AdFreak is where we pull out all the stops to present the biggest, baddest, most epic ad campaigns of all time! Marketers throughout history have come up with some incredibly clever and successful campaigns to convey their messaging about new products or services to their target audience -- and Adweek editors are here to cover them. The best marketing campaigns don't just sell a product or build brand awareness with powerful messages; they also inspire change. This page highlights the best marketing campaigns in history.
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Canal+ Made Its Own Short Film With an Ending No One Saw Coming

French broadcaster Canal+ made an emotional rollercoaster of a short film to pay tribute to the medium

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Bizarre Financial Campaign Wants to Ring Investors’ Bells

AJ Bell aims to cut through dull, complex marketing in the category.

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The Princess of Wales Is Leading a New Campaign Advocating for Early Childhood

The Princess of Wales is leading a campaign advocating for the importance of early childhood development

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Sony’s PS5 Ad Reports Live From the Scene of Its Top Game Titles

The ad features news bulletins from in-world action games, including Spiderman, God of War and Gran Turismo

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Brotherly Rivalry Takes the Field in the NFL’s Pro Bowl Games 2023

The NFL teams up with 72andSunny for its comical new series starring Peyton and Eli Manning

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Kathryn Hahn Plays an Outlaw CEO in HubSpot Campaign

The Wild West ad was created by 72andSunny New York.

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Even Customers Who Are ‘Too Cool For McDonald’s’ Eat There

Eastern European campaign shows the mass appeal of the Golden Arches.

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Timothée Chalamet Is Seriously Considering His Options in Apple TV+’s Hilarious Ad

To create a bit of buzz around Apple TV+'s star-studded content, the brand tapped Chalamet for its latest brand campaign, "Call Me."

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DieHard Scales New Heights With a Mini Doc About Climber Kirstie Ennis

Advance Auto Parts teams with creative agency TMA for 'The Climber.'

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Open Wide: Mountain Dew Made a Baja Blast Hot Sauce

There's a new spicy entry in the brand's history with oddball product drops.

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The Latest Fragrance Isn’t by a Luxury Designer. It’s by the Florida Lottery.

Tampa-based agency PPK releases an unexpected scent to attract new players.

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6,000 Lay’s Potatoes Power the Brand’s New Track Featuring Pop Star Anitta

As a way to celebrate the power of joy and potatoes, Lay's launched “Stay Golden," a new Latinx-focused TV campaign that highlights how music, community and potatoes can bring joy.

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McDonald’s Feel-Good Ad Is an ’80s Homage, Without Food or Restaurants

McDonald's golden arches don't appear in their usual form in this 1980s-inspired ad.

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Provocative Anti-Drug Ads Target a New Generation Concerned With Sustainability 

An anti-drug campaign in Sweden takes a different approach to target young people interested in sustainability and social justice.

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Teens Give Up Their Mental Health for a Pack of Cigarettes in FDA Spot

The latest effort in the Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing “The Real Cost of Smoking” campaign, developed in partnership with its agency of record FCB New York, examines the immediate [...]