Thursday, April 24, 2008

Photoshop Contest: Marlboro Product Placement Ad and the Catholic Church



Catholicism and its traditions have dominated the news following the Pope's recent visit to the U.S (quite justifiably, all kidding aside). So now's the time to roll out the best product placement for the church I've ever seen. Advertising is a bizarre business (believe me I do it every day for a living) and product placements, in my mind, generally are obvious and annoying. That's what's so great about this theater of the absurd Photoshop. Thank goodness the Pope's advance men covered up every single Yankee stadium sign before Sunday's mass.

12 comments:

wendytatum said...

Hi Scott-
I saw a man leaving a pharmacy tonight wearing True Religion jeans. He's one hundred if he was a day. His 40 something wife had to open the door for him, because he was unable. Now that's some product placement in reverse. Sliding a hip pair of jeans on someone's great grandfather does not make him new marriage material--no matter how rich. It did make my night after a rather crappy day in ad world.
Cheers!
Wendy

Jennifer said...

Pasting a cigarette between his fingers would have made this even more amusing . . .

Scott Lackey said...

Wendy: great comment. True Religion jeans? Must have been a sight to behold. A crappy day in the ad world. Never.

Scott Lackey said...

The Smoking Cardinal...sounds like a short story. Have you seen the postcards with the very aloof smoking nun.

RoxiticusDH said...

Scott,
Thanks for stopping by my Bay Head Blog on the weekend...it's true, you caught this benny blogging up north at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives. It was starting to feel like summer on Saturday, but we probably won't make it down to open our beach house for a couple more weeks. Then the posts will begin in earnest!
All the best,
Roxy

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