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Topic: Parody

Hoverboards Are Explosive, but Not in a Good Way, in SNL's Fake Ad

Fun enough to light Grandpa on fire

Nostalgic 1990s aesthetics guide this SNL parody ad for hoverboards, which are more like those dorky Segway/unicycle hybrids you see tech guys riding sometimes instead of Marty McFly-style boards. Which…

The Story Behind 'Instagram Husband,' the Year's Most Out-of-Nowhere Viral Hit

'It felt universal, so I knew we had something'

A week ago, Jeff Houghton was a local late-night TV personality in Springfield, Missouri. Today he's a viral video star. What happened in between was "Instagram Husband," a low-budget but perfectly presented…

That Uncomfortable Brother-Sister Ad for Folgers Gets Even Creepier in Parody Extended Version

'We sent you to West Africa for a reason!'

When Folgers created its 2009 ad about a brother and sister's touching reunion, the brand certainly didn't mean for it to become an anthem for incest. But something about the meaningful…

Do These 'Instagram Husbands' Remind You of Any Poor Bastards in Your Life?

'I'm basically a human selfie stick'

The life of an Instagram star might seem stylish and elegant, but what about the poor sidekick left holding the camera like some off-screen putz? A new video called "Instagram Husband"…

South Park Sets Its Sights on Advertising Yet Again, Blasting Branded Content and Targeted Ads

The kids learn anything (or anyone) could be an ad

Trey Parker and Matt Stone hysterically satirized ad blocking and sponsored content during the Nov. 18 episode of South Park, but it turns out the show creators still had plenty…

A Navy Crew Recreated the Force Awakens Trailer on an Aircraft Carrier, and It's Most Impressive

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower brings us 'Sea Wars'

Using everything from state-of-the-art fighter jets to a charismatic mop bucket, the crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has pulled off quite an homage with its version of a…

72andSunny Wins Seventh Generation, Breaks Scathing Ad About Carefree Millennials

Try living for more than the moment, says Bobble

Here's a fun send-up of live-for-the-moment advertising aimed at millennials. 72andSunny just picked up the ad account of Seventh Generation, the environmentally minded cleaning, paper and personal care products company. And…

If You're Not Targeting Unborn Babies With Your Advertising, You've Already Lost

Taxi and BBDO can explain

If you're still obsessed with millennials, you've way behind the curve. Taxi Canada and BBDO Toronto both explain that you need to walk back to the very beginnings of life—newborns, fetuses,…

John St.'s Latest Merciless Satire Just Destroys the Dove Style of Marketing to Women

'If she's crying, she's buying'

The trend toward female empowerment ads—or so-called "femvertising"—has been largely celebrated both within and outside the ad industry, with brands like Dove and Always earning plaudits and prizes for their…

Desperate Male Creative Directors Defend Status Quo With The 97% Conference

Amusing parody of The 3% Conference

"Men influence just 20% of consumer spending yet 97% of advertising Creative Directors are dudes. Can we please just leave it that way?" That's the Twitter bio for The 97% Conference,…

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