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10 Freakiest Campaign Ads from Election 2010

The candidates in the 2010 election bludgeoned us for two years with advertisements ranging from the uninspired to the obnoxious. Thankfully, though, a handful of the commercials were so over…

April 15, 2011, 9:08 AM EDT

10 Best Celebrity Computer Ads of the 1980s

Most celebrity-backed technology commercials of the 1980s were pretty terrible. These 10 were pretty awesome. Or at least, in some cases, awesomely terrible. Dick Cavett10Advertiser: Apple Why would such a bright…

April 15, 2011, 9:07 AM EDT

21 Ads That (Almost) Make You Miss the '80s

Grating jingles, DayGlo wardrobes, shrill child actors, cheesy dance montages. If you wanted annoying, you could find it in the TV-commercial breaks of the 1980s. But today, 21 years removed…

April 14, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT

Top 10 Soccer Commercials Ever Made

Saturday is the Champions League final in London between Manchester United and Barcelona. What better way to get ready than by watching our picks for the 10 best soccer commercials…

April 14, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

25 Most Epic Ads That Aren't Apple's '1984'

Leo Burnett once said great advertising could be boiled down into three simple messages: "Here's what we've got. Here's what it will do for you. Here's how to get it."…

April 13, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT

Apple's 'Get a Mac,' the Complete Campaign Hodgman and Long, ad characters for the ages

Steve Jobs could sell. He did it in person, he did it on stage, and he did it on television—in the form of advertising campaigns that were often the envy…

April 13, 2011, 6:49 PM EDT

The 30 Freakiest Ads of 2009 Roller-skating babies, Hitler, 9/11 exploitation, rat poison and more

It's the most wonderful time of the year—time to look back at the oddest, creepiest, quirkiest and downright freakiest ads that we covered on AdFreak this year. We've selected 30…

April 13, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

The 30 Freakiest Ads of 2010 Clowns to human socks, drivable butts to domestic violence

It's that time of year again—when we grit our teeth and pick the weirdest, goofiest, grossest, silliest and freakiest ads of the year. The 2010 crop had it all: death,…

April 12, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

Bikini Waxing and Other Fun Tear-Off Ad Fliers

Since I live right next to a major university and work at a lesser-but-growing university, I'm pretty much blind to tear-off advertising fliers. But I probably wouldn't be if people…

April 12, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

The 10 stupidest marketing blunders of 2010

Another quick look back at 2010, as Collateral Damage presents its annual roundup of the year's 10 biggest marketing blunders. The BP fiasco tops the list, which also includes some…

January 5, 2011, 9:55 AM EST