Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Torturing Animals For Fun and Profit

It appears that a sure fire way to garner some talk power is by having animals die, or be tortured in your ad. I remember while I was interning at TBWA\Vancouver complaints were lodged about that Super7 ad where they have the Fear Factor for the Super Rich where contestants were being smothered with puppies. Click Ad One. Faith No More drew fire in their Midlife Crisis video when they had a fish out of water, Altoids for an exploding guinea pig, and now this:

Hamster Lovers In An Uproar Over Levis Ad


Either way, it gets in the papers, and it gets people talking. While I am sure hamster, fish, guinea pig and stuffed animal activists are a small minority, they are certainly vocal.

In other news:

We’ve been getting some debate, at last, a few posts down. Here’s your chance to unravel your British sentiments!

2 Comments:

At 2:39 PM, Blogger molesworth said...

Be careful using sparrows:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4450958.stm

 
At 2:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

now that is one of the craziest stories i have ever heard.

 

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