Related videos by Shutterstock

25 comments

Copy_Can's picture
Copy_Can

Introducing? Pharmasave?

If you're going to walk your dog, make sure to pick up its shit.

Crisp One's picture
Crisp One
2007 pencils

the bags turn into dirt?

back to your thumbnails guy.....

notice no one put there credentials on this crap

lizkis's picture
lizkis

Yeah...see, that's what biodegradable stuff does. That's why they call it biodegradable. And the point is so that it doesn't spend 30 years sitting in a landfill. If you don't care, well...enjoy living on one in a decade. Bet that'll make your beer really tasty.

lizkis's picture
lizkis

Yeah...see, that's what biodegradable stuff does. That's why they call it biodegradable. And the point is so that it doesn't spend 30 years sitting in a landfill. If you don't care, well...enjoy living on one in a decade. Bet that'll make your beer really tasty.

Crisp One's picture
Crisp One
2007 pencils

oh, the concept was understood, just the execution was studentatious.

Before i rant, I would like the record to show that I am fully aware of my status as an asshole.

now, listen here hippy,I know, and everybody whos been to a Earth Day festival knows the reason you guys never get your message across is because you guys do one of two things when promoting, or educating you cause.

1. Scream your message to high hell, to the point you guys look like crazy people with tin foil hats
or
2. Ridicule someone who doesn't support you position on the matter.

Putting that enviromental stuff aside, lets say you invited a person you acts like this to a party, and they acted accordingly to the general hippy behavior model, after that person mingles at the party for a while and extrudes these qualities,that person would be a labeled as a dick, and an annoying one at that, and no one likes that guy at a party.

And that is why you guys will never get your environmentally charged point across, because you all a bunch of annoying dicks.

Silver Surfer's picture
Silver Surfer
28 pencils

Not sure what people aren't getting. This is a good ad. Smart and simple.

Luis Maram's picture
Luis Maram
252 pencils

I work for a Corporate Social Responsibility firm. Advertising is not art; Advertising is not genial ideas to satisfy a bunch of critics; adv was made to persuade a segment. The ad works perfect!

Crisp One's picture
Crisp One
2007 pencils

ooooooh man, ill be sure to check out
the link to your blog for more exciting
realizations in the world of advertising.....jack off

its an online forum, where peeps can talk
shit behind a key board, and give props to
agencies whos work obviously kicks ass
because it shows they put in a valiant effort.

picking on this kinda stuff is what we do in
the meantime between those two activities :)

Luis Maram's picture
Luis Maram
252 pencils

uo, uo... it seems I have touched a sensitive area.
I remember you that ANYBODY can suscribe to Ads of the world, not only the "professionals."
And yes, you are welcome to my blog... anytime.

Crisp One's picture
Crisp One
2007 pencils

keep jabbering....doesn't make my beer any colder

Copy_Can's picture
Copy_Can

When I buy $370 worth of condoms and a bottle of Nestea, you don't have to "persuade" me to use a plastic bag to take my shit home.

GeorgeMo's picture
GeorgeMo
14 pencils

But you do have to persuade people to take a biodegradeable bag instead of a plastic one. And this ad's intent is to make you spend that $370 with Pharmasave instead of somewhere else.

I agree - it works. Could be more stylish for greater impact though.

Copy_Can's picture
Copy_Can

Okay. Two things:

1. Is this ad trying to say that the bags they use at cash registers (after you make a purchase) are biodegradable? Or,
2. Is this ad trying to say that they now sell biodegradable plastic bags in boxes of, say, 80 count?

But really, it doesn't matter. The ad is still horrible.

Tincho's picture
Tincho
1093 pencils

I think that the problem with this one is the Photography ----> because they wanted to show "SOIL" instead of "DIRT".

But it works. Its a simple idea. Its "ok".

Indiana Journo's picture
Indiana Journo
26 pencils

The blank page works great for me.. I do wish the soil looked more decent though, and less like pooch poop.

philippertl's picture
philippertl
656 pencils

I really like the idea.
But maybe the dirt should look grey - ashes to ashes?

manga's picture
manga
111 pencils

just a white page would do better

feel's picture
feel
168 pencils

i saw some really good/better ads "against" bags non-biodegradable:
http://adsoftheworld.com/forum/exhibition/for_a_better_planet

deserve to be on front page... at least deserve more than this one here.

GeorgeMo's picture
GeorgeMo
14 pencils

All of those ads give the false impression that biodegradeable plastic is leaky though. Doesn't that undercut the message?

sparky's picture
sparky
454 pencils

^^ agreed.

renzz's picture
renzz
227 pencils

Why so literal?

Folksy's picture
Folksy

The bags break down. They're at Pharmasave. That's the message. The solution works.

Guest commenter's picture
Guest commenter

Yeah...see, that's what biodegradable stuff does. That's why they call it biodegradable. And the point is so that it doesn't spend 30 years sitting in a landfill. If you don't care, well...enjoy living on a landfill in a decade. Bet that'll make your beer really tasty.

Guest's picture
Guest

I commented on the other Pharmasave ad - the transparent cut out bag - as being a smart ad. Really, I think it was. However, this one is kinda silly. Looks like either: dirt (the intended message), poo (not so much) or - my first conclusion - a pile from an ashtray. Not so good.

Post new comment

We highly appreciate your comments. When commenting please acknowledge the following guidelines: Be respectful and helpful. Do not spam or link drop.
Log in or register to post comments