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People Terrified by Haunted Apartment in Real Estate Company's Ad Prank But it's the disconnect that's really scary

2012 called, and it wants its prankvertising back. Danish real-estate site Lejebolig.dk and production company Mayday Films staged a hidden-camera apartment haunting that was designed to warn the public to use…

July 30, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

Johnson's Baby Is Sorry Not Sorry in Awkward Reply to Customer Concerns Here, these origami storks might help

We'll always listen and be here for you. Even when you're wrong. That's the somewhat odd message that Johnson's Baby offers consumers in this video emphasizing the Johnson & Johnson brand's…

July 30, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

Indian Ad With Female Boss Sparks an Uproar: Is It Super Feminist or Super Sexist? Strange plot wants it both ways

There's a lot going on in this new ad from India, and the Internet is fired up about it. The spot, for mobile provider Airtel, opens on two working professionals in…

July 30, 2014, 10:57 AM EDT

Self-Driving Car Wreaks Havoc, but Not for the Reasons You Think, in Hilarious Dutch Ad Boon for an insurance company

Some aspects of the techno-utopian fantasy are especially worth skewering, and Dutch insurer Centraal Beheer does a pretty nice number on one of them: the self-driving car. The brand has a…

July 30, 2014, 10:27 AM EDT

Agency Tries to Make an Ad That's All but Unskippable as YouTube Preroll Doing more in those precious first five seconds

The numbers don't lie: When a YouTube preroll ad comes on, users are primed to click the "Skip Ad" button the very millisecond it appears on screen. Research says 94…

July 29, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT

Sink Into the Comforting Folds of the 'Skin Chair,' Which Looks and Smells Like Human Flesh Or, you know, don't

At last, you don't need to be a degenerate military dictator (or Ed Gein) to soak up the luxuries of sitting on piles of human skin. Or at least, creepy…

July 29, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

ESPN Uses Golden Girls Theme Song to Salute the SEC's Animal Mascots Let's thank each one for being a friend

Do you enjoy looking at adorable animals and singing along to "Thank You for Being a Friend," the Andrew Gold song whose cover by Cynthia Fee rightfully belongs to Blanche,…

July 28, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

Stare at This Ford Print Ad for 30 Seconds, and It Will Suddenly Make Sense Optical illusion promotes park assist

BBR Saatchi & Saatchi created this print ad for Ford Israel that also happens to be an optical illusion. It promotes the Ford Explorer's Park Assist feature in a way…

July 28, 2014, 10:41 AM EDT

You'll Nether Believe How Mr. Sketch Scented Markers Get So Stinky Flatulent fruit infusion

And you thought beans were the musical fruit. This memorable ad from BBH New York humorously suggests that Mr. Sketch scented markers get their smell from actual fruit farts—as we see…

July 28, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

Nike Packages Ultra-Flexible Sneakers in a Tiny Shoebox 1/3 of the Regular Size Cute, and not bad for the planet either

Here's a lovely little packaging idea from Nike, and we do mean little. The Nike Free 5.0 is one of the most flexible sneakers ever made. And that's clear right from…

July 25, 2014, 7:22 AM EDT

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