The dark wave of advertising crime continues. First, we brought you news
of the theft of the Cuprinol man (who, incidentally, is still missing).
Now we report on a rather more sick-in-the-head, disturbed sort of
Banks Hoggins O’Shea has mounted two special poster sites in London to
promote the video launch of 101 Dalmatians this week by Buena Vista -
you know, the Disney dog-napping classic full of ickle fluffy pups being
all cute in the snow.
The agency, being typically imaginative, has stuck row upon row of
three-dimensional motorised wagging tails on the posters at its Vauxhall
Cross and Cromwell Road sites for extra cuteness.
But while there should, of course, be 101 tails, someone, somewhere,
thinks it’s screamingly funny to pull them off, and one poster is now
down to about 75.
‘God knows what they’re doing with them,’ Banks Hoggins’ creative
director, Chris O’Shea, says. ‘They’re three-feet-long rubbery things.’
The mind truly boggles.