Grapes

Welch’s ditches children for talking grapes

Welch’s has been using cute children to promote their products for ages. While their old promotions are still up and running to our knowledge, Welch’s opted to move in a different direction to promote the benefits of their grape juice and how it compares to wine. This more mature subject wouldn’t be appropriate with children […]

KmartDance

No one is this happy shopping with Kmart

Kmart wants to show how happy people are when they use the company’s free in-store pickup service. The service, one which is fairly common among big box retailers, apparently makes this family so happy that they can’t help but dance. And dance. And dance. So much dancing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MVnGzt1NeE Ugh. The lady’s dance moves are painful. […]

PepsiArbys

Arby’s has Pepsi!

Arby’s has an agreement with Pepsi to mention the soft drink company in two commercials a year. Apparently they forgot (oops) and wanted to make amends by dedicating an entire 30-second spot to Pepsi. The result is possibly the best commercial Arby’s has ever made.

MacSurface

Microsoft Surface butchers Winter Wonderland

We’re starting to sound like a broken record here at Awful Ads. Why is it that every major retailer is trying to come up with a cutesy, 30-second spot loaded with singing? Why is it that most ads feature singers without any kind of singing experience? We digress. Microsoft Surface is the latest to break […]

Dubliner

St. Louis bar promotes itself by mocking Ferguson unrest

If you’re planning to market yourself by mocking a polarizing topic, you’d best be ready for some major backlash. One St. Louis bar, The Dubliner, made this mistake by posting a comment mocking the situation in Ferguson. The Tweet in question was quickly deleted, but here’s what it said along with one reaction: With the […]

WendysMelt

Wendy’s Bacon Portabella Melt ad features some brutal singing

We have a simple rule here at Awful Advertisements: Don’t sing in your commercial. Even if you hire the most talented singers and have a catchy beat or clever lyrics, it’s not going to work in your advertisement. Jingles are one thing, but a full television spot loaded with singing is usually a recipe for […]

DreamPhone

This Steelers parody of the 90s Dream Phone commercial is epic

“It’s like a Steelers game, but with better calls.” (Although, 7-4 and 2nd in the AFC North is nothing to scoff at.) How can you not love this parody of the 90’s cheesetastic Dream Phone game? There are so many unanswered questions – will Le’Veon get more weed? How did the Ray Rice card end […]

SouthPark

South Park mocks alcohol commercials

Do you find it silly when a commercial for beer or some form of alcohol comes on and it shows a wild night and unbelievable situations only to end with a “Please Drink Responsibly” disclaimer? It’s as if you’re supposed to ignore the crazy, loud scene you just watched and tone it down a notch. […]

ProgressiveFamily

Progressive introduces Flo’s family and they’re all played by Flo

If you’re not a fan of Progressive’s character Flo, you’re going to hate this new commercial which introduces us to the spokeswoman’s family. That’s because every single member of Flo’s family is played by the same actress who plays Flo. Think of this as some sort of bizarre Thanksgiving at the Klumps, except one family […]

BigLots

Big Lots puts a nail in our Holiday spirit

Big Lots is trying to show all of us that they’re the best location for Holiday decorations, gifts and products. They decided the best way to illustrate this point is a song in which singers talk about how they’re #NailingThis.

BigRed

Here’s a video highlighting all of the phony ads in movies

Do you enjoy the phony ads for fake products you see in movies? If so, the folks over at Screen Junkies have a treat for you. They’ve compiled a collection of some of the best and most memorable ads we’ve seen across the years in some classic films. From Goodfellas and Anchorman to Tommy Boy […]

WalmartHoliday

Walmart deploys Holiday ads with Melissa Joan Hart and Anthony Anderson

It’s that time of the year. Stores have already rolled out their Holiday products and now it’s time for Holiday ads to litter the airwaves. Walmart is the latest major brand to push out their ads for the Holiday season and if these are any indication, we’re in for a long couple months. It looks […]

AdvancedWarfare

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare’s intense live action ad

We’ve come to expect a lot from Call of Duty when it comes to advertisements. Back in 2012, we were treated to a live action ad with Robert Downey Jr. and a series of other movie and Internet celebrities for Black Ops 2. It was awesome. The following year saw a fairly underwhelming ad campaign […]

HandPuppet

Progressive’s hand puppet is a new form of crazy

If we were to tell you that Progressive rolled out an ad without Flo, most of our readers would be pretty pleased. Well, the company did just that, but unfortunately their latest creation is just the latest insult to the world of marketing and advertising. While there’s no Flo, there is the Flo hand puppet […]

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