Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Frosted

Possibly one of the worst ads for a major brand you will ever have the misfortune to see - the Kellogg's Frosties ad.

It's old but it is so bad we can't let it pass without comment. Besides the Brand Republic sales team seem to be obsessed by it. Leo Burnett the agency behind it really should hang their heads in shoddy shame. I've been torturing everyone in the office by playing it. I know that is pretty mean.

The Guardian summed it up recently when it said that all Kellogg's marketing department wanted was to make an ad featuring a chirpy young chappy skipping his way through the streets like a sugary Pied Piper.

Not quite the imagery you want when Kellogg's is under the spotlight in the battle against child obesity.

Still as The Guardian put it rather than getting some angelic young choirboy with a great voice, they end up with a croaky young Mick Jones, but without the cool skipping along like his on children's Prozac.

It should be taken off the air immediately, not to mention removed from the web and anywhere else it can be found. Watch it at your own peril.

There was an urban rumour that the South African kid featured in the ad had killed himself after bullying, but its not true.

The Sun tracked him down earlier this month. For his own protection the youth would only reveal his name as Sven. He stated: "Can't these fools distinguish between me and a character in an advert?"

8 Comments:

At 3:11 PM, Anonymous the online gnome said...

Thanks Gordie you're a legend!

 
At 3:13 PM, Anonymous some people stand in the darkness afraid to step into the light said...

what does everyone think about the hoff doing the pipex ad? his single's going to be released off the back of it?

 
At 3:15 PM, Anonymous don't you worry it's gonna be alright cos I'm always ready I won't let you out of my sight said...

http://www.gethasselhofftonumber1.com/

 
At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures David Hasselhoff allows to live.

When David Hasselhoff was born, the nurse said, "Holy Cow! That's David Hasselhoff!" Then she had sex with him. At that point, she was the third girl he had slept with.

When David Hasselhoff goes to donate blood, he declines the syringe, and instead requests a hand gun and a bucket.

In an average room there are 1,242 objects David Hasselhoff could use to kill you, including the room itself.

The popular videogame "Doom" is based loosely around the time Satan borrowed money from David Hasselhoff and forgot to pay him back.

David Hasselhoff is not lactose intolerant, he just refuses to put up with lactose's shit.

You are what you eat. That is why David Hasselhoff's diet consists entirely of bricks, steel, and the tears of small children.

On his birthday, David Hasselhoff randomly selects one lucky child to be thrown into the sun.

When David Hasselhoff does a push up, he isn't lifting himself up, he's pushing the Earth down.

David Hasselhoff invented black. In fact, he invented the entire spectrum of visible light. Except pink. Chuck Norris invented pink.

David Hasselhoff coined the phrase, "I could eat a Horse" after he ate every last unicorn in existence.

The eternal conundrum "what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object" was finally solved when David Hasselhoff punched himself in the face.

 
At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you don't need to mention us in the story but it'd be nice

 
At 3:26 PM, Anonymous roger....more? said...

great news! Rosamund Pike is back on the London stage from next month!!

 
At 3:28 PM, Anonymous sian 'swinger' Lloyd said...

did they name the hurricane after gordon?

 
At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pity the fool who can't distinguish between him and the character...

any chance of a blog entry on snakes on a plane?

 

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