Six Semi-Creepy Ads: Happy Times, Unless You Look Closely
Google "creepy ads" and you come across the classics of the genre: the pig butchering himself, the baby getting crushed by a giant washtub, the wife getting spanked over piss-poor coffee.
But there are other, more subtly creepy, ads that professional advertisers believed, at one point, would convince consumers to purchase product.
The folks at the blog Plan 59 specialize in these; here are seven great examples.
6. Umm, Dad? What are you looking at?
5. Someday You'll Be as Bulimic as Mom
4. Yeah, But Who Beats It?
3. I'm Sarah Palin, and I Approved This Message