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Topic: Consumer Stunts

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Texas Girl Not Elected Prom Queen Despite Roadside Billboard

Mom stands by extensive campaign for her daughter

Many Internet commenters have taken Tammy Day to task for putting up a pink, rotating billboard in Killeen, Texas, that shows the smiling face of her 18-year-old daughter and reads,…

Aspiring Actress Spends $1,500 on Billboard Plea to Tyler Perry

Racquel Bailey dreams big

Racquel Bailey is ready for her close-up, and she wants Tyler Perry to give her a big break in showbiz. Bailey, a 23-year old aspiring actress from New Jersey, spent…

'Mom, Please Marry Dad!' Pleads Child on Rochester Billboard

Father ropes kid into a familiar out-of-home stunt

In a twist on the typical paid-media marriage-proposal theme, Joe Ferrari (vroom!) popped the question to Laurie Guidice, his girlfriend of six years, on a billboard near Rochester, N.Y., that…

Man Tries to Live on TV-Advertised Food Alone

Tom Lamont emerges battered but still breathing

Alarmed by the limited variety of food advertised on TV, British journalist Tom Lamont spent four weeks trying to make a balanced diet out of it. The experiment was supervised…

Used-Snowblower Ad Takes Canada by Storm

Weh-Ming Cho has a way with words

Who says long-form copy is dead? Well, I say it all the time. But I guess Weh-Ming Cho has proven me wrong. The Moncton, New Brunswick, resident has become an…

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