Readers may recall that in my 13 November 2007 post, I Have Been Away On Assignment Today, I wrote
Well, if you had “checking out a pole dancing advertisement in Halifax, Nova Scotia” in the What is he talking about? pool, … you lose. Today’s Heck of a Guy entry has nothing to do with my gig as cub reporter.
Instead, this post happens to be about the clever ad (pictured below) for a pole dancing class in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I do suspect that part of my fascination with this ad lies in its circumstances – that it’s a smart ad about a pole dancing class at an exercise club called Studio In Essence located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Anyway, I found this at Ads of the World, where most of the comments debated if the ad would be improved or weakened if the pole were in the picture. I confess to being a tad disappointed that no one has yet suggested the ad might be enhanced were the pole and a pole dancer added to the scene.
Bonus: Random Educational Materials
According to Wikipedia,
And Halifax looks something like this,
Those of you interested in signing up for class at Studio In Essence should be aware that, as reported in The Coast, in January 2007 the club moved to larger, swanker quarters:
In further Studio In Essence news, Cabaret Serpentine points out that ‘Monique teaches Tribal Fusion bellydance at Studio In Essence, as well as Hula Hooping and Bootylicious!” and that the following 4-week mini-sessions begin November 18th: “1:00 – Hula Hoop Basics, 2:30 – Tribal Bellydance Basics, and 3:30 – Tribal Level 2 choreography (only open to current level 2 students).”
Credit Due Department:
The ad was created by Extreme Group, Halifax, Canada.
This concludes the best – or at least, the most informative – post you’re likely to read today that links Halifax, advertising, Studio In Essence, pole dancing, and schedules for Monique’s Tribal Fusion Belly Dance class
- The common thread in this assemblage of ingredients is, I realize, my ignorance. I know little about advertising, even less about pole dancing, still less about places like Studio In Essence, and nothing about Halifax beyond its location in the Maritime provinces (and I don’t know how that factoid came to lodge in my reservoir of useless information). Since nature is notoriously abhorrent of a vacuum, I have filled these information deficiencies with a mix of stereotypes, wild guesses, inferences, and similar nonsense. As it turns out, in the quirky, whimsical internal construct of the universe I’ve created, the notion of an ad for a pole dancing class in Halifax is apparently quite amusing, but maybe you had to be there. The quality of the ad, of course, is independent of my distorted perceptions of Halifax, pole dancing, or exercise clubs. [↩]