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How Do You Break Through Apathy? One Agency Tries for Rage Stunt tricks Londoners into rallying for the poor

Pleas to help the poor are usually ignored. So what if you turned things around and started advocating against the poor? Would anyone come to their defense? Publicis London put that…

April 10, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

Here's What Happens When You Ask Netflix to Go to Prom With You Teen's tweet leads to a memorable, movie-fueled night

Muthana Sweis, a student at Marist High School in Chicago, took two dates to his junior prom—and one of them was Netflix. In a January tweet, the 17-year-old asked the company…

April 10, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT

Woman's Newspaper Ad Calling Out Her Cheating Husband Is a Thing of Beauty 'I would like to say congratulations'

If you need any passive-aggressive copywriting done, contact Timeshia Brown, a Texas woman whose revenge ad on her cheating husband is an absolute classic of the form. The ad reads: "I…

March 6, 2014, 10:29 AM EST

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…

January 22, 2014, 6:10 AM EST

Man Develops Sweet, Hilarious Friendship With Applebee's Facebook Page Chip Zdarsky gets sucked in

The Applebee's in Barrie, Ontario, has a Facebook strategy that's familiar for chain restaurants. It posts a lot of images of food and asks the blandest questions imaginable of its…

January 9, 2014, 11:21 AM EST

Man Proposes to Woman Through Chivalrous Video Game He Built Himself Robert Fink's knight rescues princess

In recent years, we've seen guys propose marriage through infographics, banner ads and crowdsourcing. But Oregon 3-D artist Robert Fink outscores them all with this impressive multi-level video game he…

December 24, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

Man Dresses Up Like Local Realtors and Plasters His Face on Their Ads There goes the neighborhood

Sometimes, the combination of creative talent and too much free time can lead to some truly odd projects. Case in point: designer Phil Jones, who has been replacing realtor ads…

December 18, 2013, 2:43 PM EST

Lonely 85-Year-Old Man Gets Incredible Response to a Personal Ad Seeking a Friend at Christmas Outpouring of love after 10 holidays alone

It's easy to get swept up in the consumerism of the holiday season, and just as easy to get swept up in the crushing cynicism and contempt for people that…

December 18, 2013, 2:24 PM EST

Art Director Casts Herself as the Perfect Roommate in Clever, Sneaky, Perfect Craigslist Ad Lauren Fahey finds a home

Is there anything even a mildly creative Craigslist ad can't sell? Lauren Fahey is the latest person to spend more than three minutes crafting a Craigslist pitch, and is enjoying typically…

October 21, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

Cheated-On Man Posts Craigslist Ad Offering Great Deal on His 'Bed of Lies' Lying cheaters not invited

In the tradition of amusingly written Craigslist ads, here's one from a brokenhearted San Francisco man who is selling the bed on which he and his girlfriend (UPDATE: or perhaps…

August 1, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

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