Posts tagged ‘ad’

Two Pictures of Mistakes

I was walking through the Waterfront Canada Line station and spotted this big ad for Steamworks on the wall. I don’t want to pick on arts…

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Cave People Get Jobs

Another quick, odd photo post. I spotted this ad at a SkyTrain station. It seems to be irony-free, but that catchphrase is a little hard to…

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When Ad Meets Article

A friend sent this unfortunate combination of a pop-over (is that the right term for this sort of thing) flash ad and an article involving a…

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Long URLs and Recruiting Gamblers on the SkyTrain

I spotted this ad on the SkyTrain today. I’m not trying to pick on BC Mental Health & Addiction Services–they do good work. However, I thought…

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Tim Hortons and the Immigrant Experience

This morning I had breakfast with some American friends who have been up in Vancouver for the Olympics. We discussed this Tim Horton’s ad that tells…

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Where’s the Internet Rage for Jack in the Box?

Today I saw this ad on TV. It’s for Jack in the Box smoothies: It seems pretty offensive to me, particularly given that it describes menopausal…

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That’s One Weird Google Ad

We use Gmail for our personal and professional email. As Gmail users know, Google often runs a content-specific text ad in the space above the main…

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Mommy Bloggers Find Tempest in Motrin’s Teacup

Today I read on Mathew’s site about how mommy bloggers are up in arms over a (beautifully designed, incidentally) Motrin commercial. Here it is: The righteous…

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