£2,499 Fur Coat Made Using Male Chest Hair To Promote Milk Drink For Men!

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Straight from the land of WTF advertising campaigns comes the £2,499 limited edition coat that is made entirely out of male chest hair!

This disgusting monstrosity took designers more than 200 hours to weave together the many strands of hair and it was commissioned by dairy firm Arla to coincide with the launch of their new milk drink Wing-co. Continue Reading

New Nokia Advert Implies iPhone Users Are Zombies

Nokia has taken a side-swipe at Apple in the latest advert for the new Nokia Lumia 925 which implies that iPhone users are all brain-dead zombies! The Nokia 925’s tagline reads “The best pictures in any light. Even without the flash” hinting that the 925’s camera is waaaay superior compared to the iPhone’s camera that will make people look like zombies with pale skin and nasty red eyes!
The Lumia 925 boasts a 4.5 inch screen, an 8.7 megapixel camera and a Glance Screen that shows always shows the time.

In the commercial, our human protagonist walks down a street as shuffling, cumbersome undead brain-eaters begin to emerge from the shadows. He shies away, with fear and panic in his eyes as one washed-out rocker-looking zombie tries to take a picture of him!Continue Reading

Corona Billboard Ad Campaign Turns The Moon Into A Lime Wedge

A clever advertising campaign utilized some nifty astronomy in order to turn the crescent moon into a lime wedge for a billboard advertising Corona beer!

On certain nights of the month and from certain angles, the crescent moon would align itself with the tip of the bottle to resemble the lime wedge which Corona is traditionally drunk with. The billboard was located in New York City and the last time that passersby were able to witness the ‘lime wedge moon’ effect was the 14th-15th June.

If you weren’t able to see it in person, then you can see how it works in Corona’s promotional video. Continue Reading

New Windows Ad Wades Into The Apple vs Samsung Fanboy Battle

A new advert for the Windows-based Nokia Lumia 920 has sent Microsoft wading into the ongoing battle between Apple and Samsung fanboys, portraying them as idiotic and argumentative all whilst suggesting that the Nokia smartphone is a way better device!

The advert is set at a wedding, but instead of the guests being separated into families, they are divided by their smartphone allegiances. It all gets out of hand when one Apple aficionada tells a Samsung enthusiast to move his “enormous phone” out of the way as he tries to snap a picture of the happy couple. A few insults are bantered back and forth, before all hell breaks loose and the fanboys get physical! Continue Reading

eMarketer Report Estimates Twitter Ad Revenue For 2014 Will Near $1 Billion!

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A revised report from eMarketer has estimated that Twitter’s global ad revenue will rise to nearly $1 billion for the year 2014.
The digital marketing trend researcher was forced to up its original estimates for Twitter’s ad revenue for 2013 and 2014 because of the growing demand for Twitter’s mobile ads that have been extremely popular and greatly exceeded expectations.

eMarketer had initially estimated that the micro-blogging platform would bring in $545 million in ad revenue over 2013 and $808 million in 2014. The revised estimates now have those figures much higher, with $583 million for 2013 and a staggering $950 million for next year! Continue Reading

“Less Apps More Apples”: Cider Ad Might Be The Best Apple-Mocking Commercial Yet

Who would have thought that cider brewers Somersby would be in contention for the accolade of creating the best Apple-mocking commercial to yet? When you think Apple-bashing, they wouldn’t be a company that would immediately spring to mind, you’d first think Samsung, Google and maybe Microsoft.

Yet it seems as though they have successfully jumped onto the Apple-mocking bandwagon and may even be driving the cart with this creation. Continue Reading

Meet Mohawk Gaz – The Guy Who Turned His Flamboyant Hairdo Into An Advertising Billboard!

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Meet Mohawk Gaz, the Florida resident who has managed to turn his eye-catching Mohawk hairdo into an advertising billboard.

Mohawk Gaz, whose real name is Gasmy Joseph said he got the idea to turn his hairstyle into artistic advertising space a few years ago, when a friend asked him to help advertise his birthday party. It occurred to Gaz that spray-painting details of the party onto his outrageous hairdo would allow everyone to see it. The idea went down a storm and since then he has been spray-painting his Mohawk with all sorts of different designs and offering it up as advertising space for friends and small businesses. Continue Reading

Ford Issues Apology Over Ads That Show Bound & Gagged Women In Car Trunks

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Ford Motor Company Officials have issued a hasty apology over a set of adverts from India that feature women bound and gagged in the trunk of a new car model from the well-known car manufacturers.

One of the advert features former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi – who is well known for his often controversial sexual antics, giving the peace sign from the front of the vehicle, while 3 women caricatures are tied up in distress in the trunk. Another features smiling socialite Paris Hilton, with reality TV hit sisters, the Kardashians bound and gagged in the back. The adverts, of which there were 3, featured the tag line “leave your worries behind”. Continue Reading

Blush Lingerie Shows Support For Pussy Riot With Underwear Advert

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It has been a year since several of the members of Russian punk activist group Pussy Riot were arrested and jailed for protesting against Vladimir Putin on the altar of a Moscow cathedral and as part of an advertising campaign to show their support, Blush Lingerie had a woman wearing only some skimpy lacy undergarments and a balaclava prance through the streets of Russia. Continue Reading

Microsoft Revamps “Scroogled” Campaign Against Gmail

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The Microsoft “Scroogled” campaign that attacked Google and their policy to scour through Gmail users emails in order to sell targeted advertising has been revived and revamped, as Microsoft appear to be going for the jugular on the privacy issue!

The campaign, which carries the tagline “Think Google respects your privacy? Think Again,” elaborates on the way in which Google go through the body of text in emails in order to sell targeted advertising, whereas Microsoft Outlook.com “prioritizes privacy.”
This campaign is just the latest maneuver from Microsoft in a bid to lure users away from Google. Last year they took out full page advertisements in renowned national newspapers like The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times that also criticized Gmail’s privacy policy. Continue Reading