Barf Bags

By: Trend Spotter - Published:   Updated: May 9 2011 • References: boingboing.net
Shocking. A Japanese designer is getting a lot of coverage over its latest advertising campaign: portraying its designer bags as barf. You laugh, but they're getting international publicity.

Implications - Using shockvertising is definitely a show-stopping way for a business' promoted item to get noticed. Shockvertising can be a tricky task because often times it can easily get taken too far and viewers become disgusted, upset and completely put-off by the advertisement. The featured ad is a good example of using shockvertising not only in a way that captures attention, but is also smart and makes sense. The pitch has a creative tagline that fits the advertisement and the product perfectly. Stats for Self-Deprecating Advertising Trending: Older & Warm
Traction: 8,060 clicks in 505 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Self-Deprecating Advertising
Related: 48 examples / 37 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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