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The Week on AdFreak: Oct. 7-14, 2011 Bitchy PR people, giant QR codes, wine-label infographics, perfect pours: the week's top posts

The 10 most-read AdFreak stories from the past week: 1. Oops. PR Exec Calls Blogger a 'F*cking Bitch' in an Email 2. Australian Wine Uses Infographics as Its Bottle Labels 3. Australians Getting…

October 15, 2011, 7:58 AM EDT

The Week on AdFreak: Sept. 23-30, 2011 Idiotic ad bans, funeral snacks, condom wrappers, and fiery billboards: the week's top posts

The 10 most-read AdFreak stories of the past week: 1. Dodge's Hidden-Vehicle Contest Doesn't Quite Go as Planned 2. Doritos Inventor Dies, Will Be Buried With His Beloved Chips 3. Ireland Bans Powerful…

October 1, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

The Week on AdFreak: Sept. 16-23, 2011 Clooney's wedding, Ikea's mancave, offensive coupons, disputed balls: the week's top posts

The 10 most-read AdFreak stories of the week: 1. Ikea Debuts Mänland, a Daycare for Men While Women Shop 2. Which Is Your Favorite Poster From the Fall TV Season? 3. Probably the…

September 24, 2011, 7:54 AM EDT

The Week on AdFreak: Sept. 9-16, 2011 Great and terrible ads of 2011, Nike MAGs, lawsuits, and Kenny Powers: the week's top posts

Our two top stories were night and day this week: the Emmy win for Wieden + Kennedy's Chrysler spot, and the year's most awful ad campaign so far, for Sheets…

September 17, 2011, 7:52 AM EDT

The Week on AdFreak: Sept. 2-9, 2011 Vintage trains, Google boyfriends, magic tricks, and one truly viral billboard: the week's top posts

HBO ruled the rails this week with a vintage NYC subway train it brought back into service as a Boardwalk Empire promotion. Elsewhere, Google engineered the perfect boyfriend, Tom Brady…

September 10, 2011, 6:46 AM EDT

The Week on AdFreak: Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2011 Sinéad and Willie, a Steve Jobs tribute, Twitter's first ad: the week's top posts

Musicians made the biggest waves this week, for very different reasons. Sinéad O'Connor published what amounted to a personal ad seeking a sex partner, while Willie Nelson earned plaudits for…

September 3, 2011, 8:29 AM EDT

The Week on AdFreak: Aug. 12-19, 2011 Nivea vs. black people, A&F vs. The Situation, Goodby vs. originality: the week's top posts

It was a week for confrontation, as Abercrombie & Fitch challenged Jersey Shore's The Situation to stop wearing its clothes; Nivea was attacked for a racist ad; and people piled…

August 20, 2011, 6:52 AM EDT

The Week on AdFreak: Aug. 5-12, 2011 Zombie bowling balls, nude models, Titanic ad fails, and physics problems: the week's top posts

It was a fairly ugly week on AdFreak, from disembodied-head bowling balls to a nude-photo artist's scuffle with Zappos to Levi's poorly timed rebellion-themed commercials in Europe. On the flip…

August 13, 2011, 7:15 AM EDT

The Week on AdFreak: July 29-Aug. 5, 2011 Prada teens, Twitter billboards, apartment sex, robot daycare: the week's top posts

The week was grand, glittery and goofy, as we looked at some larger-than-life billboards, giant pudding faces, and underage models seductively showing off their Prada. Ashton Kutcher and Leonardo DiCaprio…

August 6, 2011, 7:19 AM EDT

The Week on AdFreak: July 22-29, 2011 Candy sex, Gmail man, Isaiah vs. Fabio, and Netflix relief: the week's top posts

Isaiah Mustafa and Fabio dominated the week with their online Old Spice duel, but three parody videos also did well—an extremely NSFW Skittles spoof, Microsoft's punking of Google, and Jason…

July 30, 2011, 7:16 AM EDT

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