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(Globe and Mail)   What the hell was this ad agency thinking with their ad campaign for a soda company? Are they on coke or something?   (theglobeandmail.com) divider line 24
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2014-05-07 07:48:57 PM  
Needs more wax tadpole.
 
2014-05-07 07:54:59 PM  
First of all, everyone in advertising are scumbags so fark you. Second, everyone already knows what and where Coca-Cola is so it doesn't need advertising and three, no one watches commercials anymore.
 
2014-05-07 08:12:21 PM  

Mugato: First of all, everyone in advertising are scumbags so fark you. Second, everyone already knows what and where Coca-Cola is so it doesn't need advertising and three, no one watches commercials anymore.


I don't know what I've enjoy more in my 30-plus years in the biz. Wrapping five Baseball stadiums with Bank of America ads for a campaign or pissing people like you off. Tough one
 
2014-05-07 08:24:14 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Mugato: First of all, everyone in advertising are scumbags so fark you. Second, everyone already knows what and where Coca-Cola is so it doesn't need advertising and three, no one watches commercials anymore.

I don't know what I've enjoy more in my 30-plus years in the biz. Wrapping five Baseball stadiums with Bank of America ads for a campaign or pissing people like you off. Tough one


Well "pissing off people like me" is sort of ambitious. Creating an annoyance is more like it. But it is the cog that makes everything go around. An farking obnoxious cog but a cog nonetheless.
 
2014-05-07 08:37:17 PM  

Mugato: AlwaysRightBoy: Mugato: First of all, everyone in advertising are scumbags so fark you. Second, everyone already knows what and where Coca-Cola is so it doesn't need advertising and three, no one watches commercials anymore.

I don't know what I've enjoy more in my 30-plus years in the biz. Wrapping five Baseball stadiums with Bank of America ads for a campaign or pissing people like you off. Tough one

Well "pissing off people like me" is sort of ambitious. Creating an annoyance is more like it. But it is the cog that makes everything go around. An farking obnoxious cog but a cog nonetheless.


One of cogs indeed, but alas, I'm still a slut to the trade.

/I do thrive on the creativity and really don't do it to piss people off
 
2014-05-07 09:21:03 PM  
What were they thinking? Probably that it would go viral and generate loads of attention for their product. If you think this was accidental I have a bridge to sell you.
 
2014-05-07 09:32:12 PM  
I think I know why this was greenlit.

4photos.net

Our founder.
 
2014-05-07 10:52:00 PM  
They should have a bunch of little cut up straws around the bottle.
 
2014-05-07 11:25:24 PM  
Since it's flavored with spent coca leaves, they'd be partially correct.
 
2014-05-07 11:38:40 PM  
Meh, still not as unfortunate as an ad campaign featuring teen girls singing a Pixies song about the joys of getting farked by a big black dong.

/Gigantic, gigantic, gigantic
 
2014-05-07 11:54:24 PM  
www.nlm.nih.gov
 
2014-05-08 12:16:20 AM  

fusillade762: What were they thinking? Probably that it would go viral and generate loads of attention for their product. If you think this was accidental I have a bridge to sell you.


qft
 
2014-05-08 12:57:27 AM  
All of Fark saw this on day one and gave it one chuckle before moving on to the FIFA 2014 facepalm tree.
 
2014-05-08 02:47:34 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-08 05:19:09 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Mugato: First of all, everyone in advertising are scumbags so fark you. Second, everyone already knows what and where Coca-Cola is so it doesn't need advertising and three, no one watches commercials anymore.

I don't know what I've enjoy more in my 30-plus years in the biz. Wrapping five Baseball stadiums with Bank of America ads for a campaign or pissing people like you off. Tough one


By the way, if anyone here is in marketing or advertising...kill yourself. Thank you. Just planting seeds, planting seeds is all I'm doing. No joke here, really. Seriously, kill yourself, you have no rationalisation for what you do, you are Satan's little helpers. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now. Now, back to the show. Seriously, I know the marketing people: 'There's gonna be a joke comin' up.' There's no farkin' joke. Suck a tail pipe, hang yourself...borrow a pistol from an NRA buddy, do something...rid the world of your evil farkin' presence. -Bill Hicks
 
2014-05-08 05:44:40 AM  
It's even dumber. The little aluminum "bottle" in the ad? You can't buy it in most stores. None of the grocery stores in our area have them. And they're great. Lots better than cans.
 
2014-05-08 07:28:04 AM  
I wish
 
2014-05-08 08:43:43 AM  
They knew what they were doing. And here we are talking about it.
 
2014-05-08 08:49:39 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Mugato: First of all, everyone in advertising are scumbags so fark you. Second, everyone already knows what and where Coca-Cola is so it doesn't need advertising and three, no one watches commercials anymore.

I don't know what I've enjoy more in my 30-plus years in the biz. Wrapping five Baseball stadiums with Bank of America ads for a campaign or pissing people like you off. Tough one


"Marketing people suck Satan's cock, and should kill themselves"

-Bill Hicks
 
2014-05-08 09:18:01 AM  
Rick James should have been the pitchman. If you are going with tongue in cheek humor, go all the way.
 
2014-05-08 09:36:15 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: AlwaysRightBoy: Mugato: First of all, everyone in advertising are scumbags so fark you. Second, everyone already knows what and where Coca-Cola is so it doesn't need advertising and three, no one watches commercials anymore.

I don't know what I've enjoy more in my 30-plus years in the biz. Wrapping five Baseball stadiums with Bank of America ads for a campaign or pissing people like you off. Tough one

"Marketing people suck Satan's cock, and should kill themselves"

-Bill Hicks


Bill was a good ad man.
 
2014-05-08 09:52:19 AM  

Mugato: First of all, everyone in advertising are scumbags so fark you. Second, everyone already knows what and where Coca-Cola is so it doesn't need advertising and three, no one watches commercials anymore.


I am guessing advertising people would disagree with you.... although we'll never see it, that would be an interesting experiment.... have Coke pull ALL advertising for a year (TV, movies, radio, billboards, etc).... they are not being promoted other than being labeled on products and on soda dispensers.  See if that changes their market share dramatically or not.

My guess is even after a year, you wouldn't see much if any difference in market share vs. had they advertised.... but, I don't know that a year is a long enough time for an iconic brand like Coca-Cola.  The only way "lack of advertising" would affect them would be if it was over a much longer period of time, at least 5-10 years, where a generation of consumers were seeing less of your brand.  But, that is why you continue to advertise even when you technically "don't have to".... at some point, you will need to again then.
 
2014-05-08 12:22:57 PM  

Hiro-ACiD: AlwaysRightBoy: Mugato: First of all, everyone in advertising are scumbags so fark you. Second, everyone already knows what and where Coca-Cola is so it doesn't need advertising and three, no one watches commercials anymore.

I don't know what I've enjoy more in my 30-plus years in the biz. Wrapping five Baseball stadiums with Bank of America ads for a campaign or pissing people like you off. Tough one

By the way, if anyone here is in marketing or advertising...kill yourself. Thank you. Just planting seeds, planting seeds is all I'm doing. No joke here, really. Seriously, kill yourself, you have no rationalisation for what you do, you are Satan's little helpers. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now. Now, back to the show. Seriously, I know the marketing people: 'There's gonna be a joke comin' up.' There's no farkin' joke. Suck a tail pipe, hang yourself...borrow a pistol from an NRA buddy, do something...rid the world of your evil farkin' presence. -Bill Hicks


We wouldn't even know who Bill Hicks was unless he, or the people around him, weren't relentless promoters.  Like he said, "Ooh, you know what Bill's doing now, he's going for the righteous indignation dollar. That's a big dollar. A lot of people are feeling that indignation. We've done research. Huge market. He's doing a good thing. "
 
2014-05-09 01:11:53 AM  

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It wasn't me

 
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