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Topic: Death

Grim Reaper Sings About Kids Dying in Unicef's Insane Sound of Music Parody

Waterborne illnesses are some of his favorite things

The hills are alive with the sound of Unicef Sweden singing about cholera. A jolly grim reaper does a Broadway number on waterborne diseases in Forsman & Bodenfors' insane new ad…

Peers Mourn the Death of 60 Minutes' Bob Simon

Dies at 73 after car crash in New York

Bob Simon, the 60 Minutes mainstay whose gentlemanly-but-stern TV reporting was among CBS News' enduring signatures for decades, died Wednesday night in New York City after a livery cab accident.…

Ikea or Death: Can You Tell the Difference?

Game pits Swedish furniture against metal bands

Pittsburgh ad agency Gatesman+Dave put together an online quiz called Ikea or Death that tests your knowledge of both Ikea products and heavy metal. The quiz gives you an ominous,…

Helen Thomas, Pioneering White House Correspondent, Dies

Covered presidents from Kennedy to Obama

Helen Thomas, the pioneering White House correspondent who was known for putting presidents on the hot seat and her signature signoff at press conferences, “Thank you, Mr. President,” died Saturday…

Dying Is Dumb and Hilarious in Adorable Australian PSA

McCann spot keeps you off the tracks

Not since The Gashlycrumb Tinies has there been so much exquisitely hilarious death on display as in this animated PSA from McCann Australia for the Melbourne Metro train system. Described…

Prestone Saves Your Car from Evil Grim-Reaper Tow Truck

Cheat death, says new Richards spot

The Grim Reaper is always a solid standby in advertising, and now he gets auto-pomorphized in this new Prestone campaign from The Richards Group in Dallas. In the new spot,…

Death Is Just a Door to an Ad-Supported Afterlife

Your continued existence, brought to you by our sponsors

What if reincarnation were like buying an app? Would you be able to afford the premium version, or would you have to settle for an ad-supported afterlife? Could you pay…

Facebook App Will Post Your Farewell to Friends If You Die

Set up your posthumous posts today

We recently wrote about the ad guy who sent out cards to friends and family this holiday despite having died several months earlier. Here's the Facebook version of that—an app…

Adman Sends Holiday Cards From Beyond the Grave

Bob McCully, who died in August, continues his tradition

Some folks say the holiday spirit is dead. And in the case of Bob McCully, a former ad executive at Ketchum in Pittsburgh who died in August at age 88,…

Death Is Powerless Against a 3-Door Hyundai

Automaker kills TV spot for being 'too shocking'

The Grim Reaper gets his comeuppance in this jarringly well-done Hyundai Veloster spot, which many are saying was "banned" by Dutch TV. However, an agency-provided summary on Ads of the…

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