Cleverest Ads Ever

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with advertising. Back in the 80s, I was surprised to learn that the makers of Charmin toilet paper actually knew their “Please don’t squeeze the Charmin” commercials were annoying. “It doesn’t matter,” they replied, “because people don’t think.” Repetition was all that mattered: people buy what they’re programmed to buy. That was it! I vowed that if Charmin TP were suddenly the only brand available, I’d use old magazine pages (preferably the ones with Charmin ads)! On the other hand, when an ad campaign is truly clever, it’s like finding an unexpected little gift on your desk, a fresh-baked thought-cookie. So, to those advertisers who treat us as though we actually had brains (and funny bones): “Thanks for the cookies!”

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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17 Responses to Cleverest Ads Ever

  1. Some of these are a little scary…

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  2. TEP336 says:

    Some were amazing, others were disturbing. Gotta love advertising.

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  3. I have a young friend who’s gonna love these!

    Do you remember the very first Apple Computer ads? The ones about babies? They were such fun that I was hooked because they seemed accessible.

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  4. Jorge Medico says:

    These are wonderful!

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  5. I love the little Smart Car. 🙂

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  6. Jumbo muffins wins 😂

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  7. Mullett Man got the laugh out loud.

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  8. Michele Lee says:

    So creative and fun! Thanks for the share.

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  9. haoyando says:

    LOL. Old magazine? LOL.

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  10. revruss1220 says:

    Wow! Incredible. Some very, very creative minds at work there.

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  11. Save water and save the children were what I could not get out of my head. National Geographic…let’s just save, I would never take that elevator…even if I have to stand on the top all day.

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  12. Thanks, for the fresh-baked thought-cookies! Some of these graphic artists should have won creativity awards. Great choices, Mitch.

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  13. lilyofthevalley777 says:

    It’s 10:30pm right now and you have gotten my endorphins all riled up with laughter, and it was goood! I’m glad this was the last unseen post of this day. I personally liked the bed and breakfast pic, but they all made me laugh. Thanks for ending my day with side-spitting laughter!

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