Advertising is quite the competitive field. You've got to be a strong communicator, someone creative, someone who has their finger on the pulse of all the up-and-coming trends.
But for every catchy jingle, winning slogan, or hilarious campaign, there's about a dozen horrible, cringe-worthy attempts at - frankly - trying to make 'fetch' happen.
It's almost like the advertising world is overrun with 'cool Dads'. (No offense to Vingle dads, who are as cool as they come. Obviously.)
To show you guys exactly what I mean, I've decided to share 9 different so-tryhard-it's-embarrassing advertisements. You homies better know what I'm sayin'.
"It's the year 2015, guys. Let's update the name of our Meatlover's Pizza with something more current. You know, something that'll resonate with the kids today."
"I know. How about... EPIC MEATZ?"
"Okay, so, let's create a sign that tells people using our rec center where to put used towels. But in a way that, you know, really speaks to the kids."
"I know! We'll use that song all the kids on Vine are twerking to these days."
"The University of Cincinnati needs us, everyone. How do we get the kids off their Twitters and into their top-ranking business school?"
"No one turns down the chance to be... MBAWESOME."
"We've got a new client. Owns a taco shop. He's looking for a hashtag, wants to go viral. What do you think, Cool Dad?"
"Uh... #TacosFTW. Obviously."
I HAVE NO JOKE TO MAKE FOR THIS ONE. THE SECOND-HAND EMBARRASSMENT IS BURNING THROUGH MY RETINAS.
"Cool Dad, Target is about to get a shipment of the 20th anniversary remaster of 'The Truth About Cats And Dogs'. How do we make Janeane Garofalo relevant again?"
"Don't worry. I got this. LOL."
"Alright, Smirnoff advertising team. We're losing the Millennial market to Ciroc. How do we show kids we can be cool too, but without breaking #NetflixAndChill's implied copyright?"
"How's about a little #StreamAndHang, homie?"
"Quick, Cool Dad. Taco Bell needs a hip and current package design that illustrates how delicious their chicken quesadillaz are."
"TACO BELL. I CAN'T EVEN RIGHT NOW."
"So, Cool Dad, I'm sorry you've been demoted to Fortune Cookie writer, but we think you've got a skill, sir. You really know how to speak to the younger generation."
[Insert Cool Dad being too busy writing EPIC FORTUNEZ to respond.]
I hope all my bruhs here on Vingle found this card funny AF. Have you seen any epically dank advertisementz lately?