Wednesday, February 23, 2011
"The Hard Sell" : Taboo In Advertising
There's really nothing subliminal about this one. This NO2ID ad depicting Tony Blair with a barcode as a mustache and obviously compairing him to Hitler--with its placement and blunt worded message--was a little too much for the UK. It was cited as offensive. And yeah it is. But it also keeps the tradition going of "The Hard Sell" ads being damn amusing and creative. I'm not sure if Big Brother deserves such a harsh comparison, but it sure in hell makes you at least think about it.