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50 Shades of Advertising : Pulp & Fiber "50 Shades of Grey Advertising" Has Us Talking

50 Shades of Advertising

At Pulp&Fiber, we don’t promote erotic deviance in the workplace. But we’re going to make an exception just this once.

Fifty Shades of Grey, the #1 New York Times Bestseller (aka the drugstore smut your Aunt Esther just can’t seem to put down) has spawned a fan-made tumblr created by copywriters, designers, and ad executives from around the world.

Although the blog is not associated with Grey Advertising, the thread is entitled “Fifty Shades of Grey Advertising” and is essentially a destination for ad folk to send in the most “scandalous” stories from their agency or P.R. firm. As you’re probably well aware, people in this biz tend to have a way with words, and some of the stories are pretty darn hilarious. And by hilarious, I mean hot.

Everyone knows that advertising is a sexy industry, but this blog makes even the least sexy parts of ad life seem insanely steamy.

Par exemple:

“EIGHT?” Sara exclaimed in disbelief. Her eyes nervously scanned his package, in an attempt to see if she was in for a massive delight or a massive disappointment. “I’ve only taken a four before,” she confessed as her cheeks flushed 50 shades of crimson.

“Four? That’s not even the average! Woman, it’s time to start living,” Peter said with a chuckle. “You’re in for a fast ride. Oh, and once I mount my eight on both your slots…“

“BOTH?” Sara interrupted. “THAT size, in BOTH slots? Isn’t that a little bit too much?”

“Once I’m done ramming you, you’d be complaining that you’re not getting enough,” he replied with a wink.

Not needing any further encouragement, Peter installed the two 8GB RAM chips in Sara’s computer. “All done. Now you’ll be able to run Illustrator and watch kitten clips on YouTube without a hitch!”

Intrigued yet? It’s corny, but I mean, it’s better than the actual book, right?

The tumblr might not sell anything or make any money, at least not yet, but it’s a great reminder of the fun and creativity that this industry is fueled by. The heading of the blog also reads “I discovered I was a submissive when I joined my first ad agency.”


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