Apple rekindles rivalry with Microsoft, throws shade at PCs

Microsoft and Apple have never been shy to poke fun and criticize each other during their bitter rivalry. In fact, some of their best ad campaigns have come from competition. Who can forget the iconic Get a Mac campaign? Or how about Microsoft trashing the iPad last year? Now, Mac is back on the offensive. In a […]

Khloe Kardasian Protein World ad draws body image criticism

Can you keep up with a Kardashian? Even if said Kardashian was seemingly intentionally airbrushed disproportionately? A subway ad from Protein World wants to know. The ad, featuring Khloe Kardashian in a skin-tight leotard has drawn criticism for encouraging unrealistic body images. Public calls to ban the ad have reached as far as the London […]

People bizarrely lick smartphones in gross OnePlus Valentine’s Day ad

Who do you love? If the answer is your smartphone, I’ve got the commercial for you. OnePlus debuted a tantalizing new ad for its OnePlus3T smartphone. In the spot, multiple actors are throwing compliments towards what appears to be other people in the interview room. Comments like “I’m in love with your body,” and “you’re […]

Brooklyn Nets unveil mediocre red Infor jersey patch ad

The Brooklyn Nets have set the early standard on how NBA teams shouldn’t handle implementing ads on jerseys. The Nets unveiled their forthcoming jersey advertisement for the 2017-18 season with the software company Infor on Wednesday. The patch is simple in design, as it’s a red square with the company’s name in white. While there’s […]

For better or worse, sexy Mr. Clean was the most memorable Super Bowl ad

It’s sexy time for Mr. Clean. The iconic mascot from the popular line of cleaning products of the same name has never been one to push boundaries in terms of sex appeal. The bald, old man dressed in white didn’t have the oomph to become an advertising sex symbol, until now. Mr. Clean debuted a “Sexy […]

Jolly Rancher deletes ad suggesting ‘get busy sucking or get busy dying’

Jolly Rancher wants you to “get busy sucking or get busy dying.” The popular candy brand launched a hip, color-fueled ad campaign in recent months, but one of their promoted Tweets has been deleted after multiple users noticed its unintended innuendo. The spot featured a cartoon in a prison cell, with a wrapper busting it […]

Budweiser to release timely Super Bowl ad about immigrant’s journey to US

Budweiser’s latest Super Bowl ad might not intentionally be commenting on today’s political climate, but it’s set to send a potent message towards the power of inclusion this upcoming Super Bowl weekend. A teaser has been released for the brand’s 60-second spot “Born The Hard Way.” The ad will show the story of co-founder Adolphus […]

TurboTax’s ‘Humpty Dumpty’ ad is nightmare fuel

TurboTax’s latest spin on Humpty Dumpty is the stuff of nightmares. In the tax software companies latest spot, the nursery rhyme character is put into a modern day setting. After doing his taxes on a giant wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. After his fall, Dumpty’s comrades attempt to put him back together piece by […]

Nick Kyrgios’ Nike Australia ad draws criticism for making light of mental illness

Is this Nick Kyrgios ad making light of mental illness? Some people online seem to think so. Nike Australia posted an advertisement starring the hot-headed tennis star, featuring animated dark clouds and rain obstructing Kyrgios. The tagline for the advert reads “Dark clouds never got in the way of talent.” AdFreak notes the advertisement’s received […]

Trump ad gains new life after golden shower claims

A golden advertisement for President-Elect Donald Trump’s ‘Trump Tower’ has resurfaced following bizarre, unsubstantiated reports, which are simultaneously gross and hilarious. This week a scandal broke out after Buzzfeed published a doozy of a 35-page document compiled by a British intelligence operative which claimed Russian officials have a secret recording of Trump watching prostitutes pee (yes) […]

Facebook to roll out mid-video ads, which is good and bad

Facebook is making a play for video streaming king, as ReCode reports the social media service will be rolling out a new “mid-roll” ad format which will allow creators to insert ads into videos after 20 seconds of runtime. The reported change is being tested. If ads are allowed, Facebook’s video platform will share a […]

Ronda Rousey’s Pantene commercial plays during Amanda Nunes celebration

Friday night wasn’t a good time for Ronda Rousey. Rousey was quickly TKO’d in 48 seconds by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. If the loss wasn’t humiliating enough, an advertisement featuring Rousey for Pantene played while Nunes was celebrating her stunning victory. That’s rough. Rousey became the new face for Pantene earlier this month, appearing […]

Abhorrent 9/11 mattress commercial is undoubtedly 2016’s worst

It’s that time of the year again. It’s time to choose the worst ad of 2016. Unfortunately, this year’s worst advertisement was a no-brainer. An ad so excruciating, so deliberately distasteful, it might be the worst commercial of all-time. Of course, the worst ad of 2016 is Miracle Mattress’ offensive 9/11 spoof. Yes, they not only […]