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Monday, June 9, 2008

Question from a Reader

posted by on June 9 at 12:26 PM

I’m not sure who else to pose this question to and The Stranger usually has all the answers, right? This spring there was a bus ad campaign (maybe billboards, too… I forget) that started off as blank white ads with a few Pepto-pink splatters on it. Over the course of maybe two or three stages, the ads were covered with more pink splatters, but never any text. Now it’s been maybe a month since I last saw one and I haven’t seen the completion to the campaign. Did I miss it? Does any of the Stranger staff know what I’m talking about? It seemed a lame ad campaigner, and even lamer that I want to know what it was for…

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flamingos at the zoo

Posted by maggie | June 9, 2008 12:32 PM

I'll tell you what makes pink enormous whozeewhatsit!!!

Posted by Christopher Frizzelle's Enormous Whozeewhatsit | June 9, 2008 12:33 PM

It was the Zoo's ad campaign for the flamingo's exhibit. Take a look at the billboard across the street from the de-tox center on Boren.

Posted by Toe Tag | June 9, 2008 12:34 PM

I remember this, but sadly; I think Seattle's a bad city to test these on: too many pot smokers with little attention spans! I'll comment back if I find something out!

Posted by CattyMaran | June 9, 2008 12:34 PM

I think it was taggers.

They're posting on SLOG too.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 9, 2008 12:34 PM

Flamingos. It was a cool campaign. We don't see enough pink in this city.

Posted by Bub | June 9, 2008 12:48 PM

You could see the flamingos as white silhouettes against the pink splatters.
They could have done a better job of it.

On a similar pink note:
Anyone know what "Operation Bright Pink" is/was all about? I saw posters around, but never any useful information -- website, date, any text...

Posted by treacle | June 9, 2008 1:09 PM

That 'Operation Bright Pink" wheat-paste plague was marketing for the band Thee Emergency.

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | June 9, 2008 1:37 PM

@8 - wow. Now that was a total waste of ad dollars ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 9, 2008 2:06 PM

I was going to guess it was the butt ugly posters for SIFF this year...

Posted by michael strangeways | June 9, 2008 2:15 PM

God! When I read the headline, I thought this was yet another story from Austria...

Posted by foolish-rain | June 9, 2008 2:19 PM

Fuck Thee Emergency. That is all.

Posted by bearseatbeats | June 9, 2008 2:25 PM

i liked the add campaign. it really got my attention. i think i need to go see those flamingos now.

Posted by sepiolida | June 9, 2008 2:59 PM

I don't get it. Was that supposed to be pink birdshit on the ads?

Posted by Cage | June 9, 2008 4:28 PM

Heh.. "Thee Emergency", eh?
Silly bastards.
I thought it was a breast-cancer awareness campaign, or a neo-feminist insurgency.
@9 is right.

Posted by treacle | June 9, 2008 5:04 PM

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