29 Web Advertisers Who Just Had Their Work Ruined by *Extremely* Unfortunate Ad Placement

Oct 29, 2014 By Joey White 0

Anyone who’s spent any time on the internet knows that online advertising is targeted very particularly sometime. Ads appear based on the content of a given page, your geographic location, or even your browsing history.

Sometimes this specific targeting goes ironically wrong. Here are some of the worst examples…

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Jim Carrey Spoofs Matthew McConaughey in Hilarious Parody of His Recent Car Ads

Oct 27, 2014 By Abraham 1

The recent commercials for Lincolns that feature Matthew McConaughey are so embarrassingly bizarre that they are basically spoofs of themselves. But just to make sure it was obvious how silly they are, Saturday Night Live did their own version with Jim Carrey as McConaughey.

The new ads are spot on…

(If the video isn’t available for you, try this one.)

Air New Zealand Takes Us to Middle-earth in the Most Epic Airline Safety Video Ever

Oct 23, 2014 By Abraham 0

As “the airline of Middle-earth,” it only makes sense that Air New Zealand would remind their passengers of all the safety rules by taking us on a virtual tour, complete with Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, and more as our guides…

15 Funny Pranks That Only Require a Sticker. The Fake Outlet Is Hilarious…

Oct 21, 2014 By Promoted Content 0

Lots of good pranks are elaborate. And by “elaborate” we mean they require way too much planning and effort to pull off. We much prefer just sitting back and laughing after strategically applying a sticker or two…

(Click the pics for each sticker’s source where you can get them for yourself.)

Add to the paper towel dispensers and then stand outside the bathroom door…

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Apply to the wall at the airport. Stand back and record all the micro-miseries you cause…

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18 More Brands Updated with “Honest Slogans” (Comcast’s Is So Honest It Hurts)

Oct 20, 2014 By Joey White 1

Comcast wants you to think they’re all about “The Future of Awesome!” Taco Bell says their food will help you “Live Más.” But we all know what these brands are really all about.

Graphic designer Clif Dickens’ latest additions to his hilarious Honest Slogans Tumblr show what these and other brands would say in their logos if they were actually being honest…

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Family-Owned Company Uses Witty Ads to Alienate Anyone They Disagree With…and It Works

Oct 8, 2014 By Joey White 14

If you want to reach the masses successfully with your advertising, you should probably steer clear of politics and religion. Family-owned Manhattan Mini Storage didn’t get the memo.

The business provides both storage and moving services in New York City and has found a way to stand out from the very crowded advertising scene in America’s largest city with a unique strategy — offend everyone they disagree with.

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Via: NYC Urban Life

Ten years ago, the company’s Chief Branding Officer Archie Gottesman got an angry call from the Anti-Defamation League about one of her billboards. The ad had a photo of a Buddha with the caption, “My owner’s a Jew…again.”

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This Unconventional Ad Will Trick You Into Reading 250 Words of Snarky British Humor

Oct 6, 2014 By Abraham 0

Morrisons is the 4th largest supermarket chain in the UK. And apparently they’ve been trying to edge out their competitors recently with an offer to match prices.

Well, Lidl — a discount grocery store from Germany, similar to Aldi — has some thoughts on this scheme. And instead of trying to run a campaign that subtly implies their message via imagery and slogans like normal ads do, they just laid it all out there in a big block of text.

You’d think that no one would take the time to read it as they’re paging through The Sun, but then you find yourself continuing down the ad, line after line. And you realize that, as counterintuitive as this full-page ad might seem, it’s as brilliant as it is bitingly sarcastic…

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Via: Reddit