It Was Only Inevitable: Your ‘Fifty Shades’-Inspired Ad Tumblr

By Kiran Aditham 

Well, perhaps this is nail in the coffin as far as ad industry-related Tumblr sites go (but there’s always hope). The appeal of Fifty Shades of Grey apparently knows no bounds as it’s now breached the advertising world as exemplified in this Tumblr called, yes, “Fifty Shades of Grey Advertising.” As the proprietor of the site clearly states, though, it has no association with Grey the agency (wonder how long it actually took them to react, if they did at all).

As you can see in the latest entry below, the author of of the Fifty Shades Tumblr has the tone and language of E.L. James’s somehow massively popular series down (or, uh, so we’ve heard). Of course, in the end, the erotica is replaced by a twist far more familiar to those in the ad industry. Read on:


As her partner reached for the door, she could feel her pulse racing in anticipation. “I’ve never done it in a group before,” she gasped, as she squeezed her partner’s hands. “Don’t you think starting out with 8 men at once is a bit too much?” she asked, both excited and nervous at the same time. “Don’t worry, I’ve told the boys to go easy on you,” her partner reassured her. “Besides, with enough lubrication, it’ll feel effortless,” her partner quipped with a wink.

She nodded, ready to face her audience. As they entered the Pitch Room of Pain, the room fell silent as once, as 8 pairs of eyes fell on her. She felt as though they were attempting to peer into her mind. She knew she was in for a long night. “Boys, this is Sheila, the new junior art director. She’ll be joining our little brainstorm tonight!”

“Welcome, Sheila,” one of the boys, a senior writer, said, as she handed her a can of ice cold beer. “Here, have some mental lubrication.”

If you think you can do better, the site is taking submissions (not submissives, though, as far we know).