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Dystopian Ice Cream Ads

Halo Top's 'Eat the Ice Cream' Envisions an Unsettling World Run by Robots

— September 12, 2017 — Lifestyle
American video director, special effects artist, musician and YouTuber Mike Dahlquist (also known as Mike Diva) recently created an unsettling commercial for Halo Top called 'Eat the Ice Cream.'

Unlike most ice cream ads that are driven by brightly colored scenes and smiles, this one immediately sets itself apart as something different. In a world where robots are becoming more and more competent, this ad offers a look into an unsettling scene from a world dominated by robots; a woman awakes alone in a clinical room and is force-fed ice cream, only to be told that "Everyone you love is gone. There is only ice cream."

Halo Top's Eat the Ice Cream is set to run just ahead of horror films such as Stephen King’s 'It.'
Trend Themes
1. Dystopian Advertising - Opportunity to disrupt traditional advertising by creating unsettling and thought-provoking ads that inspire and capture audience attention.
2. Robotic Dominance - Opportunity to capitalize on the impending future in which robots become more competent and dominate various industries.
3. Unconventional Marketing - Opportunity to break away from conventional advertising methods and take a risk by creating unconventional, attention-grabbing marketing campaigns.
Industry Implications
1. Advertising - Opportunity for advertising agencies to embrace dystopian storytelling to create engaging campaigns for clients.
2. Robotics - Opportunity for innovators in the robotics industry to create advanced products that will be integral to the future of many industries.
3. Film and Entertainment - Opportunity for producers and marketers to collaborate on unconventional, viral marketing campaigns that promote films and shows in a memorable way.
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