February 25, 2013

Debt Zombies Invade Hamilton in Mortgage Ad

A few weeks ago, my wife snapped a picture of an advertisement at corner of Queen and Charlton here in Hamilton, ON and sent it to me. The ad, for a local mortgage broker group, warns of the insatiable hunger of debt zombies!

This painted ad for The Personal Mortgage Group equates debt with the zombie's insatiable hunger for brains. There's certainly a lot of truth there: personal debt can eat up a lot of your income and can be pretty hard to kill. Of course, this isn't the first time zombies have been used to make a statement about the economy and finance (see Zombie Economy and Danger of a Zombie World). Even George A. Romero used zombies to criticize consumerism in his classic film Dawn of the Dead.

Nevertheless, it's kind of cute to see a local business advertising with zombie imagery on the streets of Hamilton. It's certainly something I would love to see more of.