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Topic: Hitler

Meet the Adman Who Really, Really Likes Laughing at Adolf Hitler

W+K's Jim Riswold on disarming the hatred

Anyone who knows Jim Riswold knows he has a bit of a Hitler obsession—or more specifically, an obsession with making the Nazi leader look stupid through art. Speaking to Vice…

Adolf Hitler Killed as a Boy by Speeding Mercedes in Film Students' Crazy Spec Ad

This is not how Daimler rolls

If you were a car, and you could travel back in time and kill Hitler when he was a boy, would you do it? Well, if you were a Volkswagen, the…

Men's Clothing Store Called 'Hitler' Agrees to Change Its Name

Owner claims ignorance of history

"I didn't know how much the name would disturb people. It was only when the store opened that I learned Hitler had killed 6 million people." That's the dubious explanation…

Hitler Sells Shampoo in Turkish TV Commercial

Spot pitches 'a real man's shampoo'

In the most bizarre ad fail of the year so far, Adolf Hitler takes a break from selling condoms to pitch shampoo in this TV spot, which is airing on…

Fashion ad's pink Hitler has Italy seeing red

Hitler is already a theme this week. This time, a clothing company in Italy put up billboards in Palermo showing the Nazi leader in a pink uniform with a…

Jordan's Hanes Hitler 'stache raising a furor

That new Michael Jordan campaign for Hanes, which we wrote about last week, really does have people buzzing, though it's not Jordan's "lie-flat collar" that they're fixated on. Viewers…

PETA gets away with doggie Hitler-tisement

Hitler rears his ugly head all the time in rogue ads. Just in the past year, we seen him having sex in an AIDS awareness campaign, swimming with sperm…

Retailer's ad stars Hitler-James Dean hybrid

Adolf Hitler and James Dean were both resurrected for ads recently—Hitler for that racy AIDS-awareness campaign from Germany, Dean for a South African insurance spot. But now, thanks to…

Sleeping with Adolf Hitler never a good idea

I thought I'd make it safely through the week without another ad surfacing to rival DDB Brazil's 9/11 WWF work in terms of bad taste. I also figured I'd…

Use a condom, thwart that evil Hitler sperm

Do condom ads reflect the mind-sets of nations? In the U.S., we get faux-patriotism and soft-core porn, while the French have safe sex on the beach. Now, from Germany,…

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