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Adman Is Selling More Than His Crappy Old Car in This Ridiculous Faux-Epic Ad A bit of agency self-promotion, too

Entertainingly overblown homemade ads for used cars are now part of a burgeoning tradition. But an Australian adman, backed by his agency, is throwing his hat into the ring to…

July 21, 2014, 10:11 AM EDT

Ad Shows That Hyundais Drive Well Even If You're Blindfolded, or Not There at All Who needs a driver, anyway?

To show off its "Smart Caring" driver assistance features, Hyundai set up an empty car convoy, in which a stuntman (who was blindfolded, mind you) led a bunch of driverless…

July 7, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

Man Behind Insane 'Buy My Volvo' Ad Is Back With an Equally Preposterous Sequel In the market for a 'cavernous twerk'?

Is there a better auto advertising copywriter—and by better, I mean more completely, awesomely batshit—than Christoffer Castor? You will remember the Swedish art director from his "Buy My Volvo" spot last…

June 25, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

Fathers Will Love This Citroën Ad With a Dad Who Has Extremely Clingy Kids Where can he find some relief?

It's a lot harder for a father to have fun, whatever he's doing, while his three young kids are clinging to his body at the same time. This parenting-humor ad, aptly…

June 25, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT

Fiat's New TV Ads Made Entirely of GIFs: Are They 'Endless Fun' or Overkill? Twerking, horse masks and more

For better or worse, Fiat's latest TV commercials might make your head spin. The brand recently commissioned some wacky GIFs from The Richards Group for the Fiat Tumblr page, but Chrysler…

June 17, 2014, 5:22 AM EDT

Volvo Tells Millennials They Can Ride in a Volvo Again, This Time Facing Forward But first, let's go back in time

Hey, millennials, 20 years ago you might've been riding in the third row of a Volvo station wagon, staring out the back window and maybe trying to stave off the…

June 12, 2014, 10:23 AM EDT

Volkswagen Freaks Out a Whole Movie Theater With Devious 'Don't Text and Drive' PSA One small distraction

We've seen lots of "Don't text and drive" ads lately. With this one from Ogilvy Beijing, Volkswagen drove the message home to a captive movie-theater audience in a way they'll…

June 10, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

Google Shows Off Its Self-Driving Car. Would You Take a Ride in It? Three-minute demo glimpses the future

Google has designed a self-driving car. And whatever reservations you might have about such an idea, the company won't be putting the brakes on it anytime soon—if only because the…

May 29, 2014, 8:37 AM EDT

Automaker Resorts to Hypnotizing Drivers (Yes, Really) to Make Them Like Its Cars Opel makes you very sleepy

German automaker Opel isn't a household name in the U.S., but in Europe it is synonymous with "extremely boring car," "kinda lame" and "crap car." These are words straight from…

May 28, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

French Dad Hates His Family but Loves Football in Citröen's New Ad Wakey wakey, Rip Van Wanker

When you wake up looking like Jim Morrison and Brian Wilson's weird soccer hooligan man-baby, you've slept too long. You might want to get up, dust off the cobwebs and…

May 15, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT

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