Welcome to Snarketing, a new addition to Redhead Writing. The name was inspired by Michael Roe of Hollywood Copy, a dude I’m delighted to call a colleague. (props, Mike) Snarketing will be a weekly edition dedicated to the WTFs of the marketing world and calling a little collective bullshit on the bad and giving some shout outs to the bril.
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Here’s your sign.
Signs surround us. Driving, walking…we can’t get away from them. One of three things can happen with a sign:
- It’s horrible.
- It’s forgettable.
- It’s memorable – for reasons right and wrong.
What a brilliant idea! When I’m in financial distress, I’m going to look towards the dude who can’t afford to invest in professionally-made signs to rescue me from foreclosure. EXCELLENT! Perhaps he’s using the money he could have spent on signs on buying my house…
Here’s a sign in the Las Vegas (shocker) AIRPORT, advertising that you can shoot a “machinegun” and “handguns.” A fail on multiple levels. I’m not even going to get into the chick holding the automatic weapon. Holy shit.
WIN. I have nothing to add.
There are so many things wrong with this picture. First, there’s a rear windshield graphic AND dealer tags on the car. Secondly, you’ve put a window graphic on a Cadillac. Finally, I had no choice but to go to that damn website. You probably just did, too. For that, I apologize.