Harnn Massage Balm Ads Get Under Your Skin

By: Ayman - Published: • References: adsoftheworld
I am not sure how they sell massage balm in Thailand, but this Harnn Massage Balm campaign by Y & R Bangkok is more creepy and off-putting than appealing. And in the words of commenter djakuza, “Ahhhh WTF??? awful!!!!!”

The print ads are supposed to show you that Harnn Massage Balm provides deep relief. However, I think most people will not be relieved when they see an ad with fingers digging deep under the skin.

This campaign is an excellent example of taking a concept or idea about the product too literal without regard to its effect on the general consumer. I am actually surprised such an execution made it beyond the drawing board and into the real world!

The creative team behind this creepiness includes creative director Trong Tantivejakul, art directors: Nares Limapornvanich and Ratapon Houyhongtong, copywriter Denchai Kererug, and photographer Anuchai Secharunputong , Nok. Stats for Creepy Skinvertising Trending: Older & Mild
Traction: 5,952 clicks in 392 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Creepy Skinvertising
Related: 49 examples / 38 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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