The Top 10 Weirdest Ads of 2021

Looking back on the most surreal and absurd marketing campaigns of the past year

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While most people were hoping for a more normal 2021, this year proved in many ways to be as tumultuous and unusual as 2020.

Advertising reflected this, too, as marketers attempted to offer an escape or antidote to real life events. Oatly got meta, a travel company made a freaky android the star of its campaign, Whiskas tried to de-stress cats and there was more than one ad about cannibalism, to name a few. 

For a surreal look back at this memorable year, here’s our round-up of the weirdest ads of 2021:

Oatly “Most Meta Campaign Ever” | Created in-house

Oatly is known for getting meta in its advertising, but it took this strategy to a new level with an Inception-esque campaign.



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