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Budweiser’s vision of the apocalypse

The above is a short behind-the-scenes look at what may be one of Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercials, featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a Mad Max setting. According to St. Louis…

January 22, 2007, 9:48 AM EST

Microsoft dude can work through anything

Especially since Apple ads tend to be so much better, it’s easy to knock any advertising from Microsoft. Now that we’ve given you the sorry context, this effort for Windows…

January 19, 2007, 9:42 AM EST

Think Tank 3 recognizes Jewish boxers

In a week when Muhammad Ali has had more going on than at any time since the Atlanta Olympics, Think Tank 3, best known to AdFreak readers as one…

January 19, 2007, 9:30 AM EST

Groundhog and his shadow have their day

A friend of AdFreak sent us a link to this site promoting Groundhog Day—or at least showing a cross-country trek in which the groundhog goes looking for his shadow. (The…

January 19, 2007, 4:49 AM EST

Let’s let Orville rest in peace

In case you missed this exceedingly creepy Orville Redenbacher spot on the Golden Globes on Monday night, here it is. Yes, this is the one from Crispin Porter + Bogusky…

January 18, 2007, 10:59 AM EST

Did the Beatles mean ‘Hello, Goodbuy’?

I know, I know. I should be over Beatles tunes being used in commercials. But if I were, I wouldn’t be posting right now about the use of “Hello Goodbye”…

January 17, 2007, 8:09 AM EST

Big League Chew still around to gnaw on

With advertising to kids becoming increasingly taboo, it’s hard to believe that old commercials like this, for Wrigley’s Big League Chew (bubble gum shredded to simulate chewing tobacco), ever saw…

January 17, 2007, 8:06 AM EST

Sniff out this bogus Escada site

Consumerist has uncovered a site-cum-Web-show, Sunset Heat, that’s really a not-all-that-veiled ad for Procter & Gamble’s Escada perfume. “When three beautiful rich young women take a vacation in a tropical…

January 16, 2007, 8:01 AM EST

The Mini has its ups and downs

Here's a billboard for the Mini Cooper which features a fiberglass version of the car that goes up and down like a yo-yo. You can see it close-up over…

January 16, 2007, 7:58 AM EST

Arnell behind Muhammad Ali’s G.O.A.T.

I thought Muhammad Ali had better things to do, but he’s putting his reputation behind a line of (admittedly healthy) snacks. The line, called G.O.A.T.—for “Greatest of All Time”—includes…

January 15, 2007, 9:11 AM EST