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The Pontiac Commercial

The Pontiac Commercial

I’m going to try something within the spirit of PO but slightly different.
This is one of my favorite commercials of all time. There’s the cool music, the bright lights and the ambient atmosphere. With the exception of Matt Dillon’s introduction of the lineup at the end, there’s no other narration and no people in the commercial. Everything is&#133 Read the rest

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CODEBREAKING: Vladimir Putin Ad Shows A Couple Having Sex In Voting Booth

CODEBREAKING: Vladimir Putin Ad Shows A Couple Having Sex In Voting Booth

They’re not actually having sex– she drops her bag, not her clothes as the websites say she does– so she’s not having sex with him, she’s doing something else.
Putin videos are notoriously sexy. But in sexy ads, videos, and films, while the woman is the obvious draw the branding belongs to the man. The message isn’t that if&#133 Read the rest

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Luxury Advertising Banned in China? Then Redefine Luxury as High Art.

Luxury Advertising Banned in China? Then Redefine Luxury as High Art.

How do you advertise luxury, aspirational products in China, which is moving to ban exactly that kind of advertising? By exploiting Marxism. Look closely:

You watch this droning, anodyne, short-film-length commercial, and your reaction, like many Westerners and Americans, is that the ad stinks. It’s too long, and the message isn’t clear. We’re used to ads that rely&#133 Read the rest

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Beijing bans ads– but not all of them

China Daily, et al, report that

Advertisements that promote products as luxurious or “high-end” have been banned in a move experts say is designed to protect social harmony.
The clean up means commercials posted or aired in public can no longer include words like “supreme”, “royal”, “luxury” or “high class”…

This move is designed to deal with the&#133 Read the rest

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