BBDO Advertising Agency Plays Off the Iconic ‘Bloods' Gang Symbol

By: Shelby Lee Walsh - Published: Jul 29, 2009 • References: & adsoftheworld
Germany has its hands full with this risky advertising agency named BBDO from Dusseldorf. This ad was made to recruit people to join the BBDO Düsseldorf agency and it uses a great shock tactic to get the message through.

The ad plays off the iconic ‘Blood’ gang hand symbol and immediately draws attention. Photographer Klaus Merz did an excellent job with the composition of the photo as well.

All in all, I say this campaign is one of the most eye-catching ads I’ve seen yet. Stats for Gangsta Ad Campaigns Trending: Older & Warm
Research: 12,715 clicks in 355 w
Interest: 2 minutes
Concept: Gangsta Ad Campaigns
Related: 56 examples / 43 photos
Segment: Males, 12-55
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