Sunday, 15 July 2012

El Mostrador Grunge

Here's a detail from a shock Ogilvy & Mather advert for Chilean newspaper El Mostrador showing the late and lamented Amy Winehouse burying alive the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It's one of three sick ads designed to catch the eye. The slogan is NEWS CHANGES FAST. The other two depict Colonel Gadaffi burying Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek and Apple CEO Steve Jobs burying Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. CLICK to view all three disturbing images. If decent firms boycotted Ogilvy & Mather, the advertising agency might think twice about creating such appalling ads.

4 Comments:

At 17/7/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great insult to the late singer and more sadness for her family.

 
At 17/7/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

And don't forget the Duke and Duchess in the grave.

 
At 18/7/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buckingham Palace rarely comments but, this is crass and tripe and should be ignored for it's tastlelessness. It is the very antithesis of what the Duke and Dutchess are. My best wishes to the Winehouse family, around the anniversary of her death. It doesn't take into account their feelings.

 
At 18/7/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I agree with all your criticisms. However, if we all ignore Ogilvy & Mather's appalling insensitivy, how will decent firms know to avoid this advertising agency? It should be shunned.

 

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