Here is a bunch of funny billboards and other clever advertising taken from public places:

Monday, December 17, 2007

"Sexy Shopping Bag"

Agency: Anonymous

If a girl walks down the mall with a bag like this, don't think that you have x-ray vision. This picture of a woman carrying a shopping bag with a photo of another woman's body wearing a thong is only eye-opening.

Real Hiphop: "Blackpower"

Agency: Dentsu , São Paulo, Brazil

This billboard is one of the most interactive advertising campaigns found at the bus stops. This funny advertising belongs to Real HipHop, a brazilian site that plays multimedia content about this music style as well as other kinds of afroamerican music. The agency responsible to create this advertising is Dentsu Brazil

Nike: "You are faster than you think"

Agency: Taxi Toronto

This ad is part of the "You are faster than you think" campaign by Taxi Toronto for Nike. In this ad you see distance runner Bernard Lagat making his way through this bus stop running like there is no tomorrow. Apparently, this ad is smarter and faster than we think.

Folger's: "Hey, City That Never Sleeps. Wake up."

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, NY

In New York, Saatchi & Saatchi created for Folgers Coffee a unique campaign that featured pictures of coffee that were placed on steaming manhole covers all over the city. These pictures had holes for the steam to pass through to give the illusion of a steaming cup of coffee. Unfortunately, the aroma wafting through steam holes comes from the sewer below.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Jobsintown: "Life’s Too Short"

Agency: Scholz & Friends, Berlin

This funny picture is part of an advertising campaign for a German recruiting agency called Jobsintown. These shots show workers working inside vending machines in an attempt to lure people to change for a better one through the help of this agency. Although these ads are very clever and humorous, they are probably similar to how some employees feel about working in the wrong job.

Papa John’s: "Pizza is Here"

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Peru

This ad from Papa John's recently won gold at the Cannes International advertising awards for their clever picture. Created by Saatchi & Saatchi in Peru, this ad produces a clever optical illusion that a delivery boy of pizza appears at your doorstep. Although same people found this type of guerrilla advertising to be intrusive, there is no question that this ad grabbed their attention.

Sofitel: "Mona Lisa of Loo Art"

Agency: Ican, Australia

The 5 stars Sofitel Queenstown Hotel in New Zealand has gained a lot of attention not from the walls of water, slick metal toilets, and subtle lighting of their male toilets but from their huge posters. These show the images of models from Australian agency Ican after Auckland model agencies turned down the job when they heard where the images were going to be placed. Let's just hope that these images won't alter the ego of this man.