In theory I’ll be on a giant billboard in Times Square along with 45,000 others (and growing). Why? because by liking Corona on Facebook they’ll integrate/feed you into their ad in Times Square. More on Mashable here:
Here it is – the top ten funniest signs in the world according to a special formula (actually we chose them …because we get to see an awful lot of this stuff and these ones made us laugh most).
Perhaps one of the reasons that these signs seem so incredibly amusing is the fact that they are possibly still standing somewhere. Who put them there? How come nobody pulled them down? The thing is that many people walk straight past signs (see #6) without paying much attention, but others do notice and they love to dump this stuff on the web…
10. MOST DISTURBING SIGN
We’re not sure this is anything more than a joke sign from Korea, but it’s got us all looking around when visiting the restroom.
9. MOST IRONIC SIGN
We have a feeling this might have seen a bit of Photoshop love but we still like it.
8. MOST SCARY SIGN
We’re not going on holiday here.
7. MOST IMPOSSIBLE SIGN
Sign from the future?
6. MOST FAKE SIGN
5. MOST OBVIOUS SIGN
(Amnesia bloggers took this off the TV watching cricket last year. Hilarious!)
4. MOST TECHNICAL SIGN
Signs can be great fun in advertising too. A good illustration of this was the mysterious Obay campaign (here) which made a major splash in Toronto early 2008. The Rolling Rock Moonvertising campaign (here) also caused a big stir in the US…
This Absolut campaign run in Mexico showing a map where Mexico dominates about half of the US has caused a big stir. Michelle Malkin is calling it Absolut Arrogance (here) and plenty of other people are piping in. It’s a highly sensitive subject matter in the US particularly on the west coast.
Absolut have enjoyed a pretty amazing run with their brand over the last few years – so have they crossed the line? It appears they might have because they have since issued an apology (below) – but is it too late? Bad news spreads fast on the Internet…
Absolut’s initial response below: