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Pandas sing ‘I Just Had Sex’ in Wildlife Conservation Film Festival campaign

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival’s most recent ad campaign aims to show that endangered pandas need to have sex. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qksgDvOSyRk DDB New York has launched a new spot for the WCFF featuring a spoof version of Lonely Island’s I Just Had Sex, showing that endangered species need love. In the animated spot, pandas are shown bragging […]

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KFC Australia apologizes for NSFW ‘Hot & Spicy’ tweet

KFC decided to use sex to sell chicken, and it went as well as expected. In advance of ‘Hot & Spicy’ chicken coming to Australia, KFC Australia sent out the following tweet last Thursday, showing pixelated ‘Hot & Spicy’ chicken, which looks like a sexual image. I think you can make a guess to what […]

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Gap apologizes for controversial GapKids advertisement

Gap is apologizing for a recent ad campaign which has come under fire for being racially insensitive. Gap posted a video, in collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres’ kids clothing line #GapKidsxED, and promptly tweeted about the campaign with multiple photos last Saturday. The photos showcased young girls holding acrobatic poses. One of the images (top right) drew […]

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New Zealand PSA makes texting while driving extremely uncomfortable

The New Zealand Transport Authority has delivered a PSA on texting and driving which is both effective and uncomfortable. In the spot titled ‘Hello’, a series of different drivers receive text messages when they’re behind the wheel. When they reach over to check their messages, the passengers in the front seat reach out and hold […]

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Jim Gaffigan takes over the Colonel Sanders mantle

KFC has changed up the actor playing Colonel Sanders yet again, as comedian Jim Gaffigan appeared as the fast-food franchise’s creator in their latest commercial. In the spot, the colonel learns KFC’s Nashville Hot Chicken Promotion is ending and screams in anger, which prompts him to wake up from a nightmare. His wife, who he […]

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Trojan condoms have debate with sex puns to parody election season

Trojan condoms went topical during this election season with their latest ad and their newest spot “Can’t Hide That Election” features plenty of sex puns. The gist of the commercial is five condoms participate in a debate, to decide which is most qualified to be ‘erected.’ One of the condoms says he’s “the head of […]

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Ted Cruz pulls ad featuring former softcore porn actress

Ted Cruz’s campaign has pulled an advertisement, not because of complaints about the ad, but because one of the ads stars is formerly a softcore porn actress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lps7MJrm5wI Buzzfeed reports Amy Linsday, who appeared in a latest Ted Cruz spot which took shots at Marco Rubio titled “Conservatives Anonymous,” also appeared in multiple softcore porn films […]

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James Harden’s beard stars in unfunny and weird candy ad

Have you ever wondered what NBA superstar James Harden’s beard has to say? Well, a new commercial by Trolli answers that question. The first spot featuring the beard is an uninspired one which barely features Harden, where his beard proclaims he’s his own man.The spot has a particularly grating voice actor speaking as the beard. It’s all […]

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Yukon Ad hilariously suggests ‘We All Need the D.’

The Yukon government tried to make sure residents were taking Vitamin D, and their campaign backfired fabulously. The department of Health and Social Services wanted to promote vitamin D and came up with the an ad campaign, that was just very suggestive, coming up with slogans like “We all need the D, even me.” Check […]

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Super Bowl Pokemon ad is way too light on Pokemon

The Pokemon series is one of the most beloved creations for children ever. The line featured games, anime, books, toys, cards, basically anything you could Pokemon on, it was made. While it’s not at it’s creative heights of the late 90’s, earlier 2000’s, Pokemon is still going on strong. With Pokemon’s 20th anniversary around the corner, […]

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Thai ad featuring blackface early candidate for worst ad of 2016

The Thai company Seoul Secret has apologized for it’s latest ad which features a woman in blackface. The ad was pulled off of YouTube on Friday. The ad depicts two women side by side, with the one on the right’s skin becoming darker and darker – which apparently indicated distressed and has the tagline “You just […]

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Ad company defends $500,000 “Stoner Sloth” campaign

You’ve probably seen the Australian “Stoner Sloth” anti-marijuana ads by now, as they’ve generated a tremendous amount of conversation both positive and negative  for a variety of reasons. The ad was applauded by those it was meant to be targeted against. Instead of deterring kids from marijuana, it was just a funny commercial which seemed […]

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Domestic violence on display in ad at downtown Toronto shop

FCB Toronto wanted to show that the holidays aren’t always happy for everybody, despite what it may seem. They created “The Window Project,” a display in downtown Toronto which shows how domestic violence can impact the holidays. The commercial starts with a news montage on domestic violence and its increase prevalence during the holidays. We’re shown […]

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Amazon Prime Air gives us a glimpse of the future

I used to get the magazine Popular Science and on most pages there would be a device due out in 2012 or 2013 that would be the most revolutionary/futuristic thing I’d ever seen. I haven’t seen a single one of those ideas ever come to fruition and it’s now 2015. This feels like finally Popsci […]

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