Thursday, July 28, 2011

Copywriting Hall of Fame or Shame?

(click ad, via) I've previously seen this ad on a phone kiosk on the Upper West Side, but didn't have a camera on me. This was snapped in Halethorpe, Maryland. Yay or Nay? I will say I bet the penman/woman of this IN YOUR FACE line is as proud as an asshole peacock. Previously in: The Copywriting Hall of Fame.

15 Comments:

Blogger Kyle anon said...

Fame.

Now lets talk about art direction...

10:27 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I hear there are also ads for Doritos in your part of the country with the line "slap your tongue in its mouth."

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's simple, it's surprising it hasn't been used already (that i know of) and it's also very effective. a stupid simple ad everyone secretly wishes they had done...

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes. copy? great. art direction? epic fail.

copy is so good it makes up for it, but missed opportunity on the art direction.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous dude said...

sometimes when i get a really good sandwich from our favorite sandwich spot, i say "it's like the sandwich is giving my mouth a blow job."

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the that gives your mouth (tongue?, lips?) an orgasm!

I-)

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nay.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2nd try:

the (food name) that makes your mouth (tongue?, lips?) feel like it is having an orgasm!

I-)

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

In 'Play It Again, Sam' Woody Allen gets roughed up by some bikers but reassures his friends:

"I'm fine. I snapped my chin down onto some guy's fist and hit another one in the knee with my nose."

Possible inspiration...?

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Chris Turner said...

Hall of Shame. I hate the copy *and* the art direction!

Put it this way, it wouldn't make me buy it - so it fails.

6:54 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Howe bout: "KICK YOUR MOUTH IN THE BALLS."

7:17 AM  
OpenID jbradhunter said...

I'm thinking the target is men 21-34 so this copy works well, with that in mind... Maybe it's a bit too 'man speak' but its different and interesting enough for me to read over again.

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's really not manspeak at all, I like it (as a woman) it's hall of fame material

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it made me think. Go 'oh yeah' and yuk look at the food. But isn't it meant to sell? fail.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Tyler Stanson said...

I be the proud peacock writer. Glad you all loved or hated so evenly.

5:45 PM  

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