January 11, 2005

Who Are the Ad Geniuses Who Came Up With This One?

Given that New York commuters are subject to an endless barrage of announcements asking us to be on alert for suspicious behaviour or abandoned packages and to, you know, say something if we see something, placing this ad in a position where it will be seen by thousands of straphangers each day before they board their trains is, in a post 9/11 world, not the most sensitive of marketing decisions.

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Taken via my new camera phone, subway photo ban be damned!

Full disclosure: although I work for a rival network, the circumstances of my employment bore no influence on my initial reaction upon seeing the ad above.

Posted by Doug at January 11, 2005 09:07 PM
Comments

The DC metro is littered with such ads, as well. They've been up for over a week, advertising a show in late January. So... a month of doom and gloom in our nation's capitol subway system...

Posted by: Benn Tannenbaum at January 12, 2005 10:14 AM

For some reason, the picture is coming up black on my computer at work (it looked fine on my Mac at home). I'll investigate, but is anyone else experiencing this problem? Damn camera phone.

Posted by: Doug at January 12, 2005 11:08 AM

It is black only for me! sorry : )

Posted by: Lynsey at January 12, 2005 02:49 PM

Okay, post will be fixed when I get home.

Posted by: Doug at January 12, 2005 04:43 PM

looks like a red x to me

Posted by: Ellison at January 12, 2005 08:48 PM

Works on Safari, you can click on it in Mozilla, but for some reason it's not working on Internet Explorer. Tried it as a tiff, as a jpeg...and suggestions?

Posted by: Doug at January 12, 2005 09:49 PM

I was able to click on the photo and it downloaded it and opened it automatically (which after I did it I realized it is a good thing I know you.

I would much prefer pictures of people picking their nose.

Posted by: jt at January 12, 2005 10:14 PM

Fixed.

Posted by: Doug at January 13, 2005 10:16 PM