I set out looking for funny ways to advertise for storage units. I found some great stuff, which I’ll post sometime soon and you will hopefully enjoy as much as I did.
However, one company seems to have the concept of great advertising down pat. Manhattan Mini Storage might have the most consistently funny ads that I’ve seen. Rather than comment on each one, I’ll pretty much just organize them by campaign and show a few of my favorites from each. They’re edgy and clever and politically incorrect. They don’t give a damn who you vote for and if you don’t live in Manhattan, they don’t need you. This is an excellent long-term plan, and has been consistently well done. Read and enjoy. It’s all I’ve done for the last few hours.
Spring 2001: This campaign was the beginning, and set the tone for all the rest:
Yep. Not worried about offending people there.
Spring 2002: Manhattan Mini-Storage definitely did not back off for their next round.
Spring 2003: Yikes.
Spring 2006: Back off? No thanks.
Fall 2006: As a Midwestern suburbanite, I think I’m supposed to be offended.
Spring 2007: I love politics, and I love politically incorrect humor, so the spring ‘07 is fantastic:
Spring 2008: This is proof that great advertising and a great storage company can do great things for great charities:
Fall 2008: Political ad season! Manhattan Mini-Storage takes it on in their own special way:
Spring 2009: They take on the recession by creating their own language.
Spring 2011: Manhattan tells the rest of us to screw off. We laugh.
Spring ‘11: They again take on the rest of us. We, again, laugh.
Spring 2013: Finally, their current campaign:
So, which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
And, of course, if you find that you have too much stuff, come on back to the OnlineSelfStorageDirectory and we’ll help you find what you need.
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