Standard Posted by joelnickel Posted on October 9, 2010 Posted under Art and Media, CreComm Comments 3 Comments Great Ads? What do you think? Advertisements Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailGoogleMoreLinkedInRedditPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related AdAdvertisingAxeCreCommHumoMarketingWeight WatchersYkm Post navigation ← Beat Box Recipe Ten Rules For Being Human → 3 thoughts on “Great Ads? What do you think?” Wow, a lot of those are pretty amazing! I’m a sucker for creative ads. However, there was one ad that really crossed the line for me. I feel that the HUMO ad featuring the twin towers is in really bad taste. You know how sometimes people say things like, “Oh, too soon”? Well I think in the case of the events of 9/11, there’s no such thing as too soon. People will never, ever forget what happened that day and that ad just seems disrespectful to the poor people who lost their lives that day. They’re essentially using a well-known terrorist event as a way to promote their paper. It’s awful! But that’s just my point of view. Does it make an impact? Sure. Is it the right kind of impact? Not so sure. Reply Wasn’t that crazy?! I felt that was quite insensitive and needless really. There are other ways you can go about shocking people into reading your ad aside from referencing the single most deadly terrorist attack on American soil… I think something like that would lose someone customers rather than gain them some. True, you’ll read the ad, but I doubt you’d remember the name HUMO attached to the ad. (we would cause we’re CreComms) but I think others would just think it’s distasteful and turn the page. Thanks for your comment! I really appreciate you reading my blog! Reply No problem! It is my pleasure, really. Your blog always yields great links, stories, and much more! Happy Thanksgiving, dude! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.