We have all seen, or these days watched, adverts that stick in your mind. We remember them because they are clever, sometimes funny, even rarer when they actually make you think.
I wrote about a advert which was just short of a creative genius:-
I present an advert for a building society which seemed to me to be the pinnacle of creativity, of a photograph which literally was taken at just the optimum moment, in that which father or grandfather does not immediately take his mind’s eye back to a time when all was truly innocent, and fun, and no-one could do anything but smile, and cuddle that child to your very heart; in the knowledge that those times would be over too, too soon!
But we have also seen adverts which are either sinister, or completely lunatic. An organisation which is supposed to be Christian-based, ANM (Advancing Native Missions) had an advert on the Washington Times news website calling for 35,000 Bibles which were to be sent to Pakistan, of all places. Pakistan, where “Under Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy laws, Christians continue to live in daily fear they will be accused of blasphemy—which can carry a penalty of death.