Stealing cardboard cutouts of the David Hasselhoff from Cumberland Farms is all fun and games until someone gets seriously hurt.
Better call Saul? Actually, try Harry Kassabian first. The proprietor of People's Bail Bonds in Van Nuys, Calif., co-stars with some real-life criminals in this great commercial produced by local-ad heroes Rhett & Link. The cue-ball-headed Kassabian makes liberal use of air quotes in describing his clients' supposed innocence—but really, it's all the same to him. "The customer is always right, even if the customer is you and you've done something illegal," he says in one of the ad's better lines. Kassabian's personal tagline? He's "the guy that gets you out." "We decided there was a group out there that really needed their own commercial: criminals," Rhett & Link tell AdFreak. True enough. Rhett & Link also made their traditional cameo—look for them in the final seconds of the spot. Credits below.
If you're thinking of committing a felony in New York City anytime soon, keep an eye on how many photos of you are floating around on Facebook and Instagram.
Someone call the fashion police! Brazilian menswear brand Reserva used actual security-camera footage of a real robbery at one of its São Paulo stores in the ad below, for a subsequent clearance sale.
Breaking the law is unsustainable as a long-term marketing strategy. To wit: the improper or illegal defoliation of stretches of highway designed to give billboards maximum visibility.
In August 2003, a group of Pennsylvania bank robbers strapped a bomb to the chest of pizza delivery man Brian Wells, who then walked into a bank and handed the teller a note demanding $250,000.
Yesterday was a bad day to be a laptop thief in Oakland, but a great day for the makers of Hidden, an app that helps you find your stolen MacBook. Hidden, a service that starts at $15 a year, leaves no visible sign that it's been installed on your computer, but offers a trove of information about who nabbed your machine.
Kurt Shore, president of D4 Creative Group in Philadelphia, put his skills to good use after his laptop was stolen recently. He whipped up posters offering a “fabulous drug stash” […]