Marketing Mockery: Nothing to Do With Taxes Edition

And it’s a good thing that it has nothing to do with taxes; my withholding got messed up so I’m owing a solid $900 this year. It’s a good thing I’m going climbing today—that always improves my mood. And speaking of:

DSW adThis ad for DSW comes from the bus stop nearest my apartment, and it struck me because it features somebody who appears to want to appear to be doing some rock climbing/bouldering/etc., using the text of the ad as grips. Clever, in that it got my attention, except for the minor problem that DSW doesn’t sell climbing shoes. So maybe I’m wrong, and the guy in the ad is just being arrested. I guess it’s possible that I’m just using this post to brag about knowing what climbing shoes are. (I really hope I’m not wrong about my claim that DSW doesn’t sell climbing shoes; I guess I haven’t explored the store thoroughly, and I’m not really an expert on exactly what makes a shoe climbing or not. I think my assertion is well supported by teh internet, though, and that’s what really matters.)

Protective cup adThis one, on the other hand, comes from my beloved(?) Sports Authority. It reminds me of those old ads where a razor company said that some people think of shaving as something that a man does for three minutes a day, but that they think of it as something that a man does for a lifetime. This “First On Last Off” slogan is kind of like that. Only for your junk

Previous Marketing Mockeries:
Twitter Superlative Edition
Welcome to the Dungeon
Passive Aggressive edition
Let’s Math
The First One

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  1. Pingback: Marketing Mockery: Holy Crap, Deadlines! Version | Fat Boy Big Wall

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