Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Obnoxious Ad of the Week - It's Hardee's

Hardee's has a promotion getting people to repeatedly say "A-Holes" in a TV commercial for its Biscuit Holes, which are some kind of a fried cookie or biscuit with sugar. The ad agency responsible for this mess is Mendelsohn Zien. This ad shows people taking part in a taste test, where they are asked to choose between the "A-Holes" and the "B-Holes." Get it?

Hardee's has this Web page which is practically worthless because it's created entirely on Flash, so it takes forever to load. It's this "Help Us Name Our Holes, where a video shows "real people" (yeah sure) suggesting names for the product. "Bisticles," one man suggests. A woman suggests "Creamy Balls." The people at Hardee's do know they're selling food, right?