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.

    Liked by 1 person

  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.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Magic Unfolds

Soul In Visual Form

VeganXperts

Just another WordPress site

Misterio Press

Killer Fiction

Lolsys Library

Fun blogs about the wonderful world of books and learning!

Sean of the South Podcast

Music and Storytelling

Life is a rusty rollercoaster

A bit of this...A bit of that...bit of everything...come on in...

roughwighting

Life in a flash - a weekly writing blog

Swinged Cat

"South Dakota is a swinged cat, better than she looks."

Dave Astor on Literature

Short essays about novels and other fictional works

Here There be Poems

By Ian Garrabrant

incomprehensibus

Home of Micropoetry, Literature, art and philosophy.

Entertaining Stories

Just a fiction writer, trying to reach the world.

Wagons Ho

I'd curtsy but I'm drunk.

Entertainment with Chip Chandler

Movies, TV, music, Amarillo arts and whatever else I wanna write about

Living In Beauty

Full-time RV Travel with Carmen and Jim Beaubeaux

HarleyRay

vulnerability at its finest

%d bloggers like this: