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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 […]

Oreo

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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Mall commercial may make your ears bleed

There’s bad singing and then there’s whatever this is in a local ad for a mall in St. Joseph, Missouri. Apparently the mall decided to market all of their stores and Back to School products by allowing their employees to sing.

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The strange Saved By the Bell Movie promo

Have you seen the promo for the unofficial Saved By the Bell movie? If not, it’s a bizarre 30 seconds. You’ve probably heard the story of what allegedly took place behind the scenes on Saved By the Bell. Now there’s an unofficial movie which takes actors who kind of resemble the old cast and place […]

Awful Classics: When Party Poker ads ruled the TV

It wasn’t long ago that commercials for online poker dominated the airwaves. If you flipped on ESPN, you were met with ads for Poker Stars, Full Tilt Poker, Ultimate Bet, Absolute Poker and of course the crappiest one of them all, Party Poker. Party Poker was one of the most popular poker sites out of […]

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Fruit of the Loom celebrates Back to School season with horrible dancing

Here’s a Fruit of the Loom ad you probably never want to see again. In an effort to celebrate the fact it’s Back to School season, Fruit of the Loom shows a woman awkwardly dancing. It’s probably pretty accurate that parents are thrilled to send their kids back to school, but is this supposed to […]

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