Saturday, August 02, 2008
Verizon Still Sucks
Verizon has conceded to public pressure (probably PETA and ASPCA pressure) and has pulled an ad for their LG Dare phone that depicts junkyard pit bulls lunging at an intruder. The commercial was created by mega ad agency McCann Erickson, who claim they were attempting to be "fictional" and "over the top" which is a pretty lame comeback – aren't most ads fictional? What they should've said was, "cliched" and "creatively lazy." It's a pretty dumb ad, and irresponsible.
Anyway, now it is no more, but thanks to our friend the Internet, you can judge it in all its stereotypical glory.
Thanks for nothing, Verizon.
Verizon Succumbs to Pressure to Pull Pit-Bull Ad (via Advertising Age)