Archive for Czech Advertising

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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Ill-Advised or Racist? Bernard’s Blackface Beermat

"The best black is Bernard from Humpolec"

“The best black is Bernard from Humpolec”

Bernard brewery co-owner Stanislav Bernard’s ad campaigns are usually pretty clever so what on Earth possessed him to don blackface for this “world’s best dark lager” campaign?

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The Mind-Bogglingly Ugly Cool Centrum Site

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This Prague 4-Nusle call centre’s website sets new standards in web design. Enjoy!

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Česká Spořitelna Unveils World’s Most Clichéd Bank Ad

Golf, yachting, classical music, ballet dancers, a fashion show… Česká spořitelna’s new Erste Premier spot has got the lot.

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Slavia Pojišťovna’s Dodgy ‘Health Insurance for Foreigners’ Advert

Do they mean us? Slavia pojišťovna choose an interesting illustration for their “health insurance for foreigners” products.

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Your Slogan, My Breasts: The Strange World of Czech ‘Micro-Services’ Sites (NSFW-ish)

Need a photo of a slogan of your choice written on an unknown woman’s breasts? Look no further!

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VoZP’s Shameless Havel Death Cash-In

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As the Czech Republic mourned Václav Havel’s death, which bright spark at health insurance company VoZP (Vojenská zdravotní pojišťovna; “Military Health Insurance”) decided this tasteless banner ad was a good idea?

Roughly translated, the copy reads: “Former president, writer and dramatist Václav Havel, an insurance-holder with VoZP Czech Republic, has died”

It’s since been removed from the site.

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