Remember the State Farm ad with Rob Schneider we recently praised? Well, it was a pretty brief experiment as the insurance company has dropped Schneider from their marketing efforts due to his stance against vaccinations. Specifically, State Farm decided to move on without Schneider after they received a ton of criticism through social media about […]
There are some extremely uncomfortable commercials on TV. You know the ones. They usually involve smoking, a horrifying disease, a mistake during an operation or using the word “mesh” way too often. When Terry Bradshaw comes on in a commercial, you assume it’s going to be football related. You’d be halfway right, but here Bradshaw […]
You may recall that we’ve previously ripped on Old Spice and their robot ads. Usually we do the “one and done” policy when it comes to ripping on a particular campaign (OK, there are exceptions to that rule) so that we don’t belittle our readers with the same companies over and over again. Old Spice […]
I am not sure which is more appalling – this commercial for Ashley Madison, the fact that it appeared on TV, or the comments on the You Tube page.
Hockey is almost upon us once again and that means Canada as a whole is collectively shaking in excitement. Molson Canadian, is hoping to capitalize on that momentum by promoting their beer with the hashtag #AnythingForHockey. It’s a brilliant combination of fan emotion, the sport of hockey and some really clever advertisements. Here’s one which […]
The death of newspapers around the country is a slow and painful one. Some have already gone under, while others have trimmed their staff and pushed their focus to online content. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is no different, but they’ve gone a step further when it comes to trying to make a buck off of […]
GEICO is a company we rip on regularly here at Awful Ads. Rightfully so. Most of their ads are just abysmal attempts to appeal to a demographic we haven’t quite yet figured out. Still, every now and then GEICO churns out an ad we can’t help but praise. The Dikembe Mutombo spot is a perfect example. […]
You might recall that Cheerios recently ran an advertising campaign with Nelly. The slogan Must Be The Honey was heard/seen in commercials and a ton of various print advertisements. The campaign must have been pretty effective as the cereal has now called on Usher in their latest commercial.
The University of Oklahoma may need to attend some grammar classes. The school ran an ad on Fox Sports Oklahoma during their massive 48-16 win over Louisiana Tech. The banner encouraged viewers to obtain their degree and transform their lives. There was just one big problem. That’s an ugly mistake. Nothing beats advertising your school and […]
Tom Brady is back in time for football season to tell you all about his love for UGG for Men. Well, he doesn’t actually talk about his shoes, but he does talk a lot about taking a time out and not holding on to them too long.
Here’s a fun ad from the UK where Pixar’s/Disney’s Toy Story characters assist in promoting both their upcoming special Toy Story That Time Forgot as well as Sky Broadband. This joint promotion feels a bit shaky as it’s kind of odd seeing Toy Story characters pitching products/services, but the style of humor and the animation […]
Herbal Essences has a colorful history when it comes to advertising. We all remember their orgasmic commercials from back in the day which they resurrected not too long ago. Now they’ve moved in a bizarre, nonsensical direction which doesn’t do the brand any favors.
Has Carl’s Jr. / Hardee’s convinced you to buy a burger through their continuous use of sexual commercials? No? Well, maybe this ad with poker player Phil Hellmuth will do the trick. In what can only be described as an odd strategic reversal, the burger chain went from smoking ladies rubbing burgers all over their face […]
Johnny “I’m not starting a Football Game” Manziel will not be the Browns starting quarterback, at least initially, but luckily he has other endeavors to keep him busy.
We’re a fan of Oreo’s marketing. In fact, they’re usually on the short list of companies who we think do an admirable job when it comes to advertising, particularly through social media and reacting to current events. Unfortunately, their Lick Race concept is just too bad to ignore. If you check out Oreo’s YouTube page, […]