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You'll Be Uncomfortably Surprised by This Honda Spec Ad That Just Got Leaked When road trips get awkward

There are lots of things to like about the Honda Fit. But one feature in particular might present some issues while you're out there cruising for hours on the open…

August 27, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

Crocs 'Very Concerned' About Fake Ad Showing Its Wearers Kissing OK, it's also a bad spot

You may have seen an uncharacteristically bawdy ad for Crocs on the Internet this week. Well, it turns out it was fake (it was apparently a spec spot from London…

August 2, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

Ad for Teddy Bears Captures the True Horror of Childhood Your kid's only hope in the middle of the night

Teddy bears aren't what they used to be. Seth MacFarlane's Ted made sure of that—the disgusting, foul-mouthed bum. Now, in this spec ad for German teddy-bear company Steiff, we get…

October 26, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT

Raunchy Skittles Couple Welcome a Surprise Reese's Pieces Baby Another insane spec candy ad from Cousins

Cousins, the directors who did the crazy unauthorized, NSFW Skittles spot last year, are back with a sequel. (Spec work seems to be their specialty.) The couple who were having…

February 14, 2012, 10:26 PM EST

Fantastic Fan Art: Great Shows on Great Shoes Sports site Tauntr mocks up killer Converse collection

Here's a fun bit of fan art crossed with aspirational product design. The team at sports comedy site Tauntr decided to mash up their favorite TV shows with their favorite…

November 3, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

The Most Raunchy Skittles Commercial You Will Ever See (NSFW)

(This is a spec ad—not approved by the Skittles brand.) You take TBWA\Chiat\Day off the Skittles account, and look what you get—pure, unadulterated filth! Spec work by L.A. directing team…

July 23, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT

Aston Martin Spec Spot Is Dreaming Its Life Away

Vrooom! This effects-powered spec ad for the Aston Martin AM V12 Vantage, by Gentleman Scholar, puts the mood in moody. It's called "Reverie," and it makes me want to slide…

July 22, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

Nasty insults standard on all Dacia vehicles

This commercial by production company Artcore for Romanian automaker Dacia (and likely not approved by the client) presents an old couple and a car salesman trading a dizzying array of…

January 10, 2011, 1:53 PM EST

Suicide: still not the best advertising theme

Oh goody, another suicide ad. What is it about cars that leads people to the suicide theme? You'll recall that Volkswagen disowned a rogue suicide-bomber spec commercial four years ago.…

January 8, 2010, 8:32 AM EST

Robots: Switch them on, and they just do it

Big Lazy Robot Visual Effects created this "spec commercial inspired by Nike." Whatever that means. I guess nobody's got paying clients these days. Now, I'm no fan of robots, but…

July 2, 2009, 7:17 AM EDT