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Cocks, Wankers & Knobs. Only in Adelaide! ⋆ natatree

Cocks, Wankers & Knobs. Only in Adelaide!

February 6, 2012 Everyday

Sorry about the swearing. I don’t normally swear on the blog, but I felt it kind of fitting. Oh, and no, that’s not what I think of Adelaide, or Adelaidians, I really do love it here. However, I did want to make a post about this SA Motor Accident Commission.

In the months since Adam & I split, he got his licence, so while i’ve been here, we’ve gone on a few drives. One of them took us down the highway to the Barossa Valley. While driving along, looking at the scenery, this sign pops up. I remember thinking “Don’t drive like a chicken? No wait, that’s a rooster! Don’t drive like a cock!” Oh my!

We spotted 2 more billboards on our drive, and I have to admit, Adam had to decode the ‘KNOB’, my head thought it looked more like a ‘red button’.

MAC are not shy to some pretty full on campaigns, I found they always tended to be very blunt, graphic, brutally honest and somewhat scary.

I’m not easily offended, and I guess these ads don’t offend me, but I have to say they certainly surprised me. They are targeted to a young adult audience and I think in that way, they are well made. They have received complaints, but as they aren’t outright saying anything, and it will go over childrens heads, they have been allowed.

But really, only in South Australia! I really couldn’t see these ads lasting long in NSW!

What are your thoughts on these ads?