1. Gap are targeting annoying people this Christmas

    Posted December 6, 2010 in ephemera, marketing  |  No Comments so far

    I saw this window display at the Moorgate branch of Gap this morning:

    "Social media whiz" wants "epic hat" (click for full size)

    I don’t know where to begin…

  2. The harsh reality of life as a Burger King ingredient

    Posted August 18, 2008 in marketing  |  No Comments so far


    A very strange tray liner, found in an airport Burger King, depicts some very strange goings-on.

    The scene is from Veg City Airport, where passengers are being screened for their suitability as Burger King ingredients. It’s quite a cutesy idea but—as you can probably see above—it’s received quite an adult treatment. We can see:

    • A gherkin security guard preparing to cavity-search an onion
    • A magazine on the floor called “Playveg”, with a large-breasted carrot on the cover
    • Another magazine called “Green & Horny” featuring a topless pickle

    It’s all a bit brutal isn’t it? What’s the thinking behind it? Have children become sufficiently desensitised, post-9/11, that they can laugh at things like anal cavity searches or jokes about porn? Or is Burger King trying to be deliberately “edgy”?