Thursday, April 26, 2007

"Middle manager" sends 10,000 horrified concert-goers scrambling for exits.


Casinos are notoriously difficult clients to work with. Their taste is often in their asses, and they can never decide what they want to focus on: the gambling or their other crap. Still. That's no excuse for the above (click image). Who approved this art direction? This photo shoot? I mean, look at that fucking tool. Shouldn't they be trying to entice potential customers with their advertising?
Campaign via was-good-about-ten-years-ago New York ad agency Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners.
previous stupid ad visuals:
1. Cantmissable!
2. The Ameriprise Co-Chairmen.
3. You MUST be at least as tall as out towers to buy a condo.
4. My early frontrunner for worst ad of 2007.
5. The Good Hands, Bad Taste People.

15 Comments:

Blogger New York Punk said...

Oh my goodness, this is truly horrible. This ad makes a good case against free speech.

11:35 AM  
Blogger HighJive said...

the ad was approved by a middle manager who thinks he can still get freaky to the slow jams. and continues to deny his homosexuality.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I dont think any homo, closeted or not, would use the phrase, "get freaky with the slow jams."

11:47 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Only ironically, chris.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Mdx said...

Even a picture of a kitten with the caption "come get some" would have been better than this.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

I'm so confused. How do you get freaky to slow jams standing on your toes? I can see doing air drums on your toes but that would be to fast jams. Wouldn't you be "getting your freak on" to slow jams, and wouldn't that happen in the hotel suite. And why would you want to go to a concert where you're the only one in the audience?

How does someone make an ad so horrible. Do people get paid for this, or is it pro-bob?

4:36 PM  
Blogger Ill-Suit said...

You are normally so spot on but...

I work with middle America middle management.

They would like this. It actually WOULD work that that audience.

I have nothing else to add because I'm sort of lost in the horror of that being the truth.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Schizohedron said...

The recent run of Mohegan Sun TV ads follow this theme of "staid office geek gets nuts with the gamb0000ling," and they suck just as much. Which is a shame, considering their casino is nicer than nearby Foxwoods in most respects. MS has run through three or four distinct ad campaigns in their history, whereas all FW has to do is play their song behind any damn ad ("Take a chance, make it happen," etc.) and you're thinking of the joint. (Or of smashing the radio.)

5:27 PM  
Blogger ricpic said...

Slow jams? Que pasa slow jams?

7:19 PM  
Anonymous can you dig it said...

I agree with ill-suit, people who go to concerts at Mohegan Sun are just like HIM. I think I am more disturbed by the composition, the chairs, the white space, Mr.twinkletoes,
psuedoblackhipster 80's jive. puke.

7:42 PM  
Blogger HighJive said...

i think ill-suit is also denying his homosexuality.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Ill-Suit said...

Um...highjive...I'm a girl.

I do like penises, though.

And Madonna.

Maybe I am a gay man.

11:39 AM  
Blogger HighJive said...

ha!

well, in that case, ill-suit, i will only question your ability to judge middle american middle management males.

this ad sucks. for any audience.

12:15 PM  
Blogger dancing at gunpoint said...

Wow.
It couldn't be made more obvious that this dude has no friends.

12:53 PM  
Blogger James-H said...

Looks like me, celebrating in the antique store parking lot, after buying a row of theater seats I'd later sell in a yard sale for a loss (true story, except for the dancing-like-a-middle-manager" part.)

This truth = admitting a bit of latent homosexuality, I know.

Also: I don't own that shirt, that belt, those pants,those shoes or that watch.

10:40 PM  

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