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25 Most Racist Advertisements and Commercials

A sarcastic spoof on the Intel ad below

If you think the era of political correctness has taught advertisers to create campaigns that are more sensitive and intelligent, think again. They are still quite happy to play into fears and stereotypes associated with race. While political ads are notoriously racist – even in the current presidential election – ads promoting everything from cars to office equipment to breakfast cereal have been laced with negative overtones. And while some ads are sneakily suggestive, others are almost unbelievably shameless. Here’s a look at some of the most racist commercials and advertisements in recent years, along with some vintage clips that still shock people with their racist messages.

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August 27, 2008   29 Comments

Lame iPhone 3g Advert

iPhone 3G AdHave Apple lost it?

Now, admittedly, I was sent this link as being the official iPhone 3g ad that is airing in the USA. I don’t live in the USA so I have to take their word for it. But, that said, if this is the best they can do … then that is sad.
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June 23, 2008   3 Comments

Roboboy – Beautiful Advert … for Washing Powder?

ROBOBOY persil advertRoboboy is one of those rare adverts that you watch because it is so good, not because you have the slightest interest in what it is intended to sell. This advert is beautifully directed, has a touching storyline, and high production values. It’s better made than the majority of shows on tv right now.
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June 11, 2008   Comments Off

Sony Foam City Advert

Sony Foam CommercialSometimes the point of an ad just stumps me. I can appreciate the effects, the direction, the ideas even, but am left wondering what the ad was trying to sell.

This ad struck me like that. If it wasn’t for the final frame showing the product we would be left clueless as to what impression Sony were trying to leave us with.
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April 25, 2008   Comments Off

Can an Advert Featuring Phil Collins and a Gorilla Sell Chocolate?

Phil Collins Gorilla Cadburys CommercialThink chocolate and I imagine your first impressions are not Phil Collins. I would guess that gorillas do not feature heavily either. Unless you have seen this advert.
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April 17, 2008   4 Comments

Scary Political Ads

Politicians want to get votes by any means. Even if that means scaring the population witless or knocking lumps off their opponents.

These ads can have a profound effect on the outcome, and can stay in a nations psyche long after the election is over. Some of the ads were only shown once or twice but are still discussed years later.

No political ads can compare to those coming out of the USA at presidential election time.

Check out the full list at the AOL Video blog

March 26, 2008   1 Comment

Cillit Bang – Techno Remix!

Cillit BangĀ®Possibly one of the most annoying commercials ever created has been given a Techno Makeover!

Cillit Bang has to have all the ingredients specially designed to irritate your eyes, ears and credulity, but considering the amount of air time it is given I guess we have to assume it has been successful.

The loud, brash, hypey advertisement has been made, shockingly, even more loud, brash and annoying. Yes, somehow they managed this feat, with … wait for it … a techno remix.
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March 15, 2008   1 Comment

When an Ad Makes You Go “Wow”

Dancing Robot Citroen AdWhen was the last time an advert made you go “wow”? For me, it was the first C4 ad from Citroen.

You might be able to tell my geek tendencies, yesterday was Superman, today it is Transformers.

Well, not the real Transformers, but I expect it was partly seeing this advert that made them sure they could pull the movie off.
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March 13, 2008   Comments Off

clever commercial angle: striptease

When I stumbled across this particular commercial work of art I was ecstatic. This clip seems perfectly constructed, with each of its elements intricately developed.

The visual aesthetics of the set design are flawless. The setting is in the midst of a one-on-one strip tease. The colors are vivid and the fabrics draping every wall are rich in satiny, cushioned texture. A beautiful woman, adorned in racy pin-up-era style lingerie slithers around one solo chair in the middle of the small room. As Screamin’ Jay Hawkins croons the classic tuneI put a spell on you, the lady dances before a gentleman who watches as she slowly dresses herself in fine clothing. And putting the finishing touches on her designer outfit and strutting towards the exit, the commercial comes to a close.

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February 27, 2008   Comments Off

one that shouldn’t be missed

It is a shame that this commercial was banned from airing before anyone ever got to be entertained by its ultra-realistic comedy. After all of the mind-numbing, insignificant commercials that society members are potentially forced to endure, one such as this begs to be seen by all. Below is another fascinating look into what commercials should, and hopefully one day will prove to be.

As clips such as this continue to be made, as writers like myself continue to promote their viewing to the masses, and as people hungrily yearn for more– hopefully one day the idea will catch on. That what society really wants, is exactly what ads like this one promote: raunchy, sexy, and humorous portrayals of a very identifiable reality.

February 26, 2008   Comments Off