Trying to find all of the YouTube links for the BADvertising post got a little depressing. You can only watch so much awful advertising in one day before going crazy.
So with the weekend winding down, here is one more post before heading back to work on Monday. What better way than to end the weekend on a fun note, how about the best in condom advertising.
This should be any agency’s favourite client. I mean with a product this much fun you’d have an open canvas to showcase your creativity.
Client: “We need to sell more condoms! We need to remind everybody that unprotected sex is bad!”
I could only imagine what some of the brainstorming sessions were like.
Let’s see what some of these agencies came up with.
Don’t Be Stupid.
Agency: Advico Young & Rubicam, Zurich
1 Latex Condom. Extra Safe.
Client: Doc Morris Pharmacies
Agency: Grey Worldwide, Düsseldorf, Germany
Client: Durex XXL
Agency: Moe Awsem (Might be a fake, but funny regardless)
Agency: Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa
So there we have the best in condom advertising. From comparing unprotected sex to going into a warzone completely naked. To stopping the next Hitler from being born. To a three-legged man. To a sarcastic reminder of why you’re celebrating Father’s Day.
I think my favourites would be the XXL Man for Durex, just because of it’s simplicity, or the Hitler/Bin Laden ads for Doc Morris Pharmacies. If you’re going to say unprotected sex is BAD, than you might as well blame everything EVIL on it as well. The Father’s Day ad is a lot of fun too, although it’s only really meant to work once a year.
Feel free to post your opinions. And if you’ve come across any other interesting condom advertising, be sure to share it below.