by Michael Ho

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DailyDirt: Duh... Ads Are Supposed To Change People's Minds

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

Ads can be controversial sometimes -- designed to attract attention. Most ads catch your eye with attractive people or shocking images, but the "best" ads also stick in your mind and remind you who the actual sponsor was. We're always interested in "good" ads (not the ads that get attention for how hated they are). So here, we've found some interesting ad-related articles and videos that demonstrate how ads can be entertaining.
  • The BBC picks 6 ads that it thinks changed the world. Don't worry: "Apply directly to the forehead" didn't make the cut. [url]
  • If you could save an online banner ad for later, would you? This sounds like a really bad copy of Instapaper.... [url]
  • LEGO has made a couple interesting short films. But still, I always forget that it's not Legos. [url]
  • Can any kind of internet meme effectively sell a mobile phone? If so, let loose the CaTz of advertising. [url]

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      Hephaestus (profile), 5 Jan 2011 @ 5:15pm

      a 20 year old joke .... based on McDonalds

      A man took a new job as a bus driver and was given a bus with a Sesame Street advertisement on the side. At his first stop he picked up two fat Irish women who’s names both happened to be Pattie. At his next stop he picked up a man named Ross. This man felt highly of himself and insisted that everyone call him Special Ross. At the next stop was a biker who didn’t have a name, but he said he usually goes by his nickname, Lester T.

      During the ride, Lester T sat in the back picking at his feet while the others looked at him with disgust.

      When the bus driver finished his route, he was asked how his day was by one of his co-workers.

      “It reminded me of McDonalds” said the bus driver. Two obese Patties, Special Ross, Lester T pickin’ his bunyons on a Sesame Street bus.

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