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Topic: Craigslist

Ad for Ugly Loveseat Insists It's Not an Ugly Loveseat but a Piece of 'Upholstered Americana'

Another Craigslist masterpiece

The canvas of Craigslist continues to inspire many a budding copywriter to create odes to objects most of us would dismiss as curb trash. Witness this latest advertisement—for an old…

JWT CEO Bob Jeffrey Says the Consumer Is Still in Control

The revolution isn't about tech—it's about people expecting more from brands

With 15 years at the agency, Jeffrey now oversees more than 800 offices and 10,000 employees in more than 90 countries, working with such top brands as Ford, Nokia, HSBC…

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…

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…

Crazy Craiglist Ads Seeking Roommates Make You Never Want to Live With Humans Again

What is wrong with people?

"The functioning kitchen has a hot plate and we make do just fine." "I will not rent my room to a Ugly ass girl or some crazy looking dude that…

Maker of the Best Craigslist Ad Ever Reveals How the Collage-Sausage Was Made

'What would a drunken, profane second grader do?'

If you haven't seen it, see it. It's the jaw-dropping homemade ad—one of the craziest and funniest you'll ever see—that Nate Walsh posted to Craigslist in an attempt to sell…

The Most Stunning Ad Ever Made for a Used Car With 128,000 Miles That's Been Puked In Twice

Nate Walsh makes his case

"You're going to need an abacus to keep track of all the ass you'll be getting in this thing!" That's one of dozens of stellar lines in the homemade ad…

Best Craigslist Post Ever, for a Used Samsung Galaxy Note, Actually Isn't

A not-quite-classic of the genre

Oh, hey, it's another crazy long-form classified ad. There was that sweet ode to a used snowblower, and the funny used-wetsuit auction, and the amusingly absurdist listing for a used…

This Is What Happens When You Pretend to Sell a Chinese Baby on Craigslist

It's all fun and games, until it's not

Terrible Copywriter relates a cautionary tale warning of unpleasant consequences if you pose as an upper-class mom offering to sell (or trade!) your recently adopted Chinese infant because of her…

The Digital Stimulus Package

2 million new gigs were created in 2011, says IAB study

Ad-supported Internet sites created twice as many jobs (2 million total) in 2011 compared to 2007, according to a study conducted by the Harvard Business School and commissioned by the…

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