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34 Adverts That Would Totally Be Banned Today | So Bad So Good

- Rick Duris

PS: Made me wince, first time I saw them. Makes you wonder who wrote the copy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chloe Emerson
    Unreal! It's hard to believe I actually remember some of these ads, especially the Love's Baby Soft one.

    Interesting share Rick~

    Chloe
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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    "Une femme, une pipe, une pull" - translated from the French means "A woman, a pipe, a pullover" BUT..."pipe" (peep) in slang means "blowjob".
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr. Subtle
      From your "advertisements that wouldn't be allowed today":



      Maybe not, but it's OK for magazine covers (faux fold-out cover is mine):

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      • Profile picture of the author rjweaver10
        Originally Posted by Mr. Subtle View Post

        From your "advertisements that wouldn't be allowed today":



        Maybe not, but it's OK for magazine covers (faux fold-out cover is mine):

        Breastfeeding is coming back and with a bang. I would hardly consider breastfeeding to be provocative. In fact, it all depends on who is viewing the ad and how the other perceives it.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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    Whats the last guy doing with his hands?
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  • Profile picture of the author sammib01
    Other countries other rules. Europe is very open and women topless in commercials on TV is normal. The company Fa did commercials for Duschgel shower lotion with topless women for years. The French are always topless... Isn't it nice. And the Iatlians, Dutch and northern countries use it all the time. It is normal.

    I am Setting up an international community for marketers in over 50 countries as I have been doing international Business negotiations or global BN for years. Maybe we could do something interesting ads ;-)

    I Look forward to seeing you there all soon. Membership will be Free with paid options as well. Will be released in June 2012 also here on Warriorforum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Somebody want to explain what happened to the kid with the Pears' Soap? And how that's supposed to be good?

    Quite a few "OMG" moments with these. Women are for cleaning and cooking, treat them like crap, they should stay around the house, can't drive etc. Scary to think these really aren't very old.

    And remember, kids: you can't beat the Axis if you get VD.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Hill
    Here's another funny ad from a somewhat obscure UK book about the story behind the vacuum cleaner and other labor saving machines around the house. It's full of old ads, and is called "Suck, don't Blow!" I guess they didn't quite grasp the implications of the dual meaning in the ad.

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  • Profile picture of the author computermesh
    I honestly can't believe that people would pay to have these be shown in public. That's a little ridiculous.
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