoking?- when they came up with this slogan!!
I get most tickled by ads and photos that were taken with the most innocent of intent, and yet you don't have to be a giggling seventh grader to tell the innocent factor met epic fail. Here are a few examples:
Even national leaders get in on the act
Stupid or subliminal these ads do manage to make you remember the products or subject matter. So I guess even when unintentionally done the old adage is true that advertising pays off.
I just hope Tommy Chong won't be dropping by Friendship Ford any time soon. My parents do all their car dealing--I mean TRADING- there.
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