I have an advertising idea but I don’t know if it’s legal. So I’m looking for someone with expertise to let me know about whether this is an idea I could pull off without huge fines.
So here’s the idea: Being an election year, there are about two dozen political signs on every street corner. My simple idea is to throw some other signs into the mix for myself or my clients. Imagine driving down the road and seeing the Bush-Cheney signs and the Kerry-Edwards signs and also seeing one for Taco Bell or Apple Computer? Wouldn’t that be awesome? The sign could be made in the exact same way as the other signs and wouldn’t be flashy. It’d look like a political sign but it wouldn’t be.
I think the best part of the deal would be the buzz you’d create. You’d probably get in all the newspapers and trade journals for a brilliant ad campaign. People would start to notice. So anyone? Why hasn’t this been done? Would the fines be that bad?
This reminds me of the 1984 Michael Jordan incident:.
“His shoes cost him a fine every single game due to being ‘too colorful’ and ‘non-conforming to his team colors’. His sneaker commercial had a big X on the shoe with the word BANNED.” (Source: Timeline of Basketball Shoes History)
Nike paid the fine every game and it created a huge amount of buzz.