“Nobody reads ads. People read what interests them. Sometimes it’s an ad.” – Howard Gossage
Advertisements are one of the most influential forms of media, considering we see an ad thrown at us every 2 seconds of our goddamn life. The Indian advertising industry is one of the most entertaining, sensitive, creative and absurd ones out there.
But once in a while, an ad comes which breaks all moral norms. Sometimes, the creators, in the spirit of making the ad more impactful, go a bit too far. Thus, invoking outrage and controversies all around it. And ironically, these ads make it into the news and debates and become successful.
Let’s look at some such advertisements-
1. Boot-space so big that one can easily fit half-clothed and gagged women there! Amazing idea Ford Figo!
2. When Mahindra showed their topless models without using topless models!
3. Apparently sexism and fashion go hand-in-hand!
4. Even in 21st Haryana government’s pride is its fully covered women!
5.Bombay Dyeing’s vivacious 1980s ad on water conservation
6.Delhi police dropping bomb as usual!
7. Yes Kurl-on, Malala should dedicate the Nobel prize to you for this!
8. Delhi police pre-assuming that all street children, if not intervene, will go on chopping heads is quite a stretch
Its upto to you to judge if such ads should be “allowed” or not. But it will be foolish to ignore the fact that these ads did successfully invoke interest among the Indian viewer!
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