Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

He beats the Geiko Gecko from the get-go?

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Okay, creative staff. Here’s another chance to prove we’re the best damn advertising agency around! Our client is an insurance company that is tired of competing with that  Geiko Gecko.

Amid great secrecy, they’ve groomed a genuine reptile of their own. No animation, no computer generation, just the real thing. Look at him in his lounge chair!

This guy is big and kind of nasty, so be careful. Herb, don’t get too close, or…. Ow! That’s unfortunate!

How many fingers did you have on that hand, Herb? Well, if people ask, just tell ‘em it’s a reptile dysfunction. Get it?

They’re called the WHAT?

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Listen up, folks, let’s show everybody why we’re the best ad agency around. Now, we’ve been hired by this religious movement out of Bulgaria.

They’ve been around awhile, but they’re not well known, so they want us to promote their name a bit. Sounds like an easy one.

That fake blood looks SO real!

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Okay group, the Rome Tourist Board hired us to crisis manage this horrible PR problem in the middle of tourist season. Their security guards are having a job action at one of the most popular attractions, the Colosseum.

Getting those protesting guards to leave the Colosseum could turn very ugly, but we’ve come up with a plan.

You are the dancing queen….

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For those of you who are always badgering me for female Democratic Secretary of State gossip, do I have some juicy stuff for you!

The photos down below, from a party in Nairobi last night, show Secretary of State Hillary Clinton really cutting loose on the dance floor while hubby Bill was having no fun in North Korea.

Sounds like caramel, but yuckier!

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Okay, advertising team, we seem to be striking out with our new client, that guy who wants to make a big splash with camel milk products – camel milk coffee, chocolates, what have you.

As far as naming his chain of stores, we proposed Dromedary Queen, but he decided he liked Camel-Lot.

Is that the postal workers’ team, or what?

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Blog Guy, I visited your Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop last week, and I had a great promotional idea for you!

Hit me.

Well, I know the museum already sponsors lots of tennis players, but what if you were also to sponsor some other sport? Like say a men’s softball team.

With a name like this, it’s GOT to be good!

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Okay marketing team, we need an image for our new candy product.

We want to use a man’s name. It turns out Russell Stover is already taken, so we’re gonna have to go with our second choice, Osama bin Laden.

Heck, let’s call him SUPER! Nothing says “yummy, tasty, milk coconut kulfa balls” like Super Osama bin Laden.

Stand up, Mr. Spector. Oh, sorry!

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Well, Madison Avenue gets screwed again!

Below, you can see photos of music legend Phil Spector released by corrections officials, without any of his numerous wigs, as he begins a sentence of 19 years to life for the 2003 murder of an actress.

But WAIT! The caption warns that these photos can’t be used for advertising campaigns.

No, we said shoot the CANNON, Mr. President!

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Okay, everybody here at the ad agency is really pumped that Barack Obama agreed to be in our Canon camera advertisements, and I think the creative team has turned out some great copy to go with the photo:

“You’re only President for a few years, and they go by so quickly. That’s why more of us Presidents trust Canon to capture our cherished Presidential moments than any other camera.

His mug is in the Hall of Fame?

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Blog Guy, I see they gave out an Ibero-American Hall of Fame award recently.

Yes, it went to Juan Valdez.

You mean that huge oil tanker that sank?

No, that was the EXXON Valdez. This is JUAN Valdez, the face of the Colombian coffee business.

Is he even for real?

He’s fictional. According to Wikipedia there have now been THREE Juan Valdez guys – four, if you also count a New York radio announcer who did the voice for one of the other Juans in commercials.