May 27, 2024

45 Advertisements You Will Never Forget

Advertisements are everywhere. Consumers have a need and advertisements direct the consumer to the company that has a solution for their need. For years, we have tried in vain to escape advertisements, but aggressive advertisement companies have stepped up their creativity. These days, instead of relying on the simple goodness of lemonade and children’s laughter, ads have taken a decidedly more provocative turn. Gone are the nostalgic days of skipping through wheat fields. These days, ads venture on the irreverent. They cater to your physical senses and bend your mind to what is possible. Here are some of the most insanely good advertisements of recent memory, broken down into ambient, billboards, commercials and print.


1. Skin Cancer Towel

2. WINZIP Compressed House

3. WPPED Cream Elevator Award

4. Neglected/ Invisible Children

5. McDonald’s Pole

6. Piano Stairs

7. Human Meat

8. Life Is Too Short for the Wrong Job

9. Kleenex Soap Dispenser

10. Elm Grove Police Department: Slower is Better

11. Unicef Land Mine

12. 2012. We Were Warned

13. Nikon D700: Papparazzi

14. Pantene Anti-Breakage Shampoo: Rapunzel

15. Swiss Skydive Elevator


1. Panasonic nose trimmer: Fatty

2. Nestle Billboard

3. Sign from God

4. Formula Toothcare Bite

5. Imodium AD Toliet Tissue

6. Allstate Auto Insurance

7. Zimbabwean Money Billboard

8. iPod and iTunes

9. Powerhouse Gym

10. Get Organized with Peter Walsh


1. Findus FraichíFrites: Granny Fries without the Granny

2. International Vegetarian Union: Vegetables Are All Your Body Needs

3. Bose Noise Reduction Headphones

4. Clorets: Fishy Breath

5. Gun Central Alliance, South Africa

6. The Joy of Pepsi

7. Utopolis: Reality Sucks

8. Fortis Bank: Plastic Surgery Loans

9. Target Dri Bots Nappies: No One Likes a Bed Wetter

10. McDonald’s Baby Ronald


1. Honda Cogs

2. Adidas/ FIFA Women’s World Cup 2003

3. Yellow Pages

4. Jack in the Box/ Meaty Cheesy Boys

5. BMW/ Theo Jensen

6. Apple Macintosh/ 1984

7. Dove/ Evolution

8. Heineken

9. Traveler’s Insurance/ Prized Posession

10. Vizzavi/ Pixar


Jacqueline is an award winning writer for hire and brand authority. Find her on her website, and follow her updates on Twitter and Google +.

One Ping

  1. Pingback: 30 Funny Print Ads that’ll Make You Laugh | Inspiration


  1. Jared Fitch Reply

    Nice collection.

    Reminds me of a campaign I did a couple years ago for a regional personal injury law firm.

    All the contact info was on the back window. The images were placed on both sides of the vehicle—the rest of the car was plain yellow.

    It got SO much response from the public. People telling the drivers at stop lights how they thought this girl was trying to get out, or that the door had come open, etc.

    Lots of calls into the office too.

    Fun stuff.

  2. NooT Reply

    Totally awesome. Very creative thinking.

    What’s the deal with clowns btw?
    The Baby Ronald ad is just creepy/anoying.
    Maybe it’s just me, but McD should really ditch the clown some day. Just stick with the cofee serving streetlights 🙂
    That was awesome.

  3. Jonathan Reply

    Excellent! Thanks! Awesome Collection!

    (I have to agree with NooT about McDonald’s clown. It is creepy, like Burger King’s King – now THAT’S creepy.)

  4. Puzzle Glue Reply

    Great and unique collection. Some of them I alrady seen, but some of them are pretty new.

    – International Vegetarian Union: Vegetables Are All Your Body Needs
    – Clorets: Fishy Breath

    grrrrr.. :/ Don’t like these ads at all!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *