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Topic: Prankvertising

Check Out How JetBlue's Window Display 'Avatar' Hysterically Duped Passersby

But many got free airfare

JetBlue set up an all-digital-looking window display on Sixth Avenue in New York one weekend in mid-May, surprising a couple thousand people who happened to walk by. There was a…

Chevrolet, Jash Create the #BestDayEver of Positive Prankvertising

Not everything has to be mean on April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day is known as a day to pull pranks on your nearest and dearest. However, Chevrolet and online comedy network Jash believe that not every trick has to…

This Marketing Pro Practiced His Facebook Ad Targeting by Making His Roommate Completely Paranoid

A lesson in niche marketing

Roderick Russell was a bit shocked by just how personalized the ads on his Facebook page were becoming. In the right-hand rail he started seeing messages for cures to a…

Is Prankvertising Here to Stay? Share Your Take at Today's #AdweekChat

Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. ET

Few trends have dominated online marketing in recent years on the level of prankvertising and other real-world marketing stunts. Whether they're terrifying innocent passers-by or rewarding the lucky few with glamorous…

Ad of the Day: Ubisoft Prank Makes People Think Their Phone Controls the World

Until it all goes horribly wrong

Are you just recovering from last year's prankvertising overload? Well, too bad, because judging by this new video from Ubisoft for its upcoming game Watch Dogs, the trend is still…

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…

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