Ad Fail?

Studly Doright and I recently drove to Dallas from our home in Florida, most of the time taking advantage of the interstate highway system. I took a few photos along the way—none of them very memorable.

But in Texas a billboard ad campaign caught my eye.

Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?

Maybe I’m being a wimp, but I don’t exactly relish the image of a rattlesnake seatbelt. I call this an ad fail.

Now, a similar seatbelt billboard didn’t bother me. In fact, it’s pretty clever.

It’s a western belt. In Texas. I like it.

Am I wrong? Would the snake ad make you want to buckle up?

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

19 thoughts on “Ad Fail?”

  1. The Snake ad would give me shivers and i would not want to associate it with my car. The western belt, it’s Ok, still not my thing. Maybe if an ad could associate the seatbelt as a warm hug. That could work. A couple of years ago there were billboards in NC showing Bear Arms, as in The Right to Bear Arms. It was catchy.

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  2. I have no clue why anyone would make the association that putting a snake on your person is staying safe. I get that they were trying to associate the unbuckled seat belt as the dangerous snake, but… it is still the seat belt. You don’t want to associate that with a negative image at all. This is definitely and advertising fail for me.

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