Thursday, September 13, 2012

Your Turn

The Standard has a new advertising campaign. Really makes you want to stay in one of their hotels doesn't it? What do you think of this ad campaign?




57 comments:

Cindy said...

wtf?

Janet296 said...

How bizarre! This doesn't make me want to stay there from the pics.

Mama Abroad said...

Seems I'm too stupid to understand these ads.

Alicia said...

Golden showers, being spoon fed too hot tea with what looks like an ashtray in the middle and a headless guy..

I haven't enough coffee in my system to interpret this mess..

Lalaay said...

Because controversy sells, that is so clever...it's still disgusting though

EmEyeKay said...

Peeing on the rug, spitting in soup, and motorboating a random woman.

Un-PC behavior. Get it? Cuz they're edgy.

Patty said...

WTH? How stupid.

katsm0711 said...

EWWWWWW but the first pic is a hooker

mannyv said...

1: shemale peeing on a carpet
2: seasoning the coffee with her boyfriend's cum
3: extreme breastfeeding

Wow, what kind of place is this?

They're missing the body fluids bar, aren't they?

Tuxedo Cat said...

Even my cats are better trained than this...

nolachickee said...

Makes me want to vomit, but not stay in their hotels.

Roman Holiday said...

WHY??? If they are looking to get all the freaks - then this just might work!!! Not that there's anything wrong with that:)

Tuxedo Cat said...

Fifty strains of microbes...

ljsmed said...

This is just dumb, I hate how people try to be so edgy. This just makes you look dumb, not edgy. Granted, people are talking about it.

chopchop said...

What would Don Draper think?

SusanB said...

Agree with ljsmed - there's a fine line between edgy and dumb. Evidently they're too stupid to see it. You'd think there would be higher-up people at that hotel with better sense. Makes one wonder how well the hotel is being run.

bobbi_1025 said...

I wonder if John Mayer or Jessica Simpson have stayed there?

g.strathmore said...

But do they offer free Wifi?

Ms Cool said...

I'd rather stay at a La Quinta with bedbugs.

krk67 said...

Of the two or three times I've stayed at the West Hollywood Standard, the hallway each time stunk of pee.

Now I understand why.

FWIW, the downtown Standard didn't have this issue.

Jeneral said...

Someone posted a link to a NY Times story about this yesterday. The execs at the Standard claim these ads are "art". The rooftop bar, La Baine (sp?) with the glass walled bathrooms is the hot spot of the moment in NYC, so I think they're trying to let us all know that they are too cool to care if we stay at their hotel. People will flock there anyway until the cool kids move on to the next place.

Agent**It said...

Looks like a cdancon event.

crila16 said...

I don't get it.

Lori said...

Either that man is motorboating that woman, or she has taken attachment parenting to a whole new level!!!

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Chicky said...

Snort

Phillip Themholes said...

Lame. Just like the people who stay at The Standard. It's a hotel for nerds who want to feel cool. NY, LA, Miami all have many nicer hotels with more style and way better service.

Texshan said...

I hate these kinds of ads -- they are trying to be edgy and different, but it just reeks of desperation and stupidity, as far as I'm concerned. I have issues staying in hotels in the first place because of sanitary phobias. This mess certainly wouldn't make me want to pony up $400 for a room. Thanks, I'll stick with Marriott.

Amber said...

I personally like the ads. They're entertaining, and they get people talking. Prior to yesterday, I didn't realize there was a Standard in NYC. Now I do. :)

pilly said...

Pass

smashbash said...

What they are saying is
"come here and let you freak flag fly" if you don't like it. Move along. Don't stay there. I can't see why this is so controversial. I get that it is weird and bizarre. But that's what they want to do, no one is being harmed.

katsm0711 said...

What u people don't know is that the owner of the hotel just became a major shareholder in a floor/upholstery cleaning business and this is a sneaky 1% plot to earn his investment back from us unsuspecting 99% freaks.

Maja. With a J. said...

Doesn't make me wanna stay at the Standard, but I get what they are trying to do, bless their cotton socks.

califblondy said...

The Cosmopolitan in Vegas did it best. The bunnies hopping around killed me everytime.


selenakyle said...

Strictly based on those three images, it looks stupid as shit and, no, it would not make me want to stay there.

And I usually love "out-there" ad campaigns.

MISCH said...

And they paid for this ? Someone is in need of therapy .

selenakyle said...

Oh snap! I didn;t eve see the piss stream in the first one. I just thought it was a hooker and a john in a plush suite or something.

Yeah--"Come stay at our hotel! The rugs will smell of urine!"

Gag me.

Del Riser said...

@califblondy, you're right! The Cosmopolitan had brilliant ads.

I wouldn't want to work in housekeeping at this place.

Snapdragon said...

It does the opposite of making me want to stay there. My first thought walking in the door would be, 'Is that pee I smell?'

Tuxedo Cat said...

@Del Riser I didn't even think of the unfortunate people who have to clean it up.....I hope they get paid more after this ad campaign (I doubt it though)

urban chaos said...

There's a fine line between kitsch/art and lame. This is along the same lines as 'glory hole dougnuts' in Toronto.

Try hard, much?

Snapdragon said...

@selenakyle, haha, great minds think alike.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

These would be great - if they were scenes from a Luis Buñuel film.

Sherry said...

@GStrat: Your comment made me guffaw!

Yeah I get it...edgy, funny, urbane...But looks like it was done by a discount ad house who couldn't hire talent who understood irony. Like others all I could think about is does it smell like pee in this room?

dia papaya said...

LAME!

I can't believe some schmo ad man got money for this BS.

XCentric said...

Yarg! That's not even a word, but I stand by it.

Lola said...

What I gather from these ads is that the Standard welcomes hookers who will gladly give you a golden shower in your room or engage in sex acts in their restaurants.

I wonder if they offer hourly rates?

sussique said...

this fkng awesome

sussique said...

the soup is refrence to two girls one cup. it was a viral video that caused epic reaction videos. its hard to find but its still out there if you look carefully.

bobbi_1025 said...

If you do watch 2 girls 1 cup be sure to have a barf bag handy.

Seachica said...

This makes me feel prudish. I don't give a shit what you do behind closed doors, but in public I don't need this crapola. The problem is that we have gotten so into a culture of "top this", that the extremes are considered edgy, and hip, and suitable for public celebration, when in fact it just means some creative guys smoked too much weed and lost perspective

Sadie Goes Electric said...

you could get bedbugs at the standard too... and scabies... and possibly rabies and crabs. Oh and hanta virus.

fancyscreenname said...

The ads are ridiculous. But if the rooms are nice i'll stay there.

jadetoo said...

OMG, so stupid. I'm sorry.

astrogirl said...

All I can say about this is, I guess there are more John Mayer types in this world than we realise...

Selock said...

Right on, Seachica.

Seems tailor made by and for the hipster class element that goes for shock value in various shallow ways (sex, casual racism, narcissism) then insists it's commentary and you just don't get it if you wrinkle your nose. No...you're just superficial and self-indulgent...and welcome at the Standard! (Probably shrewd because that type generally has money to spend on such things.)

Lelaina Pierce said...

I think The Standard needed a clever tagline to go w/ the photos.

My husband once saw an advertisement outside a hotel:
"If you're gonna have an affair...have it here."

I agree about the pandering to the hipsters/kitschy vibe that so many hotels are into these days. Did anyone see that episode of Portlandia where the band checks into that hipster hotel and were given a typewriter, record player, etc.? We JUST stayed in a hotel like this in Chicago so I thought it was particularly hilarious.