Sometimes these cross the line, but it’s my line I’m speaking of, and we all have our own.
Generally speaking, the younger the target market, the more aggressive the advertiser – and its agency – gets in pushing limits.
I have no doubt that these ads I’ve assembled below have upset someone, somewhere, at some stage. If you can personally relate to any of the scenarios, you may not dig them. If I had just been held up at gun-point, maybe the hair dryer ad wouldn’t work on me. Maybe I would write an angry email!
What they have in common: the visual is doing all the work. The logo just pays it off and fills in the missing piece of the pie.
Any of them cross your line?