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State Farm boots Rob Schneider from their ad campaign

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 […]

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Terry Bradshaw is here to talk to you about Shingles

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 […]

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Old Spice keeps rolling out dumb robot ads

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 […]

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Molson Canadian’s hockey ad is perfect

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 […]

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Ickey Woods does the “Ickey Shuffle” in GEICO ad

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. […]

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Here’s Usher in a Cheerios ad

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.

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The University of Oklahoma may need to go back to school

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 […]

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Here’s another UGG ad with Tom Brady

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.

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Toy Story ad for Sky Broadband

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 […]

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Poker player Phil Hellmuth is in a Carl’s Jr. ad

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 […]

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Oreo’s Lick Races are incredibly pointless

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, […]

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