• Dec 18, 2010
Crashvertising – Click above to watch video after the jump

One thing's certain: where there's a car accident, there's a crowd. The severity is irrelevant; people gawk. To capitalize on this untapped audience a team of marketers has introduced the concept of Crashvertising.

If the Crashvertise team is notified of an accident, head to the scene quickly with posters and roadside emergency triangles highlighting whatever campaign is being promoted. To further draw in onlookers, the Crashvertisers will hand out related swag to further drive home whatever message the advertiser du jour is looking to spread.

A video, available after the jump, highlights how the Crashvertise concept works. Now, before you go berserk in the comments... be aware that this is satire. That said, we wouldn't be surprised if someone decides to run with this...




[Source: Crashvertise]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I was in Chicago one night and a guy ran out with GOLD CHAINS right after a crash
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another reason for idiots to slow down and waste my time
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmmmzz... Capitalization!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      A great time and place to advertise life insurance companies, funeral homes, auto body shops, etc.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Imagine someone you know is dead as a result of a traffic accident and someone is prancing around the scene with a banner advertising someone ! This is sick !There is only one word for these people and it rhymes with Blunt !
        • 4 Years Ago
        dude.... re-read the ENTIRE post.
        • 4 Years Ago
        DesignerMart, do you think this is real? Sometimes I wonder if the satire gets continued in the comments, or if so many people really don't get it.

        Designer, have you ever read The Onion. Does it make you wonder why they did such a mundane story involving Area Man?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes no that's exactly what has occurred here. I was continuing with the very witty and ironic satirical nature of this blog.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I liked this content/ article. I would certainly recommend the same to others as well. from: http://www.picturebite.com
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is brilliance.

      I don't care if this was real or fake, they used the Dead Kennedys. As
      soon as I heard Jello at the beginning, this was instant awesome.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This is STUPID!!! and it's not gonna fly anyway. These advertisers will get hit with drawing attention to an already traffic problem. It's said will have to make a state law to stop these idiots from doing this.

        This country is full of uneducated people.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Speaking of uneducated, read the WHOLE article!


        I know it had me going.
      • 4 Years Ago
      what the Hell ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Isn't this the business model for local television news?
      • 4 Years Ago
      You know where else they have crowds?

      Funerals and cemeteries.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Also, LOL @people who don't read articles.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I like that Autoblog almost trolled itself with this article. Would have succeeded too if it weren't for that meddling disclaimer!
      • 4 Years Ago
      " Now, before you go berserk in the comments... "

      LOL I definitely was about to do that..
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