Tag Archives: Germany

Hitler Barbie

Barbie Dream Bunker is $50 more, but it’s so stylish.

Hitler Barbie
via TOSH

Superglue. Be careful with it.

Angela Merkel demonstrates why you need to be careful working with superglue.

superglue, Angela Merkel


Easter Eggs for Hitler

"Easter morning, T/5 William E. Thomas...and Pfc. Joseph Jackson...will roll specially prepared eggs on Hitler's lawn." March 10, 1945.

Easter morning, T/5 William E. Thomas and Pfc. Joseph Jackson about to roll specially prepared eggs on Hitler’s lawn. March 10, 1945.

German School Sign Fail

When you see it…

German School Sign Fail

Pictures of a 52-vehicle pile-up on the Autobahn

Wrecked vehicles piled into each other on Autobahn A31 after a multiple collision caused by thick fog near Heek, northern Germany, 19 November 2011. Three people lost their lives and 35 others were injured, some seriously. A total of 52 vehicles were involved in the accident. See all of the pictures here.

All photos: © ANP

All photos: © ANP

How Gillette is trying to get people to shave this summer

Gillette ad summer towels

Creative Execution: In summer, they spread the towels in parks, next to lakes, rivers, at outdoor swimming pools and on green areas, all around Germany. As soon as the towels were placed on grass, the grass stalks sprout out of the holes. It aroused people’s attention, and prompted them to shave. Click here to enlarge image.

Insights, Strategy and the Idea: Only 12% of women like men with body hair and 71,6 % of men prefer a shaved bikini zone. Gillette wanted to bring the topic of body shaving to the attention of men and women – just before summer as the topic of hair-removal is most relevant during that time. With the start of the outdoor swimming season, our target audience gather in parks, next to lakes, rivers, at outdoor swimming pools and on green areas in the city. The idea is the world’s first bath towel with holes in areas where you would usually find body hair.

Results and Effectiveness: Thousands of bath towels were stolen at the start of the summer season.

Advertising Agency: BBDO Proximity, Germany

(via Ads of the World)