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Three Coffee Napkin Ads That Jolt You With Their Beauty

In New Zealand, a series of artistic ads were created for a local coffee company. Ten artists created 30 pieces of art - all made using coffee napkins. The ads were displayed in bus shelters along an Auckland Street. The effect was a series of mini art galleries to promote coffee.

Marketing With a Conscience - 7 Great Ads Promoting Social Change

Sometimes advertising isn't about selling a product, but promoting an idea. Here are seven remarkable ads promoting social and environmental awareness.

Giant Athletes "Dream Big" to Promote Football

Giant football players greet commuters at a Zurich train station. Why are they there? At 17 metres high, they're there to represent "dreaming big" in the UEFA EURO 2008 tournament.

Interactive Ads For The Zoo Unleash Your Wild Side

A series of fun and interactive ads encourage people around San Francisco to unleash their wild sides.

Exploding Billboards Make For Innovative Marketing

This remarkable billboard was designed for a courier company. To underscore the importance of sticking to a deadline, the billboard, in a busy part of Auckland, was rigged to explode at a particular time.

The Best Olympics Ad Campaigns from Around The World?

Countries around the world are gearing up for the upcoming Olympic games, and one way to show athletes that their country is behind them is through advertising. Here are some creative ads done in China, France and Italy to show the Olympic spirit:

When Big Is Better: Five Smart Larger-Than-Life Ads

Sometimes it takes a large or outlandish ad to get noticed. Here are five examples of innovative larger-than-life advertising, installed in untraditional spaces, that are sure to attract attention.

10 Innovative Uses of Semi Trucks


Germany's Rhino Rolling Advertising Awards are a display of creative marketing. Companies and agencies submit their best mockup showcasing innovative advertising ideas on the sides of trucks. The competition was held in 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08, and a 2009 competition is coming soon. Here are some highlights of the creative ads.

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Applauding Bus Shelters - Innovative Marketing?

What better way to reward environmentally-friendly acts than with applause? That's what Western Australia's Department of Environment and Conservation achieved with its applauding bus shelter, created byMarketforce agency in Perth. Several shelters around Perth's Central Business District (CBD) were equipped with motion detectors that played recorded applause whenever someone stepped inside.

New Travel Ad Campaign Highlights Reliability

An innovative new ad campaign for Cox & Kings Travel focuses on the company's longevity in the hopes of building trust in its services.

The History of Beer - Summer's Favourite Invention

With summer gearing up, billions of people around the world are undoubtedly turning to a frosty, refreshing mug of beer. Not only is beer popular today, but it also has historical significance. Since its invention in ancient times, beer has been a favourite drink around the world.

The History of Father's Day

Many of us have grown up celebrating Father's Day: giving Dad a card, making him breakfast or creating something handmade in school. But when did all this start? Let's look at the invention story of Father's Day.

Seven Innovations in Coffee History

The invention of coffee isn't credited to a single person or time. However, since the realization that consuming coffee beans makes people energized and happy, there have been a series of historical innovations that we couldn't imagine living without today.

The History of the Bikini - The World's Skimpiest Invention

About two hundred years ago, women pranced around on beaches wearing flannel dresses and three-quarter length trousers. In that period in history when showing one's knees was considered scandalous, it might have come as a shock to these women that their descendants would be sporting the skimpiest invention of all - the bikini.

The History of Dad's Favourite Father's Day Gifts

Most of us have relied on the old standards for Father's Day Gifts. Whose dad doesn't have a Father's Day tie, wallet or pair of socks? Let's take a look at the invention stories of these favourite Father's Day Gifts:

From Holy Water to Firewood - The History of the Vending Machine

Recently, a resident of Lacombe, Alberta was honoured with an award for his invention: a vending machine that dispenses firewood. James West, who sells firewood seasonally, invented this machine so that campers won't have to rely on wood lot hours. West's creation is another innovation in the history of vending machines, which have dispensed treats such as candy, coffee, toys - even holy water.

Three Unusual Inventions for Your Head

Many strange things in history have been invented to make a task easier or to just have some fun. Here are three such inventions - all unusual and designed for problems of the head.

On April 25, We Commemorate The Invention Of The Guillotine

On this day in 1792, the infamous guillotine claimed its first victim - a robber named Jacques Nicolas Pelletier. The guillotine remained France's number one method of execution for the next 189 years. To commemorate the role Pelletier played in history, let's take a look at the invention of the guillotine.

Three Famous Things Invented by Accident - Slinky, Silly Putty and the Popsicle

The creation of the next hot toy or snack is often a long one, involving lots of time and market research. But did you know that the ever-popular Silly Putty, the Slinky and the Popsicle were all invented accidentally?

The History of the Parasol: Fashion's Newest - and Oldest - Trend

A new item on runways this spring is, unsurprisingly for the fashion world, not quite so new. The parasol is being touted as the must-have accessory for spring and the return of sunshine, but this trend is dipping back into history by thousands of years.