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Gun Ad Featuring Michelangelo's David Comes Under Fire From the Italian Government Statue can't be used commercially

The Italian government is taking aim at Illinois gun manufacturer ArmaLite, which offended Italy's entire cultural ministry by using Michelangelo's David in an ad for the AR-50A1 rifle. Italy's culture minister,…

March 11, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

Prank Tests Truck Driver's Skill at Transporting a Raging Monster Stunt sets stage for trucker competition

Prankvertising shifts into high gear for this elaborate X-Files-esque stunt from Crispin Porter + Bogusky promoting Scania's 2014 competition for professional truck and bus drivers. Daniel Olsson, who has five years…

March 5, 2014, 9:50 AM EST

Study Finds Homes on Embarrassing U.K. Roads Are 20% Cheaper Time to house hunt on Crotch Crescent!

If you're looking for a good deal on a home in England, you might want to consider an address on Crotch Crescent, Turkey Cock Lane or Clitterhouse Road. Real estate website…

February 26, 2014, 1:56 PM EST

Agency's Ice-Cold Prank Turns DHL's Rivals Into DHL Advertisers Delivery service denies involvement

Some evil genius of an agency is getting global buzz for delivery service DHL with a endearingly cold prank on the brand's rivals. There's just one problem: DHL didn't have…

February 21, 2014, 12:11 PM EST

Cadbury Brings the Joy Yet Again With James Corden's Lip Sync A 2-minute ad actually worth watching

Cadbury is following up last month's charming "Yes Sir, I Will Boogie in the Office" spot with another winner. U.K. actor James Corden, best known as the creator of hit…

February 21, 2014, 10:45 AM EST

Cadbury Can (and Will) Boogie in This Charming Ad Disco classic makes a comeback

Cadbury and Fallon London, the pair that brought us the Internet's legendary drumming gorilla, are back with a charming spot called "Yes Sir, I WILL Boogie in the Office." As many…

February 13, 2014, 12:35 PM EST

Pancreatic Cancer Ads Blasted for Saying Disease Is Worse Than Other Cancers Charity cites 3% survival rate

Pancreatic Cancer Action has issued a thoughtful, heartfelt defense of its controversial U.K. awareness campaign that shows sufferers saying they wish they had other types of cancer with higher survival…

February 13, 2014, 9:59 AM EST

These Snacks Taste Sweet as a Bag of Kittens and Puppies in Odd British Ads Cuteness overload from Grey and McVitie's

In a loopy but memorable attempt to symbolize the sweetness of its biscuits and tea-cakes, McVitie's new British TV campaign shows cute, cuddly critters emerging from its snack packages. Ordinary folks…

February 5, 2014, 11:38 AM EST

Saucy TV Ad Gets Viral Boost After Being Made Into an Animated GIF Who needs audio and bad copy?

How do you get your ad to the top of Reddit? Try erasing all the audio and bad copywriting, leaving only a few silent scenes of a sweaty, stripping tutor. At…

January 30, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

Sweden Is Proud That Living There Is Like Being a Spoiled Rich Man-Child Odd ad celebrates opulent worker benefits

In America, you'd need to have a rich, overindulgent father to have the lifestyle of your average Swedish worker, says a bizarre new ad from a Swedish trade organization.  TCO, an…

January 24, 2014, 10:21 AM EST

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