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This 1-800-Contacts ad is cringeworthy

This 1-800-Contacts commercial is just awful. Nun’s are not supposed to be this self-absorbed and superficial. I’m sure they were going for humor here, but they missed the mark on this one so badly it’s painful to watch.

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The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 49

Super Bowl 49 was a pretty exciting one on the field. Unfortunately, the same enthusiasm we saw in the tight game between the Patriots and Seahawks didn’t translate to the commercials during the breaks. It was a weird, weird Super Bowl as far as ads go. Some seriously depressing topics (horrible parenting, dead children, etc) […]

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Cremation company has one messed up print ad

Funeral homes and cremation companies have to be extremely delicate with their marketing strategies. The topic of death is one most people want to avoid completely, so seeing an ad about it usually makes everyone pretty uncomfortable. Now, here’s a terrific example of what you should NOT do if you’re a cremation company. Presenting the […]

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Super Bowl Commercial Hall of Fame

Since people watch the Super Bowl as much for the commercials as they do the game and halftime show, we decided to come up with a Super Bowl Commercial Hall of Fame. What are the best of the best commercials that have aired during football’s biggest night? So below, we present the 20 that made […]

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Who is the most unlikely Super Bowl XLIX advertiser?

Many companies that haven’t traditionally bought ads for the Super Bowl will be jumping into the market this year. Companies like The Verge, Squarespace and Wix are all getting into the ad race in one way or the other but one company will be making history with their Super Bowl ad and they might be […]

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Buying Super Bowl ads in small markets can be a winning strategy

It costs $4.5 million to get a 30 second commercial aired during the Super Bowl. That amount immediately excludes many companies from considering taking the plunge into Super Bowl advertising but some companies have been thinking outside the box in order to get their products noticed during (and after) the big game. Old Milwaukee used […]

Super Bowl ad star Kim Kardashian West

Ten Super Bowl commercials already unveiled

Many people look forward to the Super Bowl not because of the game but because of the commercials. These spots cost big money and a growing trend is companies releasing their commercials early in hopes of getting some extra bang for their buck. Personally, I’m not a fan of companies releasing the ads early as […]

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Zumba commercial plagues Flint, Michigan

It’s time to look at things on the local level. Some of our favorite awful ads are the ones only a small demographic get to enjoy. Remember this incredibly bad mall commercial song from Missouri? Perfect example of crappy advertising on the local level. This time we’re turning our attention to the Flint, Michigan area. […]

Yogurt

Dannon Oikos Yogurt hires Cam Newton, fires John Stamos

The days of John Stamos pitching Dannon Oikos Yogurt are over. The company announced that they have dumped Stamos and instead have hired Cam Newton in an attempt to appeal to a larger male audience. Newton has already appeared in an ad for the brand: Why dump Uncle Jesse? Via Ad Age: We have ended […]

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We hate your company if your online ad does this

Online banner ads are a necessary evil. If you’re a website, they help in paying the bills and keeping the site up and running. In exchange, the owner of the ad gains exposure and eyes on their product or brand. That’s the deal. We have a big problem the moment the online banner ad interferes […]

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 […]

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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. […]

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