You know an advertisement is a good one when it makes you forget that there's a group of people trying to sell you something.
Kind of like this amazing compilation of Arnold Schwarzenegger commercials from Japan — in which each and everyone is better than the next. Not even kidding — watch for yourself if you don't believe me.
Now Japan has a pretty solid resume when it comes to creating nonsensical ways to push products, but that isn't what we're here to talk about (though I'm always down to remind people about the joy that is Arnold Schwarzenegger's international acting career and all the wonder that it encompasses). Turns out Sweden is pretty darn good at crafting some dope ads as well.
So dope, in fact, that Stephen King had to give props to a shop's ingenuity when marketing the book IT: This one shop fashioned a little Georgie — complete with a bright yellow rain jacket and a creepy red balloon — just chilling by the stack of books. Sure, it's creepy — but it's also incredibly memorable, and — if we had to guess — effective when it comes to pushing out page-turners.
Sure, you'll be freaked out almost immediately upon seeing the display, but once you realize whoever set it up was pretty darn clever, you're probably going to want to buy a book.
Twitter was right on board with the idea.
Others shared their own, old school copies of the book.
Along with their pre-viewing rituals.
It turns out other businesses had the same idea, too.
However, if you take it out of the bookstore and put it into the wild, then things get really, really creepy.
Just ask this police department.
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