Category Archives: stupid ads

A Blast from the Past — an ad from the Mad Men era … when even lard could look exciting and cool! (Well, kind of.)

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Public Service Announcement of the Day, or “Is that a PSA in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

Norway’s sex education charity RFSU has the PSA to, um, beat ’em all.  (And one 19 year old has a very different summer job …)

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Hot fun in the summertime!

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Somewhat unappetizing restaurant slogans

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from the Vintage Ad Agency: An innocent ad that now sounds a bit … off-color, just in time for Father’s Day

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from the Extremely Convincing Before and After Photos collection

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from the Perhaps You Should Rephrase That Department: A rather dubious and easily misconstrued Father’s Day ad

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from the Help Wanted ads that don’t quite work department

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And not a moment too soon …

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Spelling error of the day

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Great moments in advertising, or “Is that a billboard in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

From the Drum marketing blog: Beer brand Republica Parrillera Pilsen has literally erected an eye-catching billboard ad …

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Why you need to proofread your ads

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Unfortunate juxtaposition of the day

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Yet another not very good Mother’s Day promotion

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This year, let Mom know what you really think of her …: from the Not Very Good Promotions department

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Disco Your Way to a Beautiful Body!: from the Products That No Longer Exist for Some Strange Reason department

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First World Problems and their solutions

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When bad ad placement attacks

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They’ll have to dig deep for members …

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But how can you be sure it’s really his signature?

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The discreet charm of the well-proofread ad

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Some holiday tie-ins just don’t quite work …

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Because who wants a skanky ham for Easter?

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from the Vintage Ad Bureau: An ad that wouldn’t run in Indiana (or Arkansas) today

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from the Not Terribly Good Contest department

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