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50 Shades of Advertising

Recently the Fifty Shades of Grey movie frenzy has exploded everywhere.  Who knew the epic success of the racy big-screen adaption would swoon advertisers everywhere? From parodies, to ads, and merchandise, it seems like just about everyone has hopped on the 50 shades bandwagon.

Here are just some of the best ridiculous ads that made my list inspired by the risqué best seller:

Trojan takes a stab at mocking the BDSM storyline as a couple goes to therapy to discuss their not –so-successful adventures.  Ending the awkward commercial with “Get out of the grey area, into 50 shades of real pleasure.”

Audi chimes into the Fifty Shades hype, as SNL member Vanessa Bayer reenacts the infamous elevator scene with random strangers. Who would have thought whips and handcuffs go well with selling cars?!

Lego then pays homage to the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer. We promise you won’t look at Lego toys the same again, with husky voiceovers and a ‘red room’ reenactment this is sure to make you cringe yet laugh at the same time.

But one of the most brilliant spoofs has to be the Sponge Bob film: Mr. Squarepants himself joined in the fun with a new poster #50ShadesofYellow!

~ Jazmine Rodriguez, Account Coordinator, The S3 Agency


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