Ad Review: Carl's Jr. Ad Makes Us Think Herpes, not Hamburgers
No stars for you, Carl's Jr./Hardees. I've had it up to here with this ridiculous advertising. You and your agency, 72 and Sunny, should be ashamed of yourselves.
By now, the world's probably grown immune to your juvenile, overly sexualized and sexist advertising. But it's not just that. It's that the ads aren't even funny. And, on top of everything else, they're just visually disgusting. I'm a guy who likes sloppy, greasy burgers. What I don't like is watching other people cram them in their mouths, dripping sauce all over themselves. Especially if those people are making strained sexual double entendres about having sex with strangers in an airplane's bathroom. (But hey, at least this one isn't Paris Hilton.)
So, in short. These ads aren't sexy. They're not funny. They make all those old GoDaddy ads look like sophisticated masterworks, by comparison.
And they're just as likely to make a potential consumer think of sexually transmitted diseases as a hamburger. So stop it already.