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1973 Personals Ad Reminds You Trolling Was a Thing Even in 1973

Man misses girlfriend, or does he?

Ahh, the good old days, when men were men, women were women, the Internet didn't exist and one had to troll at a much slower pace. According to this personals ad…

Crazy 3-D Newspaper Ad Brilliantly Hides a Whole Kitchen Inside a Classifieds Page

No, you're not dreaming

Innovative newspaper ads are a rare beast. We've seen a few fun ones lately—the Game of Thrones ad with the dragon shadow; the ad for the movie The Book Thief…

The Year's Oddest Celebrity Endorsement? Shin-Soo Choo Pitches Korean Meat Bulgogi

NYT ad baffles many

What a load of bulgogi. The grilled, marinated meat from Korea is suddenly on the media's plate after this strange ad was placed in The New York Times last week. Texas…

Man Trolls Girlfriend With Mean but Funny Newspaper Ad for Valentine's Day

Alex's almost-proposal to Jodie

Isn't this the most romantic newspaper ad you've ever … oh, wait. This two-part classified ad appeared on Valentine's Day in Australia's Launceston Examiner newspaper. Hopefully Jodie has a sense of…

Lorde Takes Out Full-Page Ad in New Zealand to Thank Fans in a Handwritten Letter

Basking in the Grammys glow

Lorde is a humble, homegrown New Zealand star, and she's taken out a full-page ad in the New Zealand Herald to make sure everyone back home knows she hasn't forgotten…

Cancer-Stricken Fan Thanks the Denver Broncos in Amazing Newspaper Ad

Kara Christian's salute

All the pre-game hype and multimillion-dollar TV buys can't put the Super Bowl and sports fandom in perspective as sharply as this newspaper ad from Kara Christian, a 58-year-old Denver…

Mom Begs Son to Come Home for Chinese New Year in Front-Page Newspaper Ad

That's one way to reach him

A mother bought a full-page ad on the front cover of the Chinese Melbourne Daily—a newspaper for the Australian city's Chinese community—begging her son to come home for Chinese New…

Studio Prints a Single Tweet in Full-Page New York Times Ad for Inside Llewyn Davis

But not the whole tweet

The media revolution has come full circle. To promote Inside Llewyn Davis as Hollywood awards season ramps up, CBS Films paid The New York Times a lot of money to run…

Famous Photos Reimagined as Selfies in Newspaper's Wonderful Print Ads

'You can't get any closer to the news'

Lowe South Africa developed a campaign for the Cape Times newspaper last spring in which famous photographs—the wartime kiss, Beyers Naude and Desmond Tutu, Winston Churchill smoking, etc.—were reimagined as…

Two Almost Entirely Blank Pages in Today's New York Times Are an Ad for a Movie

Less is more

Here's a pretty expensive way to say (almost) nothing: Buy two consecutive pages in the A section of The New York Times, and leave them completely blank except for a…

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