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Jay-Z’s pretentious new ad for Tidal is more style than substance

When an advertisement starts by Kanye West saying “I just thought about like how crazy this is, how this is like the beginning of the new world,” you have to think two things: 1) There’s Kanye spouting off in hyperboles yet again 2) Whatever they are advertising must be extremely important to human existence. Well, it’s […]

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That song from the HBO Now ad is in your head

This is the first of many posts focused on the music of an ad. Some ads have songs that get stuck in my head because they’re so catchy. It helps that many ads use mostly chorus and cut up the song to fit the ad’s timing best. This HBO NOW commercial showcases everything you can get […]

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Burger King: When Chicken met Fries

Burger King has returned the famous Chicken Fries. Each year these rebranded chicken tenders are released on a limited basis to create buying interest. This year the ads have been wacky. Burger King has focused on talking chickens finding love with fries and have insinuated Chicken Fries are the love-child. The ad above features a selective male […]

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Ricky Gervais’ hilariously honest Optus ad

Advertisements aren’t always honest, but that can’t be said for a series of ads from Australian cable company Optus which star cheeky British comedian Ricky Gervais. Optus enlisted Gervais to be honest and upfront in promoting Netflix coming to Australia – and that’s exactly what he did.

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Timofey Mozgov’s bizzare, yet funny local commerical

Local commercials starring professional athletes are usually a treasure trove of horribleness in the best possible way. Poor production values and bad acting usually lead to a great commercial. Brew Garden cooked up this zany ad starring Timofey Mozgov and there’s a lot going on during it’s short 15 second runtime.

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Old Spice continues their journey into bizarre with Nature commercials

Old Spice has a new line of products which are all inspired by nature. Their new smells – Timber, Amber and Citron – are featured in some new Old Spice ads which continue the company’s descent into the bizarre. A while back, we praised Old Spice for breaking the mold and trying new ideas. Their […]

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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 […]

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