Tag: direct marketing

The Dodgiest Ad I Ever Saw

April 24th, 2008   •   9 comments   

As I was going home last night, I spotted this slip of paper under my door. I think it can easily qualify as the most dodgy looking piece of marketing material ever conceived by mankind.


PS – The wet spot on the right isn’t purposefully created to add to the filth. Rather it was created by me resting my wine glass on this direct mailer.

I Know That You Guys Are Desperate But…

October 9th, 2007   •   10 comments   

…do you have to resort to this in order to grab my attention?


Spotted this officious looking “Notice” which was stuck on my door handle. It certainly looked – at first glance – like a notice from the housing authority, exhorting us flat dwellers to repair our ceilings within the stated period. The moment I saw the phrase “No Obligation Call Us Now At….”, I knew that I have been had. Well almost.

What would they do next? Create an envelope with the “state-crest” and the words “ON GOVERNMENT SERVICE”?