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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,…

October 15, 2013, 6:39 AM EDT

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…

July 20, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

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…

November 16, 2012, 2:28 PM EST

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,…

September 6, 2012, 2:37 PM EDT

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…

May 15, 2012, 7:34 AM EDT

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…

January 6, 2012, 1:35 PM EST

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,…

December 12, 2011, 8:03 AM EST

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…

August 24, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT

'Walking Dead' Billboard Unwelcome Next to Funeral Home

Clear Channel has been forced to apologize after placing a billboard for The Walking Dead right next to a funeral home in England. As is often the case with these…

April 16, 2011, 11:18 AM EDT

Just been fired? Good time to clean a beach

Using a clumsy mortician to promote cleaner beaches might seem gravely odd, but I kind of dig this Surfrider PSA from Young & Rubicam in Paris (and director Kristoffer Borgli).…

March 22, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT

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