Now in one breath I am gutted that these adverts are back mainly I am just tired of the debate but on the other breath, I stand back in amazement than Protein World are still pushing ahead with a such determination and confidence.
So I now I will kickback and watch how America responds to these bikini-clad adverts and see if us Brits have overreacted.
Carlsberg response to the Protein World hugely controversy adverts “Are you beer body ready?” on London Underground is another stroke of marketing genius and really quick thinking.
The beer brand moved quickly to take the space next to next to the controversial advert using a Carlsberg bottle in a little yellow bikini bottom, created by the creative agency Fold7 who also designed “Probably the best poster in the world“ which we blogged about a few weeks ago. Fold7 we salute you!
The original Protein World ads featuring a model posing in a bikini and asking have sparked a public backlash for making people physically inferior to the unrealistic body image of the bronzed model in the campaign with more than 70,000 people signing an online petition demanding the adverts be removed.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has also announced it will launch an investigation to establish if the ads broke “harm and offence rules or is socially irresponsible”.
Can the carlsberg campaign get any better than this? Surely this is genius, a billboard dispensing beer it has got to be the best marketing idea so far this year… I love it!
The billboard advert equipped with a beer pump popped up early Wednesday near to the Old Truman Bewery in Shoreditch, London offering visitors a half of lager from a tap located under the slogan ‘Probably the best poster in the world’.
Carlsberg marketing bosses said the promotion will be rolled out across the country. Whoooo to one coming to Rugby.