Since when were traditional posters not cool?

Prostate Cancer Poster, Creative Guerrilla Marketing

New York. Chicago. LA. Every city is plastered with thousands of posters. But one thing is missing: humor. When someone is waiting for the bus, waiting for a hot dog, waiting to cross the road – that is your time to strike with an ingenious poster.

But if you are not a graphic designer or photographer, how do you grab their attention, before making them smile?

Here’s an example of one I created. Leaving out the company name at the bottom would be more effective, as people would visit the site out of curiosity.

1) Place one big word at the top of your poster – like “LOST, DID YOU KNOW, BREAKING NEWS, FREE MOTHER, DEAD” followed by a funny phrase, and then the company name/connection at the bottom.

2) Create curiosity. Leaving a QR code, with no affiliation to any company, sparks interest and drives people to your site. Here’s a website where you can make QR codes for free in 30 seconds:

3) Place posters were you would want to be distracted – next to crosswalks, around the sidewalk near food vendors, near benches where mothers wait in playgrounds.

Here’s some examples of ones that made me laugh (I created one above to show that anyone can create a good poster):

Funny Poster, Creative Guerrilla Marketing












Creating awareness for prostate cancer, it took me a while to realize this is an arm.

Prostate Cancer Poster, Creative Guerrilla Marketing













Cute and simple, Mini Cooper pokes fun at themselves while indirectly marketing.

Mini Cooper, Creative Guerrilla Marketing









Reef Restaurant Funny Poster, Creative Guerrilla Marketing

Whether intentional or not – the slogan here will get some attention.

Sofa King, Creative Guerrilla Marketing

I am Indian by descent, I say descent as both me and my parents were born in England – so I’m not truly too Indian. My favorite hobbies, other than writing About Me Bios, are hiking, biking, and eating everything in sight. I love being spontaneous – which is why Guerrilla Marketing is my marketing weapon of choice. Currently, I am a summer intern at, which really means I get to eat free chips all day (well, till l2pm.) In the fall, I attend the Sauder School of Business, in Vancouver B.C., and am working towards having a job where I need a tailored suit.
  • Xeoma

    A very interesting post, nice picture created by author, and of course bio that no less funny than the marketing tricks described. Thanks!