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18 Blunt Marketing Techniques

From Blunt Gender Equality Ads to Smelly Shoe Ads

— July 19, 2013 — Marketing
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.
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Blunt Recruitment Ads
Blunt Recruitment Ads
'Welcome to Our Reality' Pokes Fun at American Military Ads
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Blunt Automobile Fluid Branding
Blunt Automobile Fluid Branding
Dependable Engine Oil Packaging is Strictly Straight to the Point
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Busted Burglar Ads
Busted Burglar Ads
The Protege Group Campaign Portrays Immediately Apprehended Criminals
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Smelly Tongue Piercing Ads
Smelly Tongue Piercing Ads
The Close Up Liquifresh Campaign is Rebelliously Playful
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Blunt Sustainable Packaging
Blunt Sustainable Packaging
Heckler Designs Presents a Straightforward Design
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Butterfly Effect Death Ads
Butterfly Effect Death Ads
The Organ Donor Foundation Campaign Urges People to Donate Organs
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Consumption-Encouraging Packaging
Consumption-Encouraging Packaging
TASTEit Uses Blunt Branding for Promotion
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Poignantly Provactive Prints
Poignantly Provactive Prints
This Edward Levine Graphic Design Catches the Eye
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Audacious Poster Advertisements
Audacious Poster Advertisements
These Retro Style WPA Ads by Dan Cassaro are Noteworthy
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Blunt Bacon Branding
Blunt Bacon Branding
Rachel Brown Updates the Danepak Packaging Design
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Social Media Criticizing Campaigns
Social Media Criticizing Campaigns
These Crisis Photos Features the Effects of Social Media
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Bluntly Branded Coffee
Bluntly Branded Coffee
F*cking Strong Coffee Boasts Exactly What it is
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Blunt Gender Equality Ads
Blunt Gender Equality Ads
The Life Foundation Campaign Adresses Asia's Preference for Sons
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Blunt Cautionary Driving Ads
Blunt Cautionary Driving Ads
The 'Parents of Road Victims' Campaign Reads "Don't Text and Die"
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Distorted Face Ads
Distorted Face Ads
The Vizoo Magazine Bullying Campaign Sends an Important Message
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Smelly Shoe Ads
Smelly Shoe Ads
The Baruel Tenys Pe Campaign Fights Foot Odors
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Agitating Aging Solution Ads
Agitating Aging Solution Ads
The 'Respibien: Breasts, Paunch' Prints Remind Elders of Good Days
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Bluntly Branded Boxes
Bluntly Branded Boxes
Hnina Packaging Boldly States What the Consumer Wants to See
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