Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Worst Ad Ever


Almost forgot to make mention of the worst ad I think I've ever seen.  This one is for a local jewelry store and I spotted it on a billboard in our town.  On my way to my friend's wedding I might add.

Edgy?  Perhaps - but completely counterproductive to trying to sell people their product.

3 comments:

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Bad publicity is also publicity; it apparently succeeded to catch your attention... Fiona Apple once wrote “I don't understand about diamonds and why men buy them. What's so impressive about a diamond except the mining”. Being an ex-geophysicist I completely concur.

Nate Maas said...

Yep, caught my attention, but put the store in a negative light in my mind. I'm with you on the diamond thing. Most people don't know that diamonds in wedding rings didn't become popular until the 1940s.

Virgil S. said...

I understand that environmentalists and informed people who care about human rights are trying to encourage the public to never buy diamonds. One website making this point is
http://www.wanderings.net/notebook/Main/10ReasonsWhyYouShouldNeverBuyDiamonds