Here's the moment when spec advertising finally digests its own tail.
Anyone who knows Jim Riswold knows he has a bit of a Hitler obsession—or more specifically, an obsession with making the Nazi leader look stupid through art. Speaking to Vice in 2011, the legendary Wieden + Kennedy copywriter explained:
If you were a car, and you could travel back in time and kill Hitler when he was a boy, would you do it?
"I didn't know how much the name would disturb people. It was only when the store opened that I learned Hitler had killed 6 million people." That's the dubious explanation from co-owner Rajesh Shah about why he decided on "Hitler" as the snappy name for his new men's clothing store in Ahmedabad, India.
In the most bizarre ad fail of the year so far, Adolf Hitler takes a break from selling condoms to pitch shampoo in this TV spot, which is airing on television in Turkey. The voiceover translates to: "If you're not wearing women's clothes, you shouldn't be using women's shampoo either. Here it is. A real man's shampoo.
Sports broadcaster ESPN pulled its signature song from Monday night’s NFL broadcast after country singer Hank Williams Jr. seemingly compared Barack Obama to Hitler during an interview earlier in the day.
Hitler is already a theme this week. This time, a clothing company in Italy put up billboards in Palermo showing the Nazi leader in a pink uniform with a heart […]
That new Michael Jordan campaign for Hanes, which we wrote about last week, really does have people buzzing, though it's not Jordan's "lie-flat collar" that they're fixated on. Viewers instead […]
Hitler rears his ugly head all the time in rogue ads. Just in the past year, we seen him having sex in an AIDS awareness campaign, swimming with sperm in […]
Adolf Hitler and James Dean were both resurrected for ads recently—Hitler for that racy AIDS-awareness campaign from Germany, Dean for a South African insurance spot. But now, thanks to facial-morphing […]