10 Craziest Advertising Spots
Marketing a product or service properly is one of the most important parts of succeeding. Most of the time business with use a media platform, newspaper, or billboard, but there are those who go a bit crazy when it comes to getting the word out about what they have to offer. As you will see here, there are some very creative, if not strange, places to advertise. Here are…
1. Pixel Ads
England college student Alex Tew launched a site in 2005 called ‘The Million Dollar Homepage’. The page featured a grid of 1000 x 1000 pixels, and he sold each and every one off for advertising at $1 apiece. He got lots of publicity, and he ended up making more than a million dollars in just a few short months. Other sites attempted to piggyback off his idea, but none of them really took off.
2. Daily T-shirt Ads
Jason Sadler of the United States is making just under $100k a year by renting out space on his personal t-shirts for advertising. The man, from Florida, used to be in marketing, but he now runs www.iwearyourshirt.com. He not only wears company t-shirts, but he also promotes the company on social media. He charges $1 for each day of the year it is (up to $365), and he sells monthly sponsorships as well. Not too bad.
3. Penis Space
Yes, you read that right. This guy actually auctioned off advertising space on his groin area on eBay, with a starting bid of £3000. Part of the deal was to have his penis permanently tattooed with a company logo, and even offered to allow the winners to film the tattoo being done. He didn’t manage to include the size of the advertising space in his offer, though. Wonder why?
4. By the Hair of Your Chin
Advertise your business on someone’s…chin? Yep. Chang Du has a fairly large chin, to say the least, and he wants it gone. To raise money for the surgery Du will let you advertise on his chin. He says the massive growth started out no bigger than a pimple, but it has since grown to incredible proportions. Help the guy out.
5. Flying a Sign
That’s what the homeless call it when they stand with a sign which requests money or other forms of assistance. One movie producer, David Permut, actually paid one homeless man $100 to hold a movie poster promoting the film ‘Youth in Revolt’. The man, named Ronald, certainly didn’t make off like a bandit on this deal, but Permut surely did.
6. Cleavage Commercial
Angel Brammer carries around the weight of 42GG bosoms, so she may as well put them to good use. She rented out her chest to the online gambling site ‘Golden Palace’ and sported a temporary tattoo done by a professional artist which sported their logo. The 27-year old Scottish woman got the idea from a man who rented out his forehead. She rents out the space in 15-day increments, during which time she gives photo ops at popular landmarks.
7. Put Your Business in the Clouds
Brian Glover and Francisco Guerra will use a soap foam mix to create a cloud in the shape of your company logo, and they will then put it in the sky! They call their clouds ‘flogos’, or ‘Logos that Fly’. So far they have gotten the attention of Nike, Disney, Apple, and more.
8. Advertise on an Urn
An Oregon man, who found out he was dying, is going to have his last words emblazoned on his urn, and whatever he has to say is going to be sponsored by PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. They have already paid him $200 to bash KFC and dog breeding companies on the urn, and thus far he has raised enough to cover his cremation process. He has even received donations to cover his doctor bills.
9. Pay Attention to My Forehead
Utah’s Karolyne Smith is another who advertises for Golden Palace online gambling, but she opted to use her forehead. She was paid $15,000 to get a permanent tattoo of the site’s URL on her forehead, which she did. She started by auctioning the space on eBay, and bids got to just under $1000 before Golden Palace stepped in with a ‘buy now’.
10. White Wedding?
Not here. Tudor Ciora of Romania is a groom who will sell you space on his wedding tie to advertise your products or services. Why would he go to this extreme? He wants to get enough money together to get his betrothed a new car. Space can be rented by the square centimeter, and the cost depends on where the ad is located on the tie. Advertising at the top is more expensive than near the bottom, and prices range from €10 to €20.