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ijen0311
Jun 22, 2010, 03:17 PM
Spirit airlines :eek: ---

http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4c20ffaf7f8b9a22747e0100-590-/image.jpg

http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4c20ffb77f8b9a68529f0400-590-/image.jpg



http://www.businessinsider.com/spirit-airlines-tasteless-ad-mocks-the-oil-spill-2010-6

Darth.Titan
Jun 22, 2010, 03:35 PM
I agree that's in poor taste.

dmr727
Jun 22, 2010, 03:40 PM
Their pilots should go on strike again!

ucfgrad93
Jun 22, 2010, 03:42 PM
Yeah, that is awful.

wheezy
Jun 22, 2010, 04:25 PM
Sad. And I know the stock photographer who took that top photo. Sucks to see your work being used in tacky advertising.

robotmonkey
Jun 22, 2010, 04:52 PM
Meh people need to lighten up. I can see the humor.

yg17
Jun 22, 2010, 05:03 PM
This is Spirit Airlines, the same company that had a Hunt for Jimmy Hoffa Sale, a MILF sale, and a Muff Diving sale. They do ads like these so they go viral and get free advertising all over the internet. It's genius, really.

dukebound85
Jun 22, 2010, 05:04 PM
i thought it was clever actually

ravenvii
Jun 22, 2010, 05:16 PM
Spirit sucks anyway - they're the ones who's charging you for carry-on luggage.

Dagless
Jun 22, 2010, 05:25 PM
i thought it was clever actually

Yea, I like it too. Well not like... I just don't dislike it.

rdowns
Jun 22, 2010, 05:34 PM
This is Spirit Airlines, the same company that had a Hunt for Jimmy Hoffa Sale, a MILF sale, and a Muff Diving sale. They do ads like these so they go viral and get free advertising all over the internet. It's genius, really.

I agree.

Now, for some of the BEST advertising ever (http://nextround.net/2009/08/28/15-durex-ads-so-clever-they-almost-make-you-want-to-buy-condoms/).


http://cdn.nextround.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/durex_extralarge-560x405.jpg http://cdn.nextround.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/durex_fathersday.jpg

http://cdn.nextround.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/durex_kilt-560x765.jpg http://cdn.nextround.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/durex_otherside.jpg

Zombie Acorn
Jun 22, 2010, 06:19 PM
holy **** those are good. :D

MattSepeta
Jun 22, 2010, 06:29 PM
Trojan feels so passe all of a sudden....

ijen0311
Jun 22, 2010, 06:34 PM
Meh people need to lighten up. I can see the humor.

I get where they're going with it. But this is truly a huge tragedy - people lost their lives, their livelihoods, and of course, the environmental impact. I just think it's in poor taste. My $.02.


The Durex ones, on the other and, are HILARIOUS.

darkplanets
Jun 22, 2010, 10:31 PM
Now that we're mentioning awesome Durex ads, i present the following:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqt3Zb7BItA&feature=player_embedded

Outtakes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkCJ_oI87R8&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjHRNs4I5Hg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvIxTprofvA&feature=related

And for the more classic approach:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bizJWtJ0xXo&feature=related

Flynnstone
Jun 23, 2010, 08:46 AM
amusing.

I find ATT had terrible ads :
"Least number of dropped calls"

citizenzen
Jun 23, 2010, 08:59 AM
Sad. And I know the stock photographer who took that top photo. Sucks to see your work being used in tacky advertising.

Yeah. He was probably expecting that to be used for some intellectual, humanitarian cause. :rolleyes:

DoFoT9
Jun 23, 2010, 09:04 AM
pretty darn cool :D

belvdr
Jun 23, 2010, 09:08 AM
Heh, my mind was focused on the word "beaches" as an alternate word some use for women. I wasn't thinking of the oil spill.

iOrlando
Jun 23, 2010, 10:38 AM
anyone else in South Florida? have you noticed it more crowded due to the florida panhandle basically a dead zone? I have noticed a slight uptick, but its hard to really make any overall conclusions.

dXTC
Jun 23, 2010, 11:05 AM
anyone else in South Florida? have you noticed it more crowded due to the florida panhandle basically a dead zone? I have noticed a slight uptick, but its hard to really make any overall conclusions.

I'm in Panama City Beach right now, and it's far from "dead". Oh sure, it's not shoulder-to-shoulder, but it's definitely not a ghost town. Then again, PCB hasn't been hit really hard by the Tarball Brigade yet.

benflick
Jun 23, 2010, 01:54 PM
i thought it was clever actually

Me too, I kinda liked them.

bartelby
Jun 23, 2010, 01:57 PM
I agree.

Now, for some of the BEST advertising ever (http://nextround.net/2009/08/28/15-durex-ads-so-clever-they-almost-make-you-want-to-buy-condoms/).

You're obsessed with these ads!

obeygiant
Jun 23, 2010, 02:07 PM
http://cdn.nextround.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/durex_otherside.jpg

I guess I would need some lube if I were to have sex with that tv. :confused:

bartelby
Jun 23, 2010, 02:09 PM
I guess I would need some lube if I were to have sex with that tv. :confused:

Because all advertising is literal...

kernkraft
Jun 25, 2010, 04:28 PM
As someone already mentioned, at least the top one is stock picture. I know that picture, some RapidWeaver plugins use that.

Maybe it's slightly insensitive. But the point of advertising is to get people's attention. If it was my decision, I would allow that ad to be aired/featured.