Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Back-alley advertising.

Manhattan Mini Storage, as you can imagine, is just one of a kabillion storage businesses here in shoebox apartment-filled Gotham. So I guess separating oneself from the competition anyway one can is a good move. Still. While a Republican-bashing ad campaign will make most Manhattanites smile, there's a lot more rich conservative right-wingers in town these days than you think. And they've got lots of expensive shit that needs storing.
(tip from jen)
previously in politics & advertising:
1. Your ad's so confusing, it makes Bush's policies look lucid.
2. Anti-Bush. Pro-Cock.
3. Ferrer For Mayor. Better Than Fair.
4. On Political Slogans.
5. UPDATE: Best Political Slogan Ever.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Dan said...

Oh my god. A coat hanger in an ad referencing abortion.

This made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

10:23 AM  
Blogger jenny said...

A HANGER?! Eww.

10:28 AM  
Blogger China Blue said...

Fucking hell, that's a little hardcore for a storage space advert. I'd expect to see imagery like that at a protest rally, or on a feminist/pro-choice website, and it would have some sort of context and meaning. But for storage space? That's about as tasteful as using it to sell baby food.

10:55 AM  
Blogger ricpic said...

Agreed. Few things are more annoying than a shoehorned in political pitch.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Maulleigh said...

*Politics out of our advertising!!!





*to be chanted to the tune of "US out of my uterus!"

12:06 PM  
Blogger helen said...

in a perverse way i actually love it. i admire the balls that okaying something like this requires.

i almost wish i had something to store. if only i hadn't tossed out all those fetuses...

12:10 PM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

I never use wire btw, only plastic.

There's also that subtle ‘target’ thing going on too. (Maybe because this post is too close to the Target Freedom Center one, the concept is bleeding over?) Ouch.

But, for pure political abortion message and product juxtaposition, this may be the oddest one I have ever seen.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

To puzzle out the intended meaning, perhaps the shrinkage of rights through non-choice, furthers the incidence of pregnancy, which furthers maternity wardrobes, which leads to shrinking closet space?

It's a peculiar way to think of things. And the coat hangar certainly doesn't help.

2:06 PM  
Blogger missa said...

I'm with Helen. I freakin love it.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F all you wimps. I think it's ballsy and exactly what the lefties need to start doing. Being a wuss with bullies never gets you anywhere.

As far as advertising goes, it definitely is provocative...isn't that the point?

8:55 AM  
Blogger Erin Bradley said...

fucking love it.

more businesses should be this ballsy.

and to whomever said

"politics out of advertising"

ALL advertising is political, whether it's overt or not.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Zach! said...

Though a hanger has become the symbol everyone is talking about, it still hangs clothes, right?

And... and don't those clothes need storage space?

Regardless, this is still a pretty confusing ad. How is my closet space shrinking? I guess the space I have left after putting things inside is shrinking, but my closet remains the same size, as does the space it contains

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a very liberal thinker, I do get annoyed when people attempt to inject politics into every conversation. This example doesn't make a coherent or well-formed point. Being as involved as a person should be in politics is very exhausting. So it's particularly frustrating to see amateurish, juvenile and knee-jerkey comments in an attempt to sell something.

4:31 PM  

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