annoying ad campaign continued
Posted 03 February 2003 - 10:42 AM
I like to think that the culprit was a BalletAlertnik. ;)
Posted 03 February 2003 - 12:11 PM
I keep on expecting to see it defaced in some appropriate manner, perhaps with the plexiglas covering shattered by a bazooka-launched toe shoe or two. Perhaps someone could apply for a NYSCA grant for that very thing?
I recently noticed someone had stuck a small note on the Lincoln Center ad saying what an insult the ad was to dancers everywhere. I rather like the "improvement" cited in Metropolitan Diary.
Posted 03 February 2003 - 04:00 PM
What is it supposed to be advertising, anyway?
Posted 03 February 2003 - 04:59 PM
Posted 03 February 2003 - 06:25 PM
Posted 03 February 2003 - 06:29 PM
By the way, Farrell Fan, I'm in agreement...though, often, the ads for certain items are so stupid I do remember - such as that really bad one about "losing the carbs, not the taste" for, uh, um, is it Coors Light? ;) I see the billboard everyday.
Posted 03 February 2003 - 08:31 PM
It's really one of the lamest and most condescending ad campaigns I can remember. People who already love sports and probably already have their noses glued to ESPN 25 hours a day will doubtless feel validated, but I wouldn't be surprised if dancers and dance fans weren't the only group to find them very offensive. I hope it backfires on ESPN!
I don't really have anything against professional sports cheerleaders. They work hard at what they do, and if they can make a living at it, more power to them.
I still think the ads are puerile.
Posted 04 February 2003 - 02:27 AM
There are several ads running before films, hopefully they don't go any further on the "dancer" campaign.
I think most of the ads start (or end) "without sports..."
Posted 04 February 2003 - 03:45 AM
Posted 04 February 2003 - 08:47 AM
Posted 04 February 2003 - 08:58 AM
I like Mel's suggestion...perhaps under the cover of darkness?
Posted 04 February 2003 - 10:46 AM
Can't do much to amend it there, I'm afraid, as much as I love the suggestion.
The irony is that it sits right near a left-over Nutcracker billboard, with Calvin Kitten in glorious mid-leap.
Posted 08 April 2003 - 03:12 PM
But the new Dance Magazine has an ESPN ad
I can't remember what it says, so if anyone sees it, please post the exact wording.
I don't think it was a spoof, but I'm having a senior moment.
Something about if it wasn't for sports, we'd only see dance on stage?
Posted 08 April 2003 - 03:42 PM
Lynn Swan is in mid air carrying the football in a photo taken during an NFL game, and the title of the ad is
"WITHOUT SPORTS, WE'D SEE DANCE ONLY ON STAGE."
In small letters at the bottom it states: Lynn Swamm studied dance which improved his performance on the field.
I tried to add the image here-can't figure out how, sorry.
Update: Here is a link http://hometown.aol....page/index.html
A bit of the right edge was cut off but you get the essence of the
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