35 Creative and Funny Controversial Ads
We cannot imagine life without television, the Internet and other channels of mass communication. No one can doubt the the capacity of these mediums to influence the minds of their viewers and readers. And with time this influence is increasing and not decreasing.
Individuals, companies and various political and ideological groups have long tried to effectively tap into the power of media over people. These efforts have at times engendered controversies. Marketers can also resort to such tactics that give rise to heated debates and clashing opinions. This has consciously been done to generate the publicity. For some marketers of products, services and ideas, even bad publicity can turn into ‘good publicity‘.
A touch of humor or a comical or fun element can also be an effective marketing technique. If they can evoke a laughter out of you by their creative ads, they are successful in capturing your attention.
While human beings will continue to use sarcasm, satire, humor, and controversies to sell their ideas, you as a consumer should not lap up everything somebody is trying to sell you. Not all funny or controversial ads are bad. However, consumers of mass media should try to become more discriminating and try to educate themselves on different issues so that one opinion does not hold sway on their minds.
Take a look at these controversial and funny ads and tell us what you think about them.