Jenn Hollett interviewed me earlier this week for an article she was working on about bloggers who take a stance against ads on blogs. The article is up on GlobeAndMail.com now. I’m the lone “ads, why not?” voice.
In case you’re new here (and if you are, welcome. Pull up a chair. Let’s be friends.) My stance is essentially that of course advertising affects my content: it gives me something to make fun of.
Let us take a retrospective stroll through some of my favourite entries from the Gallery of Bad Advertising*, shall we?
- This month’s World Eaters, concerning the essential concept of Europe’s Best frozen fruit.
- Ron, I feel the same way. Is it so hard to smile when you land that cooshy spokesface contract?
- Atheist’s Nightmare Muffins: learn to bake a tasty snack that makes Kirk Cameron cry.
- Truth In Advertising: because your brand-new condo is totally going to turn out exactly as pictured in those glossy brochures you signed over.
- Preg-Pourri: An original bad product concept developed by some old school friends and I.
- Bad Product: Liquid Cereal. I think the title of this one really says it all.
- This Psychic Arena Is Not A Playground. Were you aware that the problem with yoga is that it’s not Christian enough?
- Have you seen this ad? About ads that work hard to solve problems no one has.
*Contents may also contain branding and general marketing concepts, and not advertising at all.