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10 College Commercials That Actually Don't Suck Today's advertising lesson will be educational

College marketing is bound to get a lot more interesting, what with the corporatization of higher ed and all. But right now it's mostly still boring pastiches of smiling white…

October 18, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

5 Great Shark Ads in Honor of Shark Week It's still not safe to get back in the water

You could argue that advertising is what's given sharks their wretched reputation, or at least perpetuated it. Ad agencies have never met a shark who isn't a bloodthirsty villain. But…

August 4, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

20 Clever Bus-Shelter Ads to Brighten Your Travels Waiting for your ride never felt so good

Bus shelters are such dreary places, even advertising can sometimes spruce them up. Below, check out 20 examples of clever bus-stop ads that provide a welcome diversion while you wait…

July 20, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT

10 Sexist Ads Made by Total Pigs

There's been a lot of fuss about the new "Got milk?" ads, which claim that milk eases PMS symptoms—thus making your wife or girlfriend slightly less of a crazy, irrational…

July 13, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

The 50 Gayest Ads Ever

Why is it still so shocking to see gay people in mainstream ads? At a time when every other demographic is practically shoehorned into marketing for the sake of diversity,…

June 29, 2011, 11:28 PM EDT

10 Funniest Commercials of All Time

Sure, humor is subjective—but some advertising over the years has been undeniably hilarious. Here are our picks for the 10 funniest mainstream commercials ever made (none of that "banned" European…

June 20, 2011, 6:10 AM EDT

10 Anti-Drug Ads That Make You Want to Take Drugs

There's so much anti-drug advertising out there. And so much of it, in so many ways, actually makes people want to take drugs. Not all such efforts are ineffectual, but…

April 29, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

66 Great Movie Taglines From the Past 30 Years

We've combed through the last 30 years of movie marketing and selected our 66 favorite film taglines from that period. The cut-off of 1980 means we've left out what many…

April 15, 2011, 9:13 AM EDT

15 Great Jingles Written for Fake Brands

Creating an addictive jingle has long been one of the most prized skills in advertising. It's especially impressive when you have a memorable jingle that doesn't even promote a real…

April 15, 2011, 9:12 AM EDT

50 Ads Starring Oscar Winners A few great spots, some amusing ones, and some real duds

There's a lingering perception that actors who do commercials are either desperate or hacks. In fact, neither is necessarily true. Looking back at all the Academy Award winners since 1970—the…

April 15, 2011, 9:10 AM EDT