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Friday, 12 February 2010

How Advertising Works in Chippenham #13


  1. Plan to have your usual winter plant sale
  2. Design a seasonal banner to welcome customers at the entrance to your garden centre
  3. Wait for a blogger without a camera to notice the ambiguity of your main message
  4. Luckily her companion does have her camera :)
  5. Wait for her to notice the picture caption on the advert is also hilarious (click to enlarge picture)
  6. Et voila!

My thanks to Threadspider for providing the picture.

I can't believe this occasional series now stands at number 13, but then on the other hand perhaps I can because Chippenham's a rather quirky place. You can read the rest of the series (with a few added extras for good measure) if you click here.

10 comments:

  1. Quite hilarious! Words escape me...

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  2. Hooray for Threadspider! Love it, thanks for bringing a smile. :-)
    Frances

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  3. Dear VP, This really does bring home the absurdity of the times in which we live! Happy weekend!

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  4. "Picture fpr illustration only." Well, glad we cleared that up.

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  5. Well...I have to be honest. I am so desperate for gardening that my envy for a real plant sale over rode my appreciation for the humor..Then I laughed! gail

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  6. Brilliant! The mind just boggles at what else they thought we could use the picture for :o)

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  7. Wonderful - what an absurd land we live in at times! :)

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  8. I screwed up my comment & now my brain hurts. I do love the sign & the ambiguity. As for the caption, do they mean that the image can't be planted out in the garden.

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  9. Brill!

    (My word verification is ziziness...maybe that describes the pic? Or does that mean something rude in french?)

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  10. So glad it made you smile everyone :)

    Colleen - I love the word 'ziziness'!

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