Wednesday, September 1, 2010
"The Hard Sell" : Taboo In Advertising
One facet of media we have pretty much left out in this blog is the world of advertising. No more. There are ads that insinuate sex, violence, sin, and other vices put out by companies and groups on a regular basis. Every week we will spotlight an ad that pushes the envelope and takes the extra step to really drive the point home.
First up is an ad campaign from the French anti-smoking organization Droits des Non Fumeurs. The ads compare teenage smoking to forced oral sex. It's a play on the submissive nature of both acts. This ad certainly pushes the envelope and is pretty genius.