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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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Rick and Morty help advertise Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s in amazing spot

Sponsored content can be OK sometimes. Case in point, the folks at Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s collaborated with the Adult Swim show Rick and Morty to make a glorious 30-second spot based on the show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zre9FhhxR7k For those not familiar with Rick and Morty, the show follows the travels of the alcoholic super-scientist Rick and […]

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Child labor has never been so fun in Petit Bateau ad

In The Mini Factory, the latest ad for French clothing company Petit Bateau, child labor is used to express the brand – and it’s not as negative as that sounds. In the spot, a dog walks into a factory. Inside, a kid is making shirts, but doing so not against his will, but with the […]

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Touching ad about grandparents raising grandchild is completely ruined by who made it

Some ads can grab you with their emotional effectiveness, then baffle you in regards to what they’re actually advertising. Case and point. Here an ad titled “Grander Parents.” The spot tells a bittersweet story about how these grandparents were on their way to retirement when they had to assume the parental duties of their granddaughter Haley, following her […]

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What’s the point of Matt Leinart’s cameo in this Pizza Hut ad?

Pizza Hut’s has called in an odd choice of ‘celebrities’ for a Christmas ad for the new Triple Treat Box. The 31-second spot starts with former Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart playing football outside while a Pizza Hut delivery boy drops off the Triple Treat Box.  There’s no indication why Leinart is there, or who he’s […]

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Emirates Airlines’ ad is awe-inspiring

There are traditional mediums of advertising like television, radio, ect; and then there are (relatively) new ways to get your brand out there like viral stunt marketing. A frontier led by Red Bull who seem to pull something off every year. Their sponsored stunts take the internet by storm and reach millions. Emirates takes that idea […]

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Comedy Central UK promoted Malcolm in the Middle with a Breaking Bad twist

There’s a fun fan theory which suggests that Malcolm in the Middle was a sequel to Breaking Bad, placing Walter White in witness protection as Hal. Other theories point to Malcolm in the Middle as some kind of prequel. As Comedy Central in the UK prepares to launch their Malcolm in the Middle reruns, they’re […]

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Paypal Christmas ad gets hundreds of complaints for huge Santa-esque spoiler

Warning: Christmas spoilers below. Paypal may be getting a lump of coal this Christmas, for potentially revealing the M. Night Shymalan twist of the holiday, that Santa is in fact not real. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdu0WKIhjeU The ad opens with two young boys laying in bed, discussing how they aren’t getting Christmas present this year. They say this […]

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