The Art of Selling Naked - 10 Brilliant Playboy Ads From Around the World

Playboy Ad 9. Attention Grabber - Germany

This ad uses the bodies of partially nude hot girls to read: Who says men don't like reading?

Source: Trendhunter

Playboy Ad 10. Get Your Hands on Playboy dot com

I could not find out much information about this ad, but I thought it was simple yet playful so I thought it worthy of including here.

Source: Adverbox

Anti- Playboy Ad 11. Say No to Porn - UAE

This is a bonus post, above and beyond the 10 I promised, since this ad is not strictly an ad for Playboy, but one that uses the infamous Playboy logo to advocate against porn.

This clever ad is from UAE. Al-Bayan Newspaper used this as as a public service announcement encouraging citizens to uphold morality and maintain public decorum. The Playboy symbol, slightly modified, forms the word “NO” in Arabic.

Source: KickMedia

So, what do you think of these Playboy ads? Which is your favorite? Do you think the ad folks were creative in creating interest for Playboy product?

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May 3, 2008
by Anonymous

Sorry, but idea for pic.8 is

Sorry, but idea for pic.8 is in the game of shadows and light, witch ressolt is a tits ;)

May 3, 2008
by Anonymous

Great read

Came across this on StumbleUpon, a place full of blog posts containing the same content repeated over and over, so it was pretty refreshing to see that there's still some well written originality out there.

Brilliantly written.

May 8, 2008
by Anonymous


"A dirty magazine for men?"

So, nude women are dirty and shameful? I'll second those condolences...

You know what would be disgusting? If a man wearing a kilt walked over the mirror! Otherwise, as far as I can tell the mirror is not a secret "Gotcha!" kind of thing and nobody's forcing anyone to walk over it. It'll just become a loitering spot where upskirters and exhibitionists can mingle.

Dec 15, 2008
by Anonymous


the magazine is lame as is the old man who owns it. guys who glorify it are a joke.

Jan 31, 2009
by Anonymous


We are not discussing the magazine or it's owner here, but the advertising ideas..Some of them are clever, especially the squiggles. But the one with the mirror is not so great. If it's placed in front of an elevator door for example, people will just have to walk on it, so it's not a matter of choice. Plus this, it's awkward to think that people will look at some grandma's bloomers, because i assume not only models will walk on it..
I hope it's only a concept, though, and not a real advertising action. It would simply be bad taste.
(sorry for my english)