Archive for Czech Advertising

Unintentionally Rude-Sounding Slogan for Czech Skiing App: “Touch Your Mountain”

Photo of iSki phone app billboard with slogan "touch your mountain"

But please don’t touch it in public.

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Unfortunately Named Czech Booze Brand: Bum

Front and rear photos of a bottle "Bum" tuzemak

From left to right: front Bum, back Bum

Many thanks to richardinprague for supplying photos of this magnificently named “tuzemak”, the Czech hooch known as “tuzemsky rum” (“domestic rum”) until the European Union took an interest.

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Unfortunately named Czech online pet-food store: BarfShop [Facebook Post]

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Svijany Fitness Beer

Svijany Fitness Beer

Tastes like watered-down victory

Looking to lose weight after Christmas? Maybe it’s time to switch to Svijany Fitness, a low-sugar, low-alcohol Czech beer apparently aimed at athletes.

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Arkády Pankrác mistranslates “company” as “captivity”; mild hilarity ensues

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Hats off to the Arkády Pankrác mall for this daring assault on the tyranny of consumerism, proudly displayed on their English-language homepage.

Or maybe it’s just a bad translation of “Ve společnosti módy” (“In the company of fashion”).

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PraguePig.com’s five favourite campaign ads from the 2014 Czech elections

"For many of us it will be the first time. Don't be shy about giving us a chance."

“For many of us it will be the first time. Don’t be shy about giving us a chance.”

As the dust settles on the Czech Republic’s 2014 Senate and local council elections, PraguePig.com looks back at some of the campaign’s strangest ads.

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Why is the BBC running adverts for Czech political parties that break its own guidelines?

ODS advert on the BBC Sport site bbc-svobodni-screenshot

PraguePig.com was surprised to see adverts for two Eurosceptic Czech political parties on the BBC Sport website over the weekend.

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Important modelling news: Simona Krainová goes topless (but not really)

Simona Krainová goes topless (but not really)

Blesk devoted most of Wednesday’s centre-spread to the astonishing news that a Czech supermodel had taken most of her clothes off for an ad campaign.

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Billa bag-for-life bears unfortunate resemblance to Czech Communist party logo

Billa bag-for-life bears unfortunate resemblance to Czech Communist party logo

Consumerists or Communists? Hats off to the Billa marketing exec (presumably in Germany) who thought it would be a good idea to slap the Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy (Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia) logo on the side of the supermarket chain’s shopping bags.

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Censorship scandal as rapper Řezník is secretly removed from Český slavík music award vote

Censorship scandal as rapper Řezník is secretly removed from Český slavík music award vote

Usually a tedious affair, the Český slavík (“Czech Nightingale”) music awards are the centre of an unlikely scandal revolving around horrorcore rapper Řezník.

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