BAD CHOICE: 24 Ads Starring Adolf Hitler

hitler mosquito ad

Casper Mosquito Repellent has used three unlikely historical figures to star in its advertising campaign: Hitler, Stalin, and Osama bin Laden.The tag line: “End the terror.”

Who on earth thought it would be a good idea to use Hitler and other mass murderers in their ad campaign?

Well, it turns out that the answer is lots of people. Lots and lots of people.

The Casper ads were created by Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai, which was a shop that won a boatload of awards at the 2012 Clios.

Wrap it up or you'll create a baby Hitler.

Client: Doc Morris condoms.

Agency: Grey Group, Germany

Of course. Hitler loved Chinese food. How could we forget?

Client: Chopstix. 'Can't hate everything.'

Agency: Dentsu, Indonesia

What kind of stains are they talking about?

Client: Texsana Dry Cleaning

Client: Anti-drunk driving campaign
Ad agency: Advertisers Without Borders, Argentina

Just, no. Join AA.

Client: Amundsen

Ad Agency: O&M Ukraine

This travel company used a naked, gay Hitler as its poster boy.

Hitler in pink, wearing makeup.

Dreadlock Hitler.

Client: Open Magazine

Mullet Hitler.

Client: Football Resistance

Afro Hitler.

Hitler is often used to represent the stereotypical bad guy.

Client: AIDS Prevention

Agency: Das Comitee, Germany

Bad egg.

Client: Nulaid Eggs

Ad Agency: The Jupiter Drawing Room, Johannesburg, South Africa

Naked Hitler for Comedy Central, Germany. Are we laughing yet? (Didn't think so).

Client: Comedy Central

An ad campaign of PETA proportions.

Client: NDAH

Because Hitler was hyper aware of his body odor.

Client: Rexona

Note: He wasn't on the cover of the Swimsuit Issue

Client: Sports Illustrated

Of course. A human rights film festival that embraces Hitler.

Apparently low-quality TVs turn Hitler into an angel.

Client: Onida LED TVs
Ad agency: McCann Worldgroup, Mumbai

Client: A Bela Sintra, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Ad agency: Giovanni + DraftFcb, Sao Paulo

Client: Netgate
Ad agency: Plutón, Montevideo, Uruguay

It's more than just the hat.

Client: Hut Weber

Ad Agency: Serviceplan Hamburg/ Munchen, Germany

Subtle pizza grease Hitler.

Client: Hell Pizza

Although the highlighted words do tell an inspiring story of Hitler's fall, the ad still makes you wonder: Why use Hitler at all?

Client: Luxor

Ad Agency: Leo Burnett Mumbai, India

Client: Unimed

Ad Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Brazil

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