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Pranks Dominate This Week's YouTube Top 10 Yoga pants, bongs and kidnapping (again)

Want to go viral on YouTube? Create a really clever prank video, and the odds seem pretty decent that it will gain traction on the social video site. Last week, it…

March 13, 2014, 5:21 PM 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

Latest Horror-Movie Ad Prank, With a Screaming Devil Baby, Is Completely Messed Up Thinkmodo strikes again

Here's one baby that no one's expecting. "Devil Baby Attack," a rather mean-spirited if grimly hilarious marketing stunt for the upcoming horror film Devil's Due, shows what happens when well-meaning…

January 14, 2014, 3:50 PM EST

He's an Angry Elf! Agency Pranks Its Own Employees for Holiday Card Weather isn't the only thing that's frightful

What better way to cap off the year in which agencies were obsessed with prankvertising than with an agency pranking its own staff? Baltimore shop Planit created the amusing video below…

December 17, 2013, 1:32 PM EST

Stolen Babies and Home Abductions: This Agency's Prankvertising Is Absolute Hell on Earth John St. spoofs hot new trend

No one is better than John St. at lampooning the absurdities of the advertising business. First, the Toronto agency parodied case studies, then catvertising. Now, it sets its sights on…

November 7, 2013, 8:07 AM EST

The Joy of Pranking [Video] Mad Woman Lauren Reeves loves to see people scared to death in ads

Hi, it's me, Lauren! That prankvertising sales tactic everyone is so hot on right now has another side to it. It's not just about making a quick buck from a quick…

October 31, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

Is This the Most Evil and Sadistic Prankvertising Stunt Yet? LG's doomsday scenario

We've seen all manner of prankvertising over the past few years, but this campaign from LG—if it's real and not staged—could be the most brutal example yet. (It's also questionably…

September 5, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

Belgian Bank Pulls Seriously Creepy Prank to Warn You About Identity Theft Meet your evil doppelgänger in the flesh

Witness the cautionary prankvertising in this viral spot for a Belgian bank warning you not to give out financial information online. Recounting more than just a simple case of credit-card…

July 10, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

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