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Anti-gambling ad backfires due to Germany-Brazil blowout

If you’re going to make an anti-gambling ad, you probably shouldn’t make betting on sports look attractive. Unfortunately, this anti-gambling ad looks pretty silly following Germany’s domination of Brazil. The ad above shows two children talking with the one stating his dad bet all of his savings on Germany. Great bet Dad!  
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Commercial for Pawnography is probably as dumb as the show

Remember when the History Channel actually had programming about history? Your answer will vary depending on your age, but the channel has all but abandoned programming with any sort of educational value for quite some time. The closest thing to historic discussions may be on Pawn Stars when they’re analyzing (Hold on, I’ve got a guy that’s an expert on that) a given item....
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Know Your Demo: Doritos Loaded from 7-11 edition

Quick – Come up with an ad for a new Doritos item which is filled with warm, melted cheese and is primarily sold at 7-11. If you took a stab at the target demo for this new product, you’d probably come up with something like this: It’s a dumb ad, but odds are that this ad isn’t meant for you unless you’re a bit loaded yourself. Loud colors, even louder noises and an overuse...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Progressive’s “The Birds and the Bundles” is so dumb

Progressive has deemed it necessary to explain to you how you can connect and bundle your auto and home insurance. Evidently the best way to do that it through something called “The Birds and the Bundles” which gives some strange sexual innuendo between a car and a garage. Only Progressive, the King/Queen of annoying and bizarre commercials, would try and explain their services...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kit Kat’s commercial with an air horn is irritating

Kit Kat has deployed plenty of annoying songs and noises in their commercials. Most fall into the tune of their “Give Me a Break” tune, but that’s not enough to save them from producing plenty of headaches. Here’s one of their latest where someone thought it’d be a good idea to blare an air horn through your TV. The commercial is pretty annoying as is even without the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Samsung Arabia doesn’t know Landon Donovan isn’t at the World Cup

If you’re going to wish players at the World Cup good luck, you probably should make sure they’re actually competing. Samsun Arabia sent out an embarassing Tweet wishing Landon Donovan and Team USA the best in Brazil. The obvious problem is that Donovan isn’t on the USA roster. Oops!   They also attached this weird photo which makes about as much sense as wishing Donovan...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hello Flo is back with another ad about that time of the month

You might remember this ad from Hello Flo which featured a young girl at summer camp dishing out advice about that time of the month. It was a huge hit and to date has racked up almost eight million views on YouTube. Hello Flo is back and this time they’re tackling a different problem. Two lessons to learn here: 1. Periods don’t have to be a subject everyone ignores. As Hello...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

FIAT is trying way too hard to appeal to the Internet

FIAT is the parent who discovers memes and GIFs on the Internet years after they were popular. Said parent then shows you these clips, repeatedly, with the hopes of trying to fit in. The only difference here is that the people behind these FIAT ads are actually getting paid to produce this crap. Look at the name of this ad: FIAT 500 Endless Fun GIF Tumblr Commercial. Awful. It’s...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Durex ad mocks all of the diving in soccer

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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Redesigned referee boards at 2014 World Cup look like giant watches

If you’ve been watching the 2014 World Cup, you may have noticed that the fourth official’s board has a new look. Hublot, a Swiss luxury watch company and the Official Timekeeper of the World Cup, redesigned the boards to look like a watch instead of the traditional black, rectangle design we’ve seen over the last several years. From Hublot, here’s why they decided to change...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

LEGO Darth Vader struggles to blow out candles

LEGO Star Wars is celebrating its 15th birthday and you know what that means – cake. There’s just one little problem: Darth Vader isn’t exactly the best when it comes to blowing out candles.
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Selling ridiculous golf knickers is an actual thing

I saw this commercial and all I could do was channel Happy Gilmore – “Golf requires goofy pants and a fat ass.” I feel like this commercial has to be a joke because is this seriously a thing that exists and that people buy? On purpose? It might work for some sort of theme party, but not as a serious golf outfit. Right? Right? Answer me! Suck my white ass, ball! See, all I...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Harbaugh, wife star in commercial to end 'Dad Pants'

Dad Pants. The term may be an unfamiliar one to you at first, but once you hear the explanation (shapeless pants on your Dad which look like curtains hung from your belt) you’ll know exactly how horrific Dad Pants are to families. Sarah Harbaugh, wife of Jim Harbaugh, teamed up with Dockers to put an end to Dad Pants. This is outstanding stuff. It’s a perfect parody of the countless...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Anti-Redskins ad will air during Game 3 of the NBA Finals

NFL fans may want to take note of one ad which will air during Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California purchased a 60-second commercial which will urge viewers to visit ChangeTheMascot.org, a site designed to encourage the Washington Redskins to change their mascot to something less offensive. The ad details all of the names Native Americans go by before...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Paul stars in an Xbox One commercial

Aaron Paul has been a busy guy since filming Breaking Bad, but he still has time for games. Specifically, he has time for his Xbox One. It’s a fairly direct commercial highlighting what the system can do, but it’s nice to hear Paul say his infamous “Yo” one more time.
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Domino’s Brazil shows off invention for steady pizza delivery

Pizza delivery has been transformed in the age of social media and online reviews. Every single error, bad delivery or ruined pizza is posted all over Twitter, Facebook, Yelp and a variety of other online locations. Domino’s, a company which has even used television commercials to apologize for sloppy deliveries, has created a device to ensure the perfect delivery. Pretty brilliant...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

GEICO uses Pig Latin in a Maxwell commercial

It finally happened. GEICO used Pig Latin in a Maxwell the Pig commercial. The connection, one which was pretty inevitable, comes in an ad where Maxwell is eating at a diner and is forced to deal with two adoring fans. We are all represented by the diner employee who is forced to stand there and listen to Maxwell drone on about all of his app’s great features. Meanwhile, Maxwell...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Bradley’s This is SportsCenter commercial

Another great This is SportsCenter commercial. Here Michael Bradley pokes fun at soccer players walking out on the field with children before games.
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dairy Queen S’more Song

Why does every company believe they have to write a song about their product? Dairy Queen is the latest guilty party, releasing a song about their S’mores Blizzard. It’s not in the same category of awful as the Red Couch Song from McDonald’s, but it’s still bad enough to discuss. What do you do when you can’t come up with a creative song about your product? You fall back...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Beats short film features Neymar and a ton of celebrity cameos

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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

FirstBank promotes free checking with a freaky dummy

Free checking should be a fairly standard feature in banking. The fact it’s not is ridiculous and therefore you should expect some pretty good commercials from those offering free checking ripping on the companies which don’t. Unfortunately, that’s not the case and apparently the best idea FirstBank had involved one creepy dummy. It might not be the best idea to connect your...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants pitcher Sergio Romo mocks Dodgers’ payroll in Mercedes-Benz ad

Sergio Romo appears in a local ad for Mercedes-Benz which mocks the Los Angeles Dodgers and their massive payroll. Specifically, Romo discusses his new vehicle while his father, Frank Romo, gives him grief about playing for the Giants instead of the Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers currently have a payroll of $229 million. That staggering figure has been debated for months, with...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning will appear in Nationwide ads

Peyton Manning is pretty familiar with advertising. He’s been in dozens of commercials for dozens of different companies, pitching everything from Oreos to Buicks. We even ranked Manning’s top-10 commercials back in 2012. Manning’s endorsement resume is about to expand as he has reached an agreement with Nationwide and will soon appear in their national advertising campaigns...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Coca-Cola ad features bottles which can only be opened with another bottle

Coca-Cola is trying to make their soft drink a social experience. How can you turn grabbing a cold Coke into a conversation? By forcing people to use a friend’s or a stranger’s bottle to open their own. There are a couple problems with this ad. First, you can’t help but think that this thing is staged. As with other Coke scenarios/situations depicted in their ads, the whole...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Messi dreams in Adidas ad with Alves, Ozil, Xavi and others

Here’s yet another ad from Adidas leading up to the World Cup. Messi is having a hard time sleeping and he apparently has the tournament on his mind. Pretty great collection of soccer stars in this one, but the real star may be the new cleats from Adidas. We’ve seen some crazy designs and colors, but those may take the cake.
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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