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Can You Spot the Tah-Tahs? Great Boobs In Advertising

Sex sells.  That's a fact, pure and simple.  But the use of breast imagery in advertising is just plain overwhelming!  Wanna see a few examples of how advertising agencies exploit a male weakness in order to garner product recognition?  Sure ya do...

Slurping It Up - Awesome Soft Drink Commercials From Around the World

The presentation of soft drinks as a product has changed drastically since the 1950s.  These fizzy, sweet beverages have have sported some of the highly creative ad campaigns.  Let's take a look at some of the more bizarre, funny, and just plain inspired commercials for carbonated goodness ever produced.

10 Ads That Will Absolutely Make You Puke

In an effort to curb any overindulgence of food and drink on New Year's Eve, I submit to you a series of advertisements utilizing vomit... yes... vomit... to sell various products.

What will these marketing guys & gals think of next...?


Strange, Sick and Savvy Santas: Ads from Around the World

Santa's gettin' around this year.  Seems he's hangin' with some unsavory women, dressing in condoms, and getting decapitated.  That's quite a lot of activity for a guy who should be delivering toys...

How Do You Market a Beverage That Looks Like Pee?

Beer.  You have to admit that unless you're dealing with most American beers (which are generally of the Pilsner variety, although we've been branching out nicely over the last few years), you're dealing with a drink that looks like freshly sprayed piss.  And marketing firms know this.  So how do they get around the "Urine Factor?"  Read on for a few examples...

Robots In Advertising

Robots have permeated modern culture thanks to the likes of R2-D2 and the Transformers, not to mention a wide-range of real inventions that help daily existence.  Is it any wonder that advertising firms utilize these metal constructs to influence product purchasing?

Advertising In Video Games

Dear Marketing Firms:

Please insert real-life products into my video gaming environments so I don't forget they exist.

Your biggest fan,

J. Barker


Trick or Treat? Ghoulish Halloween Advertisements

I think the world would be more interesting if companies utilized their Halloween ad campaigns throughout the entire year...

Rent Out Your Body As a Living Advertisment

Want to make a little money while doing basically nothing?  If so - and you have no problem tattooing a logo on your noggin - you should read this article.

Confection Commercials Convey Candy Coated Comedy

Notice those giant bags of candy in the aisles of your local market? That means Halloween is almost upon us!  But candy manufacturers don't need a holiday to roll out the marketing machine, wisely integrating some top-notch humor in to sweeten the deal.

New Sneakers May Cause Puffy Hair

Adidas has a new athletic shoe line that, if the ads are accurate, may cause serious hair problems.

Advertising In Your Face: Product Placement Slaps Consumers Around With Brand Recognition

You may not feel it, but while you're watching your favorite movie or TV show, advertisers are slapping you in the face with product imagery to keep you - as a consumer - aware of what's out there.  Want a few examples?

Romanian Medical Center Has Unique Ad Campaign That May Put Them Out of Business

Sick and tired of the current health care situation?  Check out this clever ad campaign for Rosana Medical.  If successful we'll see an example of "If there were more companies like you, there would be less companies like you."

Smoking Ads - Then & Now

It's no secret that the perception of cigarettes has changed over the past few decades.  Gone are the days of gusto smoking cowboys and gimicky slogans.  Now advertisers actually attempt to influence the public to avoid, yet still actively purchase, cigarettes.  Let's take a look at how a few of these ad campaigns have changed...

Super Slim Video Player Fits Inside Magazines

CBS introduces the world's first "Video-In-Print" advertisement.  Is it an eye-catcher?

Are You Being Manipulated By Subliminal Ads?

Ever get a strange little urge to purchase something that you don't need?  That could be the result of being hit with a subliminal advertisement.  Read on to learn more about this dubious practice.  Knowledge is power...

Ten Great Examples Of The Business Card Revolution

Begone oh bland business card with your lily white tone and your bland fonts!  We're in a new age, an age where a business card doesn't have to be square, doesn't have to be made of paper, doesn't have to well... even look like a card...

10 Creepy Commercials to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Sometimes advertising agencies unintentionally (and intentionally) produce some very creepy commercials. Join me in a glance at some of the most bizarre examples of product pitching ever committed to film.

10 Ads That Will Make You Want To Clean

With an insane number of cleaning products on the market (all of which perform generally the same activity: clean), how do advertisers call attention to a specific product?  Ingenuity, innovation, and just plain craziness combine to create unique marketing campaigns for cleaning items that we use every day.

Can You Spot It? 10 Subtle Ads Crave Your Attention

In the competition to get your attention on a product, marketing firms utilize a lot of tricks.  One of them is to subtly place phallic imagery into an ad in hopes that it will filter somehow into your subconscious and lead you to purchase the product.  Read on for a few examples...