Commercials and print campaigns often feature a variety of hidden messages and underlying themes, but these blunt marketing techniques are relying more on bold and straight-forward tactics to get their message across to viewers.
Modern day advertising techniques often include the use of complex imagery, imaginative concepts and a wide variety of actors and objects. The downside to these techniques from the viewer's standpoint is that it often leaves them guessing or questioning what the commercial or ad was even about. These blunt marketing examples however, have decided to clearly state what they are trying to promote, and subsequently catching people's attention with its use of straight-forward tactics.
From cautionary driving ads to smelly shoe ads comparing footwear to piles of fish, these blunt marketing techniques will surely have audiences recognizing exactly what the ad is about.
18 Blunt Marketing Techniques
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