A British Woman Surprised Her Cheating Husband With This Billboard on His Commute It wasn't even Ashley Madison's fault this time

To shame her disloyal partner, a Sheffield, U.K., resident known only as Lisa took out a digital billboard ad to expose his infidelity ... and announce she was leaving him.

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September 24, 2015, 1:41 PM EDT

Is This Lovely 2-Minute Spot the Most Relaxing TV Commercial Ever? Mindfulness app Calm airs it in the U.K.

Viewers tuning in to a number of Sky channels in the U.K. this week will see a very strange sight indeed—a two-minute commercial in which almost nothing happens, and there's no voiceover, no people and no product pitch, except for a simple URL at the end.

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September 24, 2015, 12:53 PM EDT

Target Troll Strikes Again, Posing as Doritos to Taunt Haters of Its LGBT Rainbow Chips Mike Melgaard takes on 'far more offensive' group

If you thought Target's haters were bad following the retailer's move to gender-neutral labeling, have a look at all the anti-gay critics swarming Doritos' Facebook page this week after the rollout of its LGBT-pride rainbow chips.

Who better to take them down a notch than Mike Melgaard, the guy who hilariously posed as a Target customer-service rep last month—and has now done the same on the Doritos Facebook page—to make epic, sarcastic replies to critics.

Here are a few of his gems while posting as Doritos ForHelp:

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September 24, 2015, 9:56 AM EDT

L.A. Band Posts Its New Single Online, but Only When Uber Surge Pricing Is in Effect BBDO collaborates on promo

Los Angeles band YACHT is creating its own kind of "traffic jam" this week by making its new single, "L.A. Plays Itself," available for streaming online—but only when Uber surge pricing is in effect in the city.

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September 23, 2015, 1:58 PM EDT

Here's the Amateur Snickers Ad That Just Won Its Creator $50,000 Hunger brings out the devils (both of them!)

When Snickers announced a contest earlier this year urging random people on the Internet to make an ad for its "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign, many suspected they had no idea what they were getting themselves into.

But now that we've seen the winning video, sent in by Lexington, Ky., resident Walter Arnett, it's clear they knew exactly what they were doing.

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September 23, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

This Mysterious, Black Print Ad Can Only Be Read by Shining a Light Behind It SABMiller's occultvertising

SABMiller positions its Abraxas beer as an "equinoctial brew for the chosen few." It is made just twice a year, and is pitched as the beverage of choice for "restless minds who live to solve enigmas."

Stay with us, here.

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September 23, 2015, 12:54 PM EDT

Leo Burnett Created Bus Tickets in Sri Lanka That Double as Tiny Bars of Soap Sanitary innovation on mass transit

To demonstrate its commitment to improving healthcare throughout Sri Lanka, Asiri Hospital Group and Leo Burnett created the first-ever bus ticket made of soap.

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September 23, 2015, 12:12 PM EDT

Drunkenly Claw Your Next Artistic Masterpiece on a Scratchable Bottle From Beck's Better than peeling labels

Based on the insight that people enjoy scratching the necks of beer bottles (who knew?), BBDO created a bottle for Beck's Germany that lets drinkers scratch whole designs into the packaging.

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September 23, 2015, 11:53 AM EDT

This Playful Cancer PSA Teaches You Almost Every French Nickname for Breasts (SFW) Are you a melons or a surfboard kinda lady?

One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and 90 percent of breast cancer can be fully cured if it's caught early enough. With this in mind, and for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, coffee brand Carte Noire joined forces with BETC and the Pink Ribbon Foundation to produce a super-cheeky ad encouraging women to get screened regularly.

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September 23, 2015, 11:31 AM EDT

A Talented Llama Is Just One Magical Piece of These Surprisingly Fun Industrial Ads Chaos theory comes to energy management

Properly automating the electrical system at your workplace sounds boring. But in fact, it could save the entire world from a catastrophic asteroid collision.

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September 23, 2015, 11:13 AM EDT


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