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Toledo Man's Billboard Plea: 'Please Hire My Wife' Sweet new entry in job-search genre

We've seen a lot of regular folks put up "Please hire me" and "Please marry me" billboards over the years. But this "Please hire my wife" billboard is sort of…

August 31, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

Man Pretends to Be a Celebrity, So People Treat Him Like One Stealth marketing, or just an ad for Brett Cohen?

Here's a candidate for viral stunt of the year: A 21-year-old student named Brett Cohen assumes the trappings of a reality star—bodyguards, paparazzi and a ridiculous striped button-down—and waltzes into…

August 23, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT

Woman Calls Out Cheating Ex-Husband on Home's For Sale Sign 'Slightly bitter' wife gets revenge

Lemons. Lemonade. An Oregon woman named Elle Zober is selling her home because her husband of 10 years, also the father of her two children, cheated on her with a…

July 18, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT

Another Day, Another Man Proposing to a Woman on a Billboard Do you have to blindfold her, though?

The poorly punctuated but deepy heartfelt roadside-billboard marriage proposal is the most romantic gesture going across much of America. This time it happened in Fort Worth, Texas, where architect Tony…

July 18, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

Woman Takes Hunt for Kidney to a Slew of Billboards Aretha Swift now apprearing on 24 ads

Add Aretha Swift to the list of civilians who've bought ad space on billboards, but not because she needs a job or a date, has a bone to pick with…

June 7, 2012, 7:46 AM EDT

Man Takes Advantage of Netflix Streaming, Watches 252 Films in a Month Mark Malkoff logs 404.25 hours of movies

Mark Malkoff, who must not have anything remotely resembling a job, has followed up previous stunts involving Ikea (where he once lived for a week) and Starbucks (he visited 171…

June 6, 2012, 11:20 AM EDT

Man Proposes to Woman via Audio Ad on Pandora OK, this is getting a little ridiculous

Nerdy couples are awesome. They do nerdy things for each other that cause both of them to squeal in delight. Recently this phenomenon has extended all the way up to…

May 16, 2012, 11:04 AM EDT

Martin Agency Staffer Gets Marriage Proposal via Banner Ads Lovely, but did she click on them?

If you're a nerdy advertising person, there are loads of romantic ways to ask your girlfriend to marry you. You can send her an infographic. You can crowdsource the proposal…

May 11, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

Minnesota Man's Desperate 'Hire Me!' Billboard Actually Works You win this round, Bennett Olson

Minnesota resident Bennett Olson isn't the first guy to put his big grinning face on a billboard in an effort to get a job, but so far he's the only…

May 9, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

Most Absurd Craigslist Ad Ever for a '95 Pontiac Grand Am GT Unicorns, crowns and references to Jesus

It's become an advertising category all its own—the ludicrously over-the-top classified ad for someone's crappy used product. We had the used-wetsuit ad from England, and the used-snowblower ad from Canada.…

April 26, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT