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Crazy for Craigslist? Try Crazedlist!

Imagine if you could search every Craigslist listing in every state, or even the world?  Crazedlist is a site dedicated to helping users get the most out of Craigslist's massive repository of classifieds.

When Gloomy Bear Meets Hello Kitty, There Will Be Blood

Gloomy Bear meets Hello Kitty... or is that Gloomy Bear EATS Hello Kitty? If this violent and disturbing character combo is any indication, the backlash against Japan's culture of cuteness may have begun.

Marketing Goes Green! Natural, Unique & Sustainable Advertising By Curb

Effective marketing strategies can make a great contribution to the success of a business. While many marketing agencies are turning to blogging and online marketing to advertise their clients' services; Curb is going green in their marketing strategies by using eco-friendly, sustainable marketing methods that rely upon nature.


Who Watches The Watchmen? I Know I Will...

Listed as one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels, Watchmen has long been considered the pinnacle of graphic novel storytelling. Many considered it impossible to adapt into a film, but Zack Snyder (director of 300) has helmed a big-budget blockbuster adaptation due to hit the screens in March, 2009. An innovative marketing campaign has emerged to hype the film--and I, for one, like what I see.

99designs®: The Crowdsourcing Spot For Graphic Designers

Leading a growing trend on the Internet for groupsourcing, the group 99designs® has set up a very popular spot for SMB's (small to medium businesses) and graphic designers to come together on projects. The idea is very simple: the business sets up a "contest" through 99designs and graphic artists from anywhere in the world can compete to win the contest. There are hundreds of contests going on at a time.

Hello Kitty Toilet Set Adds Cute to Your Commode

There's just no escaping the Queen of Cute, even in the "throne room", as the Hello Kitty Toilet Set brings Sanrio's omnipresent ambassador of sweetness into the home's most private chamber.

Kiss My Ass! - 10 Great Hot Butt Ads (SFW)

Ah, the glory that is the human butt. Not only is it functional as a portable seating device, but it's also (in the right circumstances) easy on the eye. And as such, marketing firms the world over use ass to sell us all sorts of stuff. But... sometimes it isn't a pretty sight...

Hmm…Who To LayOff? You Choose. Yeah; You!

Layoffs suck, and choosing who to fire when all of your employees are doing a good job sucks even more for businesses stuck with the decision of who to layoff.  A new website, You Choose We Fire, takes the decision of who to layoff out of their own hands, and allows web surfers to choose the unlucky employee who will be fired.

Do You Look Like Your Dog? Make Something From It!

Paul and his dog Buddy from San Diego, California had their pictures taken at the beach and submitted one to Jet Blue Airway's Pet Look-Alike photo contest. Next thing they knew they each had a free round-trip ticket to any of 51 cities on Jet Blue's fly-to list.

Comfy Kitty Cozy's Got Your Hot Water Bottle Covered

Cold got you feeling down? Warm up with Nyantomo, because there's nothing like a warm kitty to get you feline fine!

Wake Up Seattle! Instant Starbucks Is Coming!

Huh? Oh, sorry... I was just talking to myself. Huh? Starbucks is going to market instant coffee in Seattle? The trendiest coffee town in the world? Oh, Chicago too... Well, that's alright then. (Want a free sample...?)

Pomegranate Phone Ad More Than Meets The Eye

The ultimate gadget has arrived! Or has it...? Welcome to the incredible Pomegranate Phone advertising campaign.

Reverse Nose Plugs Keep the Water In!

"Pit Stopper" has less to do with racing than running - running noses, that is. Those troubled by runny noses due to allergies or colds can simply plug their nostrils... with these ingenious nostril plugs.

Another 10 Hilarious International Pet Ads

It's been a few months since my last funny pet ads column, so I thought I would bring you some special ones for Valentine's Day... just say they're from the pets that love you so very much. This set of 10+ international ads is just as clever as the prior sets; there's something about our furry and feathered friends that brings out exceptional creativity in ad designers. See what you think...


11 Ads To Disgust & Disturb You

Look at that picture. Just look at it for one second. My first reaction was, "Gahhhhhh!!!!" Sometimes advertisers come up with just plain disturbing ideas. Wanna see more? Read on...

Pet Heads: Only For Cool Dogs!

When generic pet shampoo just won't do... the line of Pet Heads, Only for Cool Dogs! shampoos and conditioners just might fit the bill. Let's see.. we've got Feeling Flaky, Dirty Talk, Life's an Itch... So many shampoos, so little time...

7 Ads That Vie For Your Heart This Valentine's Day

With the dire state of today's economy, advertising agencies are having to pull out all the stops to raise product awareness in the consumer. The advent of Valentine's Day unleashes a storm of new advertising campaigns. Will any of these capture your heart?

Loincloth Lingerie Gets Back To Basics

Wacoal is bringing back traditional practical lingerie. Japanese "fundoshi" loincloths highlight the company's new/old, all-natural Nanafun line.

The Wrath of God in a Towel

Want a glimpse at what really happened to the world when Noah built the ark? Bet you didn't see a giant shammy in the scheme of things, did ya? Neither did I.

Reverse Chocolates Say It's Good to Give Back on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day in Japan has always been about girls giving to guys. Now candy makers are hoping to double their business with chocolate packaging printed in reverse.