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Can You Name (At Least) Three Things Wrong with This Ad?

January 23rd, 2018 7 COMMENTS

Let’s Play a Game

This email blast hit my mailbox today from AboveAll Advertising. Frankly, I don’t know much about them, but they are promoting a charging tower, and for purely selfish reasons, I wanted to know more about their charging solutions. However, everything about this ad annoyed me. And I mean everything. Well, to be fair, they did know the difference between “a while” and “awhile” (which can be tricky) but didn’t realize that the phrase requires a preposition — “for a while.”

Clearly a non-native speaker wrote the copy. I understand that. I do. However, it doesn’t excuse AboveAll Advertising from using it “as is.” And then there are the graphics (Yikes!). I’ll leave that to the graphic design professionals to critique.

I’d love to hear your comments.

BTW — Can you still buy a Nokia phone?


–Mel White


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