Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Annals of advertising: Banned, offensive, and rejected ads 

The fifteen "most offensive, banned, and rejected" ads. Standards and practices vary widely. This one, for instance, was banned in Russia:

That is a perfectly reasonable depiction of the relationship between the Euro and the dollar through, say, July of last year.


By Blogger Crusader, at Thu Aug 20, 07:53:00 AM:

Er....where did the infamous "papnet dead lady ad" rank?  

By Blogger Lady Atherton, at Thu Aug 20, 12:03:00 PM:

Just so people know, the ad reads "A magazine about how money is made"  

By Blogger jaed, at Sat Aug 22, 12:01:00 PM:

Not to go too far south with this, but isn't that sort of a, well, phallic symbol of sorts sticking out of the lower portion of the party of the second part? Kind of a mixed message, if you ask me.  

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