Sunday, July 31, 2005

Celebrity Endorsements We'd Love 2 See

Aren’t we tired of seeing the same old cricketers and movie stars as brand ambassadors? May be it’s time we got a tad creative about celebrity endorsements. May be it’s time we roped in politicians. Because I feel we are sitting on a huge mine of talent. Here’s a chota consideration set that should get brand managers excited:

1. Laloo Prasad Yadav For Kohinoor Extra Time Condoms.
Logic for using him: He’s screwed Bihar for so long. And is yet to climax.

2. Narendra Modi for Zippo Lighters.
Logic for using him: You can’t get more inflammatory than him. Better still, you can’t extinguish him.

3. Karunanidhi for Ray Ban Sunglasses.
Logic for using him: He’s taken coolers to the masses. He’s not afraid of the rising sun. And he might write just a Tamil jingle for ray ban on the lines of: Sooriyanai paarkum vinaadi, podu nee indha kannaadi.

4. Jayalalitha for VIP Suitcases.
Logic for using her: You can’t get a bigger suit-case than Jaya. Because every day she either files a defamation suit or a case against someone.

5. Prakash Karat for Eveready Batteries.
Logic for using him: After he’s taken over, the commies are all charged up. And he’s the best man to make the ‘Gimme red’ sales pitch.

6. Amar Singh for Zandu Balm.
Logic for using him: Amar Singh has an impeccable track record of being a pain fixer. Bankruptcy, stuck projects, or niggling law and order problems, he’s the peeda hari everyone turns to.

7. Manmohan Singh for HMV.
Logic for using him: He’s a sound example to demonstrate the power of His Madam’s Voice.

8. Sonia Gandhi for Patek Philippe Watches.
Logic for using her: Sonia Gandhi is the true embodiment of the philosophy expressed by the Patek Phillipe line: ‘you never actually own a patek philippe, you merely look after it for the next generation.’

9. Narayan Rane for Levi’s Reversibles.
Logic for using him: He can change his outfit in a nano-second and still be very, very comfortable.

10. L.K. Advani For Fevicol.
Logic for using him: The man’s managed to stick to the BJP President’s post even after maximum dabao from parent RSS.


Blogger Kaps said...

how do u get time to maintain so many blogs?

5:29 PM  
Blogger anantha said...

may be i am utterly jobless.

5:48 PM  
Blogger FlirtinFelicity said...

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6:13 PM  
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11:08 PM  
Blogger Kaps said...

How do we fight spam like the flirtinfelicity comment here? I got the same comment and it leads to a porn site.

2:44 AM  
Blogger Sushil said...

Very good list you have put up there. VEry funny read. Am going to pass this link to my friends as well.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous silverine said...

Came here via Sushils blog. Thats quite a compilation and so apt. :)) Great work.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks guys. thanks for dropping by.


5:01 PM  
Anonymous Ravi said...

Super stuff,A.N! Had me double up in laughter! :)

6:46 PM  
Blogger Danesh said...

Karunanidhi's punch line is cool! Nicely thought. Very good list, came through Sushil's blog.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Rashmi Bansal said...

hey - u are a really funny writer. would like to publish the dawood menu and the celeb endorsements articles in the humour section of JAM magazine. If u're game drop me a line at!

5:49 PM  
Blogger Anwin Joselyn said...

Hey dude, good. loved the ones about jayalalitha, karunanidhi.

And the best was Laloo, of course

1:46 AM  

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