by Jay Forstner
We received 182 entries correctly identifying last month's Fake Ad for Creme de la Creme foods. Many entries referred to our new system of identifying the Fake Ad, in which the name of the contest winner from the previous month, will, in whole or in part, appear somewhere in the ad.
"The use of the prior month's winner as the secret word is a stroke of genius!" wrote our new favorite Fake Adder Bob Masta. "Not only does it liven things up (and probably make Fake Ad creation more interesting), but it also gives an extra reward to the winner. Brilliant!" You had us at "genius."
"Working the previous winner's name into the ad is a nice touch," wrote Diane Fenske. "Nicely done!"
And one entrant offered up a challenge. "Now with your new rules I don't know if I should even bother--not too likely that you'll be able to hide my name in an ad," wrote Carol Mousigian. Not at all, Carol. Who wouldn't love to see an ad for the Moose Electronic Games Network (Moose EGN)?
Michelle Fournier was chosen as our winner. In an act of selflessness, she's donating her prize to the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
To enter this month's contest, find the fake ad in the June issue and follow the instructions in the box at the bottom of the Back Page.
[Originally published in June, 2012.]
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