Which Industry Makes the Most Misleading Ads?
My vote is for the companies that design closets. The photos in their ads routinely show closets that are drenched in sunlight while the owners of those closets always seem to possess exactly three pairs of (identical and very clean) pants or skirts but not a single accordion, hockey stick, papier-mache dragon, or any of the other stuff that actually lives in closets.
On the other end of the spectrum, here’s a funny ad campaign from Ocean City, Md., urging tourists to get to its beaches before the ocean evaporates. This is the cleverest repurposing I have seen yet of climate-change panic.
Who gets your vote for most misleading ads?